Michael Gluck is the Founder of VGM, a market research firm and the largest provider of custom research to the video game industry. In 2007, at the age of 24, Michael started VGM with $5,000 in savings and grew the company to $20,000,000 in lifetime sales by the age of 30; as of 2017, VGM had serviced more than 50 video game companies, as well as industry leaders in entertainment and technology. As a college student, Gluck performed piano concerts and released an album under the stage name “Piano Squall” to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, in support of a cure for the disease that took his grandmother’s life. Outside of the market research industry, Gluck is the co-owner of Court Street Grocers. Opening with a 29 Zagat rating and widespread critical acclaim, the Brooklyn-based sandwich chain has three locations and is among the highest reviewed restaurants in New York. In 2013, Gluck co-founded and produced a video game music band, on tour in the United States and the Middle East.
In 2016, Gluck produced the world premiere of Unlikely Heroes, a play authored by his father Dr. Charles Gluck, which debuted in Boca Raton, Florida to critical acclaim. Gluck studied marketing and Japanese at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in the class of 2005. Gluck grew up in Hollywood, Florida, he speaks Spanish and Japanese and enjoys piano, composing music and the Final Fantasy series
Christian Friedrich von Glück
Christian Friedrich von Glück was a German jurist. Born at Halle in the Duchy of Magdeburg, he studied from 1770 to 1776 at the University of Halle, on 16 April 1777 he received its doctor title. After seven years as a private lecturer he decided to go to Erlangen in 1784 for Friedrich-Alexander-University and became their fifth-professor of the jurisprudence. In 1785 he married Wilhelmine Elisabeth Geiger. From the marriage he had two sons, Christian Karl von Glück and Christian Wilhelm von Glück, a daughter. Christian Friedrich von Glück died on 20 January 1831 in Erlangen. Among his writings must be mentioned Ausführliche Erläuterung der Pandekten. Alessandro Hirata, Die Vollendung des usus modernus pandectarum: Christian Friedrich von Glück, Savigny Zeitschrift 123, 330-342. Gabor Hamza, Entstehung und Entwicklung der modernen Privatrechtsordnungen und die römischrechtliche Tradition, Budapest, 2009, pp. 186-188
A given name is a part of a person's personal name. It identifies a person, differentiates that person from the other members of a group who have a common surname; the term given name refers to the fact that the name is bestowed upon a person to a child by their parents at or close to the time of birth. A Christian name, a first name, given at baptism, is now typically given by the parents at birth. In informal situations, given names are used in a familiar and friendly manner. In more formal situations, a person's surname is more used—unless a distinction needs to be made between people with the same surname; the idioms "on a first-name basis" and "being on first-name terms" refer to the familiarity inherent in addressing someone by their given name. By contrast, a surname, inherited, is shared with other members of one's immediate family. Regnal names and religious or monastic names are special given names bestowed upon someone receiving a crown or entering a religious order; such a person typically becomes known chiefly by that name.
The order given name – family name known as the Western order, is used throughout most European countries and in countries that have cultures predominantly influenced by European culture, including North and South America. The order family name – given name known as the Eastern order, is used in East Asia, as well as in Southern and North-Eastern parts of India, in Hungary; this order is common in Austria and Bavaria, in France, Belgium and Italy because of the influence of bureaucracy, which puts the family name before the given name. In China and Korea, part of the given name may be shared among all members of a given generation within a family and extended family or families, in order to differentiate those generations from other generations; the order given name – father's family name – mother's family name is used in Spanish-speaking countries to acknowledge the families of both parents. Today the order can be changed in Spain and Uruguay using given name – mother's family name – father's family name.
The order given name – mother's family name – father's family name is used in Portuguese-speaking countries to acknowledge the families of both parents. In many Western cultures, people have more than one given name. One of those, not the first in succession might be used as the name which that person goes by, such as in the cases of John Edgar Hoover and Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland. A child's given name or names are chosen by the parents soon after birth. If a name is not assigned at birth, one may be given at a naming ceremony, with family and friends in attendance. In most jurisdictions, a child's name at birth is a matter of public record, inscribed on a birth certificate, or its equivalent. In western cultures, people retain the same given name throughout their lives. However, in some cases these names may be changed by repute. People may change their names when immigrating from one country to another with different naming conventions. In certain jurisdictions, a government-appointed registrar of births may refuse to register a name that may cause a child harm, considered offensive or which are deemed impractical.
In France, the agency can refer the case to a local judge. Some jurisdictions, such as Sweden, restrict the spelling of names. Parents may choose a name because of its meaning; this may be a personal or familial meaning, such as giving a child the name of an admired person, or it may be an example of nominative determinism, in which the parents give the child a name that they believe will be lucky or favourable for the child. Given names most derive from the following categories: Aspirational personal traits. For example, the name Clement means "merciful". English examples include Faith and August. Occupations, for example George means "earth-worker", i.e. "farmer". Circumstances of birth, for example Thomas meaning "twin" or the Latin name Quintus, traditionally given to the fifth male child. Objects, for example Peter means "rock" and Edgar means "rich spear". Physical characteristics, for example Calvin means "bald". Variations on another name to change the sex of the name or to translate from another language.
Surnames, for example Winston and Ross. Such names can honour other branches of a family, where the surname would not otherwise be passed down. Places, for example Brittany and Lorraine. Time of birth, for example day of the week, as in Kofi Annan, whose given name means "born on Friday", or the holiday on which one was born, for example, the name Natalie meaning "born on Christmas day" in Latin. Tuesday, May, or June. Combination of the above, for example the Armenian name Sirvart means "love rose". In many cultures, given names are reused to commemorate ancestors or those who are admired, resulting in a limited repertoire of names that sometimes vary by orthography; the most familiar example of this, to Western readers, is the use of Biblical and saints' names in most of the Christian countries (with Ethiopia, in which names were ideals or abstractions
Happiness is used in the context of mental or emotional states, including positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. It is used in the context of life satisfaction, subjective well-being, eudaimonia and well-being. Since the 1960s, happiness research has been conducted in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including gerontology, social psychology and medical research and happiness economics.'Happiness' is the subject of debate on usage and meaning, on possible differences in understanding by culture. The word is used in several related areas: current experience, including the feeling of an emotion such as pleasure or joy, or a more general sense of'emotional condition as a whole'. For instance Daniel Kahneman has defined happiness as "what I experience here and now"; this usage is prevalent in dictionary definitions of happiness. Appraisal of life satisfaction, such as of quality of life. For instance Ruut Veenhoven has defined happiness as "overall appreciation of one's life as-a-whole."
Subjective well-being, which includes measures of life satisfaction. For instance Sonja Lyubomirsky has described happiness as “the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one's life is good and worthwhile.” Eudaimonia, sometimes translated as flourishing. These uses can give different results. For instance the correlation of income levels has been shown to be substantial with life satisfaction measures, but to be far weaker, at least above a certain threshold, with affect measures; the implied meaning of the word may vary depending on context, qualifying happiness as a polyseme and a fuzzy concept. Some users continue to use the word because of its convening power. In the Nicomachean Ethics, written in 350 BCE, Aristotle stated that happiness is the only thing that humans desire for their own sake, unlike riches, health or friendship, he observed that men sought riches, or honour, or health not only for their own sake but in order to be happy. Note that eudaimonia, the term we translate as "happiness", is for Aristotle an activity rather than an emotion or a state.
Thus understood, the happy life is the good life, that is, a life in which a person fulfills human nature in an excellent way. Aristotle argues that the good life is the life of excellent rational activity, he arrives at this claim with the Function Argument. If it's right, every living thing has a function, that which it uniquely does. For humans, Aristotle contends, our function is to reason, since it is that alone that we uniquely do, and performing one's function well, or excellently, is good. Thus, according to Aristotle, the life of excellent rational activity is the happy life. Aristotle does not leave it at that, however, he argues. This second best life is the life of moral virtue. Many ethicists make arguments for how humans should behave, either individually or collectively, based on the resulting happiness of such behavior. Utilitarians, such as John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham, advocated the greatest happiness principle as a guide for ethical behavior. Friedrich Nietzsche savagely critiqued the English Utilitarians' focus on attaining the greatest happiness, stating that "Man does not strive for happiness, only the Englishman does."
