Adam Milstein is a leader in his community, an investor in real estate, the President of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, a co-founder of the Israeli-American Council, and an author on the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS). His expert writing which is published on the JNS website has reached many people who look for someone to decipher what is going on in the world. It is his experience and commitment to strengthening the State of Israel and the Jewish People that has helped him to reach so many Jews through his writing.

Adam Milstein recently penned an article on JNS that covered radical alliances that have only led to more anti-Semitism around the world. In the article, he acknowledged that anti-Semitism has been seen in the radical right for a long time but that it is also becoming more common in the radical left. Radical Muslim groups also harbor strong anti-Semitism sentiments, and all three of these groups are, more and more, using the same approaches and ideas, which only work to make racism and bigotry stronger.

Adam Milstein has, unfortunately, noticed that in, both, Europe and North America there is an alliance that is growing between radical leftists and radical Muslims. The strange thing is that radical left touts that it disagrees with almost everything that radical Muslims practice, but Milstein has seen that the far left will ignore this to share sentiments of hatred aimed at the western world and anti-Semitism. He has noticed that a growing problem with the far left is to lump all Muslims together rather than to distinguish between moderates and radicals.

Adam Milstein is troubled that this alliance seems to be getting stronger, and he has pointed out that college campuses are slowly gaining more and more Anti-semite leaning students who share the same views as radical Muslim groups. He has pointed out that this has happened before and could be seen during the Iranian revolution that occurred during the late 1970’s when leftists and Islamists bonded together to overthrow the moderate government. Muslim radicals have also found the opportunity to ally with the far right when they would be useful to their anti-Semitism beliefs.

The culture and customs of where we come from are very crucial. However, with the technology and everything that has changed the way of living, many young people are slowly being carried away and abandoning their culture. Adam Milstein and his wife have taken it upon themselves to see that the Jewish youths get to understand and embrace their culture and understand why it is crucial for them to embrace it. Through the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, he has impacted more than 15000 families.

The organization approaches issues in three dimensions;

  1. Active Philanthropy. Humanitarian work is not only about the financial support but as well as being involved in the duties evaluation. The foundation supports all the programs by actively participating.
  2. Life Path Impact. Adam Milstein understands the need to teach people life skills by engaging them in lessons and acts of real life. He, therefore, seeks and offers his support to people who influence others through life stages. This means offering lessons based on the age of individuals. The lessons are delivered to the target audience.
  1. Philanthropic Synergy. Adam Milstein does not serve his people by himself. He offers financial support to other people who share his goal. He collaborates with them to see that the Jewish culture is respected.

In his article in the Jerusalem Post, Adam Milstein mentioned that he knows that there were still custodians of the Jewish Culture in the young generation because he sees them every day. He says that it is through them that the culture will be passed on to the other generations.

Adam Milstein says that it is their responsibility to see that the individuals rise by supporting them financially. He explains that it takes courage to be a leader because of the adversities that one has to deal with and the rejection. It is only those who know the value and the importance of the culture can manage this role. Adam Milstein says that he is very optimistic that the passion in the young generation will be transmitted to other individuals. This is the only way the next generation will be stronger than the previous ones.

March 3, 2018 · advisor, Lawyer · (No comments)

Michael Hagele was interviewed recently about his professional life, his business and his secrets for success. Michael is an accomplished attorney who has his own practice, and he focuses on counseling technology companies in a variety of sectors.

Where did the idea for starting your own practice come from?

As an independent attorney and as someone who has worked directly for a company, I realized that small practices can serve clients better. I learned that this approach makes it easier to offer affordable but high-quality legal services for my technology clients.

Will you describe a typical productive day for yourself?

I usually start my mornings by reviewing my daily tasks. I handle general matters, intellectual property issues and counseling first. After that, I start making contracts such as technology licensing agreements. In the afternoon, I clear my head by riding my bike. When I do that, I usually develop my best ideas or figure out the best solutions to problems. I return to my office with a fresh outlook that would be hard to find by sitting there and staring at a desk all day. As the afternoon and evening hours progress, I deal with any client issues that arise and work on resolutions. In the later evening hours, I spend time on the phone with my foreign investment partners to discuss strategies.

How do you turn ideas into reality?

