Sections

Holy Moses! Rabbi and CEO have Wall Street fix

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

A Brooklyn Heights rabbi has obviously learned a lesson from his faith’s comedians — his new book about the economy (of all things!) certainly has great timing.

Rabbi Aaron Raskin’s book, “The Rabbi and the CEO: The Ten Commandments for 21st Century Leaders,” hits bookstores this month, just as the economy was imploding.

But not to worry; Raskin and co-author Thomas Zweifel, the CEO of a consulting firm, argue that rediscovering business ethics is as simple as remembering Moses, who cried out to God and was told, basically, “Just do it.” The lesson? “Kvetching was not an option,” Raskin said. In other words, stop whining.

Raskin, the spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Avraham on Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights, and Zweifel say that recent figures — former GE CEO Jack Welch and just about everyone affilated with Enron, for example — lack that kind of leadership.

That said, no one religious belief is required, but such leadership is embodied by the Jewish customs of tzedakah (charity), emet (truth) and no kvetching (kvetching).

“The Rabbi and the CEO: The Ten Commandments for 21st Century Leaders,” is available through www.selectbooks.com.

Updated 5:09 pm, July 9, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:


Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: