The House of Mouse gives some serious cheddar to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s youth STEM (science, technology, education, and technology) programs by donating $1 million dollars. Building upon the phenomenal box office success of Black Panther and the high-tech, Afrocentric theme of the film, Disney leaped at the opportunity to pounce on the important issue of underserved youth and technology. “Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a masterpiece of movie making and has become an instant cultural phenomenon, sparking discussion, inspiring people young and old, and breaking down age-old industry myths,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney [...]
My father used to say that there are two types of people in this world; those with vision and leadership, and those with action and compliance. To succeed, he argued, you need both types of people, in a fertile environment, at just the precise moment in time. And, the superstar? Well, they have the capacity to be both as well as the wisdom to discern when and where to display which asset. A symbiotic relationship sprinkled with a little serendipity!By all indications, Jay Leopardi and his new business venture Fanstereo is a fantastical fusion of vision, action, and wisdom. But vision [...]
At first glance, Josh James looks like yet another music executive leaping into the technology space. And why not? From Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine‘s bite of Apple to Snoop Dogg’s investment in the sports conversion app GameOn, the technology check is large and seemingly limitless. As former SVP of Live Music for Warner Music Group and founder of BaseCamp Productions where he brought in mega-talent like Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar, Josh James was clearly the go-to guy in music. But his new venture, Zig.com, plays more to his passion for digital media consumption than computer app cliché.
During my recent interview with James, he was both [...]
My obsession with Star Wars knows no bounds! And with the latest installment, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” still breaking box office records, I thought I’d share the most hilarious Saturday Night Live sci-fi parody that I’ve ever seen. Actor Adam Driver, who plays the ultra-evil Star Wars villain Kylo Ren, spoofs the TV show “Undercover Boss” as ‘Matt’ the Starkiller Base incognito boss. Watch!