Take Some Lessons From Miles Davis

Tom Garrubba, VP/CISO of the SFG/Shared Assessments Program, is a recognized advisor, author, and instructor on IT and operational risks. 

As a fan of biographies, music, and history, I enjoy learning about historical figures and events and often identify applicable concepts I can use in my life or profession — especially from people who we might not normally recognize as leaders. Often, these people tend to not just shape others around them but also tend to modify or even alter the direction of their industry and society.

Miles Davis fits this description.

Most people recognize Miles simply as a jazz musician; however, he was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and not only changed the direction of jazz multiple times, but also influenced popular music, style and culture. To play in Miles’ band wasn’t just a badge of honor; it was akin to studying

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Lessons From Listing Photos: This Successfully Flipped Spanish-Style Mansion Has Our Full Attention


It doesn’t matter how perfect your home is—if your listing photos don’t stand out, potential buyers won’t come by to take a look. In our series “Lessons From Listing Photos,” we dissect the smart updates sellers have made to their homes, and how their listing pictures highlight the home’s best assets.

Home buyers everywhere want houses with up-to-date interiors, but there’s probably no place on Earth where trendiness matters more than Los Angeles.


That’s probably why this massive four-bedroom, four-bathroom home in the notoriously hip neighborhood of Eagle Rock was such a success when it hit the market for the second time in just a few short years.

The sellers picked it up in January 2017 for $1,730,625, and by 2018 the renovations were underway. Once construction was complete, it hit the market again and was sold

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Bella Hadid Street Style: 13 Style Lessons

Bella Hadid and her street style… where to begin? She might be a supermodel but it’s off the runway where her star really shines. Since rising to fame several years ago, Bella has snagged headlines and earned spots on countless inspiration boards due to her always-chic, always-surprising street style. 

Whether she’s out and about in New York City, chilling on the family farm, or traveling across Europe, Bella hits the street in a variety of covetable ensembles. She favors classic menswear pieces like sweater vests, sneakers, and baggy trousers and mixes them with sheer tops, vintage finds, and even a 2000s-era throwback or two. Bella’s street style has a certain allure that will make you want everything from cargo pants to Ugg slippers and tiny sunglasses. Range.

We’ve been taking fashion cues from Bella’s street style for years, and in that time we’ve observed that the model tends to

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New Bible Study Highlights Women Redeemed by Christ and the Lessons Today’s Women Can Gain From Their Journeys

In ‘What about Her?,’ Gina R. J. Butler turns to the stories of Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, Mary and others to demonstrate the transformative power of God’s grace

TYLER, Texas, Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Bible contains many instances of men who were redeemed by God and released from the trappings of their sins. However, due to the patriarchal circumstances of the time, there are fewer stories of the women whose lives were also changed through their relationship with God, prompting the question “what about them?”

In her new book, “What about Her?,” author and spiritual leader Gina R. J. Butler seeks to answer this very question, connecting modern women with the stories of biblical women who fell short but ultimately found atonement through Christ. The women all hail from the lineage of Jesus or encountered Him during His time on earth but come from unique circumstances—Tamar an

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