I never give up, and I believe that tenacity is the key to making an idea come to life. With a process that involves iteration, assumption challenging and utilizing new information, the best outcomes are possible.

Is there a trend that excites you?

One of the most intriguing trends is artificial intelligence. Its variety of applications such as genetic programming holds vast possibilities. I advise a company that made an application for finding the most productive use of funding, and I invested in it as well. Machine learning is a big trend today. We can now use algorithms to determine patterns. With these capabilities, analysts can identify obscure ties between sets of data. Machine learning gives us the possibility of discovering the unknown or clarifying unclear concepts of a program’s impact. With better insights, program expansion can happen without hefty costs.

As an entrepreneur, do you have a habit that enhances your productivity?

Getting in the habit of putting the customer first is one that has helped me and can help every entrepreneur. When you work in a high-pressure industry, your client’s business may depend on your abilities. If you put yourself in the client’s shoes, you can better determine how to serve each person.

What did you learn from your worst job in life?

When I was younger, I worked in Chicago at a car wash. It was winter, and my hands always felt painful and numb. It was good incentive to take charge of my future and pursue my educational goals.

Do you recommend any perpetual habits for entrepreneurs to develop?

One thing that I do over and over is physical activity. I try to exercise every day. For me, it sharpens my mind and recharges me. Stepping away from challenges at work to clear your head and take care of your body has multiple benefits.

Is there a particular strategy that fueled your practice’s growth?

Today, social media is an important part of business growth. You can truly connect with customers in a more personal way. However, I try not to overdo it. Leaving dialogue open helps promote your services or products.

How did you overcome a memorable failure as an entrepreneur?

I remember working on a restaurant opening for a celebrity chef. The individual was not interested in equity but was only interested in salary. In hindsight, it was a bad idea to work with someone who had that mindset. I believe that every key player should be invested in the company and its success in one way or another. Equity participation has helped many enterprises grow and flourish.

Who Is Michael Hagele?

Michael Hagele counsels technology companies in industries such as aerospace, defense, internet and biotechnology. He invests in some tech companies in their early stages. Additionally, he founded and funded several businesses in the hospitality and restaurant industries. Michael works hard to negotiate, draft and close various agreements in both international and domestic telecommunications fields. He has also handled commercial agreements, intellectual property rights issues and many corporate transactions.

In the past, Michael worked as an in-house attorney and served as a general legal counselor for venture capital companies. He managed corporate governance, employment, mergers and many other issues. Michael earned his law degree from the University of California campus in Berkeley.

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Updated 12/8/2017:  Felipe Montoro Jens was interviewed about the importance of private and public business partnerships.  Definitely worth viewing for some insight into Felipe’s idea of how Brazil can continue their incredible economic recovery.  Find the interview below:

It takes something special to be a prominent businessman in the modern world. With the hindering factors in mind, including the stiff competition in the market, business people have opted to strategize on how to come out on top of the tussle. Variables like skills, interests, experience, and on-field expertise play a great role towards the achievements.

With the announcement by the Brazilian government to make concessions on water and basic sanitation, various parties had their views on the decision. Felipe Montoro Jens, a specialist in infrastructure projects, and had his opinion too. He foremost expresses his belief that the current services will improve both structurally and managerial. He also adds that waste level would naturally go down with the actualization of the project.

Felipe Montoro Jens states that the introduction of the private sector in this initiative supplements the services of the public sector rather than suppressing it. He explains that the two managements can mutually work together for better service delivery. The initiative is set to introduce customized action plans based on studies carried out in all locations.

Felipe Montoro Jens pointed out that water loss is the primary cause of financial losses in the public sector due to the excessive wastage. It has, in turn, led to impossibilities in the provision of water and sanitation services. Private companies are endowed with more resources. As a result, they can afford advanced technologies that are crucial for water management in the state with the view of improving investments in the sewage network. He also adds that the presence of these organizations is an added advantage to the financial situation of the public sector and the Brazilian economy at large.

Felipe Montoro is a Brazilian citizen and has an education background in Business Administration. His career interests cut across technology, water and sewage, petroleum, real estates, and infrastructure. Moreover, he has also specialized in consultancy, project development, auditing, and structure finance.