Tuesday, December 13, 2016

South Korea in Shaky Transition

South Korea in shaky transition

Sometimes it happens fast. Other times it happens so fast no one saw it coming, and the only thing left to do is to wonder what just happened … and why. Such is the case of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye last Friday.

The move was largely unexpected, dropping the country into a hot cauldron of uncertainty even as it faces a sluggish economy at home and growing military threats from North Korea as well as growing economic threats from China abroad.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

BucketFeet Trying to Reinvent Footwear

BucketFeet trying to reinvent footwear

Every company has a mission, and every brand has a purpose. For some, it’s about a cause or a deep-seated desire for change. For others, it’s about innovation or just making as much money as possible. All noble goals. For footwear company BucketFeet, the goal is to connect people through art.

The company began as the epitome of the Everyman Makes Good story. Raaja Nemani and Aaron Firestein met while volunteering at a slum in Argentina. Firestein was working as a photographer in the country, but, as a hobby, he painted plain white Converse and sold them through Facebook.