Know more about George Soros

All know that George Soros is a billionaire. But few are not aware that this wealth is not from his family. He is a self-made person and very proud of this fact. He has earned a reputation for his knowledge on making investments along with his philanthropic work.

He was born in 1930 in Budapest in Hungary. George Soros managed to survive the Nazi occupation as his father had money to get false papers for him and his family. George Soros managed to survive the rule of the Communists in the mid-1940s. Then he decided to immigrate to London.

Once there, he joined the London School of Economics and earned his economics degree. In 1956, George Soros went to New York City. His plan was to make money on the Wall Street. After that, he wanted to come back and stay in London as he did not want to stay in America permanently. Once George Soros entered the Wall Street and stepped into the finance world, he was not able to come back. Know more on investopedia.com about George Soros.

In 1979 George Soros began with his philanthropy. By 2012, his donations reached nearly $7 billion. He makes most of these donations through the channel of his Open Society Foundations.

He got interested in the philosophy of Karl Popper while he studied at the London School of Economics. He read one of his books, The Open Society and Its Enemies and was highly influenced by it. He got impressed by his criticism of totalitarianism. He never studied under Popper directly. Still, he was impressed by the philosophy and work of Popper.

This book by Karl Popper helped George Soros to realize that no ideology can claim to own the truth. Hence only such societies can flourish which are able to operate in free and open manner. Thus complete and total respect for the individual rights has to be there. These thoughts were able to influence George Soros in a deep way. They are the base of all his actions taken later in life.

In 1956, George Soros sailed off to New York. He joined a brokerage firm called F.M. Mayer, on Wall Street. He worked for many other firms after that. George Soros decided to set up his hedge fund in 1973 and named it the Soros Fund. It got renamed later and called the Quantum Fund. Again the name was changed and became the Quantum Fund Endowment. Read more about George at The New York Times.

He began this firm with the $12 million that he got from investors. Immediately this fund was successful. It led to Soros being in the list of richest persons in the world and holding the 21st position in it.

George Soros is 85 years old. His estimated net worth seems to be around $26 billion.

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Podcast Advertising Creates Brand Awareness, Norman Pattiz reports

In 2016, Edison Research conducted research on behalf of PodcastOne. The main agenda of the research was to establish the impact that podcast advertising has on the audience.

Edison Research carried out the research in three separate studies among five brands. They chose both existing and new brands to participate in the research. They collected pre and a post research data to analyze the receptiveness of the audience. The post research data was collected after each brand had run a 4-6 week marketing campaign on their products using the same methodology.

The results of the research showed a significant increase between the pre and post research data. Most of the PodcastOne audience showed receptiveness, and they were willing to buy the advertised products.

The results also emphasized on PodcastOne core value of providing a platform that goes beyond traditional forms of advertising.

Tom Webster, Vice-President of Strategy at Edison Research, commented that working with PodcastOne gave the company an opportunity of testing their research methodology. The team was able to determine the impact that podcast advertising has on its audience.

About Norman Patti

Norman Pattiz is the Founder of PodcastOne. He also founded the Westwood One radio network, which later became America’s largest radio network. The network focused on a variety of news including entertainment, sports, and traffic programming. Westwood One managed different radio network like CBS News, NBC Networks, CNN Radio, and NFL football.

In 2000, Norman was appointed by the former President Bill Clinton to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors of United States. Former President George Bush later reappointed him in 2002. The primary goal of the Board of Governors was to oversee all nonmilitary broadcasting services in the United States.

The broadcasting services under their management included The Voice of America, Radio Liberty, Radio Free Europe, and Middle East Broadcasting. Norman was responsible for launching America’s Arabic language radio and TV services. The channel broadcasted in all the 22 countries of the Middle East. Learn more about Norman Pattiz: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/podcastone-chairman-norman-pattiz-announces-results-of-networks-brand-lift-studies-conducted-by-edison-research-300405404.html

Aside from broadcasting, Norman is a Chairman of two different organizations; Los Alamos National Security Laboratories and the Lawrence Livermore. He also serves as a member of the Pacific Council on International Relations. Norman Pattiz serves as a Regent of the University of California.

According to Forbes, Norman Pattiz was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009. The Library of American Broadcasting honored Norman with the Giants of Broadcasting Awards.

Damage Control For Online Defamation

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how many safeguards you put in place to shield your online identity from defamation, negative copy can still get through. Once it does, you can go through all the legal channels there are and resolve the issue on that front, but you still have only won half the battle. As the old saying goes “What goes on the internet, stays on the internet”.

Someone not directly involved in the defamation can copy and paste all copy involved, all over the web. The person initially involved may not be able to post any more negative content of the nature that they did, and that original content may have been taken down, but there is the possibility that is is elsewhere on the net by the hands of someone entirely different.

What you can do now is check the internet yourself for copies of the content in question. First, get any applicable legal information you can and save it somewhere on your computer that you have quick access to. Then, take the content in question and run it through a plagiarism checking site. The good ones will show you where that content is on the web, or whether it is anywhere at all. They will go as low as 20% originality, which means that if the content was 1,000 words long and only 200 of them and have pasted somewhere else, the plagiarism checker will find it and tell you where it is with links you can follow.

From there, either leave a comment of your own that tells your side of the story, or get in touch with the owner of the site, with your legal information that you saved, and try to reverse what has been done to you on those sites. Nothing may get done on their end, but at least you know you have done all you could to perform damage control of your online reputation.