Adam Milstein, Leading Figure In Jewish Business Community Speaks To Ideamensch

Adam Milstein is a respected businessman and philanthropist who is working to educate the Jewish American community in Jewish heritage and cultural traditions including learning Hebrew. He’s most known for his work at Hager Pacific Properties, the company he cofounded with David Hager and currently serves as a Managing Partner. Hager Pacific Properties owns many luxury commercial and residential properties in California, Texas and Illinois that they sell and lease out to investors. He’s spoken at many pro-Israel forums and conferences and has made the Jerusalem Post’s 2016 list of Top 50 Most Influential Jews.

 

Ideamensch decided to interview Adam Milstein to find out what drove him to success and what advice he could offer aspiring entrepreneurs entering his field. Milstein believes one of the first steps to success is being willing to do the work yourself, something he was willing to do to get into real estate brokering. He felt that none of the current jobs available while at grad school matched his skills and experiences, so he and David Hager decided to start their own company and soon began attracting investors to it. He also says you shouldn’t get hung up on just sticking to goals because that can limit you. His recommendation for reading is Dana Perino’s book And The Good News Is ….

 

Adam Milstein was born in Israel to two Jewish parents who had immigrated there from Latin America in 1948 when the modern nation had just become established. He served in the Israeli military in 1973 fighting in Ariel Sharon’s unit in the Yom Kippur War. After returning from the war he helped his father in the building framing business and also married Gila Elgrably, a girl he had met while in the military. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the Technion – Israeli Institute of Technology several years later and then completed his MBA at USC. He and Gila founded the Milstein Foundation along with Sifriyat Pijama B’America in 2000, and he also became Chairman of the Israeli-American Council. He also serves at AIPAC, Hillel International, Birthright Isarel, StandWithUs, and many other organizations.

 

 

 

Josh Verne And The Changing Landscape For Work

The world is changing. For one thing, there are different requirements for landing the job. Also, in this changing work landscape, more bosses are learning how to lead as opposed to dictate. Josh Verne knows that in order to be an effective business owner, one has to gain the respect of his employees. This is where a lot of people in higher positions tend to fall into traps. They wind up trying to demand respect from their employees in different ways. As a result, the employees actually lose respect for him and end up even wanting to walk away from him.

 

Employees have respect for people who practice what they preach. They look up to the ones that do as much showing as telling. They are also respectful to people that are taking the time to work with the employees. One of the worst things that a business owner or manager could do to a new employee is just tell him to figure it out as opposed to going through it with her. This is one of the lessons that Josh Verne has learned. Another aspect of leadership that employees respect is humility. If a person has enough humility to address the other person as an equal, then he will manage to have a smoother work relationship with his employees.

 

Josh Verne is realizing what works in this changing landscape because he is aware that more people are looking for ways to gain income so that they don’t have to worry about losing their jobs. For one thing, it is very painful and scary to live in constant fear of losing a job. This is one of the reasons that people are more than ever looking for ways to support themselves outside of their normal jobs. Among these ways is becoming an entrepreneur. Josh Verne is someone who could advise people on what they can do so that they will make sure that they are successful in their pursuits. When it comes to running a business, it is important for everything to be thought about and figured out before getting started.