Audio: America and business today: where is the human side?

Why a personal touch is so important in business, and is America still a Goldeneh Medineh?
10/24/2011, 8:00 PM

A7 Radio's "Goldstein on Gelt" with Douglas Goldstein
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 In today's world of Internet and online business, what has happened to the personal relationship that used to exist between traders and clients? Author and psychologist Joseph A. Michelli speaks to Doug this week about The Starbucks Experience, and what businesses can learn from the famous coffee chain's very human workplace techniques.

 And is America still the Goldeneh Medineh? Does it still offer the "rags to riches" opportunities that have fueled the plot of many a Hollywood movie and the experiences of our grandparents? Rabbi Yaakov Spivak, dean of Eyshel Avraham Rabbinical Seminary, gives us a broad perspective of life in America and its attitude towards materialism today.

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Douglas Goldstein, CFP(r) is the director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd. an international investment company. He specializes in helping olim manage their U.S. brokerage accounts from Israel. He is a licensed financial professional both in the U.S. and Israel. Securities offered through Portfolio Resources Group, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC, MSRB, SIFMA, FSI. Accounts held at Pershing LLC., Member NYSE/SIPC, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Doug has written several books on financial planning and investing. His latest book, Rich As A King, teaches how using chess strategies can make you a grandmaster of investing is available on Amazon. The Goldstein on Gelt podcast airs every Monday from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Israel National Radio. For more info visit
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