An Interview with Adam Milstein, Partner of Hager Pacific Properties

In a recent article interview with Ideamensch, Adam Milstein discussed managing Hager Pacific Properties alongside with David Hager and his life as an entrepreneur. Hager Pacific Properties is a private commercial real estate investment firm. The business came about years ago when Milstein decided to take on a job as a real estate commercial broker. He had earned his degree in entrepreneurship at USC but was unable to find a job that would pay him well.

 

Over a course of three years, Milstein achieved great success as a real estate broker and then decided to go a step further to become an investor in real estate. In the interview, he discusses what he does to continuously achieve great success. Milstein states that he doesn’t set specific goals. He finds them limiting and believes the best way to go about it is to always do your best.

 

Another tip he gives is not to listen to criticism. The real estate business is tough so Milstein suggests to not listen to the naysayers because it takes a great amount of time to make money. Lastly, the best business advice he offers is to follow up with every lead, you will most likely always miss out if you don’t.

 

Milstein is also a philanthropist and active community leader. He stands by his quote “To understand the issue yourself – one cannot rely on other people. Be part of the solution. Understand the problem and contemplate the issue.” He’s a native of Israel also serves as a co-founder and national chairman of the Israeli-American Council. He’s also on the board of several organizations, including, the Israel on Campus Coalition, StandWithUs, Hasbara Fellowships, Jewish Funders Network, AISH Los Angeles, AIPAC National Council and the Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel.

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George Soros: His Return to Active Campaign Financing

George Soros, the billionaire investor who once contributed a whopping $27 million dollars in 2004 to try to defeat President George W. Bush recently returned to the political spotlight as one of the leading funders of Hillary Clinton, and by extension the Democratic Party.

According to records made available by the Federal Election Commission, Democratic funding operatives, and interviews with his close associates conducted by Politico, Mr. George Soros committed or donated more than $25 million dollars to Clinton, in addition to other Democratic Party candidates in the just concluded presidential elections.

With a fortune estimated at more than $24 billion dollars, much of which was amassed through taking part in risky currency trades on nytimes.com, Mr. Soros is one of the richest men in the world. Born in Hungary before relocating to New York, has had a close working relationship with Mrs. Clinton, which spans more than twenty-five years.

His Motivation

Even though he did not attend the Democratic Presidential nominations, his close associates are of the belief that he became more politically engaged in the last elections due to the faith that he has in his friend Hillary Clinton, as well as his fear of President-Elect, Donald Trump. In the past, Soros has gone ahead to accused Trump of “doing the work of ISIS” mainly by stoking fears among the electorate on nybooks.com.

According to Michael Vachon, who is Soros’s political adviser, Soros has always been a consistent donor to Democratic-related causes, but in 2016, the elections had a much higher political stake. Apart from the hostility shown by the GOP candidates, the elections were important to Soros, as they touched on issues that he cared a lot about, such as religious intolerance, immigration reform, as well as criminal justice reform.

His willingness to donate to the Clinton campaign, in a bid to defeat Trump who was seen by many political pundits, as well as people in the Democratic Party circles as a good sign for Mrs. Clinton, as he was able to catalyze other wealthy activists to donate towards the campaigns.

It is a cumulative mobilization effort that helped Mrs. Clinton get a massive financial advantage over all the committees that were backing Donald Trump, who was and continues to be regarded with a lot of suspicion by donors across the political divide. The donations provided by Soros and his leftist benefactors are what allowed Clinton together with her team to create a humming campaign machine, which was able to overpower that of Trump in very many aspects.

Campaign Contributions

Soros-funded groups such as Priorities USA Action that received $7 million dollars, American Bridge 21st Century that got $2million and $700,000 to different Democratic Party campaigns and PACs.
Apart from supporting Clinton’s campaign, Soros has also funded non-profits such as Voting Rights Trust where he has made a commitment of $5 million.

Soros motivation and giving pattern in the last year has been similar to the pattern exhibited in 2004 when he was motivated by his deep and abiding opposition to Bush administration policies, as well as Iraq War that was ongoing at the time.

Learn more about George Soros:
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/george-soros-democratic-convention-226267
https://www.project-syndicate.org/columnist/george-soros

How to Acquire Pretty Healthy Lips with EOS Lip Balm

It is no secret that lip balm is a huge part of grooming in the current century. Unlike right now, finding the right lip balm for your lips in the last century was hectic. From walking to the chemists to all aisles in the shopping stores, finding a high-quality lip balm was challenging. Well, at least the introduction of EOS lip balm into the beauty industry seven years ago.

