Clay Siegall: ‘Genetic Emancipation’

Clay Siegall, Ph.D., is perhaps best known as a scientist and the co-founder of the company known as Seattle Genetics. He co-launched it back in 1998. At present, he works as the firm’s CEO, (chief executive officer), president, and current chairman of the board.

Siegall is reported to be especially knowledgeable in the subjects of “targeted cancer therapies.” He is also said to be passionate about assisting his patients. In fact, he co-founded Seattle Genetics on the tenants of research, scientific innovation, and various drug development practices.

Siegall’s business is at the forefront when it comes to developing antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) and in garnering Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris), the firm’s first official ADC product, back in 2011.

Siegall and his team partnered with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company in order to create Adcetris. It’s now an international brand that has been approved for use in more than 60 nations. Additionally, they are busy developing several proprietary ADCs for the treatment of cancer.

Seattle Genetics has a few licenses for their ADC technology too. They have brought in more than $325 million with GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Genentech (Roche), and AbbVie. There are now over 20 ADCs presently being developed through SG’s technology. Siegall is said to be the person responsible for the firm’s money-raising efforts which resulted in a total of approximately $1.2 billion via public and private sources like their IPO (initial public offering) which debuted in 2001.


Siegall graduated with a Ph.D. in Genetics from GWU (George Washington University.) Prior to the launch of Seattle Genetics, he worked at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute (1991 to 1997.) He was also previously employed by NCI (the National Cancer Institute) and NIH (National Institutes of Health) from 1988 to 1991.


Doctor Siegall has received several different awards including the famous 2013 University of Maryland Alumnus of the Year for Computer, Math and Natural Sciences. Currently, Siegall has a seat on multiple Boards of Directors at such companies as Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Alder BioPharmaceuticals, and the Washington Roundtable.

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The Quest For Peace

As a Jewish-Israeli diplomat, Daniel Taub undoubted stands out from his counterparts. Many would point to the informal manner in which he prefers to be addressed (preferring Daniel over Mr. Taub), or the skull cap that usually adorns him, but his role in the development of “Rebbe’s Court,” one of the top soap operas to ever premiere in Israel, that has cemented him as a truly unique individual.

While participating in a think tank to discuss ideas for shows to air on an upcoming network, Daniel Taub had the idea to create a soap opera, for which he described as a mix between “Dallas” and “The Chosen.”

Upon relaying this idea to the panel, he was asked to create the script for a pilot episode, and realizing that he needed to brush up on his screenwriting skills, as well as his familiarity with soap operas in general, he attacked to project head-on, taking a small break from his normal duties as a Jewish-Israeli diplomat.

The result was his active participation in the writing of 26 episodes, and an immediate hit amongst the Jewish community living in Israel. This proved to be quite the accomplishment for a Jewish-Israeli diplomat with no formal training in scriptwriting and very little knowledge of the genre.

Aside from the unprecedented amount of success that “Rebbe’s Court” received, Daniel Taub was also unaware of the high level of acceptance that he would receive from his contribution to the Tchelet network. Read more: Daniel Taub | Wikipedia and Daniel Taub | Ideamench

Despite never writing a script, and his relative unfamiliarity with soap operas in general, Daniel Taub has long shown a knack for understanding the ways in which people communicate, once holding the position of captain while on the debate team at Oxford.

In 1989, the London-born diplomat decided to immigrate to Israel, accompanied by his wife Zehava, where he would form a lasting relationship with the president of the time, Chaim Herzog. Helping to assist the president with speech-writing, he further developed his skill set, while also getting a feel for the climate of late-eighties Israel.

As an expert in international law, Daniel Taub would later go on to join the Foreign Ministry in 1991, who was, at the time, in desperate search of such a person with these attributes.

Since that time, Daniel Taub has played an integral role in helping to assuage the strained relationships between the Israelis and Palestinians, expertly navigating the troubled waters that have long been a reality of life throughout the region.

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Greg Secker Gets Backing From Former World Boxing Champion for Iloilo Project

Greg Secker, an English businessman, believes in the concept of active philanthropy. Recently, he has been engaged and entirely focused on helping to build over 100 homes of typhoon struck victims in Lemery, Iloilo. With an aim to encourage athletes to be part of the change with a social conscience, he has inspired athletes such as Nonito Donaire, Jr. as well as the athlete’s wife to join him to witness the turnover project on that day. While the former world boxing champion, took a short trip with a brief stop to support Greg Secker, the English businessman was glad to meet the athlete at the Manila airport and welcome him as well as his support. The athlete was glad to be a part of this noble cause and he urged his peers to have a voice and help out as well.

