Learning From Billionaires: The Philosophy Of George Soros

I am fascinated by the financial world, and by the people who succeed in it. It seems to me that many billionaires I learn about are very intellectual. They rarely follow the pack, but instead formulate their own views and then stick to their principles in the face of differing opinions. This is a very admirable trait, because very few people do it in the real world. As a society we seem to value approval and fitting in with the crowds. When I started learning about George Soros, I saw immediately that he thought for himself and that this led him to great success.

The philosophy of George Soros is like a breath of fresh air. In an article Soros wrote for The Atlantic several years ago, Soros explained that deep philosophical musings spurred him on ponder the nature of reality and truth. He tells readers that he was struggling to understand whether or not truth could be understood. Read more on nytimes.com

He used this inquiry to come to the understanding that the ultimate truth is out of the grasp of humankind. His reasoning went like this: “We live in the same universe that we are trying to understand, and our perceptions can influence the events in which we participate”. So, a fish living in water cannot learn about what it means to live in water because they are surrounded by it all of the time, ultimately. Or as Einstein said, we can’t solve a problem with the same level of understanding that created them. The way I understand this, in my own life, is that from within a dream you cannot objectively study a dream. George Soros goes on to say that this “revelation” helped him form a view of theory of history.

His unique theory on history created a clear path for him when it came to political action as well as his trading career. It seems to me that because he did so much deep thinking and finally became clear about what he believed, he was able to discern how to act in the world. Instead of being lead off point by other people’s opinions, he thought about his own understanding and used his own unique theory to devise plans of action.

Because of his views on truth, that no human can hold onto the truth and enforce it, he felt drawn to political action which supported an “open society“, as he puts it in his own writings. Soros was born in Hungary and lived through communist regimes and the Nazi party. He new first hand the atrocities of oppression. After the cold war, he began financially supporting a network of foundations across Europe that would encourage an open society structure. Read this story at Politico about George Soros.

Soros also sees threats to the open society ideal in the USA, he interjects great amounts of funding into American politics. He gives millions in support of liberal politicians, including $27 million towards defeating Bush in 2004, and $25 million to the Clinton campaign in 2016. George Soros is an incredible person to learn from because of his thoughtful insights and inspiring actions.

Real Estate Developer Omar Boraie Supports Education and R&D in New Brunswick Community

Founder and president of Boraie Development LLC is one of the most successful developers in New Jersey. Omar Boraie is more than an entrepreneur, but a devoted philanthropist with the mission of furthering cancer research on its causes and treatment alternatives. He came to the United States nearly 52 years ago, and made New Brunswick his residence. His mission upon arrival to the States was to earn his Ph.D. in chemistry, in which, he didn’t pursue as a career, but rather chose the real estate industry instead. He founded Boraie Development, a reputable commercial and residential development company and helped to transform New Brunswick by renovating properties and building new developments.

Omar Boraie reported to Newswire he pledged $1.5 million to Rutgers Cancer Institute, earning him a seat as Chairman. He has served as chairman for over a year, which is part of the 2018 campaign challenge for Rutgers University. According to NJ Biz, his ties to the New Brunswick community comprise of healthcare and residential new and renovated real estate properties. The Aspire, one of Boraie Development’s most recent luxury facilities was opened in 2015, the same year Mr. Boraie made his donation pledge. The residential complex is next to the Children’s Cancer Institute and accommodates doctors, nurses, professors, and other professionals.

According to Patch.com, Rutgers Cancer Institute is the only cancer research and development institution in the country and the state of New Jersey. Omar Boraie’s endowment chair guarantees his commitment to Rutgers University and genomic science research to develop effective precision medicine for cancer patients. The university’s cancer research institution applies genomic science as an alternative treatment for those patients who are non responsive to prior therapy.

Omar Boraie found success in the real estate industry and returned to his passion in chemistry through cancer research and development philanthropy. Rutgers Cancer Institute is using the funds to create precision medicines for patients’ care, and to detect early stages of cancer. The university and the institution serve as a national and educational resource to educate the public on cancer prevention. Mr. Boraie and Boraie Development actively supports education and cancer R&D efforts in the New Jersey communities.

Reference: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/omar-boraie#/entity