Business and Management

We live in a time where speed and technology rules most people's lives. All the stress we are subjected to makes us forget that we are human sometimes, and hardens us so much that we barely think about savoring the moment. Because of that, the Slow Movement has begun to take over various categories important to our culture and civilization.

In 1986, Carlo Petrini started the 'Slow Food' movement in order to encourage people to savor locally grown, home cooked food in response to the rise of fast food. In 2007, Kate Fletcher created the 'Slow Fashion' movement, celebrating clothing that was ethically made and would last throughout the seasons in response to the rapid changes in fashion. With the same purpose of savoring, the Slow Movement concept has been brought to arts by the artist, musician, philanthropist, financier and co-chairman of IMG Artists, Barrett Wissman. Similar to the other two movements, the 'Slow Entertainment' movement is a response to the rapid creation of artistic pieces that are meant to be just temporary eye candy.

Barrett Wissman encourages artists to do more than what they are used to by blending their art specialization with another that is not of their domain. Building upon this idea, many artists have made outstanding performances. Composer Anthony Hopkins conducted his own works. Jeremy Irons played the role of Chopin accompanied by a sonata by Chopin. Robert Redford recited poetry in perfect synchronization with an orchestra. These examples show that the arts can actually combine and become something grander and more dynamic than they could be on their own.

Constantly breaking barriers in artistic ideas and being a starch supporter of the arts made Barrett Wissman the ‘Medici of 21st century’. He is also praised for founding two of the most amazing festivals of the world: the Tuscan Sun Festival and the Festival Napa Valley (formerly known as Festival del Sole).

This year, together with Palm Springs Life magazine and IMG Artists, Barrett Wissman has organized the Palm Springs Life Festival, where music, fashion, food, and wine come together to be celebrated from March 20, 2016 through April 24, 2016. Everyone who enjoys arts and culture is welcome to join in and savor every moment of the show!

 

Business and Management

Today, business owners may prefer to outsource some of the functions that do not form part of the core business. Well, outsourcing has a number of advantages in that it frees more time that could be used to better the business and saves the business some costs of having in-house functions. Outsourcing also does allow the business to enjoy expert help and be able to get access to the best systems and applications which could be hard to obtain on their own due to the high cost. Bookkeeping and accounting services are commonly outsourced by businesses today. For businesses looking for these services, you could get more from BPO Connect Sale.

When thinking about outsourcing, you will need to weigh between outsourcing locally or from overseas. Well, each of the two options has its pros and cons. If you outsource locally, that is from people who are within your geographical boundaries, then you stand to enjoy more compatibility. There are many things people who live close to each other share in common and so you can be sure you will not have to deal with things like language barrier as well as varying business cultures. This makes it easy for you to communicate with your service provider and also to manage what he or she is doing.

In addition, having someone who is not far away will make it easy to have on-site meetings when necessary. This will not raise your cost too much since the travel expenses are less. Having an overseas company handle your business functions may mean that you will have to use virtual services since travelling may not be that easy.

However, there are times when outsourcing overseas is preferred. The cost of outsourcing is one of the factors that businesses consider when making a decision. Sometimes overseas companies may avail the services at a much lower cost than the local companies and so one will opt to outsource overseas.