Adam Milstein; an Incredible Influence in the Jewish Community

The Jerusalem Post recently named the 50 Most Influential Jews of 2016. The periodical allowed readers to vote on the most influential Jewish community members. The results influenced the final decision.

It was no surprise to find Adam Milstein on the list. Milstein is National Chairman of the Israeli-American Council, a group that he co-founded in 2007. The Israeli-American Council is America’s fastest growing Jewish organization. A nonprofit organization founded in 2007, the mission of the IAC is to unite and engage the Israeli-American community. The IAC encourages activism, philanthropy, and a sense of community while actively supporting the needs of Israel.

Along with his wife Gila, Adam Milstein founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. The foundation educates young adults on their Jewish roots, allowing them to connect with and advocate for Israel. Igniting pride in Jewish youth is an important cause for the Milsteins; the couple has three daughters and three grandchildren.

Milstein joined forces with Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson to organize the first Campus Maccabees Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 50 pro-Israel associations met to discuss putting an end to anti-Semitic groups on college campuses.

Born in Haifa, Israel and raised in Kiryat Motzkin, Adam Milstein joined the Israeli Defense Forces in 1971. After serving his mandatory service, Milstein attended Technion where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics.

After marrying and moving to the United States, Milstein pursued his Master’s degree in business administration and began his career in commercial real estate. He is now a Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties, a commercial real estate firm that acquires, rehabilitates, and manages industrial and commercial real estate.


John Goullet Loves to Lead

There are certain people out there that were born to lead and born to show others the ropes. It is ingrained in them and it is how they live their lives. John Goullet from Diversant is one of those people. When he sees a young person that wants to get their start in the IT world, he loves the chance to take him or her under his wing and show them how things are done and teach them how to do things the right way. It is something he truly relishes and enjoys. It shows in the way he works with them. He teaches them the fundamentals and stresses certain things. This way, when it is time for them to get out there and get a job with a Fortune 500 company, they will know how to handle it properly.

This is why Diversant decided to put him on their leadership and advisory board as principal executive. They knew he had the right mind and the right attitude for it. They also know he once ran his own company, Info Technologies, in which he helped Fortune 500 companies come up with solutions. Diversant is a company that sets up IT professionals with Fortune 500 companies and makes sure they are the right fit for that company. They do tireless work on this and they really get to know the IT professional.

One big aspect that a lot of people overlook, but not John Goullet is the mental part of it and what is between their ears. In order to work for a Fortune 500 company, someone needs to be willing to deal with some jobs that might be incredibly stressful. However, they can’t let those get them down and they can’t let those get in their way. They have to be able to handle it like a professional. That is what Diversant and John Goullet gets them ready for when they enter the IT world. They want to make sure they have the mental fortitude to succeed in this line of work during the good days and the bad days.

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Talk Fusion Is Growing and Only Going To Get Better

When it comes to video communication services, they don’t make them any better than Talk Fusion. The product, which was created in 2007 by Bob Reina, has grown in the past nine years and it is only a few months away from approaching a decade. Everywhere you look now days, companies are closing or cutting back. However, Talk Fusion has grown each and every year and they have never become stale or boring. They don’t like to be the same old, same old. They like to bring something different all of the time. Bob Reina has talked about staying ahead of the curve and knowing what is popular.

The genius of Bob Reina is that he saw this before anyone else ever did. In 2007, a lot of these things were on the cusp of being created or about to come into the world. He knew it was time to strike while the iron was hot. He was also wise in having a professional IT team that could get the job done the right way without any issues or problems whatsoever. They were the right men and women for the job and they incorporated Bob’s vision of video chat, video emails, video conferences, and video newsletters. Bob has also said that in 2016, there is more up their sleeve.

A company like Technology Marketing Corporation awards companies that are cutting edge and looking to be the best at what they do and the best in the data, voice, and chat market. Since a lot of products cross their table, they are pretty particular about what receives an award from them. That is why it is truly spectacular that Talk Fusion has won two awards from this company and Technology Marketing Corporation is raving about all of their changes and the way the product is always striving to improve, grow, and become even better. They are never satisfied and never just taking it easy.

This recent award, as pointed out by this article,, was for the 2016 Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award. That is what Talk Fusion prides itself on: communication and solutions.

