Monthly Archive: March 2018

Vijay Eswaran Says Change Is Necessary In Life And Important For Everyone

Vijay Eswaran has a lot of advice for entrepreneurs and longtime business owners not only in how they run a business, but also in their personal lives. He believes personal philosophies and spiritual beliefs play as much of a role in business as they do in your daily routine. He’s written books and articles on spiritual topics, and one that he’s discussed is change and how life changes affect people. Eswaran says that adapting to change when it comes is important because no matter where you come from or what you’re currently doing, it’s going to happen. He’s made a point that successful businessmen recognize change and adapt to it, and that those who do the same in personal life also find greater success. What Eswaran says should not change are your core beliefs and moral compass.

Vijay Eswaran was born in Malaysia though his family is from India and he’s lived all across Asia during his lifetime. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics and his career began in marketing consulting but has been largely made in direct selling and asset management. He is the co-founder and current Chairman of QI Group Ltd. which has direct selling branches through QNET and QI Lifestyle, and it also has investments in vacation properties through QI Asset Management. Eswaran started this company because he dreamed of building a business that could help others succeed just as much if not more so than himself. From his youth through adulthood, he has always believed in serving others in order to truly successful.

Vijay Eswaran has also given back a lot to needy Asian communities through RYTHM Foundation and the Vijayratnam Foundation, so much so that he was named on Forbes Asia’s “Heroes of Philanthropy.” Eswaran wrote several bestsellers on spiritualism and leadership including “In The Sphere Of Silence” and “On The Wings Of Thought” and he’s lectured on university campuses around the world as well as the World Economic Forum, 6th Pravasi Divas and Global Indian Meet where he was presented the New Global Indian award.

Get Inspired at The Academy of Art University

The Academy of Art University is in San Francisco, California and is a privately-owned Art and Design school. The school was founded in 1929, by Richard Steven, a painter and editor for Sunset Magazine. Currently, the president Dr. Lisa Stephen and chairman emeritus Richard A. Stephen are ensuring the continuance of the school’s outstanding reputation. The Academy of Art University began as a small school and is now considered the largest design school in the United States.

The Academy of Art University is an accredited college and offers an associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree. They offer a wide range of design courses including interior design, architecture, fine art and fashion design. They also offer state-of-the-art facilities to students. Many students have gone on to work for Apple, Pixar and Zynga after graduating.

Students come from across the nation and around the world to attend the Academy of Art University. They all bring individual ideas and unique cultures to their designs. The school held their 21st runway show on September 9, 2017, and the designers impressed the audience with their inventive designs. The show featured 9 designers that were given 15 minutes to show their creations on the runway. The designs ranged from vinyl outerwear, organic denim jackets, digital print scenes and Samurai inspired outfits. Each designer had their own style and inspirational story about how and why they created their clothing line.

Many of the designers drew inspiration from their home towns and culture. For instance, Saya Shen used landscapes and snow forms from China to create the fabrics in her collection. Joanna Jadallah created the colors and fabrics for her designs based on the story of her ancestors fleeing from Palestine. Jelly Shan drew inspiration from her trip to China. She saw religious artifacts and created the colors for her collection based on their beauty.

Since the Academy of Art and Design opened its doors, they have been a staple for emerging designers. When they hold the yearly runway show designers achieve recognition from fashion legends. They have allowed many aspiring designers to launch their careers.

Sahm Adrangi’s report on Eastman Kodak Company

Eastman Kodak Company deals with printing and developing images all over the world. Its stock has recently risen approximately 187% of its initial. Sahm Adrangi, the manager of Kerrisdale capital, however, does not fully agree with the success of Kodak. Kerrisdale capital is a company that focuses long-term investments and funding them with a view to getting profitable returns from the same. According to him, Eastman Kodak Company has more negative effects than positive. Sahm Adrangi went ahead to do a full report showing the negativities of Eastman Kodak Company and why he does not think it deserves the credit it is getting. According to Sahm Adrangi, the rise in the stock market are mere rumors which are aimed at creating a good public relation for Kodak, yet in the real sense, Kodak is a company that does not deserve any better than it is getting. Read more about Sahm Adrangi at Institutional Investor.

In his report, Sahm Adrangi focuses on a few negative issues which he believes must be considered when raising the stock prices of Eastman Kodak Company. First, the report insists that Kodak is a company that is not credible and never delivers what it promises its clients. It uses technical terms in its products which do reflect in the efficiency of the products. Second, the report also insists that the board members of the company are associated with corrupt activities thus cannot be trusted at any point. They are responsible for using the name of the company in illegal activities, which is highly unacceptable. Third, Sahm Adrangi writes that the bit-coin cash miner product, ‘Kodak Kashminer’ is a scam and its main aim is stealing from those who use the product. Finally, he insists that Kodak works with a team that is not credible and cannot be trusted by the people. Read more at Endpoints News about Sahm Adrangi.

Sahm Adrangi is keen on having the share stock prices drop because in the process, his company, Kerrisdale capital, stands a chance of getting a benefit in the long-run. The manager is, therefore, striving to bring out the negativities of Kodak for selfish gains. However, depending on his arguments, the allegations could have a firm base.

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The RealReal begins focus on brick-and-mortar locations in 2018

The RealReal is an online consigner of authenticated luxury clothing, accessories, and home goods that was founded in 2011. They offer high-end brands at up to 90% off and shoppers can enjoy full confidence that purchases made on The RealReal are authentic.

The RealReal has done well online but is now seeking to expand their brand awareness by opening a series of physical locations. Today, sellers and buyers have seemingly endless options to buy and sell clothing online. Brands with similar missions: ThredUp, Vestiaire Collective, and Tradsey have appeared on the scene – The RealReal is hoping to outshine them by providing in-person, brand experiences through physical locations. After a highly successful New York City “pop-up” in December 2016, The RealReal began to focus on bringing their brand to the streets.

“Stores help to legitimize your brand and give [online brands like The RealReal] a street-level presence,” says Allison Sommer, who is The RealReal’s director of marketing.

According to Sommer, the average purchase made in-store is six times the average online order – and it’s easy to imagine why. At a pop-up, customers are able to see and touch the vast array of luxury items The RealReal has to offer.

Additionally, educational sessions are held for customers on topics like, “How to Value a Diamond”, providing exceptional value for fashion-savvy consumers. These sessions establish The RealReal as a leading expert in luxury fashion and goods and give customers a reason to return to the next pop-up. Shoppers are more likely to use The RealReal’s website once they have been to a physical location.

Pop-ups are also attracting more consigners to The RealReal. Prospective sellers can meet with a representative and have their items valued. This kind of personal experience is important in the world of luxury consignment especially with so many options available for consignees to sell their items on various other platforms.

The RealReal repeated their 2016 pop-up success last fall, in San Francisco. They are opening another location this February, with more locations to follow throughout 2018.