The Iloilo turnover project was an initiative taken on by Greg Secker to create a significant number of homes for people who are not as fortunate as others. As the founder of the Greg Secker Foundation, he is dedicated to giving 100 homes to people in the Iloilo region and is making a continuous effort to ensure that this project sees completion. He has also actively engaged in competing for many other projects around the globe, all with the help of his foundation. The Lemery, Iloilo foundation, is named, Build A House, Build A Home, and it is aimed at doing as much as good as possible with the help of Greg Secker and people who support the cause.

Greg Secker, a successful English businessman, was a multi-millionaire in his early twenties and after that, there was no stopping him from helping others gain financial independence. The world was his oyster, and he started off by creating one of the most successful trading firms in the entire of Europe. He also owns the European part of the top trader coaching company. He shows immense passion towards aiding future entrepreneurs by helping them learn how to hone their skills. Greg Secker is also the proprietor of Learn to trade amongst other successfully run and operated companies.

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Jason Hope Donates Half A Million To SENS Foundation

Jason Hope is a tech writer, philanthropist, and investor whose work focuses on the newest technology. He was born in Scottsdale, Arizona and then went onto get a degree in finance from Arizona State University. He continued at his education at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business. Jason Hope went onto start a communications company before becoming an investor and philanthropist.

Jason Hope has a long held an interest in anti-aging research. He believes that this research should focus on extending the overall life expectancy by fighting diseases like diabetes and cancer. He also believes that it should promote quality of life at an advanced age by treating diseases like dementia.

Jason Hope reaffirmed his commitment to anti-aging research by pleading half a million dollars to the SENS Foundation. The SENS Foundation is a California based nonprofit that is dedicated to anti-aging research. The SENS Foundation attempts to coordinate funding by identifying what areas of medical research are directly related to anti-aging. They then collect funding from various sources so they can give it to researchers. The SENS Foundation contributes money to both early stage research and clinical trials.

The CSO of the SENS Foundation laid out what they plan to use Jason Hope’s donation for. The money will largely go towards research into Arteriosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis is the process were plague builds up in arteries. This causes a lack of blood flow, the development of clots, and also causes veins to become brittle. Arteriosclerosis is associated with a number of diseases associated with aging. It is a major cause of heart attacks, strokes, and general physical decline. In addition, it is believed that the buildup of plague is a major cause of Alzheimer and other forms of dementia.

Jason Hope plans to continue to contribute money to anti-aging research both in the form of direct investment and donations. He is also committed to encouraging Scottsdale’s youth to pursue careers associated with futurology. Jason Hope has attended several conferences associated with technology and anti-aging, and he contributes article with a focus on topics such as the internet of things, tech marketing, and medical research.

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Mike Baur’s Effective Banking Skills

Mike Baur is a successful banker and entrepreneur that was born and raised in Switzerland. He attended Berne University and the University of Rochester for a degree in business. In 1991, he began working at the Union Bank of Switzerland at the age of 16. Mike Baur was young, but he knew what he was doing. He helped many Swiss investors make profitable investments. He was well respected and received a promotion to apprentice when he was in his 20s. UBS was so sure of his future that they gave him an outline of all the positions he would receive until he retired. Mike Baur ended up departing from UBS and working at another bank Clariden Leu.

Clariden Leu was grateful to have Mike Baur as an employee. He was excellent at his job, but banking changed after a recession hit. The recession caused banking to be more stressful than enjoyable to Baur, so he decided to become an entrepreneur. In 2014 Mike Baur, Oliver Walzer, and Max Mester joined together to create this Swiss Startup Factory. The Swiss Startup Factory is a company that is dedicated to the success of new businesses. They created the company because they realized that the amount of successful new businesses were very few. They wanted to properly equip new business owners before starting their business and having to close right after.

The Swiss Startup factory has implemented programs that help the companies excel. The Incubator is a three months program that teaches the new owners everything that they need to know. It sets them up for successful marketing. After the three months, they are tasked with putting everything that they learned into action. The Swiss Startup Factory offers them advice but lets them maneuver by themselves. They also provide the companies funding by having pitch contest. The contest allows the businesses to show their products and plan for the business. The investors present offer them financing if they believe their business will be a good investment.

