Friday, February 24, 2017

Israel Denies Work Visa to Official from ‘Blatantly Hostile’ Human Rights Watch



Israel Denies Work Visa to Official from ‘Blatantly Hostile’ Human Rights Watch
by Breitbart Jerusalem 24 Feb 2017
The Times of Israel reports: Israeli authorities have rejected a request from Human Rights Watch to grant a work permit to its regional director, accusing the group of engaging in Palestinian “propaganda,” the group said Friday.

The decision was Israel’s latest step against human rights groups and other advocacy organizations that it accuses of bias against the Jewish state.

Israel’s Interior Ministry issued its ruling this week, some six months after Human Rights Watch asked for permission for its New York-based Israel and Palestine director, Omar Shakir, to be able to work in the country.

Read more here.

Human Rights Watch
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Human Rights Watch.

Note: George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, a benefactor for the Human Rights Watch, is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, and a member of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Human Rights Watch, and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Gara LaMarche was a VP & director of U.S. programs for the Open Society Foundations, an associate director at the Human Rights Watch, and a director at the White House Project.
Daisy Khan was a director at the White House Project, and an executive director for the American Society for Muslim Advancement.
Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow is the sponsor for the American Society for Muslim Advancement.
Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation was a funder for the Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and the Islamic Development Bank.
Alwaleed bin Talal is the founder of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, a benefactor for the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, and a member of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition.
George Soros is a member of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, was a benefactor for the Human Rights Watch, and the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Human Rights Watch, and the Brookings Institution (think tank).
Saban Center for Middle East Policy is a policy center at the Brookings Institution (think tank).
Haim Saban is a benefactor at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and was a friend of Shimon Peres.
Shimon Peres was a friend of Haim Saban, and the president of Israel.
Martin S. Indyk was the U.S. ambassador for Israel, a founding director at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, and is the foreign policy director for the Brookings Institution (think tank).
Saban Center for Middle East Policy is a policy center at the Brookings Institution (think tank).
Richard C. Blum is an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), married to Senator Dianne Feinstein, and a regent at the University of California.
University of California is a member of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition.
Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr. is an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.      
Commercial Club of Chicago, Members Directory A-Z (Past Research)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
R. Eden Martin is the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and counsel at Sidley Austin LLP.
Newton N. Minow is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP.
Michelle Obama was a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.
Sidley Austin LLP is the lobby firm for Israel.
Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP, and the president for the Barack Obama administration.
Janet A. Napolitano was the homeland security secretary for the Barack Obama administration, and is the president for the University of California.
University of California is a member of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition.
George Soros is a member of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, was a benefactor for the Human Rights Watch, and the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Human Rights Watch, and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Human Rights Watch, and the Brookings Institution (think tank).
Gara LaMarche was a VP & director of U.S. programs for the Open Society Foundations, an associate director at the Human Rights Watch, and a director at the White House Project.
Daisy Khan was a director at the White House Project, and an executive director for the American Society for Muslim Advancement.
Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow is the sponsor for the American Society for Muslim Advancement.
Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation was a funder for the Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and the Islamic Development Bank.
Alwaleed bin Talal is the founder of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, a benefactor for the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, and a member of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition.
University of California is a member of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition.

In case you missed Sam Sewell’s MENSA article

In case you missed Sam Sewell’s article, DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD, in the World Mensa Bulletin, you can read it on pg 24 (the centerfold!) in the February issue of American Mensa Bulletin: IN THE PEOPLE BUSINESS; Professional Altruism Pays.

LMK when your bulletin arrives—feel free to share it with your entrepreneurial contacts. Eager for feedback!

Sam Sewell
Life Member
239/591-4565


DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD

by Samuel Sewell

The American business community has, at best, a tenuous grasp on the indisputable principle that honorable conduct is a prerequisite for ongoing abundant profit. Benjamin Franklin understood the benefits of enlightened and ethical business practices when he advised, “Do well by doing good.”  Throughout the history of capitalism, many entrepreneurs have prospered through application of this principle.