James Dondero Announces His Challenge Grant to Help Dallas Families

Recently, James Dondero, the Co-Founder and CEO of Highland Capital Management announced that he has given a challenge grant of $1 million dollars to The Family Place, an organization that helps individuals recover from family violence. Helping more than 2,000 victims annually is a big job, and the organization not only provides shelter for victims, but they also provide food and other life-changing services to these individuals.

The Family Place ran what is known as the Legacy Campaign, and it was designed to raise funds over the next six months to champion the project of expanding their facility and their services as well. The challenge behind the grant would encourage additional donations and support from other businessmen and women with a 50 percent match on funds up to $1 million. This would mean great financial support for the organization, and the challenge runs through April 2017.

Since Dondero’s announcement, The Family Place has continued to raise funds, equaling a total of $200,000 toward their goal, so things are moving quickly. The fundraising goal is currently set at $16.5 million and going strong. This is all in response to what the Mayor of Dallas Mike Rawlings had to say on the matter of family violence within the city. David Brown, the Chief of Police for the city of Dallas also weighed in on the matter, sharing his concern for the city.

James Dondero founded Highland Capital Management in 1993, along with this partner Mark Okada. HCM was designed to assist individuals that have high net worth as well as to serve individuals, businesses, and government agencies around the globe. Dondero has always made it a point to be involved in philanthropic organizations, and his challenge grant for The Family Place is just one of his amazing efforts to improve the life of families in the city of Dallas.

Highland Capital Management is a prestigious firm, managing more than $16 billion in assets around the world, along with their affiliate offices. The firm supports local organizations like The Family Place through its own philanthropic arm, known as the Highland Dallas Foundation.

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IAP Worldwide Services Develops Afghanistan’s Air Traffic Control System

During the past 60 years, IAP Worldwide Services has developed into one of the world’s leading information and logistics companies. It has completely changed the way both government and private companies operate. Recently, it was announced that IAP Worldwide Services had worked with the government of Afghanistan to develop its first air traffic control system. This system played a key role during the United States’s liberation of Afghanistan from the Taliban. IAP Worldwide Services used this air traffic control system to turn it into the Kabul Air Control Center on This system officially went online on July 12. Air traffic control systems play crucial roles in modern air travel. They provide non-radar information on altitude, ground speed, and the locations of other craft in the air. Air traffic control systems guide the takeoff and landing of planes all over the world. This ensures that two planes don’t attempt to use the same runway simultaneously.

With the new Kabul Air Traffic Control Center, both military and civilian flights are expected to increase. This will lead to much-needed supplies being flown in to feed hungry military personnel and civilian populations. Furthermore, this frees up the US Military to focus on other projects on For years, the US Military has been responsible for monitoring air travel in the skies above Afghanistan. With the Kabul Air Traffic Control Center, fewer people will be needed to observe the skies. IAP’s technology will require fewer people to perform the same job. The US Air Force on endorsed the quality of the Kabul Air Traffic Control Center, releasing a statement saying that the center will allow Afghanistan to reclaim its position as diplomatic leader of the region.

IAP Worldwide Services started up over 60 years ago. Since its inception, it has partnered with countless government organizations and private companies to bring the latest in logistics technology to the arena. Its technology has played crucial roles in everything from natural disasters and global battlefields. US fighter jets, soldiers, and tanks rely on IAP Worldwide computer systems for accurate positioning and targeting. IAP logistics guided emergency response personnel during Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Irene. IAP Worldwide has developed an impressive track record of satisfied customers. It remains committed to providing the most cutting-edge technology to ensure the United States and private companies have the advantage in the global market. By remaining committed to integrity and reliability, IAP Worldwide Services is an example for others.

Madison Street Capital to be Recognized On 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.

Madison Street Capital is an investment banking that has its principal activities being providing its clients with corporate financial advisory services, valuation services, mergers and acquisitions, opinions on financial solutions in Asia, Africa, and North America. Professionals at Madison Street Capital have specialized expertise in facilitating partnerships with middle-market firms in niche markets to achieve an optimal outcome.


Madison Street Capital have gained a lot based on the companies it has managed to promote mergers or acquisitions in various industries. For instance, a total of 42 hedge fund deals were closed or were in the process of being closed in 2015. The number was exceeding what the company achieved the previous year only handling about 32 transactions. The data is available in the 4th edition of Madison Capital’s hedge fund industry M&A overview. Madison Street Capital’s 2015 transaction volume were 27 percent higher when measured by AUM than the figure recorded in 2014.Other factors also influenced the increase in the transactions in the fourth quarter of 2015.