Market Penetration

Within a few months into the market, EOS lip balm had hit the shelves of Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Ulta and other beauty shops in the United States including Racked. Not even the modelling agencies like Allure could get enough of its taste. From the several attractive colors and flavors like honeydew and grapefruit, most celebrities heavily invested in EOS lip balm, encouraging the youth to buy.

Composition

Delightfully flavored and packaged with vitamin E, antioxidants, jojoba oil and shea butter, EOS lip balm is hypoallergenic and tested by the dermatologists. It is free from paraben and petroleum hence the smooth and beautiful lips.

Market Growth

Although the products from EOS are all over beauty magazines, the company directors hardly talk about their strategies. During an interview, the directors mentioned their $250 million profits through their sales. According to the Kline research group; this ranks the Fast Company second among lip balm manufacturers beating the pioneers of the lip balm market, Chapstick and Blistex.

Competition

According to the Kline Research reports, EOS lip balm is the core competition in the oral care class. With sales of over 1 million per week, it is safe to say that by 2020, the profits should be $2 billion. With its composition of natural organic products, EOS lip balm is in high demand hence more profits. If you are wondering what lip balm to invest in, EOS is the best choice to settle for.

OSI Group, Leading America’s Food Sector

OSI Group is America’s leading meat processing company. Retail outlets and food service industry are the main customers of this company. OSI Group international headquarter is in Aurora city of Illinois state. OSI Industries, LLC is the name under which the company’s plants are operating in the US in cities like Oakland, West Jordan, Fort Atkinson, West Chicago, Riverside, and Chicago. OSI Group sells brand foods to food services and retail customers on a regular basis. The company is operating in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific region. OSI Group is now present in 17 countries with more than 65 facilities.

British Safety Council gave the Globe of Honor Award for 2016 to OSI Group for exceptional management of environmental risks. The ceremony took place in London’s Drapers’ Hall on November 25, 2016. Flagship Food Group based in Colorado sold Flagship Europe to OSI a few months ago. It is one of the major food suppliers to food service market of United Kingdom. In Chicago, OSI Group also bought a food processing facility and storage warehouse which was located near OSI’s plant. It has an area of the two-hundred-thousand square foot, and it was formerly owned by Tyson Foods. The company’s growing business and increasing demand were the reason behind this purchase.

Since its creation, OSI Group is operating with a mindset that is totally entrepreneurial and not corporate. It is why people who want to make a difference is the choice of OSI Group. The company believes their success is due to the smart people it has. Therefore, the company strives to create an environment where their employees get the encouragement and support they need to grow. OSI Group offers a wide range of products like specialty sausages, cooked and frozen beef patties, sandwich assemblies, processed and raw chicken products, hot dogs, bacon, smoked and kettle products, dough and pizza products, cooked pork and beef products, and breakfast sausages.

Dutch manufacturer Baho Food provides snacks, convenience foods, and deli meats to food service and retail segments. OSI Group bought Baho Food in December 2016 which will expand its presence in Europe and meet the continent’s demands. OSI group now stands on the fifty-eight spot on Forbes list of America’s Largest Private Companies. For Fiscal Year 2015, the company’s revenue was more than six billion dollars. Sheldon Lavin is the current Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of OSI Group. Under his leadership, the company has grown internationally, and now it is among top 100 food companies in the world.

Navigating Through Digital Advertising

When an entrepreneur launches a new business, it is likely that she wanted to invest herself in that discipline. If she started a wedding planning company, she wanted to work with newlyweds and help them to develop their future together. If she opened a new store, then she wants to stake her claim in the community. But these pursuits are quite different from navigating through the difficult world of online reputation management. Advertising and controlling how people perceive your company can be quite different from the pursuits of your field. Fortunately, articles such as Online Reputation Management: Getting It Done Right are replete with good information to help you to be equal to this challenge.

Assume That You Have No Privacy

A hot mic is a microphone that is turned on and either recording or amplifying a conversation that one or both parties involved believe to be private. It could be accidental or intentional. In an article on onlinereputationreviews.com gave an example of many people saying things behind closed doors that could be detrimental if it were leaked. If you want to avoid this situation, then assume that there is always a hot mic. Assume that nothing is off-the-record. If you get a little careless with an angry customer, assume that your careless response could go viral. Take caution in all of your interactions and assume that you have no privacy.

Avoid Arguing Online

For somebody who is not in the public spotlight, an argument on the Internet can be a mild frustration that is forgotten overnight. For an entrepreneur, people are watching her to see how she will react. If she starts arguing her opinion about a controversial social issue on the Internet, people are going to remember that. They might even screenshot her conversation and post it online, therefore engraving it in the memory of the masses forever. The Internet is not the place to be dramatic, especially if you have a reputation to maintain.

What people think matters, especially for entrepreneurs. Your words could impact your future. One misstep and you could find some silly comment that you made on CNN.