An information interview was arranged with Nicola Johnston who is the Product Manager for a makeup brand at Maybelline New York. The person is a corporate friend of mine as stated earlier. I asked her questions pertaining to the personal care industry and the prospects at Maybelline and L’Oreal, both are the places where she has worked. She stated that the personal care industry is very dynamic, especially when it comes to the marketing segment of the corporate worlds. All brands are striving to compete with each other while still maintaining a differentiated image and position for themselves in the market.
Thomas Paine (1737-1809), writer and revolutionary, wrote the popular pamphlet, Common Sense, a call for American independence and democracy. Driven by a desire for freedom and justice, Paine’s thinking reflected French and English writers from age of reasoning. Paine published Common Sense in January 1776, six months before the Continental Congress declared independence from Britain. Of 2.5 million individuals living in the 13 colonies, nearly 500,000 obtained text of the pamphlet, suggesting the mood of the times. The essay reportedly persuaded even George Washington that the best answer to the crisis with England was to withdraw support to the crown. Jefferson apparently was motivated by Common Sense when writing the Declaration of Independence. (more…)
Pythagoras is almost a mythical Character in history, but he was very real and left his mark on philosophy and science till the present day. Nonetheless a few “facts” seem reasonably clear. He was born on the island of Samos to a quite wealthy family around 580 BC. The city was an important commercial center of about 200,000 people and a focus of religious festivals. (more…)
Dr. King is famous for his speeches whether delivered from the pulpit or on the steps of a famous monument. On August 28, 1963, on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Dr. King gave his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream.” He gave an emotional speech to the African-American population suggesting peaceful resolutions rather than violence and presented to his fellow African-Americans, and Americans of all races, the inequality of the African-American life versus that of the Caucasian that claimed a majority. Dr. King pointed out the injustices and demanded equality using emotional appeal as well as logical and ethical appeal. He used outside authorities and quoted works of literature, though slightly altered, in his speech. A large part of Martin Luther King Jr.’s success as an orator was due to his uses of rhetoric in his speeches. (more…)
The term “the Romantic Movement” is the movement of a particular style or genre that was popular in the last years of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th. The term is rather misleading as it was not a proper movement nor was it called romanticism at that time. The celebrated writers of the period were different both in the temperament of their work and in their significant abilities. They did not call themselves “Romantics”, and the description they were assigned, both from the common people and from the critics, was gradual. (more…)
Scholars who scrutinize Goldwater’s nomination acceptance speech and the presidential campaign also stress his inability to adapt his message to moderate and middle-of-the-road voters. Whatsoever the explanation, his rhetorical failures appeared to be so huge and obvious that they required attention from those who reported on and decode American politics and public address. A tireless party stalwart, Goldwater had developed genuine grassroots fame. Moreover, his right-wing agenda and independent style appealed to a large number of conservative Democrats. During the days of turbulence of the Kennedy administration, the senator had become a genuine challenger to an increasingly susceptible incumbent. (more…)