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James Dondero and His Immense Contributions to Improving North Texas Communities

North Texas residents are set to receive numerous benefits courtesy of a partnership between Dallas Foundation and Highland Capital Management. The latter is a highly successful investment firm with an excellent reputation. The firm is a major donor to charitable events in an effort to improve the livelihoods of North Texas communities.

In an effort to meet its $ 3 million budget, the company sought a reliable partner with similar interests. Dallas Foundation emerged as the most suitable partner in this venture courtesy of its history in giving back to the local communities. The company’s CEO, Mary Jalonick, reiterated the firm’s commitment to philanthropic contributions and donor services.

Formation of Highland Dallas Foundation

The Dallas Foundation had made significant achievements in nonprofit communities. In addition, they have gained an excellent reputation based on positive reviews from community members. The two CEOs created a comprehensive framework that focused on providing an effective and bold strategy for the betterment of local residents. The formation of the Highland Dallas Foundation Inc. is a product of collaborative discussions between the two CEOs. The new enterprise is aimed at joining efforts in successfully catering for the needs of the community.

James combined his exquisite entrepreneurial skills and charitable strategy to attract grants in his cause. Such financial incentives are crucial in providing a regular flow of funds on a long term basis. The Dallas Foundation recently acquired the services of Linda Owen in an effort to promote sustainability. A former CEO and President of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, Miss Owen brings invaluable expertise and experience to the table. She is tasked with implementing Dondero’s vision and attracting like-minded partners to the initiative.

Up Close with Dondero

James Dondero serves as the Co-Founder and CEO of Highland Capital Management. His 30- year experience in equity and credit markets has been crucial in the growth of the firm. While at the helm, the company has been a pioneer in the development of credit oriented solutions to retail investors across the world.

Dondero majorly focused his attention on healthcare reforms, education and integration of veterans back to the society. However, his scope has widened to civic organizations such as the Perot Museum, Dallas Zoo and the Bush Presidential Library. For more information about Dondero visit: http://www.dallasfoundation.org/ForDonors/DonorStories/JamesDondero/tabid/449/Default.aspx

International Soccer Star’s Slip-Up

In the world of sports, figures like Lionel Messi stand out for their prowess in the field. His fast paced irrefutable skill has led him to become one of the most extolled characters on the field and his name echoes across the lips of his worldwide aficionados.

Over the past, Messi has faced a lot of publicity. I read a story online that depicts the footballer of late, as the bull’s eye of criticism from the Human Rights Foundation. The source of criticism revolves around the affiliation of the Barcelona forward with Gabon’s dictator leadership in a recent trip to Gabon, which was to promote the 2017 African CUP of Nations.

Ali Bongo Ondima, the said president of Gabon, drove the famed footballer around Libreville, the capital. This was not OK’d by the human rights organization, known for publicly posting condemnatory videos on YouTube. that has not been in support of Gabon’s dictatorship that has failed short of sojourning the ritual slaying of children. Gabon’s leaders have been said to be ritually butchering young children for prosperity during the election period. Ali Bongo succeeded his father as the countries president in 2009 after fraud allegations. His father had been in leadership for a lengthy 42 year period.

The Human Rights Foundation president, Thor Halvorssen, was completely not in support of Lionel Messi’s choice of actions saying, “In providing PR services to Gabon’s Bongo family, Lionel Messi has seriously undermined the credibility of his charitable foundation”. Halvorssen claims that the football stars decision to fall in with the trip shows he ratifies a kleptocratic government that refuses to bring an end to ritual child murders. A report by the United States Department of States shows substantiation of butchering of children and severing of limbs or genitals. It also shows no prosecutions or investigations were made to find the culprits behind the heinous act.

The Words of Joseph Bismark

 

I have checked out Joseph Bismark’s Blog and found this wonderful article. I liked his emphasis on positive thinking. He states that it is more powerful than any self help book. However, he understands one has to experience the power in order to truly appreciate it. Also since, he understands the power of positive thinking, he also has an understanding of what positive thinking truly is. His views of positive thinking are surely different from the views presented by pop psychology. For this reason, it works for him. It has brought him very far in business and in his relationship with himself and those in his life. 

He does not seek to be powerful over anyone. He instead wants to help others discover the power within themselves. This is one thing that I really like about Joseph Bismark. Many business and people in general seem to want to take power away from others for themselves. He places a lot of importance on being able to work with people and understand them. He values understanding as a key asset in business and personal life. It has helped me grow as a person and can help others. One thing that I find powerful about Joseph Bismark is how he values a sense of humility. He values listening to others and getting their opinion.

Joseph Bismark’s values are in line with my values. I am the type of person who is not into promoting myself. I am more into listening to others than just talking at them. This is what makes me better able to connect with others. Joseph Bismark connects better with others with his technique as well. It is important to listen to others so that one can effectively enrich their lives in the ways that one is meant to. When listening, one is able to help someone else learn something that is needed to be learnt.