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Shervin Pishevar: Economic Upheaval

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Shervin Pishevar discussed economic problems impacting the modern world. As it turns out, these problems seem greater than Shervin Pishevar brought to the public’s attention months ago. Humanity is not just witnessing squabbles between superpowers or trade sanctions. Both of these are indeed the case, but there are also many local challenges.

Few deny that the world economy is experiencing widespread trade issues. Some media organizations are reporting several instances as outright trade wars. There are fundamental problems that underlie some of these issues. From long-standing national and border conflicts to scarce resources, the world economy is undergoing a major overhaul.

Technology cannot be ignored as part of a top-level solution. Among the most highly regarded technologies are artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain. Both have already made their presence known as extremely significant percentages of the world’s GDP.

AI is generally considered the technology that is most heavily invested in by powerful organizations. Shervin Pishevar expects such tech to dramatically change how human beings view and operate their world. Jobs, information interfaces, and approaches to society are all economic areas where AI is permeating. Combined with robots, AI will be able to replace many of the current jobs previously thought of as untouchable by automation. Information dissemination becomes more of a personal exchange when an AI interface has a better understanding of human commands.

Shervin Pishevar foresees these advantages causing the world to rethink approaches to society. At one time, a personal assistant was reserved for the wealthy. Now, these jobs are a growing aspect of online employment. AI companies have already begun marketing personal assistants in their voice-controlled products. The world is not very far away from every human being that possesses a phone also having a virtual personal assistant/tutor. Imagine what this would do for global education.

Blockchain technology is a disruptive force that few understand its implications. AI will need data. Blockchains provide an immutable ledger on which AI can acquire data without human mistakes or interference. This data is in raw form. As AIs develop, their ability to use raw data will improve.

https://blog.taskrabbit.com/tag/shervin-pishevar/

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GreenSky Credit surpasses 17,000 retailers

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Veteran entrepreneur David Zalik started GreenSky credit back in 2006. The impetus behind the formation of the company was Zalik’s insight that far too many deals were being lost by home improvement companies when the homeowners were faced with estimates that were far higher than what they believed the cost of their remodeling projects would be. Zalik saw an opportunity to create a company that would serve as an instant point-of-sale lender, allowing average homeowners to essentially have access to the same kind of bridge financing that professional real estate developers use every day.

But the real key behind the success of GreenSky Credit was Zalik’s ability to create the technology that would link lenders, contractors, retailers and homeowners at the point of sale and on an instant basis. This technology is what forms the core of GreenSky Credit. And with more than a dozen of the largest lenders in the nation as partners, including Sun Trust, Fifth Third Bancorp and Region’s Bank, GreenSky Credit has been able to push through billions of dollars in home renovation projects that would otherwise have likely never happened.

Expanding to new domains

By 2010, Zalik saw how well his idea was being put into practice. GreenSky Credit was doing more than $1 billion in loans each year, almost all stemming from point-of-sale lending for home improvement projects. He began wondering if opportunities for providing consumer-level bridge financing for big-ticket items or services existed in other industries. Soon, he would get his answer.

Today, GreenSky Credit has expanded to more than 17,000 retailers across dozens of industries. The firm has taken the same business model that served so well in the home remodeling business and has applied it to everything from medical procedures to window replacement and roofing. The key behind the company’s success has been the fact that its borrowers all tend to be in the upper echelons of creditworthiness. With an average FICO score of 760, the average GreenSky customer is well above average in terms of ability to pay back loans. And this has resulted in lenders that actually vie among themselves for a chance to lend through GreenSky’s interface.

 

https://www.kununu.com/us/greensky-credit/reviews

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Dance Away the Side Effects in new Music Video by The Chainsmokers

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In the video for the new single “Side Effects” by The Chainsmokers and Emily Warren, an exhausted hotel employee hangs up on her boss and dances the night away.

Camile Mendes, from the hit CW show Riverdale, is already visibly exhausted when she gets the call that she’ll have to work through the weekend. She let’s him know what she thinks by hanging up and tossing her uniform off camera. Mathew Dillon Cohen directed this tour through the hotel as Mendes dances around guests under neon lights, moving to dance music.

The Chainsmokers have steadily released singles since their stunning debut album Memories… Do Not Open. With “Side Effects,” the duo has put out five new tracks in 2018.

Fans who aren’t satisfied with just music videos still have a chance to see the Chainsmokers in person. Currently they’re touring the US well into October.

About The Chainsmokers:

The Chainsmokers are an American electronic music duo. The group had once consisted of Alex Pall and Rhett Bixler. When they disbanded, Pall was introduced to Drew Taggart by their mutual manager Adam Alpert while they were both living in New York City. They re-formed The Chainsmokers in 2012 and soon after released their first major single “Erase,” featuring actress Priyanka Chopra.

Alex Pall is a songwriter, pianist, and producer from Westchester, New York. When not touring with The Chainsmokers, Pall can be found in his home in Los Angeles.

Drew Taggart, originally from Freeport, Maine, studied music at Syracuse University. Since the age of 15 he’s been workign with electronic music. His DJing career started out on SoundCloud with a few original tracks before graduating college, taking an intern position at Interscope Records, and then meeting Pall. Taggart has continued his independent music career on the side, as a songwriter and producer helping other artists master their sound.

https://www.billboard.com/music/the-chainsmokers

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The Rise of Bruce Kaplan

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As the Chairman of Kluger Kaplan’s Trust & Estate’s Litigation Practice Group, Bruce Katzen main area of focus is the guardian and trust disputes as well as the practice on the litigation of probate. His other area of interest is the commercial litigation which includes FiNRA arbitrations, corporate matters, accountant’s liability, and securities. His area has been highly appreciated especially when it comes to Probate, financial fraud, guardianship disputes, franchise disputes, trust and the disputes that arise from the life insurance cover.

 

Bruce Katzen’s interest for the current position that he holds was sparked up by his training as a certified public accountant. He picked probate cases as well as elaborate financial fraud as his stronghold and indeed he is good at what he does. The technicality that is involved in the type of instances needs someone who clearly understands all the matters related to finance. Therefore, this gives Bruce Katzen an upper hand as he has all the financial issues at his fingertips.

 

Education and Professional Membership

He did his undergraduate law degree at the University of Miami, and he is a recognized professionally by the following bodies in the country. The Florida Bar including the Florida Bar (Federal Rules Committee) and the Florida Bar (Committee of Relations with CPAs as the former chairman) as well as the Dade County Bar Association. Furthermore, he is a member of the American Bar Association as well as Dade County Trial Lawyers Association as a former director from the year 1991 all the way to the year 1992. Moreover, he is a member of the American Trial Lawyers’ Association and the United way as well. Last but not least, he is a member of Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation for Young Presidents as well as the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.