A short video featuring Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn makes the point that earlier entrepreneurs were driven by their own personal philosophy that doing “good” for their customers, employees and the community as a whole means that their business will do very well. Koehn gives several examples of enlightened business practices.  Many thinkers from the first two hundred years of American history have commented on the principle of high minded businesses.  For example, “Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
However, it wasn’t until the 1960s that modern management science curriculum began to teach students that they can create stable wealth by doing “good.”  At last a fundamental truth that guides the creation of sustainable wealth was available to business students.

Today there is excellent data, both qualitative and quantitative, showing that a company’s successful relationships with people, as well as ethical business practices, are positively related to its financial performance.

Four scholars, from divergent fields, deserve the credit for developing the established modern principles that produce optimal wealth.

Abraham Maslow studied what motivated people and is particularly remembered for his hierarchy of needs theory. (Remember the pyramid with food, water and shelter on the bottom and self-actualization on top?) Knowing what made people tick helped Maslow become a business management guru throughout the ’50s and ’60s trusted by the largest of corporations and considered today the father of modern management.

In his 1965 book Maslow on Management(originally Eupsychian Management) he writes, “The good society is one in which virtue pays.” In other words, prosperity is the natural consequence of “doing good.”


Douglas McGregor, a contemporary of Maslow’s, also known for his insights on the intersection of human motivation and management, was a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He developed the contrasting X and Y theories of human motivation. Theory X stresses the importance of strict supervision, external rewards and penalties; it’s all about control by management. In contrast, Theory Y has a profoundly more profitable influence in the motivating role of job satisfaction by encouraging workers to approach tasks motivated by personal satisfaction and pride in   performing competently without direct supervision.

McGregor’s book The Human Side of Enterprise (1960) had a significant influence on the relationship between management and employees. He pointed out, “The ingenuity of the average worker is sufficient to outwit any system of controls devised by management.” Like all natural systems, human behavior cannot be controlled; however it can be managed. “Any attempt by management to enforce behavior that is contrary to human nature is preordained to fail.” Conversely, management methods that complement human nature are sure to provide wealth and wellbeing for all concerned.


Peter Drucker, also considered one of the foremost pioneers in developing management education, training and techniques, published 39 books on the subjects that were translated into 30 languages. For years he offered Wall Street Journal readers insights on management. On his passing, one of the many look-back pieces the paper published about him was headlined, “Peter Drucker’s Legacy Includes Simple Advice: It’s all About the People.” He was “among the first to see the limits of large industrial organizations and their authoritarian hierarchies” and understood the importance of workers “motivated by personal pride as much as by fear and a paycheck.”


John Nash, as recounted in the hit movie A Beautiful Mind, brainstormed the beginnings of his Nobel Prize-winning Nash equilibrium theory while at a bar. He and his buddies were evaluating their romantic prospects with ladies at the establishment when the four friends began to compete for the beautiful blonde in a group of five women. “If we all go for the blonde,” Nash says, “we block each other; not a single one of us is going to get her […] and we insult the other girls. But, what if no one goes for the blonde? We don’t get in each other’s way, and we don’t insult the other girls. It’s the only way to win. […] The best result comes from everyone in the room doing what’s best for himself and for the group.”

The two most important conclusions gleaned from John Nash’s equations are (1) More profit is created through cooperation than through competition. And (2) nice guys finish first.


One can hardly complete a college-level business course without exploring the differences between the X Theory and Y Theory of management or climbing Maslow’s ladder of human needs from staying alive to becoming fulfilled. These classes, however, do not provide adequate familiarization with modern management science, nor do they really explain Maslow in relationship to management.

Most courses fail to adequately convey the idea that profits are maximized when respect for the human side of enterprise is emphasized. Or if those notions are imparted, students approach them the same way I did with algebra: I did whatever math was necessary to graduate and have never worked another algebra problem for the rest of my life. Likewise, these principles of “doing good” in business rarely make it beyond the classroom.  Because of intellectual competition and academic hubris, the contributions of the leaders of modern marketing and management science are rarely available in a single source, no matter what college you attend.

Nevertheless, a small group of today’s upper-echelon management professionals are applying eupsychian management principles.  For instance General Motors and Ford recently announced they are cooperating in the manufacture of high performance sport cars that will have the same transmissions installed rather than separately designed and manufactured parts.  Maslow and company would be pleased

I hope this helps remind business people of their college days, and encourages them to use proven profit enhancement principles based on “good guys finish first.”


