Round-up non-profit expands micro-donation options to salaries

Ever since Barak Obama managed to raise $6.9 million out of $25 million through small donations on the web, 92% of which were $100 or less, many involved in the non-profit world started to understand the potential of crowd sourcing small “micro-donations” instead of, or in addition to, the traditional approach of getting small numbers  Continue »

Principal from leading Washington DC firm to speak at upcoming Entrepreneur Breakfast

It’s that time of year again: the next Entrepreneur Breakfast meeting is coming up, and we’ve got an amazing speaker lined up for you. Ruth Shlossman, Principal at the Washington DC-based negotiation consulting firm, Watershed Associates, will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Entrepreneur Breakfast meeting on Monday, September 17, 2007. Ruth will be  Continue »

International Herald Tribune Advertises Tender for Nuclear Reactors

[Go to the end of this post to see the original ad] If any of us thought that the West was going to work to stop Iran from developing nuclear capabilities, at least economically if not militarily, then think again. The following pretty much indicates that profit, even the smallish profit derived from newspaper advertising,  Continue »

ROWE – the future of the work-life balance?

It is apparent that many women find the work environment to be a hostile place. Stories abound about women being asked all manners of inappropriate questions in interviews, such as if they have children, do they plan on having children, what does their husband think of their career, etc. Employers want assurance that work will  Continue »

Women in the workplace

A recent conversation on the Digital Eve Israel mailing list brought up the topic of pregnancy and the workplace. While the law in Israel states that employers cannot fire pregnant women, this is apparently not enforced and many stories were related by women on the list who were fired when pregnant or upon return from  Continue »

Thank you for buying our harmful product

Thank You for Smoking is the first good movie I’ve seen in a long time. The characters are great, the script is brilliant, and it addresses interesting issues like moral relativism, political correctness, and our responsibility to our children. All of this takes place around a man who defends the tobacco industry to the world.  Continue »

Art, Life and Business

If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616), “Twelfth Night”, Act 1 scene 1 Humans are creative beings with a strong creative impulse, and this comes into play in almost all realms of our lives.  Continue »

Tidbits: Bibi and I had lunch together today

I hold a lot of business meetings at a certain café on Emek Refaim. This particular café is great because it has wireless Internet, great food, friendly service, and ambience. And to top it all off, they have the Tav Chevrati, which is a kind of social certification indicating that, among other things, their workers  Continue »

How to Use Your Business to Help Others

If you’re in business, one of your main goals is usually to provide an income to yourself and your family. Now, you can’t just be in business to make money – you have to love what you do and enjoy “helping” others, i.e. your clients or customers. But this kind of “help” does not fall  Continue »