Sometimes we forget that the rich and powerful is just as much people as the rest of us, with the same quirks, curiosities, and troubles as everyone else. Sure they have more money to resolve the everyday problems, but the big problems still stay with them, and their interests are sometimes surprisingly mundane, just as they are curiously exotic. Arthur Becker is one such man, a wealthy real estate mogul who made his fortune purchasing tech companies during his days as a Bear Stearns stockbroker. These days he’s making a move from being a silent partner to actively participating in building projects and separating from his wife of 20 years in between collecting toy soldiers and ancient currencies.
One supposes when you have the kind of currency as Mr. Arthur Becker, you’ll find yourself with a surfeit of time in which to pursue various arts and curiosities. Most of us may get into baking cookies, but how many of us would venture into purchasing entire macadamia nut orchards to supply companies like Mrs. Fields?
He also has an artistic flair and an interest in the fundamental arts that go into his real estate. Consider his foray to Vermont where he began restoring 18th-century homes, this taught him an appreciation for hand-made bricks such as those that are going into his 465 Washington Street project. It was his appreciation of the art that made him seek out a Denmark company to produce handmade bricks. You can visit Crunchbase for more details.
Arthur graduated from Bennington College in 1969 with a degree in the Fine Arts and then added a business degree to his acumen during his time at Amos Tuck in Dartmouth. He put this degree to good use when he became CEO of two technology companies. His work goes beyond simple financial concerns, though he does still focus on money as a point of interest. Currently, he’s exploring the meaning of money and its central place in our lives and relationships. If you’d like to see some of his work, it’s been exhibited in a number of installations and can be viewed at his office or at the newly built Sullivan townhouses where an exhibit will be curated by James Saloman. More details can be found on Bloomberg.
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Susan McGalla has achieved success in the business world. She rose to the position of President of American Eagle Outfitters overseeing the total operation of the brand. Now she is using herself as a model for American women to follow as they pursue careers in the business and financial world. It is her contention that women have innate skills that translate well into the arena of the business world. Women have the capacity to educate and elevate family members and other executives they come into contact with in business. She fully represents the new woman in the business world. There is a list of successful women as CEOs and Presidents; Carly Fiorino, a former head at Hewlett-Packard even ran for President as a Republican in 2016. If she had won her party’s endorsement, she would have run against Hillary Rodham Clinton and the nation would have been assured of a female President of the United States in 2017.
Susan McGalla began her rise in the business world by working in marketing and managerial positions at the Joseph Horne Company. In 1986 she started her career at American Eagle Outfitters as a divisional merchandise buyer for womenswear.
McGalla left American Eagle Outfitters early in 2009. She became a consultant for the financial investment and retail industries. She sat on the board at HFF Inc. and then succeeded Ed Thomas as CEO of Wet Seal Inc. She has recently founded P3 Executive Counseling and is the Director of Strategic Planning and growth of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Susan McGalla has come a long way from her roots in Ohio to climb the ladder of executive success. She serves as a model to young women in the Midwest and elsewhere showing that success in a man’s former domain can be achieved by women. One has only to look outside the United States of America to see women holding important positions in politics, medicine, and law. Women are better suited to understand law and medicine than men and to be the head of a country and be in charge of practically everything is a role woman have been playing for millenia. During the Stone Age, the men were the hunters and warriors, and the women took care of the family, the home, and the community, even then they were in charge. It’s only natural.
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Adam Milestien’s parents were immigrants to Israel when they met. His mother was from Mexico and his father from Argentina. They taught him to work hard and be proud of where he came from. He served during the Yum Kippur War and then enrolled in college, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business and economics. Throughout this time he also married Gila Elgrably and helped his father grow their real-estate business and in 1981 they moved to the United States so that Adam Milestien could persue a master’s degree from the University of Southern California (USC).
He continued with his passion in real-estate but also began to realize his true calling was in philanthropy. In response to this passion, Adam and Gila have created the Milestien Foundation that does various charity work including supporting their cultural background, reminding Israel-Americans that they can be proud of who they are and where they came from.
One event that the Milestien Foundation has created is the “Inspired by Israel” contest. There were eighty contestants and ten of them will go on to have their presentation given in front of an elite panel of judges including Gila Milestien, Tribe Media Journalist David Suissa, and StandWithUs Executive Director Michael Dickson. The contest will provide over twenty thousand dollars in prizes, including an eight thousand dollar grand prize. Last year, the program provided over 500,000 views to their cause and the winning theme was “Superman’s Got Nothing on Israel.”
With each program’s success we are one step closer as a world united.
With the growing, changing and advancing of the tech industry, numerous people have decided to venture the industry in various ways. John Goullet is one individual who has ventured into the tech sector with no fear and determination to bring about change. He is an IT entrepreneur who has gained respect over the years from his fellow workers and people worldwide. He has been responsible for the creation of various industries that have gradually grown to become the best in the industry. Mr. John’s career begun as an IT consultant before venturing in IT staffing. Nobody would have ever imagined that John would be in a position of building companies that people go to look for tech solutions. Some of the firms that have helped in raising his social standards include the Info Technologies. Info Technologies majorly focuses on providing IT staffing solutions to people and other corporations especially the Fortune 500 Companies. John aimed at opening a business that will be in a position of understanding the It Staffing problems available in today world and tries to find solutions to these issues. After Info Technologies had grown and developed, it merged with Diversant Inc to later form Diversant LLC.
Diversant LLC has become a firm that is able to gain the clients trust as is available to offer services required by the customer. With this, it becomes easy for the company to establish a healthy relationship with the customer through providing quality services. Some of the major services it offers include direct hiring, strengthening IT employees and several services. One thing that has made the firm outstanding is the fact that it engages its customers in various aspects which make the clients feel incorporated into the company’s success. It is well known that through establishing healthy relationships with your customers, your business is bound to develop at a higher rate.
New technology which is continually advancing has led to the lack of experts who can be in a position of keeping up with the tech, and this is what John tries to solve. He wants to open industries that will be experts who are highly qualified to address any tech problem. With such an idea, John believes that with time every tech problem will be handled by his numerous firms.
Since 2004, artist Doug Levitt has been traveling across America as a passenger on Greyhound buses, and has been chronicling his experiences in a multi-media project titled The Greyhound Diaries.Born in Washington, D.C. in 1972, Doug Levitt is a graduate of Cornell University, and holds a masters degree from the London School of Economics.Prior to embarking on an arts career, Mr. Levitt worked as a journalist and foreign correspondent for several major news outlets.
The Greyhound Diaries originally started out as a short-term project that was inspired by the WPA federal work programs of the 1930s. Now, more than 12 years and 120,000 bus miles later, Doug Levitt has assembled quite an impressive collection of songs, images and stories from his journeys.The stories that Levitt writes about the people that he meets on board Greyhound buses are gripping, and reveal a cross-section of America that is almost hidden in plain sight. Through different sets of circumstances, all of these people find themselves riding on a long-distance bus, and Levitt tells their stories in an honest and interesting manner.
A wealth of photographs featuring people and sights that Levitt has encountered on his travels are an integral part of The Greyhound Diaries. A diverse group of subjects are shown waiting at bus terminals, riding on the motor coaches, and relaxing during rest stops along the way.So far, The Greyhound Diaries have yielded two EP recordings and an online series. Live public performances of Mr. Levitt’s show, that is based on his bus trips, have been, and are presented at a wide variety of venues around the world.