Philanthropist Adam Milstein

Perched very near the pinnacle of positive Israeli and American relations resides a man by the name of Adam Milstein. He and his wife, Gila, have been instrumental in funding and providing services like partnership development, consulting and fundraising for programs related to Jewish continuity and education. His efforts have helped strengthen the State of Israel and the Jewish people, and his labors have very positively impacted the relationship between the United States and Israel.

This philanthropist co-founded the Israeli-American Council. He is on the board of numerous worthy organizations, and he helped found Sifriyat Pijama B’America through which free books written in Hebrew are provided monthly to more than 70 families who are Jewish-American.

Adam Milstein’s philosophy for the operation of his philanthropic arm consists of three parts. First, the Milstein Family Foundation he created believes in active philanthropy. He and the staff of his foundation invest a large portion of time and contribute a tremendous amount of expertise to each program, project and organization they support. Of course, it is a given that significant levels of financial resources go to these worthy causes to help ensure their success.

The second principle of Adam Milstein’s philosophy involves his desire to have an impact on individuals throughout their lifetime, not just momentarily. At his direction, the foundation looks for and funds the development of organizations that remain connected to their target individuals during all the stages of life. From childhood through adolescence and then during the many phases of adulthood, the partner organizations of Adam Milstein’s philanthropic outreach develop and maintain deep connections with their targeted population.

The third and final principle upon which Adam Milstein founded his philanthropic philosphy is his desire for the organizations he assists to have an even greater impact by partnering with other non-profit entities aiming for the same desired results. The noble efforts of this man and the foundation that bears his name have produced major positive results in the Israeli-American arena.

Shervin Pishevar: Tough Economic Times Ahead

As most of us know, the U.S. economy can be the subject of much discussion. Whether it’s the latest jobs report, Dow Jones performance, or other area, those who understand these topics can often lend great insight into what may happen next. Such is the case with Shervin Pishevar, who made many interesting observations on Twitter over a 21-hour period.

A noted venture capitalist and one of the initial investors with Uber, Shervin Pishevar is particularly concerned about the health of the U.S. stock market. While all may seem fine now, he has predicted a drop of nearly 6,000 points in the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the next six months. Citing volatility in bonds and the many unexpected changes that may result from numerous global trade deals, he feels the latest bubble is set to burst.

Along with his stock market observations, Shervin Pishevar also believes Bitcoin is not immune from negative results. As a combination of economic factors merge, such as a rise in inflation, stock market crashes, and a looming underemployment crisis,he feels Bitcoin will drop to a range of $2,000-$5,000, then begin to stabilize. However, as Bitcoin drops, Shervin Pishevar believes gold prices will rise, so he encourages people to look at this very closely.

Finally, one of the biggest surprises that came out of his 21-hour Twitter storm is that he sees the influence of Silicon Valley fading over the next decade. While he still acknowledges the immense amount of technology originating from companies in the region, he sees high-tech as an industry that is now able to be entered into by companies located anywhere in the world. In doing so, he feels not only large nations such as China, but also small companies in lesser-known nations, will rise up over the coming years to take market share segments away from Silicon Valley companies.

As the years go by, it will be interesting to see just how many of the predictions of Shervin Pishevar will come to pass. With his in-depth knowledge of these and other areas, it’s likely some will come to fruition.