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Adam Milstein: Ingenious Businessman with a Sincere Passion for Helping Others

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Adam Milstein is a man who used his childhood experiences that he obtained while growing up in Haifa, Israel to become one of the most influential/philanthropic leaders of the Jewish community. As a child, Milstein’s birthplace in Haifa provided him the privilege of being in one of the largest and most beautiful settings in Israel—a benefit that instilled him with a deep sense of respect and appreciation for his culture. Moreover, in addition to having become culturally impacted by his environment, Milstein was also heavily influenced by the love he received through the rearing by his parents. His mother (a stay-at-home mom) cared for the family and nurtured Milstein with the utmost endearment, while his father (a real estate developer) financially supported the family and taught Milstein the value of hard work. Together, his parents embedded within his subconscious the importance of being compassionate for others—a quality that Milstein inherited that would stick with him for life.

Yet, in addition to being compassionate, bravery was another strong characteristic that Adam Milstein adopted in his youth. At 19, he joined the Israeli Defense Forces out of a personal desire to help protect the nation of Israel against opposing forces who sought to bring harm to the people. After serving in the Yom Kippur War in 1973, Milstein earned a degree in Business Management from the Israel Institute of Technology in 1978 and then relocated to the United States with his wife shortly thereafter. Nevertheless, after arriving to the U.S. in 1981 and residing in California, Milstein returned to school to obtain his second degree (MBA) in business from the University of Southern California. Utilizing his business degrees, Adam Milstein ultimately became a successful businessman in the real estate industry. As a resident of California, he became a managing partner for Hager Pacific Properties (located in Encino, California) where he currently fulfills the responsibility of overseeing all financial matters concerning the real estate company’s billion-dollar property ownership in the U.S.

Nonetheless, being that Adam Milstein was born to be more than just a businessman at heart, he innately took to becoming the philanthropist that his parents’ love had influenced him to be. He wished to enlighten and encourage those of the Jewish community to become leaders to make a positive difference within their lives and the lives of others as well. Therefore, to provide a system of direct aid to the Israeli-American population, Adam Milstein and his wife founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in 2001. Today, the foundation currently provides a multitude of nonprofit services including that of educational training, leadership counseling, medical support, and defense against anti-Semitism.

Alistair Borthwick Was a Man of Many Talents

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
Alastair Borthwick was a proud Scotsman and he wrote about his homeland. He wrote his first bestseller in 1939, Always a Little Further, and it recounts his time walking his beloved Scottish highlands. After spending time reporting on the Second World War, he wrote his second book, Sans Peur, in 1946. They were very different books, but that speaks to his ability to write about a range of topics. Alastair Borthwick obtained that talent during his long career in journalism along with his time during the Second World War. Both texts found a second audience when they were rerelease in the 1980s and 1990s Alistair Borthwick moved to Glasgow when he was 11, and he soon began his career in journalism. He wrote on a wide variety of topics for the Glasgow Weekly Herald which contributed to his ability to master many writing styles. He covered everything from front page stories to the crossword section. During one of his writing assignments he began his love of the outdoors. He wrote about his experiences rock climbing. His career in journalism continued and he moved to Flest Street in 1935. At the outbreak of the war, he served his country and he led his battalion of men through Holland into German occupied territory. Borthwick’s ability to write meant that he soon started documenting the last stages of the war. After the war Alastair Borthwick did not want to return to London, so he and his wife set up home back in Scotland. He continued his work in journalism and he won an OBE for his reporting on the festival of Britain. He continued to write about the Second World War and events in Scotland. Alastair Borthwick died in 2003, and his wife died later that same year. They are survived by their son Patrick. Read more information about Borthwick at

Ted Bauman Provides Financial Advice

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Ted Bauman is a writer who makes several newsletters for the company Banyan Hill Publishing, which he joined in 2013. The organization specializes in providing financial news and advice, and his contributions include The Bauman Letter, Alpha Stock Alert and Plan B Club.

In an interview with IdeaMensch, Ted Bauman makes clear that he is a writer above all else. His goal, he says, “is to write about essential topics in a way that makes people want to read more.” While admittedly financial advice is not always exciting or interesting, it is important, and his role at the company is to use his skills to make that fact clear to his readers. He works hard at it, too, often getting up very early in the morning (when he says that he is most effective) and almost always keeping at it until 5 p.m.

It is clear that he has a passion for helping normal people with these complex issues. Having worked in what he calls “typical minimum wage jobs,” he knows what it is like to be working class and wants to help his readers achieve greater success. He explains that he is not generally a fan of legal regulations, but also feels that the government spends too much of its efforts helping big businesses while leaving the hoi polloi to figure financial matters out on their own.

What advice does Ted Bauman offer? The main thing, he says, is to have a safe investment plan, even if it is ostensibly less profitable. Few people will gain a sudden, huge windfall from their investments, he warns, so one should have a defensive strategy that will protect one’s assets. While stocks are good, he believes that more people should be learning about bonds and how they work; their dividends come in monthly payments rather than daily market changes, but slow and steady wins the race.

In conclusion, Ted Bauman is offering simple yet effective advice that can help anyone. He notes that no strategy is foolproof, of course, but following his tips could nevertheless do a lot to help you succeed.

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