Along with the Swiss Startup Factory Mike Baur is the Invest Managing Deputy Director for CTI and the owner of Think Reloaded. He has helped the Swiss Startup Factory gain and maintain beneficial relationships with other companies through his hard work. Mike Baur gave up his job in banking to use the skills he developed to help people get a head start. The Swiss Startup Factory is incomparable.


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Madison Street Capital Leads Other Industry Players in the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards

Madison Capital closed 2017 on a high note after being named winner for the Debt Financing Deal of the Year by the M&A Advisor. According to, the company scooped a number of key awards during the 16th annual event that was held on November 13th 2017 at the Metropolitan Club, New York City.

Madison received this top award following its successful advising particularly on the transaction for WLR Automotive.

Since its inception, the M&A Advisor has continued to honor industry players for over 15 years now. According to David Ferguson, the Co-CEO and president of the M&A Advisor, Madison Street Capital stood out from over 600 listed firms to win the Debt Financing Deal of the Year category.

David further explained that Madison represents the best of the Merger and Acquisition industry in 2017.

While giving his comments, Madison Street Capital’s Chief Executive Officer Charles Botchway expressed their gratitude for the award. He particularly congratulated WLR Automotive and his company’s senior managing director for being key contributors to the deal.

Madison Street Capital won two other categories

The firm’s impressive achievements did not stop at the Debt Financing Deal of the Year Award. The company was a finalist in the Financial Deal of the Year as well as Boutique Investment Firm of the Year categories.

Robert Blumenfeld and Ceasar Anquillare, the Executive Director of ACG New York and CEO of Winchester Capital respectively, were also recognized during the event. Blumenfeld won the inaugural Tom Farrell Memorial Award while Anquillare earned the 2017 Leadership Award.

About Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital is a reputable international investment banking company with a great commitment to leadership and integrity while delivering its wide range of financial services.

The company provides business financial advisory services, M&A expertise, and valuation services to both public and private entities.

Through its offices in Africa, Asia, and North America, Madison has continued to support hundreds of industry players to achieve mutual benefits.

The company has continued to demonstrate a unique ability when it comes to matching buyers and sellers. In addition to the financial sector, Madison also serves healthcare, energy, and manufacturing industries.

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Dr. David Samadi-Making People Better with Robots

Dr. David Samadi has always had the desire to become a doctor. He turned that dream into a reality, and he is now chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Samadi is a certified urologist, and he is a specialist in diagnosing and treating prostate cancer, urologic diseases, and bladder and kidney cancer.

Dr. David Samadi obtained his degree in biochemistry from the Stony Brook University, and he graduated from the Stony Brook School of Medicine in 1994. He also received postgraduate training at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of medicine. He took robotic prostatectomy fellowship at Henri Mondor Creteil after completing fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2001.

Dr. Samadi has done his work in over 45 countries and also has practiced at numerous well-known and prestigious medical institutions. He now practices at the Lenox Hill Hospital and is a professor of urology at Hofstra North Shore. He is with the American Urological Association and a member of the American Medical Association.

Dr. David Samadi hosted a medical TV show on Fox known as the “Sunday Housecall.” He also hosts a radio show and has a website where he shares news on health. He is very ambitious and is currently working on a way to remove the prostate with a robotic technique known as “SMART” surgery.

Dr. Samadi was primarily raised in the Middle East, but he also lived in many parts of Europe. He now resides in the United States. He has practiced in many parts of the worked as well such as in Germany, France, Spain, Greece, London, Israel, and the Dominion Republic.

Dr. Samadi typically has a pretty busy day that begins at 4:30 in the morning. He is on the go most of the day, and he performs a few surgeries two to three times each week. He has a photographic memory, so he uses drawings to help visualize things. One of his greatest accomplishments is creating an efficient operating room team. He even uses a robot to perfume robotic prostate surgeries at his hospitals.

Dr. Samadi is very driven by results and is hands-on. That is how he gets things down. He manages stress by deep breathing and playing sports. He also enjoys playing backgammon. He sticks to his schedule because it helps him to be efficient. He also relies on word-of-mouth to grow his successful business.

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George Soros: Overcoming Hatred and Ignorance

Most stories about billionaires are origin stories about how they became wealthy. Living in a capitalist society makes a lot of people finance focused. As time progresses, more people are becoming politically aware. Unfortunately, politics is a turn-off for most people, so bad things continue happening at an alarming rate.

Fortunately, there are billionaire stories like George Soros. George Soros is a billionaire hedge fund manager who’s dedicated the remainder of his life to philanthropy. He started more than 30 years ago when he created the Open Society Foundations. It’s the primary organization that he donates large amounts of wealth to.

