George Soros: When Education Transforms

Perhaps when George Soros came across Australian philosopher Karl Poppers book titled the Open Society and its Enemies, all he could think about was his birth. Every intricate detail explaining the Open Society Philosophy must have caused nostalgic feelings of revelation in Soros. Maybe he was not aware that he would come to be a bigger proponent of the philosophy than Karl Popper himself but he claims the literature changed his perspective entirely. He was in London studying economics at the London School of Economics at the time and studied numerous socioeconomic philosophies. He related with the Open Society the most and appreciated the notion it brought forth on democracy, tolerance and respect for the rights of members of minority groups. He especially loved Popper’s book ‘The Open Society and its Enemies’ because it explained why and how totalitarianism, fascism, imperialism, nationalism, romanticism and collectivism failed the regimes and civilizations which used them.

The book argues that they assumed they had possession of the ultimate truth which has continued to be evasive for any human society. The book further explained that those philosophies erred in imposing their ideologies on other communities which had their own configurations.George Soros had witnessed such a situation unfold with his own eyes. The totalitarian Nazi Regime had invaded Hungary when and where George Soros was born to a Jewish family. The Nazi regime was imposing and thought to pacify Hungary by ridding it of its Jewish population to leave a pure Arian people. They killed over 500,000 Hungarian Jews and only missed the rest who were smart enough to lay low. The Soros family had to conceal their identities to avoid being killed for it. They fabricated documents which denounced their Jewish decent and even helped other numerous families to do it too. Had they not, they would have been part of a longer list of dead Jews than the existing one.

Soros had to move to London to study as the political atmosphere in Budapest could not have allowed a Jew to prosper at the time. His move to London equipped him with his investment process as well as his belief in the Open Society Philosophy.After his studies, Soros moved to the United States and worked in banks for a while. He furnished his employers with good investment advised and rose through the ranks. He began his own hedge funds and soon had a much domineering Soros Fund Management hedge fund. He became rich and founded the Open Society Foundations in due time. The Open Society Foundations is the biggest philanthropic organization in the history of mankind. It operates charitable causes in over 100 countries. Soros is the foundation’s main sponsor and has given it close to 90 percent of the 12 billion charitable donations he has made in his lifetime.

 

Sheldon Lavin; The Man Behind OSI Group’s Huge Success

Sheldon Lavin has seen a lot of ups and downs over the course of his career. It truly has been a rollercoaster for him. He began his professional career as an investment and finance executive and years later ended up in the meat business. Currently, Mr. Sheldon Lavin is the CEO and Chairman as well of one of the world’s largest meat processing and raw food businesses. This company is known as the OSI Group.

The company, OSI Group, has grown brilliantly and now has manufacturing factories in 17 different countries and have more than 20 thousand people working for them.

The OSI Group has been able to successfully grow their business and make many manufacturing units. Sheldon Lavin plans about opening even more units and local offices all over the world. Mr. Sheldon Lavin’s leadership and skills have lead OSI Group to become one of the largest suppliers to several food chains. These food chains include the likes of KFC, McDonald’s, etc. Some of the very famous products that OSI Groups manufactures are the beef patties and sausages.

Mr. Sheldon Lavin makes sure that the quality standards of all the products and services by OSI Group are kept high. He looks at all the aspects of the company, which include, hygiene, lab testing, food supply, costs and more.

Thanks to Sheldon Lavin’s past in finance and investment field, he has been able to take over the business side of the OSI Group tremendously for business. It was rather easier for him to take OSI Group to more success because of his past business experience. Mr. Lavin is a key player when it comes to strategic decision making in the company. In addition to all that, he also takes care of the business growth and assets of the company and all its subsidiaries as well. His skills and experience have made OSI Group a stable and secure business.

Mr. Sheldon Lavin believes in keeping everything organized when it comes to doing business. Doing this can not only help perform more efficiently but also helps keep a record of everything. Sheldon Lavin gave a loan to OSI Group owner’s family before he started working in the company. He was appointed in the company’s management because of the deal of this loan.

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