People are often subjected to oppression and injustices against them, because it is believed by their oppressors that their victims cannot protect themselves. Protection is often obtained in the form of money, and the poor are the most subjected to oppressive actions, because they cannot afford legal protection. George Soros wants to put an end to the oppression of the poor. He knows what it is like to have a bully’s foot placed upon his family because of their differences. George comes from the country of Hungary, and that nation was once invaded by the Nazis. When George was 14, he experienced the invasion firsthand and barely managed to escape the Holocaust of Hitler.
When Hitler was finally out of the picture, George Soros moved away to find a better way of life in London. He enrolled into the School for Economics. While there, he not only earned a degree in Economics, but also obtained a Master’s in Philosophy. These two degrees aided George with his future ability to earn a great deal of capital. George soon went to work at a brokerage firm; the esteemed Singer and Friedlander. He quickly learned how to excel at the skillful art of trading securities from one country to another, and made a massive profit. With his resulting earnings, he could now afford to sail away to New York and further excel with his new knowledge. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com
While in New York, George worked at a variety of firms on Wall Street, amassing even more wealth. This wealth allowed him to found his own hedge fund company, which he named after his own name, the Soros Fund. Many years later, in the 1980s, he would found another company for the purpose of aiding people and companies who are desperately in need of funds. He called the company the Open Society Foundation. The name for this latest endeavor comes from the teachings of Karl Popper, a noted philosopher that George was exposed to during his studies in London. Mr. Popper had the viewpoint that a free society without persecution of the poor is the only way to experience a world of fantastic opportunities for everyone.
To that end, George’s foundation funds those without access to legal aid, people who need medical care, and those who desire to attain an education so that they can achieve a better life on their own. Medical marijuana is probably the most inexpensive and most accessible drug on the planet. However, the herb has been proven by medical science to help prevent terrible seizures, and a host of other ailments that usually call for the need of prescription medications, that often cost a great deal more than marijuana does.
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The Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for professional achievement has just been established. Keith Mann who is the Chief Executive Officer at Dynamics Search Partners made the announcement through Business Wire. The scholarship was set up to identify and award the future innovative business leaders. Keith and Keely partnered with Uncommon Schools, a group of schools that provides scholarships to needy students and operates from New York City, to design and implement the scholarship. The Keith and Keely Mann scholarship will be offering a full scholarship to one graduating senior each year. These seniors will be selected from one of the Uncommon School’s Brooklyn-based high schools.
Joe Frick, a college counselor at Uncommon Charter High School, said that they appreciated the efforts made by the duo in implementing this profound scholarship program at their institution. He also added that the scholarship would help ensure that one of their students has the means to attend and complete college. Students applying for this scholarship will be asked to write a 1000-word essay detailing how the scholarship would help them achieve their professional goals. During the launch of the program, Keith Mann said they are excited to be part and parcel of the Uncommon School’s mission of preparing needy students to attend and graduate from college and make their dreams a reality. He also said that he is certain that this new scholarship will go a long way in ensuring that this dreams are realized by many students in the years to come.
For those who don’t know who Keith Mann is, he is proficient in issues regarding hedge fund compensation and staffing on top of being an expert in coming up with good hiring strategies. He, however, has been working in the executive search industry for more than a decade. In 2002, after realizing that the hedge fund industry was a rapidly growing market that was being underserved by the search community, Keith launched the Alternative Investment Practice. By 2006, the practice had expanded into the private equity industry. Keith founded Dynamic Search Partners (DSP) in 2009 as a leading executive search firm dedicated solely to alternative investment firms. Today, he runs the day to day management of DSP as its CEO. The company is in business with various companies across the alternative investment industry not only in the United States but also in Europe and Asia. DSP fills over 200 client mandates each year.