He’s recently made headlines because his multibillion-dollar contributions have come to light. Over the last 30 years, he’s quietly made $800-plus million-dollar donations to Open Society every year. NY Times reports that his total donations reached $18 billion. That’s a record-setting contribution made by the 87-year-old philanthropist.

His generosity continues to grow as he gets older. A lot of billionaires turn philanthropist at the end of their lives, but Mr. Soros has been doing this too long for it to be a ploy. He’s serious about making the world a better place and plans on continuing his multimillion-dollar donations, and

His organization is one of the largest privately funded philanthropic organizations in the world. To date, Open Society has promoted democracy and human rights in over 120 countries. For those trying to understand how large this organization truly is, there are only 195 countries in the world.

Open Society focuses on more issues than just democracy and human rights. Anytime there’s a problem a nation needs assistance with can ask Open Society for help. In 2014, Open Society launched a campaign to fund treatment centers during the Ebola outbreak. It’s also been helping the United States fight against the wave of hate that’s been drowning the country since the 2016 Presidential Election, and George Soros’s lacrosse camp.

Of course, there are two sides to every story. While most people see George Soros as a great man, there are many who see him as a manipulative, evil overlord. Most of these people are right-wing conspiracy theorists who hate Soros’s support of Democratic politicians.

In a JPost article, it talks about the numerous attacks these people have made on Soros. They’re mostly accusing him of outrageous acts of anti-American movements and tyranny, and

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Desiree Perez Reaps the Rewards for Her Work with Roc Nation

As one of the leading music and entertainment executives in the world, Desiree Perez is well known among her peers for her acute business sense and strong negotiating style. Although she may not be a household name, Desiree Perez is a member of the circle of influence at the heart of the Roc Nation entertainment business built by rapper Jay-Z; Perez has become an indispensable member of the team with wide-ranging responsibilities for different aspects of the entertainment and business sectors of the business.

Desiree Perez is known for her powerful negotiating style which has made her one of the most feared in the world after the completion of a number of deals she took the lead in developing paid huge dividends for Roc Nation.

The initial deal which placed Roc Nation on the map of importance in the media world was that signed with Live Nation a decade ago and is estimated to be worth $100 million. The size and length of the deal took many industry insiders by surprise and has only recently been matched by the $200 million deal created between Roc Nation’s Tidal streaming platform and Sprint which has been seen as securing the future of the music platform backed by many of the most influential figures in popular music.

Alongside the work completed in securing major deals for the entire Roc Nation label, Perez has also spent much of her time looking for the best ways of creating a powerful future for new artists and those who have already hit the heights as recording musicians. Even Roc Nation founder, Jay-Z has benefited from the work of Desiree Perez in finding a brand partner for his “4:44” World Tour which is already more than 20 percent more profitable than his previous tour of 2013 due to the inclusion of Puma as the lead sponsor.

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Jim Larkin’s Labor Organizing Skills Helped Ireland to become a Great Place to Work

When an employer does not treat their workers fairly then workers have the right to protest this unfair treatment.

Normally, workers take this action by joining up with their union. Once they become a part of their union they can then take the necessary steps for changing their working conditions.

At the turn of the 20th century in Ireland, many jobs were deplorable places to work. This was especially true for dock workers who were a part of Ireland’s shipping industry. Jim Larkin had to endure these conditions and made the most of them. He eventually became a foreman on the docks. However, this did not change the fact that things needed to change.

In 1906 dock workers began to protest and Jim Larkin stepped up to play a key role in this event. He was instrumental in getting change. One tactic that Larkin used to help win his victory was his great oratory skills. Some people likened Larkin’s voice to a primeval force that could not be resisted.

Larkin’s skill as a public speaker was very forceful, mesmerizing and sensible. It was hard to turn away from what he was saying. He made it sound like a sensible thing to do for people to support workers and their cause. Read more: Jim Larkin | Wikipedia and James Larkin | Biography

He also had the ability to sway the public by getting them to sympathize with what he was doing. He was very persuasive with his tactics and schemes with gaining support for his workers. A lot of people in Ireland saw Larkin as a champion for the people. Since he cared for worker’s rights many Irish people made it a point to support him.

He also organized boycotts of businesses and companies that did not provide the proper support for their employees. These boycotts were another effective tool making the changes that Larkin wanted to accomplish.

His work was very well received by the masses and by Ireland’s employment sector. Larkin is now considered a great historical figure that has significantly improved the lives of Irish workers.

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