The journey for aspiring artists can be a windy road. Sometimes, when synergies flow, individuals meet with common ideals that seem to take them to a new level.

Mathias Rosenzweig sat down with Alex Paul from the Chainsmokers in New York and captured that type of journey in an insightful interview that depicted the drive shared that lead to the success of the Chainsmokers.

Alex Paul and Andrew Taggart are two guys cut from the same cloth it seems. A pair of the same breed that have combined their talents to compose their latest track, “Closer”, to already past singles they have created. They create dance music that goes beyond just the peer synths and drops and add feeling plus emotion to their music. Their audience gets good dance music coupled with something the delves deeper than just the single layered beats and arrangements.

Alex Pall grew up being a DJ. What started out as a hobby that felt more like fun than work lead to passions that drove him to something bigger with the Chainsmokers. Dance music consumed his life at a time where his peers seemingly were not choosing dance as their main flavor. Keeping with what he loved lead to where he is today. Eventually quitting his job and moving to Maine to get it started.

One of the original Chainsmokers left opening up a spot that lead to the magic of this duo to be able to combine. The two clicked right off the bat and worked daily making music that created their unique personality. With their latest songs they have started stepping out more from the dance music that seems to be saturated out there today and within their own music. Deciding to step out of the norm and muddying the waters with a more personal tempo, they have created a distinct tone seen in their latest song, “Closer”.

Having traveled the world, Alex Pall says adding new elements to their show and moving forward with fresh ideas will guide them in the years to come. With what we’ve seen so far we can look forward to more great music from this creative duo.

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James Larkin’s activities in ITGWU

The Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union, ITGWU today holding the name SEPTU, was first formed by James Larkin. As the union’s Secretary General, Jim Larkin set out the goal of the organization as the unity of Irishmen under a recognizable organization that would protect the rights of both skilled and unskilled laborers.


Jim Larkin bore the idea to form ITGWU after his expulsion from the National Union of Dock Labourers. This expulsion was mainly caused by Jim’s disobedience of instruction that NUDL laid out for him, concerning the organization of workers. Jim would explain his actions as caused by his rift with James Sexton, NUDL’s GS at that time.


Having the experience of several years’ work at the docks and with NUDL, James Larkin hoped that with ITWGU things would be different, and he would be able to, with the union, lead Irishmen to a successful bid of their grievances.


However, James Larkin’s abandonment of ITGWU to form ILP was taken negatively by the then members of the union. He further dropped all his activities in England and Ireland and went to the United States. Although many considered this to be a neglection of duty, James Larkin had different aspirations in the US.


It was hurting to lose a close friend like James Sexton in the Easter Rising, and James Larkin saddened, formed a union while in the States and named it after his friend, as a memory and a representation of his last respects.


James Larkin returned to Ireland years later and expected to still take over ITGWU’s leadership because his position as the GS was not yet revoked. However, the union leaders did not agree to this, and the opposition brought about a lot of bitterness.


James Larkin did not quit, however. He formed two other organizations, and the two came to gain a lot of recognition. Larkin decided to spend the last days of his life doing what he had been doing all his life; good to the community and especially the workers of Ireland and England. He passed on while rather old, but still very able.

Daniel Taub: Alliances Will Not Affect Iran’s Plans

Daniel Taub is the perfect example of a professional who has led a great career life. The international lawyer is known to many as a diplomat who has served Israel in several capacities.

Taub recently resigned from his job as the Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, a position he has held for the last four years. His love for Israel has always motivated him to work hard and make the country reputation better to the people of the world. Learn more about Daniel Taub: and

Apart from being a diplomat, the businessman has also managed to write several publications concerning Israel and the people living there. His input in matters concerning security in the country is also highly respected.

Iran is a country that is popular in the world for several wrong reasons. For many years now, this nation has experienced so many wars, and the people in the country have never known peace.

As one of the nations that produce oil in the world, people in other parts of the globe has been doing their best to ensure that peace is restored in the Middle-East country. Read more: Daniel Taub | Ideamench and Daniel Taub | Crunchbase

Most of the pleas from the international peace makers have landed on deaf ears. Iran recently shocked the international community when it announced that it was going to make nuclear weapons for its defense.

Nations in the global platform do not like this idea. The United States and other super powers have done everything possible to make sure that Iran does not make its plan a success.

Several nations have made alliances so that they can work as a team and ensure that Iran drops its plans. International experts have contributed to this issue in the recent times. Daniel Taub is one of these experts. The lawyer, however, has a very different view concerning Iran and the nuclear weapons.

In a recent interview, Daniel Taub told a leading newspaper that the alliances that are being made will have no impact in the plans that have been made by Iran.

