The Harbinger Of Hysteria
Glenn Beck has made a name for himself in the media for his many efforts to promote a zany but popular sort of anti-establishment conservatism on topics.wsj.com. A darling of the Tea Party his often absurd epiphanies spread quickly and his fans believe them dearly. Recently Glenn Beck has made hedge fund manager George Soros a target of numerous fiery attacks. In the world according to Beck Soros is a cackling villain who dreams of unifying the world in order to dominate it. Through his frequent thinly veiled antisemitic rants Beck paradoxically accuses George Soros of both greed and communism.
The Man Behind It All
As a successful hedge fund manager working in international finance with a Jewish background George Soros is obviously a target of white nationalists and other anti-semites who seek a bogeyman to rally against. While Glenn Beck is not necessarily himself a clear white nationalist his rhetoric does appeal to them. Beck views Soros as the main figure behind globalization. In Beck’s view Soros plans to unite the world and then use his influence to dominate the world economy.
The Honest Truth
The assertions Glenn Beck makes are as false as they are absurd. Beck is seemingly unaware of the consistently anticommunist record of George Soros. While Glenn Beck criticized Soros for his backing of assorted revolutions throughout eastern Europe despite the motivations for these revolutions. These revolutions created democratically elected leadership and free markets of the kind conservatives usually favor. Even more bizarre is Beck’s efforts to claim that George Soros was a participant in the Holocaust. That sort of bizarre thinking goes beyond the limits of most contemporary anti-semites into an reserved for obsolete medieval phobias.
Playing Down The Rhetoric
The inflammatory lies of Glenn Beck are often dismissed by his colleagues. They see him as nothing more than a joke or an entertainer. The real life consequences of the false world he presents to his audience is too easily dismissed. When Glenn Beck rails against globalization on project-syndicate.org and accuses the finance industry of bringing about one world order there are serious consequences. Conspiracy theories are legitimized and xenophobes are welcomed into the mainstream.
In 2014, at the age of 39, Mike Baur looked back on his twenty-year career in the Swiss Private Banking industry and concluded the time was right for a change. He was feeling ambitious, wanted to call the shots, and wanted to help new businesses get off the ground and grow. He knew the only way to do this was to enter the entrepreneurial world. Mike and his two partners, Max Meister and Oliver Walzer, co-founded the Swiss Start-Up Factory (SSUF).
SSUF is based in Zurich and seeks digital entrepreneurs. Their mission is to work with these startups and grow them into global companies that disrupt and replace traditional existing business models. The vision of SSUF is to create a premier startup accelerator program that provides the fledgling companies every service they need to get to the top. New businesses begin the process by applying for a spot at SSUF.
After applying and being accepted into the program, startups are put on a path to move their ideas to market in three months. They accomplish their goals by using one to one mentoring, creating a collaborative work environment, and focusing on learning from the experience available through the network of experts. After moving through the accelerator and achieving success as a global organization, these companies, in turn, become part of the system.
In addition to SSUF, Mr. Baur also gives a portion of his time and effort mentoring Swiss youth entrepreneurs, and he is the Director of the Swiss Startup Association. Mike believes in the power of helping people grow personally and professionally. His theory is that helping others to find success creates opportunities by pushing whole economies in the direction that benefits everyone.
Mike’s educational credentials include an MBA from the University of Rochester New York and an Executive MBA from the University of Berne. After college, Mike began working in the banking and finance industry and quickly moved into positions of increased responsibility where he gained valuable experience.
Mr. Baur and his wife also believe in contributing to the community via charity. For example, in 2014 they donated $1 million to build the Center for Student Success at High Point University North Carolina where their child was attending at the time. Clearly, Mike Baur has a passion for helping others succeed.
Doe designed her cosmetic line so that it covers more imperfections than just the face and body. Her makeup helps to rebuild self esteem and allows a small truckload of room for self expression and personal freedom. Lime Crime is not a makeup that is designed to make you look best in the eyes of others, it is more a cosmetic line that is a state of mind. You can and should use it to express how you feel at the moment you put it on. There are many things that make Doe Deere and Lime Crime stand apart from others, however, this thought process is certainly one of them.
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Doe Deere tells people who want to start their own business to simply find their voice and go for it. This process worked for Doe Deere and Lime Crime and it can work for you too.