Yes, that is former President Bill Clinton along with the soon-to-be Governor of Virginia and former Clinton lawyer, Terry McAuliffe, plus a happy brood of vampires. Why are they smiling?
Wellness Architecture and Building Construction. They aim to build living spaces that make you healthy. Really. Live in one of their designs and you will live longer and be healthier. Just look at their PersuadoGraphic!
Light. For literacy! Longevity! Sleep!
And Delos’ is passionate (and Sincere) as hell about this.
Delos’ central aim is to create and transform buildings to meet the highest standards of healthy living, marshaling the most promising medical research and advancements in architecture, technology, and design.
We have partnered with doctors to perform a rigorous review of medical literature relating health to indoor environmental quality, architecture, behavioral psychology, and innovative building technologies. These findings were organized into a comprehensive database that is constantly being updated.
Just think about how much time you spend in your house or your office (or, good grief, your car). If only those places were healthier with the latest in wellness architecture and construction.
Just think. For only a minute.
None of this contains any science or truth. All the health claims they make about these kind of building features makes no proven morbidity or mortality gain. Sure, live in a garbage dump by the open sewer and your Architecture will kill you. But this Delos science is pure persuasion. But it sounds scientific if you are Low WATT.
The attributes are innovation, passion, wellness, prosociality, and science. See Delos, think cutting edge making the world a better place through intelligence. The Brand is a Cool Table and you can join it through purchasing its products, following its designers, or hiring others certified by the Delos Brand. Think of it this way: You could do everything Delos describes without Delos, but you would lose the Cool Table Brand Delos provides.
And, you can join the Cool Table this easily.
It’s a shower head from Delos that infuses Vitamin C into the flow. Cost: 30 bucks. And, you get to shower just like Leonardo DiCaprio!
Plus, there are a panoply of projects built to Delos Wellness standards that fit every philosophy and motivation.
Gee. Delos saves the Haitian kids and the stars in an LA city block, serves the LYFE Kitchen or pampers at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Delos allows you to get both good and well while Delos appears to do good while not seeming to do well.
I’d argue that the Delos Brand would go nowhere if it was not connected to the Brand called the Clinton Global Initiative. As we saw with the Body Man post, Clinton has generated well over a billion dollars of business since he left the White House in 2001 (and without the SWAT team Bob Dole ironically predicted; an ironic Republican and he didn’t win the Election?!?). As the Body Man post demonstrated, Clinton largely operates by selling his Brand to attractive entrepreneurs who play by the Rules of Persuasion. Delos is just another vampire.
Kids, you are witnessing an unprecedented use of politics for personal persuasion. President Clinton and Vice-President Gore have churned up billions of dollars from their post-government positions, easily earning more money for themselves than all former Presidents and Vice-Presidents combined. While the men who’ve served in these positions have typically had secure retirements and done quite well, the success of Clinton and Gore is unique.
I think this is not driven solely by the personalities of the two men and believe that the future will see only more examples of Presidents and Vice-Presidents making stupendous sums of money after they leave office. It’s yet another consequence of peace and prosperity. Just think about Obama’s opportunities in 2017 and his private database of people he’s contacted in two Presidential runs.
As but a small indication of this remember that opening picture of the gang of vampires. It includes, Terry McAuliffe, the recently elected Governor of Virginia. McAuliffe is certainly mixed into a business proposition worth billions of dollars while sitting in a Governor’s mansion and with no legal or political consequence of consequence. McAuliffe will certainly put his holdings in a blind trust, but will know the Branding goals and aims of Delos or CGI and the business possibilities as he sits and operates as Governor. The conflict of interest is obvious here, but just as obviously, unimportant. A lot of peace and prosperity buys a lot of persuasion . . . everywhere for anyone at anytime.
Gordon Gekko was right! Greed is good!
P.S. CGI is a persuasion irony. It means both the Clinton Global Initiative and Computer Generated Images. Both meanings act to substitute symbol for reality, a General Semantics Persuasion Play®™©. Computer Generated Images, when especially well done, fool you into thinking you are seeing a recording of reality. The Clinton Global Initiative can fool you into thinking you are doing good when you are only doing well.