Ray Dalio is one of most successful hedge fund managers of our time, having founded Bridgewater Associates in 1975 — a company which today boasts US $160 billion in assets under management. Needless to say, Dalio is a billionaire in his own right.
Eric Weinstein, mathematical physician, managing director of Thiel Capital, regular guest on the Joe Rogan Experience, and member of the so-called Intellectual Dark Web, is known for being outspoken and holding what some might consider to be controversial views - it is worth noting that when you stand for anything, your views are likely to be construed as controversial, or at least unfavourable, by people who stand against.
Hollywood director and actor Seth Rogen wants in on the hottest trend of 2020: pandering to the overtly woke. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the ‘famous white guy’ was asked what he thought of general efforts to make the movie industry more inclusive. Rogen said he’s trying to get aboard the wokewagon -- by hiring fewer white people. “I mean personally, I think I am just actively trying to make less things starring white people,” Rogen said. “So that’s how I’ve been trying to deal with it, is just to actively take as they would say, anti-racist measures to assure that some work is doing done to acknowledge that Black people are very marginalized in American society.”
Face-masks are slowly becoming more commonplace in the west, now that we’re several months into the COVID-19 crisis.Per the technology adoption curve below, the adoption of face-masks has been tracking a slow ascent. It was initially met by condescension and reluctance by most — including myself — because in some ways, it was symbolically against many of the freedoms and characteristics that shape our society.
We spent a little time thinking through how things would have been different if COVID-19 took place, not in 2020, but in 1990 - before the internet, and how it would have impacted our daily lives, our work, our politics and so on.
Entitled ‘Better,’ the short ad continued a lesson taught best by the Black Mamba himself: to commit to excellence in every endeavor, to have laser-focus on the things one wants to achieve, and ultimately -- to be better.
The UFC owes a lot to the trailblazing and visionary Vincent Kennedy Mchamon the founder and CEO of the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and I’ll tell you why. Formed in 1993, the UFC has come a long way, becoming the most dominant MMA promotion in the game. Ted Turner (owner of the TNT cable station in the U.S) once called McMahon shortly after purchasing a rival wrestling promotion (WCW) to let him know he was getting into the pro wrestling business, to which McMahom replied “That’s great Ted, but I’m in the entertainment business”
What do many gamers and software engineers have in common? They love heavy metal.
So, it should come as no real surprise to see bands turning to Twitch, the live streaming service popular with gamers, to share and promote their work.