The Chainsmokers Reaching New Highs

Music today is not the same as it used to be. There is much more complexity and time that must be put into a song to create music as the Chainsmokers do. Recently the Chainsmokers posted a video showing the making of their new song “Somebody”. Their music is created from modular synths, pitched-up vocal samples, and a large amount of creativity. The initial release is just a clip, but Drew Taggart and Alex Pall promise to release a more intensive tutorial of the making of the song soon. “Somebody” required a pitch change due to the vocals originally being for another song.

The Chainsmokers are a relatively new duo that have been blowing the charts out of the water, continuously top the charts since their breakthrough song “#Selfie” in 2014. The Duo is comprised of Alex Pall 33, and Andrew Taggart, 28. Alex’s part in the duo is as DJ and Andrew is the producer, writer, and vocalist. They have also featured many other artists in their songs, making some of them stars overnight such as Daya and Halsey.

The Chainsmokers song “Roses” hit the top 10 in the US on the Billboard Hot 100. “Don’t Let Me Down” hit the top 5 and also won them a Grammy award for Best Dance Recording, and “Closer” became number one on the charts. On top of those the Chainsmokers have also won two American Music Awards and five iHeartRadio Music Awards.

With a blend between indie, pop, music, dance, and hip-hop, the Chainsmokers have set a very high standard for what is to come next. Some of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart’s influences include Pharrell Williams, Linkin Park, and deadmau5. However, some of their inspirations include Blink-182, Taking Back Sunday, Taylor Swift, Max Martin, The xx and Explosions in the Sky.

As of this year the Chainsmokers have been out doing much more than we could have imagined. They had a second single hit one billion streams on Spotify and topped Billboard’s new Dance 100 list. The Chainsmokers are also the first duo to be recognized for their talent in the way it has been presented to them.

https://www.thechainsmokers.com/shows

How Louis Chenevert Turned UTC Into The Leader of The Aerospace Industry

Louis Chenevert is a hard working individual that comes from humble beginnings to achieve great things in life. In 1958, he was born in Montreal, Canada to experience a happy and normal childhood. Louis also had aspirations to do great things in life and it was instilled into him that it would take hard work, persistence, and time to achieve these goals. Mr. Chenevert would attend the University of Montreal Business School where he would earn his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Production Management. This was going to be a great education for his foundation of success.

One of his first jobs was at the St. Therese, Quebec location of General Motors. The man who hired him (Guy Hachey)also would promote Louis to his previous position as he rose to higher positions. Mr. Hachey said that Louis Chenevert was the best executive he has y personally worked with. Through working together they became close friend to this day. Louis was ready for a change after 14 years at General Motors. Karl Krapek, who also worked at GM told Louis transition into the aerospace industry because he believed it would be a fit for Chenevert. Karl would also end up working at United Technologies Corporation in head of Louis and become Chief Operating Officer and President, like Mr. Chenevert would become after him. In 1993 Louis joined Pratt & Whitney which was under the umbrella of UTC. It is also an aerospace manufacturing company. He was able to cut manufacturing costs by 10 percent and cut down the time to manufacture their engines from two years to nine months. Louis was ready for more and so was UTC. They wanted Chenevert as their leader so he became Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer for the corporation. In that time he would accomplish quite a lot in a short period of time. Under his leadership Louis convinced them to invest $10 million dollars into their geared turbofan engine, which would revolutionize the corporation by using the most advanced technology. Now they are sought out all over the world and by the US military for their incredibly advanced engines.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-08/goldman-sachs-hires-former-united-technologies-ceo-chenevert

Bradesco’s Chairman Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi Is Facing Challenges As The Bank’s Stock Drops To A 52-Week Low

Banco Bradesco is a giant in the Brazilian banking industry. Bradesco is right behind Itaú Unibanco in terms of assets under management. But Bradesco has something Itaú doesn’t have, and that is CEO Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi.

Cappi has an unstoppable desire to make stockholders proud as well as make them a lot of money. That’s the way Cappi rolls because deep down inside he is a man on a mission. And that mission is to make Bradesco the best digital bank in Brazil.

Trabuco Cappi took over as chairman when long-time Bradesco Chairman Lázaro de Mello Brandão decided he was going to retire at the end of 2017. Brandão was around when Bradesco was just a small Sao Paulo bank. That small bank helped farmers make ends meet. That was 75-years ago. But Brandão was able to adjust to the big bank mentality, so he was instrumental in giving the bank the direction and the executive energy it needed to make the Bradesco a banking force to reckon with in Brazil.

Even though Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi doesn’t have Brandão’s tenure, he has the reputation for helping Bradesco stay current in the Brazilian banking world. While he was CEO, Cappi put one acquisition after another together, and he built a team of high-powered banking executives that rival any bank team in any developed country in the world.

And the interesting part of the Cappi story is he’s not a banker in terms of education or personality. Cappi is a philosophy and psychology aficionado. He needed a job when he completed his post-graduate studies in psychology, and Brandão is the man who hired him. For decades, Brandão and Cappi worked as a well-oiled banking machine and Wall Street loved that executive combination.

Now that Brandão is not as active, Cappi has another long-time banking executive by his side. Octavio de Lazari, Bradesco’s insurance division director, is the new CEO. Octavio is building an executive team that can handle the challenges that face the bank in 2018 and beyond. Even though the new Bradesco team is stronger than ever, the bank’s stock hit a 52-week low recently. And that’s not what Cappi or any team member expected, but there are reasons for the stock’s lackluster performance, according to Cappi. Brazil’s startup digital banks are taking customers away from the big banks, and Bradesco’s digital bank, Next, isn’t performing as well as expected. Plus, Brazil’s high-interest rates are coming down. Even though Cappi and Octavio de Lazari are not pushing loans to middle-class Brazilians, the digital banks are pushing them, and that is having an impact on Bradesco’s stock.

But Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi and his executive team say the drop in stock prices is temporary. Cappi is making adjustments, and Octavio de Lazari is making sure those adjustments happen in real time. Bradesco’s management team is ready to show the world that Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is following in Lázaro de Mello Brandão footsteps. But Cappi is expanding those footprints so Bradesco can stay current in the changing social environment in Brazil.

Learn more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi: http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/mercado/2017/10/1926243-proximo-presidente-do-bradesco-saira-da-diretoria-do-banco-diz-trabuco.shtml