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The moves that Peter Briger is making to move Fortress Investment Group to another level

In 2002 that’s when Peter Briger joined Fortress Investment Group offering his services as the debt security and the real estate sector. The time he joined the company it was in a phase of diversification. The equity businesses that the company dealt with were core and private. He rose to the top of the rank to become the company’s president, head in the real estate credit business and director board co-chairman. Peter attended Penn University Wharton Business School where he got his MBA and Princeton University where he attained his BA.

The first company that he offered his services too after leaving the university was Goldman Sachs. He worked at the company for 15 years as a partner from 1996. So that to help other entrepreneurs Peter Briger came together with other Princeton alumni to start the program of pilot funding. The fund that they received was helpful to improve the entrepreneurs with their creative ideas the funding was $100,000. The main aim of the program is that they will encourage those that have innovative ideas, idea generation, risk-taking and creativity among the students.

While he was attending heli-skiing trip in Canada, that’s where Peter meet Casares who told him more about bitcoin technology and how they worked. Peter Briger interest in bitcoin technology grew once he got an in-depth explanation. He got to understand about the convenience of using Bitcoin to move money and the benefits involved. Peter saw bitcoin as an opportunity that would be of help to Fortress Investment Group since they were transferring so much money to the banks. In addition to his career, the other nature that Peter Briger has is his philanthropist. In the cause of his work, he will contribute to organizations and the charities too. At the Silicon Valley Council, he is part of the leadership team that is responsible for protecting the funds that are supposed to go to the children. The other one is that Peter Briger is a member of the Council on Foreign matters. The council is committed to being able to help people comprehend the foreign issues.

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History Repeats Itself: Adam Milstein Explains The Danger

Anyone who visits the concentration camps of Europe can’t help but walk away with an overwhelming sense of sadness and overwhelm, as Adam Milstein explains in his piece “Our view from Auschwitz: How tragedies of the past become lessons for the future” where he talks about the emotional experience of visiting the last places where many people persecuted by Adolf Hitler were subjected to tremendous cruelty, torture and even death at the hands of the Nazis.

 

Adam Milstein explains that it is tempting to look at these places as spaces where horrible historical atrocities occurred. It can be a little easier to visit Auschwitz and see it as a museum, where the worst of humanity played out in a tragic way that almost wiped out an entire people. We can’t possibly be like that anymore, right? Adam Milstein says that it is dangerous to visit the camps and see them as merely historic. They are reminders that this must never happen again, but also that anti-Semitism can and does rise up right under our noses.

 

Adam Milstein explains that the same kind of anti-Semitism that fueled the Nazi movement can rise up, even in the United States, because the Holocaust did not just happen. It was the product of years of anti-Semitism that culminated in one of the world’s worst genocides.

We have seen a tremendous rise in nationalism over the past several decades. This is not unique to the United States. Europe has seen an increase as well. This pattern is disturbingly familiar, not only to Adam Milstein but to many scholars who study the Holocaust and try to find patterns in why and how it all started. An upshoot in anti-Semitism, racism, and intolerance has been cropping up all around the world. Before World War Two, many Jewish people saw the danger coming and called out for help but their calls fell on deaf ears. Adam Milstein warns us against allowing that to happen again and quashing the nationalism and anti-Semitism that is happening now. He cautions that another Holocaust could happen again. It is a sobering truth.

 

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