George Soros has a long history of supporting progressive causes. Soros fled Hungary in 1946 and ultimately ended up in the United States. Once stateside, Soros established himself as a successful hedge fund manager. This history as an immigrant and successful entrepreneur has led Soros to believe in a society that helps it’s most vulnerable to succeed in the face of adversity. This has led Soros to regularly support politicians that help those living in poverty. Soros’ activism and philanthropy reflect a belief that success accompanies responsibility. It is because of this outlook that Soros has a continued interest in government policies that lessen wealth inequality and its effects, reduce global violence, and protect the environment from destruction. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.
Soros’ commitment to progressivism has led him to support major nominees from the Democratic Party, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He has allied himself with leaders of the Democratic Party and continues to use his influence and resources to push for the success of the party. Notably this has manifested in George Soros’ creation of the Democracy Alliance in 2004, a group that brings together donors and key liberal leaders. The Alliance has been a means through which Soros and other donors can channel funds into the Democratic Party. The DA has been a key factor in counteracting the large amount of money regularly raised by Republican politicians.
Read more about George at The New York Times.
Soros and the DA met recently to reaffirm its resistance to the Donald Trump’s presidency. Kenneth P. Vogel, writing for Politico, outlines some of the objectives of the DA following Trump’s victory in November. Under direction from the DA the Democratic Party focused on an increasingly diverse electorate. This was not enough to counteract the role of the white working class in November’s election. Soros’ meeting with the DA in November brought with it references to Soros’ own background dealing with communism and Nazism in Hungary, prior to his immigration to the United States and much of his focus on progressivism stems from these experiences.
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If you’re not too hip to what’s going on in the field of technology then you probably have no idea who this person of discussion is. This guy is down right genius to some degree as he has enriched the lives of many people from his work. Eric Pulier is a man of many acts and has done a lot for society thanks to his use of technology and has brilliant way of thinking. Pulier has a talent for creating solutions for real world problems and he’s been doing this since a very young age. As a child, he always had that “it” factor about himself as he was much more creative than his peers. In the fourth grade, Pulier programmed a computer, but who knew what was to come in future years. Technology was his thing and he exploited it to the fullest.
The guy went to school at Harvard University where is he majored in American/English Literature. During this time he worked for the school’s newspaper known as The Harvard Crimson. Pulier was the editor as well as a column writer. Being such a tech geek, he took classes at MIT as well. His educational background is broad and it helped to shape his future in various fields of work. This brilliant minded individual has found up to 15 companies, he’s written successful publications, as well as raised millions of dollars for his own personal ventures. This is business savvy 101 and he sold his last company for around $350 Million. Pulier was chosen to build the “Bridge To The 21st Century” platform for Bill Clinton’s 2nd term inauguration, which ended up as a huge success. The event was broadcasted on many popular news networks throughout the country.
Today this father of four resides in the Los Angeles Area where he owns a successful nightclub and restaurant. His ability to conquer numerous fields of work has heled to redefine the word entrepreneur.
From Law To Fund Management
Originally, Sam Tabar attended law school with the intentions of becoming a lawyer. After receiving his degree and working for various firms specializing in business, Tabar set his sights on the world of fund management. Here, Tabar stood out as a particular wise investor and his management advice was taken to heart by his clients. While other investors focused on receiving profits alone, he set out with the goal of making investments towards a better future. He wanted to prove that profits and progress are complimentary.
Progress Through Investment
A major focus of Tabar’s career is investing in companies with a progressive goal in mind. A great example of this is the company Shethinx. Shethinx uses feminine hygiene products to promote the empowerment of women across the world. Solutions like these are found only in the free market because they rely on the willing choices of individuals. When people are empowered through capitalism, they naturally tend to air on the side of social progress. The success of Tabar’s socially conscious investments made him a natural fit for Full Cycle, a company specializing in alternative energy companies.