Nietzsche meant that making happiness one's ultimate goal and the aim of one's existence, in his words "makes one contemptible." Nietzsche instead yearned for a culture that would set higher, more difficult goals than "mere happiness." He introduced the quasi-dystopic figure of the "last man" as a kind of thought experiment against the utilitarians and happiness-seekers. These small, "last men" who seek after only their own pleasure and health, avoiding all danger, difficulty, struggle are meant to seem contemptible to Nietzsche's reader. Nietzsche instead wants us to consider the value of what is difficult, what can only be earned through struggle, difficulty and thus to come to see the affirmative value suffering and unhappiness play in creating everything of great worth in life, including all the highest achievements of human culture, not least of all philosophy. Darrin McMahon claims that there has been a transition over time from emphasis on the happiness of virtue to the virtue of happiness.
Happiness may be said to be a relative concept. Not all cultures seek to maximise happiness, some cultures are averse to happiness. Happiness forms a central theme of Buddhist teachings. For ultimate freedom from suffering, the Noble Eightfold Path leads its practitioner to Nirvana, a state of everlasting peace. Ultimate happiness is only achieved by overcoming craving in all forms. More mundane forms of happiness, such as acquiring wealth and maintaining good friendships, are recognized as worthy goals for lay people. Buddhism encourages the generation of loving kindness and compassion, the desire for the happiness and welfare of all beings. In Advaita Vedanta, the ultimate goal of life is happiness, in the sense that duality between Atman and Brahman is transcended and one realizes oneself to be the Self in all. Patanjali, author of the Yoga Sutras, wrote quite exhaustively on the psychological and ontological roots of bliss; the Chinese Confucian thinker Mencius, who had sought to give advice to ruthless political leaders during China's Warring States period, was convinced that the mind played a mediating role between the "lesser self" and the "greater self", that getting the pr
Alois Glück is a German politician of the CSU in Bavaria. Glück was born in Hörzing in the district of Traunstein, he startet his political engagement in the Catholic Rural Youth Movement of Germany. After a journalistic career the skilled agriculturist was elected for the CSU in the Landtag of Bavaria in 1970. In 1986 Franz Josef Strauß appointed him as a permanent secretary in the Bavarian State Ministry for State Development and Environmental Questions, since 1988 he led the CSU Landtag fraction and from 1994 to 2007 the CSU district association Upper Bavaria. In 2003 he was selected to the Landtagspräsident. Since July 1999 Glück is additionally the chairman of the CSU principle commission; as such he operatively contributed to the development of strategic CSU position documents like "Aktive Bürgergesellschaft" and "Soziale Marktwirtschaft für das 21. Jahrhundert". Apart from his political career Glück has accepted many honorary posts. Since 1983 he is a member of the Zentralkomitee der deutschen Katholiken, the chairman of the Bergwacht Bayern, of the charity association Caritas Children's Village Irschenberg.
Freundeskreis Abtei Frauenwörth, Chairman of the Circle of Friends Hanns Seidel Foundation, Vice Chairman ProChrist, Member of the Board of Trustees Freya von Moltke Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees German Council for Sustainable Development, Member www.alois-glueck.de – Official website of Alois Glück
Peter L. Gluck
Peter L. Gluck is principal of GLUCK+, an architecture firm based in New York City since 1972. A monograph of his work, The Modern Impulse, was published by ORO Editions in 2008. Gluck has designed buildings ranging from hotels, university buildings and affordable housing to churches, corporate interiors and historic restorations. Many of his projects win national and international design awards and have been published in architectural journals and books in many countries. Gluck's son is director Will Gluck. Gluck received his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1962, he received his Masters in Architecture at the Yale School of Architecture studying under dean Paul Rudolph, noted architects James Stirling, Shadrach Woods and Henning Larsen. The influence of Louis Kahn who served as a design critic and professor of architecture at Yale School of Architecture from 1947 to 1957 was still felt. Toward the end of his program the Yale Building Project was initiated. A shift in the focus of learning to direct experience and away from the drafting room coincided with a design-build culture which existed at Yale.
