Papa John’s (@PapaJohns) is a pizza producing company that has been in business since October 2nd, 1984. It has been in constant production and has always ensured to produced the best pizza products for its customers. It is because of this that it built a good reputation for itself managing to be ranked as the biggest pizza producing company in the world. The company has also succeeded to set up approximately 5199 pizza outlets in different countries and has provided job opportunities to 20700 people.
Due to its success, the company has managed to get a lot of profits from the sales it makes and has been estimated to have a net income of $102.29 million. In addition to that, the company’s assets have an estimated worth of $555.55 million. With the data, it is without a doubt that Papa John’s has been very successful and is still growing to become even greater. Steve Ritchie Papa John’s was recently promoted to be the company’s CEO on January 1st, 2018. He earned this position due to his hard work and commitment to the company.
His exemplary leadership skills in his previous positions and his ability to always carry out his duties successfully were some of the qualities that were considered in making him CEO. Steve Ritchie started working for Papa John’s at a very young age where he got an hourly job and earned an hourly income of $6. The thing that brought him to Papa John’s and drew his interest for the company was his love for pizza. He, in particular, love the way Papa John’s used to make their pizza different from other pizzas from other companies and also loved their delivery services.
It was because of this that he felt the calling to work for the company. In 2006, he was promoted to be franchise owner and then to director of global operations. Later on, in 2014, Steve Ritchie was promoted to be the company’s COO until 2018 when he was made CEO. The team at Papa John’s has stated that they are confident in his leadership skills and believe in his ability to drive the company to the next level of growth.
The music industry is marked by unique challenges that call for more than creativity in singing or writing lyrics. It is a demanding profession that demands a constant evolution of ideas to remain relevant. For disc jockey duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers DJ outfit, success has been a product of more than having a strong passion for electronic or dance music. The DJ duo, who shares a strong passion for dance music, has constantly evolved and adapted to changing the environment to meet the ever-growing demand from their bludgeoning base of listeners. Their successes over the years have also been borne out of hard work and targeted marketing using social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
A Chance Meeting that Opened New Opportunities
Before coming together to form their music outfit, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart were relatively unknown DJs performing in Maine and New York City, respectively. Despite the geographical distance, the duo had one thing in common: an insatiable passion for dance music. Brought together through Alex’s manager at the time, the pair hit the ground running and set about changing the dance music landscape in New York City through masterfully crafted music beats. With their popularity in New York City’s music landscape rapidly expanding, The Chainsmokers expanded their horizon globally through world tours. They also evolved their skill set to include writing lyrics and singing in addition to music production. Andrew Taggart is currently exploring his music skills as a singer after he collaborated with celebrated musician Halsey in the hit single “Closer.”
The band’s special connection with its fan base is built around producing personalized hits that resonate with the fans. Their transformation from faceless beat crafters into well-known musicians and true artists has seen them produce successful hits such as “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Roses.” To Alex and Andrew, becoming musicians has set them on a path of self-discovery while also becoming a source of their livelihoods. While noting that sharing core values has made it easier for them to scale the heights of success in the industry, the duo also acknowledges that trying out new ideas is important when it comes to building deeper relationships with their fan base and strong, global identity.
Lawrence Bender is one of the greatest film producers of our time. He has created magnificent works like Inglorious Basterds, Good Will Hunting, and Pulp Fiction. He has highlighted problems in the world through his film An Inconvenient Truth, a film that really dives deep into global warming. However, Bender hasn’t always been into film or arts in general. In this article, we’re going to be breaking down Lawrence Bender’s childhood, how he got into the arts, and my favorite films produced by him.
Lawrence Bender was born and raised in The Bronx, New York City, New York to a Jewish family. While in high school, Lawrence Bender wanted to be a civil engineer. He wanted to because his grandfather was a civil engineer and because there were good jobs in that field. After graduating high school, Bender enrolled at the Universiy of Maine. He graduated in 1979 with a degree in civil engineering.
Bender started to become more familiar with the arts in college. He delved into dance and wanted to become a professional dancer once he graduated from college. Unfortunately, an injury permanently sidelined him which then lead him to the film industry.
Even though I have not personally seen Inglorious Basterds or Pulp Fiction, I have seen Good Will Hunting. Good Will Hunting is by far my most favorite movie produced by Bender. In the movie, protagonist Will Hunting is raised in an abusive orphanage. He doesn’t really have much growing up except his close brother. He works as a janitor on the late shift at MIT. One night, he solves a difficult problem in the hallway that astounds both the faculty and the students. One night, the professor who wrote the problem tracks down Hunting. Long story short, they form a relationship and the professor becomes his mentor. His mentor, Sean Maguire, leads him through many challenges that are presented in Hunting’s life. Overall, I love the movie because of the great plot that Bender creates.
An Inconvenient Truth is another film I really enjoyed. In it, Al Gore explains the effects of global warming and how humans are accelerating it. Overall, it highlights a very important and real issue that we have in the world today.