Adam Milstein; Fighting Anti-Semitism from All Fronts

Adam Milstein is a man of many trades. He has excelled in the business world as a real estate entrepreneur and in the social scene through philanthropy. Adam has offered financial and ethical support to many organizations involved in promoting rights of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. He has also been instrumental in strengthening ties between Israel and the United States of America. In fact, Adam Milstein is the national chairperson of the Israeli-American Council.

He is currently the president of Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation which, he co-founded with his wife, Gila. He has also become a reputable author taking the pro-Semitic campaign to the writing arena. Read more about Adam Milstein at Bloomberg.com.

In his latest article on anti-Semitism alliances around the globe, Adam Milstein points out how various groups are working together to delegitimize the nation of Israel. He believes that the groups are increasingly sharing ideas to strengthen their campaigns which are built on hate, bigotry, and racism. Adam believes that the anti-Israel narrative is the cornerstone of the existence of some of these groups. In principle, their activities revolve around fighting and sullying Israel and its people.

Adam Milstein is concerned with the spread of anti-Semitic leftism in learning institutions. Indeed, it is an indication that the future existence of Jewish people in America and beyond is threatened. It has been reinforced by the open support people in leadership positions on international platforms. One of these people is Linda Sarsour; a political activist involved organizing the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. She openly recognized and appreciated the role played by one of the co-conspirators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. These have made her a hero and a role model to the radical groups.

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Adam also points out that the trend is on a further increase with the recent expelling of three people for having Stars of David on their pride flags in two rallies in Chicago. Participants of the rallies were also encouraged to attend an inherently anti-Semitic speech by Rasmea Odeh, a Palestinian terrorist.

As an author, Adam Milstein has found a platform to push his work to the international scene and illustrate the need for harmonious co-existence and mutual respect despite the different ethnic and social backgrounds. Visit JTA.org to know more about Adam Milstein.

The Career of Dick DeVos

Dick DeVos is the oldest son of Richard DeVos, Sr., co-founder of Amway Corporation which he helped start in 1959. With the aid of his father, Dick has had an enormously successful career in Amway. He first joined the Amway team in 1974. He rose through the ranks and by 1984 was promoted to vice president of Amway operations in 18 countries. These years were marked by his leading significant growth in just about all of these cities. In 1989, he branched out to find his own success, founding The Windquest Group.

 

This was a company that made and sold storage and closet organizers and later specialized in all manner of technology and manufacturing businesses. During his tenure in office, Windquest was much praised for putting much concentration on environmentalism and finding alternative resources. In 1991 the DeVos clan purchases the NBA Orlando Magic which his father appointed him to manage. He served as its president and CEO until 1993. At that time he returned to Amway as its president. Under his leadership, Amway extended its operations to over 50 countries on six continents.

 

 Dick DeVos retired from Amway for good in 2002 to rededicate himself to the leadership of Windquest Group. A few years later he also ran for the governorship of Michigan. He used a lot of his considerable wealth to fund his campaign, but ended up losing. Dick also married into money. His wife, Betsy, is the daughter of Edgar Prince, the owner and president of Prince Corporation, and sister of Erik Prince, founder and president of Blackwater security firm. Dick has done more than adequate leadership. His career has been characterized by increasing revenue growth astronomically and thorough restructuring of companies for more effectiveness.

 

Although he had had leadership roles before, his first really major leadership position had come during his time with Orlando Magic. It was during these years that he really honed his top leadership skills which prepared him to take the helm of Amway in 1993. It trained him so well for the role, in fact, that during his tenure as head of Amway sales increased by $4.5 billion. He did this by wisely and successfully changing the entire structure of the company and renaming it Alticor. And throughout his career he has honed the art of marketing strategy, strategic planning, customer service, politics, fundraising, leadership development, and business development. Even in retirement he isn’t done making waves in the world.