Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Want to make sure your donations actually get to Haiti?

It is Best to Give at Yele

Over the years, my wife and I have endorsed Wyclef Jean's efforts to help Haiti. In case you don't know, Grammy Award winner Wyclef Jean is the island's native son, ambassador and a proud shining beacon to a people who appear to have been forgotten over the years. Until now...
Last week's devastating earthquake was so powerful it destroyed well-built structures like the Holiday Inn and their nation's palace. I urge those of you who do not trust the big charities to send money to...
Long story short I trust Wyclef above all others to help the people of Haiti. Despite the sudden controversy behind Yele and Wyclef, I am still endorsing his Haitian Relief Efforts. Why? Because when faced with saving your family, you would do everything to help, right?

Wyclef has been working for years before the earthquake to save his family...the people of Haiti. When 60 Minutes interviewed him last year I was moved by his ability to bring entire groups together...groups that have fought for years. People may not listen to the president, but they listen to Wyclef Jean. He gets involved with the people on the front lines.

So when controversy arises, especially over money, you have to ask yourself why is this being brought into the limelight NOW? And for what purpose? And who benefits most from this news?

Yele is on the front lines first. I prefer to give to a charity that gets my money to the front lines as quickly as possible instead of lost in a bunch of bureaucracy. 

The very best to the people of Haiti. Our hearts are with you...and although we cry today, this moment in time shall pass and we will laugh together again. Someday soon. I promise.

Brad Szollose

Brad Szollose Bio:


Who Is Brad Szollose?: 

Cofounder of Another Big Production. Host of Awakened Nation™. Award-Winning Author. Creative Director. Leader. Visionary. TEDxSpeaker. Web Pioneer. C-Level Executive.

First things, first. How do you say Szollose?
It’s pronounced zol-us.

From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.

As an award-winning creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.

As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).

Today, the world’s leading business publications seek out Brad’s insights on next-generation leadership development, branding and modern Management Strategies, and he has been featured (both print and online versions) in Forbes, Inc., Advertising Age, USA Today, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, International Business Times, Le Journal du Dimanche (France), and The Hindu Business Line to name a few, along with television, radio and podcast appearances on CGTN America, CBS, Roku Network and other media outlets.

Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation.

After 35 years in New York City, he now calls Las Vegas home. In his free time, he enjoys hiking in the mountains, working Star Trek and Dune quotes into everyday conversation, and painting and drawing the stunning landscapes of the American Southwest.