The Power from Within - Miketz 5778

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Democracy may have started in ancient Athens, or 18th century England, France, and the USA. But the convergence of digitalization, mobile technology and social media has taken democracy to unprecedented levels. This new democracy has obliterated boundaries, diminishing one of the most important tools of power: control. Loss of control has enabled silent revolutions that toppled governments, undermined establishments, challenged conventions and disrupted industries. (See Professor Taylor Owen’s important piece in the World Economic Forum last year, What can governments learn from digital disrup..


Hishtadlut: Invest or Gamble? (Miketz, 5775)

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Hishtadlut: Invest or Gamble? You increase your odds by buying two lottery tickets, you do not increase your odds nor reduce your risk if you double your investment in the same instrument. אשרי הגבר אשר שם ה' מבטחו (תהילים מ׳) Fortunate is a man who sees Hashem as his security (Psalms 40). Mikeitz 5775 © Rabbi David Lapin, 2014 What the Midrash Means Series - 1:10  _____________________ Context You are a renowned consultant and financial manager. A threatened boss has you arrested, tried and imprisoned on a serious trumped-up charge. Your legal remedies are exhauste..


Vayeishev and Mikeitz 5773: Choice and Destiny Part 2

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We need to make good choices based on the information we have and the values we believe in. But we need to know and accept that the real purpose of the choices we make might be very different from the reasons we made those very choices. Yoseif, the first management consultant Last week, in Parshas Vayishlach, Yaacov prepares for the possibility of war with his brother Eisav. He prepares gifts for Eisav, sends messengers to appease him and then still divides his family into two camps in the hope that at least one would escape to safety if the other were attacked. Even though Yaacov trus..


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