Taking Things Full Cycle
Recently, Full Cycle Fund named Sam Tabar as its new Chief Officer of Operations. The Full Cycle Fund provides companies specializing in new approaches to waste management and alternative energy with the funding they need to thrive. As the oil and coal industry shrink, many investors believe other, cleaner forms of energy will naturally take their place. With Sam Tabar’s natural sight for progressive investments, he’s a perfect fit for Full Cycle. He has already made a fortune helping to advance companies that empower people, and there is noone who understands this better than him. If Sam Tabar has his way, Full Cycle may very well create the energy industry of tomorrow.
Returning To Austin
After a long and storied career in New York City, Dr.Walden has decided to return home to Austin, Texas. When she decided she wanted to raise a family, she knew she wanted her boys to grow up in her home town around the family and traditions she experienced herself growing up. With her new office, Dr. Jennifer Walden continues to provide the same amazing cosmetic surgeries she is known for. The only difference is she now works for herself and her twin boys.
Ushering In New Surgeries
The new surgeries Dr.Walden uses at her office are a sight to see. New technologies are improving the way cosmetic surgeons treat everything from body contouring to hair removal. As one of the most respected doctors working in cosmetic medicine, Dr.Walden sets trend for the field. Using lasers for body contouring isn’t necessarily standard, but in a few years this new technology will catch on as more doctors decide that they will follow in her steps. This innovation is one of the many reasons Dr.Walden has received so many awards and is highly regarded as one of the best cosmetic surgeons around.
What Lies Ahead For Doctor Walden
The future looks bright for Jennifer Walden. Currently, she works for herself in her private office. Everything she does and when she does it is completely up to herself. Reaching this point wasn’t easy for Dr.Walden. As a woman working in a male dominated field, she had to overcome many barriers to achieve the recognition she has today. However, the recognition has paid off. Dr.Walden is widely regarded as one of the most innovative doctors working in cosmetic surgery today. She can rest proud of her work and the twin boys she is currently raising in Austin, Texas.
Dick DeVos has become quite a respected individual both in his home state of Michigan, and around the US thanks to both his business contributions and philanthropy. He’s also been a great civic leader and author of the 1998 New York Times best-seller Rediscovering American Values. DeVos is currently the CEO of The Windquest Group, an alternative investment firm in Grand Rapids, MI with subsidiary companies in sectors such as energy, technology, and manufacturing. Recently, DeVos appointed Phil Dolci to be CEO of The Windquest Group subsidiary The Stow Company, a company that distributes home cabinets and closet space materials. DeVos also has plans to acquire a brewing company to the portfolio.
Prior to founding the Windquest, Dick DeVos worked at Amway Corporation, the company co-founded by his father Rich DeVos, and where his brother’s Daniel and Douglas also have served. Amway is a direct selling company and major distributor of household products and health and beauty products, and also allows others to start up their own business as a reseller. Dick got his business degree from Northwood University and started off as a lower level manager, but gradually moved up to company vice president. He took over as CEO in 1993 and served for 10 years, helping raise company profits and opening new offices overseas.
Dick married Betsy Prince, a woman who has shared much of his values and ideals. Both Dick and Betsy are passionate about education, and Dick even was elected to the Michigan State Board of Education in 1990. They also started up the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, through which they have helped donate to private schools and even setup scholarship funds for lower income families. They have also advocated school of choice laws and even started their own charter school, the West Michigan Aviation Academy.
Dick and Betsy also support many conservative organizations including Heritage Foundation, Hudson Institute, and American Education Reform Council. Betsy has been active in politics since her days in college, and at one point she was chair of the Michigan Republican Party. Dick decided to run for governor in 2006 in a heated race against Jennifer Granholm, though he lost by a close margin. He’s also sat on the board at Grand Action Committee, an organization that helped rebuild and revitalize downtown Grand Rapids, including building museums, theaters and sports complexes. Dick and Betsy also contributed to the Kennedy Center‘s DeVos Institute of Arts Management.