"The design-build culture was initiated by two members of the class of 1965, David E. Sellers and Peter Gluck. In 1963, Sellers helped Gluck to build a vacation house for Gluck's parents in Westhampton, New York. A cedar-clad house, supported on telephone poles took two summers to build and was featured in a 1967 article in Progressive Architecture which described the young Gluck as "plunging headlong into architecture--designing and developing." After graduation in 1965, Gluck purchased land in Vermont with the intention of building his own designs—a manifestation of the entrepreneurship that educator Denise Scott Brown has described as characteristic of Yale architecture students during the nineteen-sixties. Gluck purchased 100 acres near Warren, for which he designed vacation condominiums that were erected a few years in a nearby town, Bolton; the 4 four-bedroom cluster housing units built in Bolton were pre-fabricated with the complicated outer form of the building broken down into component wall panels which were made in a local carpentry shop.
"The real value of prefabrication in this case" says Gluck, "lies in getting the product fast and getting it when you want it, maintaining quality control". It is a way of betting a rather complex building gets built at all, in areas of the country where builders will either refuse to bid such a job or automatically figure it at a premium because of its unfamiliarity; this early goal of saving both time and money for clients and developers in an integrated design-build method is one that Gluck will carry through the rest of his work. After designing a series of houses from New York to Newfoundland, Gluck went to Tokyo to design large projects for Takenaka Komuten Co. LTD a leading Japanese construction consortium; this experience influenced Gluck's work both in his knowledge of Japan's traditional aesthetics and of its efficient modern methods of integrated construction and design. In the 1970s and 1980s Gluck designed projects of all types including the Marriott Casa Marina, Ojai Valley Inn, Trancas Medical Center work for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Technimetrics Inc. Lloyd's Bank International in New York, in addition to many private residences.
In 1986 Gluck designed an addition to Uris Hall at Columbia University's School of Business. The original building, completed in 1964, was an eight-story glass and aluminum tower that had drawn sharp criticism since its inception. A 30,000 sf three-story addition designed by Gluck provided the building with a new entrance, offices, a recruiting center plus student and faculty lounges and preserved something of the original McKim and White plan; the new facade brought Uris Hall into scale with the original plan and the use of limestone blended with the Low Library directly in front of it. In the end the most pleasing thing about the new addition is the restraint and sense of decorum it exhibits. Indeed, despite its calculated historical resonances, the new Uris Hall addition remains a frankly Modernist building, though one that now acknowledges and defers to its surroundings. During the years 1986-1989 Gluck designed the addition of guest quarters, an entertainment space and a pool to a Ludwig Mies van der Rohe house in Connecticut.
The Morris Greenwald House was designed for the brother of Chicago real estate developer Herbert Greenwald who worked with Mies on many important apartment buildings. His design, while in the manner of Mies, incorporates elements that are fresh as well as deferential. In trying to "out-Mies Mies" the project grew technically more challenging so that in the end Gluck took on the role of contractor himself; the influence of Japanese style is evident in Gluck's work, as he created systems of panels which are reminiscent of the movable walls in traditional Japanese architecture. Dropping the ceilings and raising the floors within the pavilions by several inches are classic Japanese devices for defining space. In the end "Gluck succeeded in producing work in the manner of Mies that transcends an exercise in imitation or role playing, it succeeds by not being Mies while always being about Mies, an absorbing gloss in steel and glass. It's the deference the master deserves". Gluck's dedication to the idea that the architect must take responsibility for the architectural process from conception to construction assuming oversight of all aspects of design led to the establishment of ARCS Construction Services, Inc.
