When Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, many of the area’s residents were caught completely off guard. In particular, the city of Houston quickly found its infrastructure overwhelmed as the streets began to flood and city services were quickly forced to shut down. The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey easily could have turned into another Katrina-like debacle. But the people of Texas banded together, showing the world that a potentially catastrophic event can be overcome with a strong sense of community and a willingness of people to help their neighbors.
One of the most generous neighbors throughout the Harvey ordeal was Stream Energy, a Dallas-based alternative energy company that has made a name for itself as one of the leading drivers of green energy usage throughout the American Southwest. As soon as Harvey hit, Stream Energy sprang into action. It immediately donated tens of thousands of dollars to the local Red Cross and sent dozens of its employees south to Houston to aid in the cleanup efforts. Those employees would ultimately collectively give thousands of their own hours in the cleanup efforts, contributing to the city’s ability to successfully meet the immense challenges presented by the disaster.
In the wake of the successful campaign to help the Hurricane Harvey victims, Stream Energy decided to formalize its commitment to local charity. It formed the Stream Cares Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to aiding the many noble charitable causes around the Dallas area and the rest of Texas as a whole.
One of the most heartwarming initiatives that the organization has undertaken is its funding of special trips for the Hope Supplies Co. The charity is involved with the Dallas area’s most vulnerable: homeless kids. Each week in the summer months, the Hope Supplies Co. takes some of the city’s most deprived kids on day-long trips to area water and amusement parks. For many of these children, the trip is the first time they’ve ever been able to participate in a day of fun at an entertainment venue. The trips have been a major success and Stream Energy says that they plan on underwriting even more trips in the coming year.
Adam Milstein has been steadfast in his work to raise awareness for the plight of Jewish people. He has authored numerous articles highlighting the dangers that anti-Semitic sentiment can have against Jewish people, gay individuals and women.
In a recent article posted on JSN (Jewish News Syndicate) Milstein profiled the anti-Semitic messages being spread by radical Muslims, which has been present in the radical right and growing in the radical left.
Milstein’s articles focus on gaining awareness of the war that anti-Semitism has been brought upon numerous individuals such as the stoning of women, execution gays and the blatant disregard for freedom of speech and tolerance.
Radical Islam groups mainstream Muslims and the radicals and refer to them all as “a people oppressed by the West.” Milstein states. He states that the far left has long been slandering the “national state of the Jewish people,” and those that support it, the right has worked with radical Muslims to spread hatred and murder those of Jewish descent.
Feeling Positive About the Future:
In an article posted in February 2018, Adam Milstein wrote that while Antisemitism is on the rise on both the Left and the Right and incidents of anti-Semitic actions rose 67% in 2017, up from 2016, there are signs that Jewish people are taking a stand.
Milstein sees optimism in new leadership and sees those shaping tomorrow future as young people that have visited Israel and establish a new connection to their homeland; those that continue to instill a strong Jewish identity in their children and teenagers that are active in Tzofim and B’ne Akiva youth groups.
Dedicated to Humanitarian Causes:
Adam Milstein has always been concerned about those that threaten Americans and the Jewish people around the world.
Adam Milstein is an author, an entrepreneur, the national chairman of the Israeli American Council and is the president and co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. The Foundation offers charitable support and philanthropic services to the State of Israel, US/Israeli relations and organizations that support and strengthen Jewish people across the world.
Greg Secker is an English entrepreneur and businessman who built his wealth from trading currencies. He is also a motivational speaker and an encouragement to those who wanted to succeed in trading with the currency market. Greg Secker is most known for the company that he founded, named the Knowledge Action Group, established in 2003. The Knowledge Action Group soon became the mother company for the other smaller firms that he established throughout his career, including Smart Chart Software, Capital Index, and Learn to Trade. Of all the smaller firms that he established, Learn to Trade became the most popular.
After graduating from the university, George Secker looked for a job. He preferred working in financial institutions because his degree is related to financing, and he also wanted to improve his skills and expertise in how the financial world works. He found a job with Thomas Cook Financial Services, and after learning about foreign exchange and mastered the system, he was transferred by the company’s management to the foreign exchange arm of Thomas Cook Financial Services. While staying at the foreign exchange department of the company, George Secker had the idea to create the Virtual Trading Desk, a platform accessible online that allows the users to trade currencies through forex. Trading with Virtual Trading Desk happens in real time, and it is the first platform to successfully do it. Greg Secker managed to get the attention of Mellon Financial Corporation because of his success with the Virtual Trading Desk, and he was invited to work as the company’s vice president.
While working with the Mellon Financial Corporation, George Secker used his free time developing applications and software that would allow the people to do trading easily. He launched Learn to Trade later on, and the trading platform became a global hit. Over 200,000 people are using the platform, and it helped change thousands of lives across the world. George Secker had to build several overseas offices in South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom to oversee how the platform performs. Learn to Trade is still the most preferred program by people who are new to the trading industry.
Even though we all have passions, the difference comes down to what we do with it. Greg Secker is passionate about positively impacting on the lives of others. He is committed to the course of improving people’s lives by teaching them. His call for motivating others resulted in him establishing a global company known as Knowledge to Action Group in the year 2003. The group consists of companies such as Learn to Trade which is recognized across the world as an educational trading company, having offices in Johannesburg, London, Manila as well as Sydney. SmartChart Company is also part of the group. It is recognized for providing the newest technology. A brokerage company known as Capital Index is also a corporation in the group.
Getting to where he is, Greg Secker would reveal that it has taken him patience and focus. His career began at Thomas Cook Financial services just before he entered into the foreign exchange enterprise to run the first ever online forex trading platform known as Virtual Trading Desk. The progression of his career was encouraging. He was named the vice president of one of the then fortune 500 investment banks in the US called Mellon Financial Corporation. Not only did he work with the worlds’ best traders at Mellon, but Greg Secker was also able to establish his way into the international trading floors. He left Mellon to begin his venture. Within three months, he had created Learn to Trade.
After conceptualizing an idea on something, Greg Secker tends to break the idea in various stages. He allows himself to be carried by the illusion of the notion, pre-visions it, before setting out his mind into taking the course of action. Greg believes that enthusiasm should be a key player in the implementation of a new idea. He owes his success to taking some time to think through an idea and testing it before taking a course of action. He encourages future entrepreneurs to read books since it helps one learn the outlook of life by different people.
Greg is a benevolent and a motivational speaker who has spoken in the main markets channels such as Bloomberg and CNBC.