Adam Milstein Shares his Thoughts on the Future Jewish Leaders of the World

Adam Milstein is best known as a real estate investor and his involvement in Hager Pacific Properties. He is also a philanthropist, founding the Adam and Gil Milstein Family Foundation in 2000. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board at the Israeli-American Council, which he also played a part in founding. Adam Milstein is also a frequent writer, sharing his thoughts and ideas on Jewish life and culture.

Recently, Milstein shared an article on Times of Israel concerning how diaspora Jews and their commitment to Israel.

Milstein began by painting a short picture of Jewish history, talking about how Jewish leaders, David Ben-Gurion, Chaim Weizmann, Golda Meir, and Henrietta Szold created the necessary ground-work for the State of Israel. He then talked about Mordechai Anielewicz and Peter Bergson, who led the Jewish people against the Nazis during WWII.

Adam Milstein then moved on to modern subjects and the perils that the Jewish population faces today.

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign is an effort to destroy the State of Israel. They are seeking to disrupt the relationship between the worldwide Jewish population and their home land. Adam Milstein believes that these efforts from the BDS campaign will ultimately be frivolous: the diaspora Jews will not agree with their extreme views.

Milstein mentioned the heroes of Jewish history because he believes it is time for a figurehead for the Jewish world to emerge now. The Jewish community needs a modern Mordechai Anielewicz or Henrietta Szold to lead the Jewish world through struggles such as the struggles with the BDS campaign.

“I have great hope and optimism,” Adam Milstein writes. “That these high-caliber leaders will emerge. This is because I meet them every day.”

Milstein then listed scenarios where he has encountered such individuals. As a philanthropists he has met these people. Some of them have just returned from pilgrimage, energized after first stepping foot in their home land. Some of them are his peers at the Israeli-American Council. A leader could even emerge from Jewish youth camps, Milstein explained.

Adam Milstein is a frequent contributor to Times of Israel.

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Some Myths and Truths About Entrepreneur Flavio Maluf

Flavio Maluf’s Success

Owning your own business is attractive to a lot of people, especially those who are not satisfied with their own job or dream of no longer having to work for “a” boss. To help incipient business tycoons into the niche, UOL-Economics Portal has published several myths and truths when it comes to opening this successful venture itself. Corporate Executive Flavio Maluf is that venture’s mentor.

 

Insper Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center coordinator Cynthia Serva, and coordinator of the Entrepreneurship and New Business Center (GVCENN) of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Tales Andreassi have this to say:

 

“The entrepreneur has to take care of the whole business; she/he does not have working hours because she/he needs to be available 24/7. Vacations with her/his family when she/he wants to?Often there isn’t a choice, in respect to one’s dedication,” Serva says.

 

The belief that it is necessary to have high capital in order to start a business is myth, reports Flavio Maluf. There are already several business models that do not require the new entrepreneur to initially invest great capital. The market has many investors who are looking for good ideas and great executors.

 

Flavio Maluf explains that according to World Bank information, the average number of days to open a company in Brazil is 107 days; American waiting time is only five days.

 

It is also myth to believe that it is only possible to start a venture if the idea in question is completely innovative; this is not entirely true.

 

Of course, the novelty will make you stand out from the competition; however, the coordinator of Insper Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center stresses that the most important thing is to have people willing to pay and consume your product.

 

Andreassi says, “Risks always exist, but they need to be minimized–by monitoring the competition, analyzing the market and assessing the impact of the actions, whether considered negative or positive scenarios.”

 

Brazil start-ups of new businesses can be complicated and expensive. Truth. The larger the company, the more investment backing does makes a positive difference! https://www.facebook.com/flavio.maluf

Brazil Seeks to Improve Sanitation Efficiency Through Private Partnerships

The government recently announced that they will upgrade the management and quality of sanitation services through concessions to private initiatives. According to industry experts like Edison Carlos of Trata Brasil and Felipe Montoro Jens, the director of the Concessionaria do Centro Administrativo, the change in management into the private sector will increase efficiencies and decrease downtime for residents of those areas.

 

According to Felipe Montoro Jens, the amount of government waste has hampered the efficiency of the basic sanitation. In Brazil, 90 percent of the services are handled publicly, and 70 percent of that is at the state level. By encouraging a public-private partnership, the government can bring its decades of experience into public sanitation management and the private sector can bring its focus on cost-effectiveness and also the added resources only found in the private sector.

 

BNDES will work to develop action plans in each state based on the current conditions that the areas are in. Some projects will require a higher level of investment than others. Through these partnerships, the idea is not for people to be left behind, but rather that they finally receive the level of services that they require for water and sanitation. Clear goals and targets are needed, Edison Carlos said, to make sure that the partnership is achieving what it is broadly supposed to be doing.

 

Felipe Montoro Jens also explained that the costs of the services to the government are bound to change as the private sector steps in with its greater level of resources, money, and investment potential. Lack of money caused water and sanitation efforts to suffer in recent months.

 

Infrastructure expert Felipe Montoro Jens, who was instrumental behind much of this deal, has long history of working with the private energy sector throughout the world. He used to work in Project Development at the Terna S. p. A and was in Enron’s structured finance division.

 

His educational background is in management and business administration. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Fundao Getlio Vargas and a Master’s in International Management from The American Garvin School of International Management.