The Glock is a series of polymer-framed, short recoil-operated, locked-breech semi-automatic pistols designed and produced by Austrian manufacturer Glock Ges.m.b. H, it entered Austrian military and police service by 1982 after it was the top performer in reliability and safety tests. Despite initial resistance from the market to accept a perceived "plastic gun" due to both unfounded durability and reliability concerns, as well as fears that its use of a polymer frame might circumvent metal detectors in airports, Glock pistols have become the company's most profitable line of products as well as supplying national armed forces, security agencies, police forces in at least 48 countries. Glocks are popular firearms among civilians for recreational and competition shooting and self-defense, concealed carry or open carry; the company's founder, engineer Gaston Glock, had no experience with firearms design or manufacture at the time their first pistol, the Glock 17, was being prototyped. Glock did, have extensive experience in advanced synthetic polymers, knowledge of, instrumental in the company's design of the first commercially successful line of pistols with a polymer frame.
Glock introduced ferritic nitrocarburizing into the firearms industry as an anticorrosion surface treatment for metal gun parts. In 1980, the Austrian Armed Forces announced that it would seek tenders for a new, modern duty pistol to replace their World War II–era Walther P38 handguns; the Austrian Ministry of Defence formulated a list of 17 criteria for the new generation service pistol, including requirements that it would be self loading. After firing 15,000 rounds of standard ammunition, the pistol was to be inspected for wear; the pistol was to be used to fire an overpressure test cartridge generating 5,000 bar. The normal maximum operating pressure for the 9mm NATO is 2,520 bar. Glock became aware of the Austrian Army's planned procurement, in 1982 assembled a team of Europe's leading handgun experts from military and civilian sport-shooting circles to define the most desirable characteristics in a combat pistol. Within three months, Glock developed a working prototype that combined proven mechanisms and traits from previous pistol designs.
In addition the plan was to make extensive use of synthetic materials and modern manufacturing technologies, to make it a cost-effective candidate. Several samples of the 9×19mm Glock 17 were submitted for assessment trials in early 1982, after passing all of the exhaustive endurance and abuse tests, the Glock emerged as the winner; the handgun was adopted into service with the Austrian military and police forces in 1982 as the P80, with an initial order for 25,000 guns. The Glock 17 outperformed eight different pistols from five other established manufacturers; the results of the Austrian trials sparked a wave of interest in Western Europe and overseas in the United States, where a similar effort to select a service-wide replacement for the M1911 had been going on since the late 1970s. In late 1983, the United States Department of Defense inquired about the Glock pistol and received four samples of the Glock 17 for unofficial evaluation. Glock was invited to participate in the XM9 Personal Defense Pistol Trials, but declined because the DOD specifications would require extensive retooling of production equipment and providing 35 test samples in an unrealistic time frame.
Shortly thereafter, the Glock 17 was accepted into service with the Norwegian and Swedish armed forces, surpassing all prior NATO durability standards. As a result, the Glock 17 became a standard NATO-classified sidearm and was granted a NATO stock number. By 1992, some 350,000 pistols had been sold in more than 45 countries, including 250,000 in the United States alone. Starting in 2013 the British Army began replacing the Browning Hi-Power pistol with the Glock 17 Gen 4, due to concerns about weight and the external safety of the Hi-Power. Glock has updated its basic design several times throughout its production history. A mid-life upgrade to the Glock pistols involved the addition of checkering on the front strap and serrations to the back strap; these versions, introduced in 1988, were informally referred to as "second-generation" models. To meet American ATF regulations, a steel plate with a stamped serial number was embedded into the receiver in front of the trigger guard. In 1991, an integrated recoil spring assembly replaced the original two-piece recoil spring and tube design.
The magazine was modified, changing the floorplate and fitting the follower spring with a resistance insert at its base. In 1998, the frame was further modified with an accessory rail to allow the mounting of laser sights, tactical lights, other accessories. Thumb rests on both sides of the finger grooves on the front strap were added. Glock pistols with these upgrades are informally referred to as "third-generation" models. Third-generation models additionally featured a modified extractor that serves as a loaded chamber indicator, the locking block was