Published on : Inc Magazine View here: http://www.inc.com/ari-zoldan/3-reasons-not-to-crowdfund.html   There are two completely different ways of looking at crowdfunding. It is either a) the best thing to happen to start-ups since Red Bull; or b) while sometimes useful, it’s no serious substitute for other sources of money, including family & friends. Even bootstrapping. This may not […]

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Published in HuffingtonPost View at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ari-zoldan/you-wont-get-on-a-wheatie_b_3690812.html Since the dawn of man, we have valued the strong. Our hunter-gatherer ancestry cherished the capable, and those who were physically fit provided for the existing communities. The strong were a necessity then. In Ancient Greece, the Olympics were created as a celebration of the human body, and the strength […]

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Israel, a long standing ally of the United States of America, developed one of the most effective and sophisticated missile defense systems with funding from the United States. The idea for the iron dome was originally conceived in 2007, when the Israel Defense Ministry decided to develop an air defense system due to the increasing number of missiles […]

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President Obama visited Israel this past week for the first time since his election as president. His last visit to Israel was in 2008 as the senator of Illinois. After Obama descended from the steps of Air Force One, he addressed the Prime Minister and several high ranking Israeli officials. In his speech he affirmed […]

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The most recent cyber attacks on American Express, JP Morgan Chase, and South Korean banks over the last month have spurred debate on how best to handle this growing hacktivist phenomenon. Over the past couple of years, hacker groups consisting of individuals from across the globe have attacked government protected sites and corporate banking sites, […]

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On November 27, 2013 the United Nations held a conference regarding sustainable energy. The United Nations and the World Bank pledged through the assistance of governments, international agencies, civil society, and the private sector there would be a massive new investment promoting the recently started initiative of “sustainable energy for all.” These initiative’s plans involve […]

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The U.N., and the Security Council in particular, have oftentimes been criticized for lack of a comprehensive, all-encompassing approach to terrorism. However, the U.N’s response to the Islamist extremism exerting increasing influence in Northern Mali, Africa, may suggest the start of a new, more forceful U.N. While the national Mali government has been restored since […]

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On January 3rd, 2013, ecotourism became a U.N and UNWTO-sanctioned avenue for sustaining economical growth in underdeveloped countries.In an acknowledgement of tourism’s impact on economic growth, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution on December 21, 2012 that emphasized the influence that ecotourism has on reducing poverty and increasing environmental protection. Ecotourism, a form of […]

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In 1982 Britain went to war with Argentina after the latter invaded the Falkland Islands.   Argentina did not see this so much as an invasion, but as a reclaiming of their sovereignty over what they call Islas Malvinas. The islands are an archipelago located in the South Atlantic Ocean approximately 300 miles to the east […]

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The Ugandan Anglican Church has been an avid supporter of the recently passed “anti-gay bill” in Uganda. The Church has supported the bill since it’s conception, yet many individuals oppose it for its harsh attacks on homosexuals including life in prison for anyone caught in a homosexual act. While the Ugandan subset of the Anglican […]

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