The company is now promising that 2016 could be a record year regarding M&A transactions. Part of the reason the company is so confident is that hedge fund industry assets are at an all-time high despite the slow-down in the performance of most of the hedge fund strategies in 2015. The institutional investors are looking for alternative management sector to ensure they achieve higher returns and match rising liabilities. Smaller companies have a hard time finding capital and the only option left to go for M&As.


2015 was a year where the deal environment was stable, and the company is already marking incredible performance in the start of 2016. In light of this, M&A Advisor has recognized Madison Street Capital as one of the companies to be awarded at the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. Madison Street Capital was recognized for its excellence in deal making, financing, restructuring, contributions and achievements gained by leading professionals and firms.


The company appeared as the finalist of Industrials Deal of the Year of companies under $100 million for facilitating the acquisition of Acuna & Asociados S.A. by Dowco. Also, Madison Street was the running finalist on Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year. The deal was viewed by many as complicated deal with many moving parts but still the dealmakers at Madison Street worked tirelessly to ensure milestones were met. According to the Senior Managing Director of Madison Street Capital, it felt good to be recognized for the achievement.


The winners of the M&A Advisor Awards will be announced on November 9, 2016. Madison Street Capital is a capital that desires to succeed in the global marketplace. When Madison undertakes every new project, the goal and objectives of the client become part of their mission.


ClassDojo: A New Way Forward to School the Kids and Parents



Education has been struggling ever since Dewey and those of similar ideology infiltrated the United States educational system. The substitution of the curriculum filled with a collective education for the previous individual exceptionalism, guided by Divine Providence has done nothing to improve the state of the young and their need for learning and advancement. Children have been systematically losing ground over decades with each class struggling more than the next and the level of achievement dropping and dropping in comparison to the rest of the world.

Many thought that making the entire nation fit into the same shoe size would work as was propounded by Dewey and others of the Fabian Socialist mind set. Getting the kids all together, with no emphasis on individual pace or capacity, in a ‘Common Core,’ setting is the latest attempt to fix things in the minds of the youthfully educated. Perhaps ClassDojo will come to the rescue as teachers now have eliminated the ‘homework’ assignment and sent the kids home with an invitation to their parents to join in the effort to solve this ever increasingly devastating problem of poorly educated youth in comparison to, for example, ‘The Greatest Generation,’ who not only created the biggest economic boom after winning World War II but also are credited with having all the babies of the baby boom generation.

Class Dojo allows children and parents to interact throughout out the day on their smart devices so that parents can “learn too.” What will they be learning when classes are given that do not involve homework? How will a student perfect the lessons learned each day in Algebra or Physics without doing problem sets after school? Will they simply leave out those more challenging, homework driven courses as they have done in history by leaving out important topics such as the American Revolution? Will they leave out the historical facts that surrounded saving millions of lives in Japan by dropping the Atoms bomb instead of engaging in more fire bombing that was devastating many cities and killing millions more people of all cultures including American?

The ability ‘to connect’ is becoming the most important pastime these days in all aspects of life, including the class room, as has been the influence of social media, which can now be credited with starting and organizing the Arab Spring or where ISIS recruits its young new members right from the United States. Hopefully, parents becoming a minute by minute participant in the child’s education will replace some of these negative events from bearing fruit on social media where so many have been ‘connecting’ for dire consequences.

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Lawsuit Filed – Who Will Prevail

The Atlanta Hawks are an elite basketball team part of the NBA. Their ownership group is known as the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment, LLC, or AHBE. One of their previous owners was Bruce Levenson. He purchased and was involved with the team, and other ventures, for a number of years. During his time there, Levenson (see, hired a man named Danny Ferry to come on board as a general manager and president of basketball operations. In 2014, Leveson announced his decision to leave the ownership group and sold off his shares.
According to ESPN, about a year after Levenson sold off his shares, Danny Ferry also left the ownership group. His leaving sparked a court dispute with the company that holds their insurance policy, the New Hampshire Insurance Company, also known as AIG. AHBE is suing AIG for breach of contract and insurance bad faith.

