Melinda Farina has a nose for beauty, and incidentally, she knows what makes a beautiful nose better than most. Known as The Beauty Broker in her industry – the Industry – she works as liaison between those wanting to make a physical change, and the change-makers themselves. In this way, Farina does good for both parties – she keeps a meticulously curated list of the best cosmetic surgeons, and sends clients their way by virtue only of the specific procedures they're most skilled at.
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The purpose of the post is one of my long-time passions, Formula 1 motor racing. I've written at length about this absorbing sport on my personal site, and so it seems like a good topic to cover as the 2017 season prepares to get underway. F1 is a combination of man and machine, the fine-tuning of delicate cars that are designed to be glued to the road by sheer downforce, driven by the most confident of racers, the very best of which are almost arrogant in their self-belief.
Women have been working hard all year breaking glass ceilings and making changes that are desperately needed in our world. Accomplishments were made in the elections, in sports, in the entertainment industry, in tax code, and on college campuses across the US. The settings of these accomplishments varied, but combined, they made this a great year for women! Here are just 12 of the most important accomplishments for women in 2016.
In a world where there are no politicians left to look up to, there are few places to turn to for leadership. CEOs of successful companies have guided my thought process and belief systems as far back as I can remember. From the time I was 13, my father would regularly buy me books on famous CEOs. Till this day I continue to consume their wisdom. These are the best CEO quotes that have given me continual inspiration and wisdom.
Ostensibly, I produce movies for a living. Several movies I had a hand in producing have been nominated for Academy Awards, including a win for Best Picture. Pretty heady stuff, to be sure. The reality, though, is slightly less fulfilling.
When Forbes released its 1998 list of the most powerful females in business, they stated that most members of the list “came from industries with a premium on creativity,” such as advertising, media, and publishing, with “no top women at blue-chip firms.” While creativity is still a requirement for success, of course, it seems that a woman no longer needs to work in a “creative” industry to advance and help empower a business. Every year more and more women are making it to the top in existing companies or building their own successful ones.. From the creator of Spanx, to fashion designers and the CEO of Yahoo, powerful female executives are growing in numbers each year as the work force becomes flooded with more smart, strong and empowered women who want to make it to the top. Journal profiles some of these amazing, pioneering women.
"I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance." Steve Jobs knew that education wasn't a requirement or necessarily the deciding factor in overall success or failure. You don’t have to be a college graduate to be a master in business. In fact, you don’t even have to complete your high school education before finding your life passion.
Not available in stores, this nearly 50-hour program includes 25 required viewing classes, and it's free. This guide to the top Wall Street films is not just entertaining, it is educational. From 1981's Rollover to its younger brother Wall Street The Movie, and even the late 90's Pi, these movies explore the complex world of finance. From Danny DeVito in Other People's Money to Eddie Murphy in Trading Places, Wall Street has always relied on its sense of humor to get through the tough times. Some of my favorite picks are Barbarians at the Gate, Working Girl, and the timeless American Psycho. Forget the MBA and watch these 25 films.
After decades of only having three channels at our disposal, the 1980s introduced us to the miracle known as cable. Networks such as HBO and CNN–for those willing to pay the price–were welcomed additions to many homes. If you weren’t one of the lucky beneficiaries of these cable services, you always knew which neighbor was and you would count on their hospitality to watch your shows. That there was a treasure trove of entertainment sitting right in your living room was a novel and exciting concept, and the breadth of programming has only continued to multiply in the decades since.
As the new millennium approached, we were both nervous and excited. It was to be the dawn of a new era, checks needed to start with a 20, and no one new if time would stop when the clock struck midnight. Remember Y2K? Would the computers all go haywire? Locked stores would unlock, vaults would open, nuclear warheads would be launched. NASA was working overtime and no one knew what January 1, 2000 would bring or if it would happen at all. Prince’s classic hit 1999 was played ad nauseum and folks actually did party like it was 1999. And what were we calling this new century? The 2000’s? the zero zero’s? The double o’s? But, alas, the clock kept ticking, all was calm and peaceful, for the time being anyway, and we all had to go back to work. The shows that have graced our screens since this new century have kept us laughing and our minds off of all the things that have gone wrong since the 1 changed to a 2.
Welcome to the 90s. You are now somewhere between rotary phones, the Walkman and the invention of all things “i”. For the majority of this decade we were entertained by President Bill Clinton. He became a role model for every man who ever wanted to play the saxophone or commit adultery. If the president could do it, why can’t I? Especially since he, very publicly, got away with it (The adultery, not playing the saxophone). Was life imitating art or vice versa?