To just say that Adam Milstein is an accomplished individual is simply an understatement. It is an understatement because Adam Milstein is in fact a man who has acquired several professional titles and enforced multiple social good achievements that have rendered him to be within a league of men of extraordinary talent and heroism. In the past, Milstein was primarily recognized for being a war hero. But as of today, Milstein is best known for his passionate pursuits as an intellectual businessman, endeavoring philanthropist, and cultural leader.
Before making his way to the United States in 1981, Adam Milstein had served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a way of displaying his gratitude for his Israeli culture. Moreover, Milstein’s participation in the Yom Kippur War as a young individual was an act that had such great influence over him that he desired to dedicate his life to a journey of philanthropic fulfillment—a journey that would enable him to share his cultural experiences, uplift lives, and teach others to do the same. Upon arriving in the United States, Milstein made the initial commitment to complete his business education by receiving his MBA from the University of Southern California in 1983. Nonetheless, it wasn’t too far after that that Milstein had established a professional business career in real estate. Milstein’s business career entailed him fulfilling managerial obligations as a Managing Partner for Hager Pacific Properties—an affluent private real estate firm that owns over $2 billion in commercial property in the United States.
In addition to his success as a real estate businessman, Milstein’s life began to simultaneously shift towards that of becoming an endeavoring philanthropist. To better assist the needs of the Israeli-American population, Adam Milstein not only decided to establish his own foundation, but he decided to serve in the place of a cultural/societal leader by lending his voice to dispel anti-Semitism and to correct misinformation concerning the nation of Israel. Likewise, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation (founded in 2000) has served its purpose in uplifting the Israeli-American community by teaching members to become active philanthropists themselves, supplying the community with Jewish education and medical resources, and training the youth to be professional leaders in their communities.
To the delight of financial analysts and investors everywhere, Shervin Pishevar recently took to Twitter to dish out some of his more insightful predictions about the future of the U.S. and global economy. His tweet storm was the subject of widespread discussion in financial circles because many of his predictions have already proven themselves true. Given his background as one of the initial investors in Uber and his many successful business ventures, Shervin Pishevar is exactly the type of person to pay attention to when he is willing to share invaluable insights on currency, markets and the future of tech innovation in the U.S. and abroad.
He had plenty to say about Bitcoin, one of the most well-known and volatile forms of cryptocurrency. Although he believes that there will be an short-term dip in its value, Shervin Pishevar acknowledges that cryptocurrency is here to stay and will be more widely accepted in the near future. He does not necessarily think it is a bad investment because it is sure to bottom out sooner rather than later.
In terms of other investments, Shervin Pishevar advises that the next major tech superstar is unlikely to come out of Silicon Valley. Those looking for start-ups to invest in would be wise to cast their gaze beyond the U.S. because Shervin Pishevar thinks that online platforms will provide opportunities for innovators away from Silicon Valley, which was once the pinnacle of tech innovation. He also thinks that the rest of the world will soon surpass the U.S. in terms of the breadth of tech innovations because there are five major tech companies in the U.S. that are making it too difficult for start-ups to compete. Shervin Pishevar attributes the lag in U.S. innovation in part to the government’s unwillingness to institute effective regulations that would curtail the dominance of the current U.S. tech giants. Ultimately, he warns that the current state of regulation in the tech industry means that it is nearly impossible for another company like Uber to emerge without a major shift in legislation to benefit the common good and restrict tech monopolies.
Steve Ritchie provided a comeback that was badly
needed at Papa John’s. His first move was writing a letter to the customers
where he apologized to them for the racist remarks of the former CEO. Steve Ritchie assured
customers that the remarks were not a representation of the views of the
company. He gave an assurance that Papa John’s shall not tolerate racism or
insensitive language regardless of its context.
Steve Ritchie expressed that the company has
120,000 people working all over the world, who are committed and working hard
to give them good services and to sell them a better pizza. In the letter,
Steve Ritchie indicated the actions that Papa John’s Pizza would
be taking to show the company has zero tolerance for racism. The company would
be bringing in experts to do an audit on the culture of the company, they will
seek the opinion of the employees and Franchisees, and ensure transparency with
Ritchie’s letter was effective because it showed
he was empathizing with the customers. It also made him appear vulnerable, and
he offered a direct apology for the incident. Steve Ritchie also did not shy
away from calling out the former CEO act of racist remarks to show that he acted as
an individual and not a representative of the other people in the company. In
the apology, he reminded the customers that the people working in the company
are part of their community their commitment is to offer a better product to
satisfy their needs. By these statements, he distanced himself and other people
working under the company’s name from the racist utterances of the founder.
Steve Ritchie letter also reflected
accountability because he promised to take actions that would promote inclusion
and enhance the company’s diversity. It also reflected personal accountability by promising to be the leader of these efforts. Steve Ritchie had
posted another letter on the company’s website where he apologized but quickly
made adjustments that improved his apology by making it more sincere. His
efforts of apologizing to customers was an effective move that would bring
about healing and for the company’s recovery process to begin
Productivity at the workplace is vital for success. It brings about a good reputation and helps in the delivery of great deals and services. At the end of any year, most employees get distracted from their work due to stress and fatigue accumulated over the year and the pending festivities. Flavio Maluf, the Eucatex president, referred to some important tips that workers can use to overcome the common obstacles. The tips had earlier been listed by David Pinto, the School of Entrepreneurship Longitude’s founder.
Disengaging from Unnecessary Conversations
Engaging in unnecessary conversations takes away a lot of valuable time meant for work. Employees should ensure that they do not start casual conversations during coffee or snack breaks that could spill into work hours. When such conversations stretch too far they result in massive loss of productivity.
Reduced Use of Cell Phones at Work
Technology advancement has made it almost impossible for people to stay away from their cell phones. It is okay for employees to stay updated and well informed by using their cell phones. However, there should be a limit and employees ought to be cautious with their cell phone use at work.
According to David Pinto, staying focused is a challenging task and employees should remain firm. The loss of focus brings about disastrous implications like the buildup of tasks and less time to deliver them. Employees ought to organize themselves well and set goals on what they need to achieve within a certain period of time and follow them strictly.
Adopting New Methodologies
Lack of methodologies in most professions leads to lower income. According to Pinto, looking for new ways to work is the best solution to maintaining productivity in a company. Companies should adopt new methodologies at work in order to get the maximum income.