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Daniel Taub delivers lecture on the lessons from the Balfour Declaration

As the British Government marked the Balfour Declaration, Ambassador Daniel Taub gave the 2017 Isaiah Berlin Lecture on the lessons learned from the declaration. Daniel Taub was expressing his support for the reestablishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

Taub delivered a wide-ranging lecture full of a wide range of diplomatic and literary sources in front of a packed auditorium among them Lord Balfour who is the great, great nephew of Arthur Balfour.

Daniel Taub described the redemptive atmosphere in the Palestine at the time of declaration referring to the documents in Israel’s national library. The records include the date of declaration and the song to mark the occasion known as Hava Nagila.

As the current Director of Strategy for r the Yad Hanadiv (Rothschild) Foundation, Ambassador Taub shared some behind the scenes insights into the background of the Declaration.

He was given access to the Rothschild archives, and that was where he got the insights. Daniel Taub also focused on some unusual characters who were involved in the declaration. One of them according to Taub was Walter, the second Lord Rothschild. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://frenchtribune.com/avis/25611-ambassador-daniel-taub-unravels-balfour-declaration

Taub described Walter as an extraordinary eccentric but a brilliant scientist. Daniel Taub also quoted the romantic correspondence between James de Rothschild and his wife Dorothy during the lecture.

Taub noted that Dorothy’s diplomatic act to introduce Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann to British circles while still, a teenager proved that even eccentric zoologists and teenage girls found a role to play in the story of Israel.

Daniel also added that Chaim Weizmann’s chemical discoveries played a role in the progress of the state of Israel. Ambassador Taub pointed out the most significant lesson from the declaration. It was that the history was not carved into stone but remained open to everyone to influence and shape it.

Daniel Taub was born in Great Britain in 1962 and attended Oxford College, London University College, and Harvard University.

In 1989, Daniel Taub moved to Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces as a combat medic. Daniel Taub worked in the Israel’s Foreign Ministry from 1991 and moved to the United Kingdom as the Israeli Ambassador.

One of the greatest achievements of the diplomat is that he successfully managed to highlight the issues that affect the Middle East region to the world. He used his time in London to make the world know what Israel stood for.

Read more: Daniel Taub | Crunchbase and Daniel Taub | Wikipedia

How Mike is Changing Lives

According to a reliable study, almost eighty percent of the businesses in the modern times fail in their first years. Most of these firms will collapse in no time because the owners do not have the expertise and knowledge needed to venture into the competitive market. Most business owners need to understand that they have to work on their investments so that they can make good profits.

 

Mike Baur is a finance executive who has been in the department for a very long time. Baur is currently the chief executive director of a company known as the Swiss Startup Factory. The private company focuses on giving people in business the information and resources they need to transform their ideas into profitable ventures. Mike Baur has spent more than twenty years in the banking department, and he understands the challenges faced by investors who want to become wealthy.

 

Mike Baur was born and raised in a place known as Schaffhausen. The businessman spent most of his time at Freiburg for his education. At the moment, Mike is based in Zurich, and he is working hard to make things better for all the newbies in the market. When growing up, Mike Baur proved to the people around him that he was an entrepreneur from the heart. After graduating from the prestigious university of Rochester, the investor chose to enroll for an executive MBA from the popular University of Berne. This educational background has been instrumental in his career life.

 

As the chief executive officer of the Swiss Startup Factory, Mike Baur has been doing a lot to bring change in the society, especially among the young people. The company focuses on motivating and giving young entrepreneurs the knowledge they need to make profitable ventures in the competitive market. The company has managed to establish great networks in the world, and they have played a huge role in the success of the private firm.

 

When people in business join the startup company, they are taken through three-month training so that they can be equipped with skills of becoming great investors. After the end of the training, these individuals are given office spaces in excellent locations at Zurich Town. The company uses its networks to make sure that the investors transform their ideas into great businesses. Mike Baur has been working with the startup since it was founded several years ago, and he has done his best so that it can make an impact in the lives of many people.

 

The Sweetgreen Experiance with Nathaniel Ru

One of the best ways to find a market for an idea is to look around and find out what may be missing from that market. This was the basis for the restaurant Sweetgreen’s start. When partners Nathaniel Ru, Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet attended Georgetown University together, they noticed a distinct lack of healthy restaurant options in the surrounding area.

With the unique combination of all three attending an entrepreneurship class together, all coming from first generation immigrant parents who started their own businesses, the three had the perfect background to strike out with a business venture of their own.

Backed by big name investors like Steve Case, Danny Meyer, and Daniel Boulud, the first Sweetgreen Restaurant was launched in 2007, shortly after Ru, Neman and Jammet graduated. The food was a hit with the locals, with it offering local, fresh, organic options for a more healthy dining experience. On top of the desire to want to feed people better food, the company is also driven by technology, with about 30% of all of its transactions happening online or on their own mobile app.
This is part of Sweetgreens strategy to run the company differently.

Five times each year, the corporate offices close and the employees spend a full day working at a restaurant to stay connected to the everyday business. With this, the company also doesn’t believe in having one large central headquarters with the co-CEO’s residing on both coasts. This allows the company to watch the market across the country and grow.

Co-CEO Nathaniel Ru believes that best way to grow the business is to start at the very beginning of the experience. Before even meeting with potential property managers when opening a new location, Ru meets with local farmers.

Sourcing locally grown vegetables are key to keeping Sweetgreen’s supply chain stocked with the freshest organic produce. Instead of requesting a certain crop, Ru also prefers to ask what the local farmers are growing instead. This helps eliminate food waste and gives the restaurant’s patron’s new veggies to try.

After this curtail step, it’s the restaurant design. Ru refers to as their “service design”, a combination of design, technology and storytelling. This design focus on personalizing the service experience to each customer instead of simply selling a product. Ru hopes that when someone comes into a Sweetgreens, they feel they’re being shown the whole experience and not being just given a dish.

Learn more about Nathaniel Ru:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathaniel-ru-b04a7310
https://angel.co/nathaniel-ru