AHBE believed they had insurance coverage for wrongful termination and other employment-related items. ABHE then tried to claim benefits due to Danny Ferry leaving and AIG has yet to follow through on their end. The lawsuit states that AIG will not even acknowledge that any claim was ever made and states nothing further is to be done on their end. The breach of contract violation comes in because AIG refuses to acknowledge a claim and has no intention of paying out damages.

The lawsuit between AHBE and AIG is currently ongoing and may be a long, hard-fought battle. As of now, it is unclear who will end up winning this court dispute. For more info on Mr. Levenson, refer to his Wikipedia page.


Brian Bonar Now Making Startup Restaurants A Big Investment On His Part

Some notable restaurants have taken over the picturesque Escondido town, just north of the main hub of San Diego, and one of those restaurants is Bellamy’s, a grand cuisine featuring some exquisite dishes prepared by Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty.

The founder of this restaurant is Brian Bonar, a San Diego based businessman who has undertaken aproject to build fine restaurants in the Escondido and San Marcos area, including the signature Ranch at Bandy Canyon tourist area.

Brian Bonar formerly did scouting for HR experts in the companies he’s founded over the years, and now he’s become a talent seeker in the culinary arts world. He certainly did no wrong in hiring Ponsaty, who has won the prestigious Master Chef of France honor, and has been named to the “Chef’s Hall of Fame” in San Diego’s Home & Dalrada magazine.

Prior to taking over Bellamy’s and other restaurants of San Diego County, Bonar founded companies that focused on Human Resource management and new technologies for accounting and payroll management.

He got his education completed at the universities of Strathclyde and Staffordshire in the UK, and has even earned the honor of Lord Bonar of Wilcrick, a Welsh noble honor granted to him for his work.

Brian Bonar has served on and managed so many companies, some of which include Rastek Corp., QMS Management, Bezier Systems, and IBM U.K. Ltd. For over 20 years, Bonar has been with the Dalrada Financial Group in San Diego, and during that time he’s founded several professional employer organizations (PEOs).

Bonar’s PEO companies have helped small to mid-sized businesses save money on operations by outsourcing tasks to them. Basically, businesses go hire a PEO to manage human resources, accounting, payroll services, taxes, employee benefits, hiring and recruiting.

Businesses still control the day-to-day tasks and can terminate the partnership at any time for any reason. But the PEO can take care of all the regulatory and compliance issues without the parent company having to hire extra accountants or auditors.

Bonar has also changed some tech manufacturing companies into full IT service businesses. Imaging Technologies Corporation, a San Diego printer, copier, and imaging software company has built a full-scale administrative support system that helps clients install and troubleshoot network printers, photocopiers and fax systems.

In addition, Imaging Technologies partnered up with PEO SourceOne Group to streamline business infrastructure into an all-in-one employer and IT group. In addition to his business activities, he’s also on the board of The Boys and Girls Club of San Diego.

Beauty Blogger Finds Magic in Bottle of WEN by Chaz No Lather Shampoo

Emily McClure is a beauty writer with er, bad hair. It’s fine, thin and lackluster and a product of genetics. She wants the kind of Hollywood hair she has seen on those famous TV infomercials from Wen hair by Chaz. So, she went searching for the A-list miracle and took home a bottle of the brand’s cleansing conditioners.
Emily used WEN by Chaz for seven days and posted her finding to

Regular store shampoos and conditioners contain sulfates and other nasty detergents that actually dull and weaken hair. WEN by Chaz is a totally different and enjoyable experience for hair of any type. The system was developed by star stylist Chaz Dean ( to give women and men an alternative for their hair care.

WEN by Chaz features effective and nourishing cleansing conditioners that have botanical ingredients. These natural formulas add body, strength and shine to hair in any condition. The line-up offers amazing formulas like Mandarin Italian Fig and Sweet Almond Mint. Available on both Sephora cosmetics and eBay online store.

Emily decided to wash with WEN by Chaz in the shower every morning. She made one major error by skimping on the formula amount. It’s fine to massage in a lot of WEN, because it is unlike a lather shampoo. Still, Emily achieved gorgeous hair with less product.

She posted hair selfies so readers could see her results, and she looked stunning. Even her close friends remarked about her new, shiny, soft mane. Emily was enjoying the compliments and her magical experience.

Emily got a bit lax after a few days on WEN, and she admits that lazy and WEN by Chaz do not go well together. For the best results, Emily suggests washing every morning to boost volume and always following with a blow-dry and use of styling tools.

Making an effort creates beautiful WEN results.