The Academy of Art University Debuts Talent in Stunning Fashion Showcase

Imagine students spending countless hours designing the perfect fashion piece to show briefly to potential mentors and possibly begin their career; that’s exactly what happened for the Academy of Art University’s 21st runway showcase in New York.

Students who attended the university from all over the globe created a variety in the fashion showcase that stunned the audience, which contained not only a few stars and several fashion experts, but the showcase was live streamed for the entire world to see. The differences in culture, backgrounds, and personal interests of the students allowed for a unique and spectacular fashion show.

The Academy of Art University has been standing strong in San Francisco since 1929 and offers numerous art degrees with certified and accredited academic programs. Students can engage with a supporting community of peers and professors alike who all have a passion for studying art and design.

Richard S. Stephens, the creative mind who established the university, believed that artists could succeed when given the right tools; these tools are self-discipline and proper education. Thus, he based his establishment around those beliefs which have carried on with new management by his children.

Of course, those beliefs are proved in this fashion show; both the student’s hard work and the time put into learning the building blocks are evident, as each fashion piece is well designed and professional. All of the fashion pieces have their own inspirations behind the such as topography, memories and loss, or different fabrics.

The Academy of Art University has been attending the New York fashion week showcase twice a year since 2005 and the student work has improved with each participation. Part of this could be simply because of the fondness the university has for teaching their students; after all, they have been accredited by several organizations, including the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Overall, the fashion showcase was a huge success for not only the university, but each individual student. With each showcase participation, new blooming fashion students will show their passion to the world and hope to begin their career.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco, Classic Inside Man, Recruits From Outside Bank

Luiz Carlos Trabuco is about the closest thing that those of us living in the modern age will ever see to a Horatio Alger story. The CEO of Bradesco, one of the most important Brazilian banks, rose from the lowest position in his company to the highest, becoming the top dog at a banking conglomerate that employs over 100,000 people.

But it may be disheartening to some to learn that the starry-eyed kid who was able to pull himself up by the bootstraps has so thoroughly internalized the maxims of the modern, globalized financial industry that he as taken many steps that would make it almost impossible for someone like him to repeat today what he was able to accomplish as a youth. It seems that in a globalized financial system, institutional imperatives subsume all else.

The man recruited from within recruits from without
One of the most heatedly controversial aspects of modern corporate life is the fact that, so often, those populating the executive suite are a professional class of executives. Many who do not operate at the higher echelons of the corporate world are unaware that, today, it is nearly impossible for one to work their way up from the mail room to the executive suite. And the exceptions often prove the rule.

Such is the case of Luiz Carlos Trabuco. The CEO has recently garnered some criticism for filling executive roles with people from outside the company, a move that many say is hypocritical due to the fact that Trabuco himself was promoted from within the company to various executive ranks. In fact, given Trabuco’s hiring track record, today, it would be almost impossible for someone young to follow in his footsteps and climb all the way through the ranks of Brazil’s largest retail bank.

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However, the difficult aspect of all of this is, no matter how much contention and demoralization such outside recruitment of executive talent causes among the rank and file employees, it nevertheless remains true that Trabuco is likely just following the most rational course of action. In today’s highly complex, competitive and globalized marketplace, failure to recruit the absolute best executive and managerial talent means that any CEO that does so is quite literally putting his company at risk. If he recruits a substandard executive, he can rest assured that his competition will not, giving those firms willing to go the extra mile in recruiting the best a huge relative advantage.

This is the stark reality of a practice that often appears cruel to a corporation’s hard-working employees and frequently smacks of cronyism and country-club business practices. But the question remains. If even someone like Trabuco is only able to rise due to his ability to internalize the globalist zeitgeist, is there any real chance to reform the system from within? Many other of Trabuco’s action tend to sway the answer in the direction of a firm “no”.

For example, some of Trabuco’s most successful moves at the bank, ones for which he was recognized and promoted to higher roles within the company, were arguably even more elitist and exemplary of the globalist impulse than his recruiting practices. One such move was his decision to tier off banking services based on the value of the client to the firm. Prior to Trabuco taking on a managerial role in the bank’s financial planning division, the corporation’s philosophy had been to treat all customers more or less equally, independent of the value they presented to the company.

Trabuco quickly did away with that, creating an exclusive service for high-net-worth clients and enabling the bank to begin attracting some of the richest people in Brazil and Latin America as a whole. The strategy was a resounding success, increasing the bank’s revenues by tens of millions of dollars.

As inspiring as Trabuco’s rise from ground floor to executive suite is, it’s important to keep in mind that, for all practical purposes, he became an incarnation of the globalist impulse.

Learn more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: http://www.istoedinheiro.com.br/noticias/negocios/20151218/luiz-carlos-trabuco-cappi-empreendedor-ano-nas-financas-2015/327856