BIO  –  In the 1970s Sam Sewell served on the faculty of an accredited Christian college where he researched and created the Marketing and Management Science Curriculum. Now he is a psychotherapist in private practice, and also provides management training for business and religious organizations.  Sam can be reached at Best Self USA,

Sample of full curriculum link below

http://excellentexecutive.blogspot.com/2017/02/doingwell-by-doing-good-marketingand.html

Contact Sam
http://bestselfusa.com/

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Barbara Boxer Urges Hollywood, Democrats to Follow Meryl Streep’s Lead: ‘If You Have a Stage, Use it’



Barbara Boxer Urges Hollywood, Democrats to Follow Meryl Streep’s Lead: ‘If You Have a Stage, Use it’
by Daniel Nussbaum 23 Feb 2017
Former Senator Barbara Boxer defended Meryl Streep’s controversial, politically-charged Golden Globes acceptance speech and urged Democratic politicians to follow her lead during CAA’s “Take Action Day” summit on Thursday.

Boxer — who just signed on as a client at CAA after leaving the Senate last year — was one of several politicians and progressive leaders taking part in what the Hollywood mega-agency billed a “non-partisan” political summit for clients and staff.

“I don’t think she talks down to anybody,” Boxer said of Streep during a conversation with CAA agent Michael Kives, according to Deadline. “I don’t think it’s up to people to worry about how one segment of the country thinks. What did Meryl Streep say that should be offensive to the middle of the country, that Donald Trump imitated a disabled person? Believe me, people in Middle America didn’t like that one bit.”

During her acceptance speech at the Globes in January, Streep said that Hollywood belonged to the most “vilified” segment of American society in the wake of Trump’s election, and criticized what she called the president’s “instinct to humiliate,” his “disrespect” and his “violence.”

The speech was widely praised in Hollywood but sparked outrage among the president’s supporters.

While she defended Streep’s speech, Boxer said it was important not to speak out politically just “for the sake of doing it.”

“I believe in freedom of speech for every single person, whether they work in Hollywood, don’t work at all, are old, young, whatever,” she said, according to the Wrap. “Don’t do it for the sake of doing it, but if it moves your heart and you have a stage, use it.”

“It’s not up to Meryl Streep to tailor our message to middle America, it’s up to candidates who are running for office to tailor a message that resonates,” Boxer added.

CAA’s “Take Action Day” runs all day Thursday and was also expected to include appearances by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards and Muslim Public Affairs Council founder Salam al-Marayati.

Barbara Boxer
Barbara Boxer was a U.S. Senate senator, and is a Creative Artists Agency Inc (CAA) client.

Note: Creative Artists Agency Inc. (CAA) was a donor for The Climate Project.
Norman Lear was a donor for The Climate Project, is a director at the People for the American Way, and married to Lyn Davis Lear.
The Climate Project is a merged organization with the Climate Reality Project.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Climate Reality Project, the People for the American Way, the Sundance Institute, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.  
Lyn Davis Lear is a trustee at the Sundance Institute, and married to Norman Lear.
Robert Redford is the founder & president for the Sundance Institute, a trustee at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and an advisory board member for the Edible Schoolyard.
Meryl Streep is an advisory board member for the Edible Schoolyard.
Mark Buell is a director at the Edible Schoolyard, and was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Susie Tompkins Buell is an advisory board member for the Edible Schoolyard, a friend of Hillary Rodham Clinton, and was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations.   
Hillary Rodham Clinton was a director at the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, is a friend of Susie Tompkins Buell, and Tony Rodham’s sister.
Tony Rodham is Hillary Rodham Clinton’s brother, and was married to Nicole Boxer.
Nicole Boxer was married to Tony Rodham, and is Barbara Boxer’s daughter.
Barbara Boxer is Nicole Boxer’s mother, a Creative Artists Agency Inc (CAA) client, and was a U.S. Senate senator.
Creative Artists Agency Inc. (CAA) was a donor for The Climate Project.
Norman Lear was a donor for The Climate Project, is a director at the People for the American Way, and married to Lyn Davis Lear.
People for the American Way is a national partner with America Votes.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund is a national partner with America Votes.
Cecile Richards was the founder & president for America Votes, is the president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.