According to Taub, Iran will still make its threat a reality and make the nuclear weapons even after the alliances have been formed. After attending numerous peace missions in the past, the businessman understands some of the techniques that work and those that do not.

Taub has been advocating for other measures so that Iran does not go ahead and make the nuclear weapons that will destroy the world. Taub has however said that the alliances will have a positive impact in the lives of the people living in Middle East.

Mike Baur Explains More On The Idea Of Risk-Taking At The Swiss Startup Factory

Mike Baur believes in bringing in people with ideas never before put to use in tech-based businesses and disruptive brands at his company, the Swiss Startup Factory. There’s many different ways the SSUF fosters in these new businesses from classroom instruction on building the structure, brainstorming sessions, physical challenge activities and pitches to investors. But Baur wants to make sure that people come to the SSUF prepared for all the obstacles they encounter in not only the startup phase, but in the first few years of operation. One thing he always reminds young entrepreneurs about is that they will need to be willing to take risks.


Mike Baur says he’s not talking about taking wild gambles when you take risks to startup a business. He also says the risk-taking really is not the decision to start a business in and of itself because that’s more of a building process. The main areas of risk are what you’re going to invest in with your business capital, what kind of marketing you’re going to do for it and the kind of people you delegate the business’s responsibilities to. The risks aren’t made without putting thought and some calculation into them, but ultimately you still need to make the decisions that could turn your company a fortune, or have it fade out quickly. But many leaders in Switzerland are saying it’s now time for that country to start taking risks with the banking industry’s safety net no longer what it used to be.


Mike Baur knows a lot about banking because it’s what he did prior to starting the SSUF. He had a great acumen for investing and making loan recommendations to banking officers and telling clients how to plan for their business and future endeavors. Baur started this career as a 16-year old entering UBS Bank’s internship program, but within 10 years he was already making big decisions for primarily commercial clients. He did love this job early on when banking in Switzerland was in its golden age, but the US housing market collapse and subsequent effect on international banks changed everything in 2008. That same year Baur went from UBS Bank to Clariden Leu, and though he tried to do things in banking the way they had been done before, he realized that Switzerland’s financial industry had changed forever.


Mike Baur realized that even though banking had lost its grip on the Swiss economy, a new market for venture capitalists was forming. He had visited many universities and conferences where he saw graduates and entrepreneur hopefuls put forth a lot of great ideas, and he realized that all these ideas needed were just business plans and capital. By 2014 he had already gotten an early-stage venture capital group started in Think Reloaded, and in 2015 that was expanded to what is now the SSUF. Baur says it’s not just about getting a return in financial numbers at the SSUF, but it’s also about creating a place that ideas are free to flow and people are bound to come because they believe in changing the future.


Jeremy Goldstein Offers Some Thoughts Related To The Importance Of Stock Options As A Form Of Employee Compensation

Recently, many different corporations have made the choice to put a hold on offering their employees stock options. While some companies so this to cut down on costs, many others do for a spread of reasons, and these include the fact that the stock make go down suddenly and drastically, a lot of employees are unsure about the stability of stock options, and the troubles and costs that it can cause for their business. While these may be true in some cases, there are some advantages to offering stock options to employees, and these include the fact that stock options are easy to understand; for the most part, they encourage employees to care about the success of the company as stock rises as the company does better, and that stock options can lower the tax burden placed on companies when compared to equities.


Jeremy Goldstein knows that companies who use the right strategies can benefit from providing stock options to their employees by adopting the barrier option that is termed a “knockout.”

This enables employees to receive stock options and keep them if the price remains above a certain amount. The employer can cancel the stock options if the price drops below a specified amount and remains there for a certain period of time. These options make shareholders happier and also keep stockholders from worrying about their share of ownership getting smaller. While knockout options don’t make everything better, they do help companies overcome some of the largest issues that plaque stock-based compensation plans, and Goldstein thinks this is an important step in the right direction.


Jeremy Goldstein is an Attorney at Law and partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC. where he advises CEO’s, management teams and corporate executives, and compensation committees. As a business lawyer, he has more than 15 years of experience and has been an important part of large transactions that have taken place between companies like Chevron, Bank One, Verizon, and more. As a philanthropist, Goldstein sits on the board of Fountain House, which is an important non-profit organization.


Jeremy Goldstein studied at Cornell University where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and he also attended the University of Chicago where he earned a Master’s Degree. After this, he decided to continue his education and earned his Juris Doctor while attending New York University School of Law. He works with the Mergers & Acquisition Subcommittee of the Executive Compensation Committee of the American Bar Association Business Section as its Chair and also is a writer as well as speaker who covers corporate governance and compensation issues that are important to executives. He also serves as a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the NYU Journal of Law and Business. Learn more: