From Modest Means to Quiet Philanthropy Arik Kislin’s rise to being a philanthropist and role model for business investors has many twists and turns that make his story both intriguing and inspirational. Kislin was born in Odessa, Ukraine, in 1968. When he was four years old, he moved with his family to Israel. He never […]
With the blizzard in the Northeast, many people will now resort to Skype calls. Some quotes on how SKYPE has changed the way people communicate. · “Skype is not a top-down communication channel. It offers free conference calls. Thus nine people can communicate and interact simultaneously online. This way, one person’s message gets transmitted to […]
There’s nothing wrong with tooting your own horn, but you need to do it at the right time, to the right audience, and for the right reasons. CEO of 5WPR Ronn Torossian explains. Some people would love to live in a world where you are actually judged on the quality of your work and the […]
In business there are few traits that can apply an immediate impact on your career like having Strong Discipline can. Through this professional trait many things become achievable.I have collected some of my favorite quotes on Discipline. · “Without being disciplined you wont get as far.” Gennady Barsky · “It is necessary to instill a […]
While most companies in the U.S. seem not to favor the hot issue of GMO labeling, one company is stepping up (again) in support of natural ingredients and better food. According to Businessweek, Unilever CEO Paul Polman and Ben & Jerry’s CEO Jostein Solheim recently shared a meal with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. Two days […]
Juda Engelmayer of 5W Public Relations (5WPR) on Fox 5 News commenting on the August 2013 Rolling Stone cover
One thing is sure. If Blankfein were a crisis communications client of mine, I might advise him to soften his image a bit. It may have made the difference between the Times op-ed running or not. Here’s a true story that might set a different tone. In the gym where he works out, Blankfein was sitting clothed in little else than his towel reading a newspaper. Another gym rat, riled up about some financial news ran toward him ranting and yelling, “do they know who I am?” – apparently having something to do with the news he thought Blankfein was reading. The two men did not know one another, yet angry guy persisted to explain himself to Blankfein saying, “do you know who the (expletive) I am?”
One of my earlier accomplishments and my start working in the world of Christian Evangelists. This story was on a former client, Dr. K.A. Paul which I helped him get one year after I left the firm I was at, and two months after Dr. Paul brought me on a mission to Haiti to counsel the rebel leader Guy Philippe after he helped hasten Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s departure. We also handed out 50 thousand pounds of food to needy people on the streets of Port Au Prince.
Being in an uncomfortable situation here, having to talk to a rabbi about such issues, I simply stated, “money given to a prostitute for her services.” He came back at me with, “What does it mean… what are you paying for, why does it matter?” I stared at him, and just restated “it is money paid to a prostitute for her services.” The rabbi looked at me, clearly bemused by what he saw as my vacant answer and said, “Services? Did she go down to Heshy’s (local coffee shop) and buy you a danish?” I gulped. All that I could mutter from my mouth, caught somewhere between fighting my instinct to be a wise ass and not wanting to have a conversation with this rabbi about what turning tricks is all about, was “Rabbi, if you’re not clear, I don’t think that I should be the one to tell you.” Bobo spit his soda out of his mouth laughing. Sure it was funny, but I got kicked out of class and “expelled” for it.
Here I am up at 4AM watching the off variety of entertainment offerings scattered about 5000 channels on Dish Network. With a lot on my mind, I stirred until I just woke up. Unable to go back to sleep, I decided to attempt to write my thoughts down in the hopes of making sense of […]