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Frank Giustra

A Crisis Of Leadership

Frank Giustra | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Frank Giustra

Where is Winston Churchill when you need him? Or today's leaders like him? Someone who not only has the courage to make the right decisions but who c...

Being There -- How Individuals Can Change the World

Frank Giustra | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Frank Giustra

Sometimes you need to see tragedy up front, with your own eyes to realize our traditional institutions aren't always the best way to solve a crisis. It is the moment, as an individual, you realize you can wield tremendous impact in the world around you.

Truth, Lies and Why We Need More Gandhi

Frank Giustra | Posted 03.28.2016 | Impact
Frank Giustra

For the most part, the consequences of minor lies are unimportant in the big picture of things. But some lies -- about origins of conflict, corruption and injustice to name a few -- do have consequence.

Living Like You Are About to Die

Frank Giustra | Posted 01.26.2016 | Impact
Frank Giustra

To those that spend life fearing and hating others, why waste your life? Those are heavy burdens that achieve nothing except to sap happiness from your soul. And to others, why spend a lifetime collecting "things" that mean nothing when you inevitably go?

Less Ignorance and More Compassion

Frank Giustra | Posted 12.22.2015 | Impact
Frank Giustra

I was in a bit of a funk recently, and I couldn't quite put my finger on why until a friend suggested that perhaps I was burdened with too much information. My work with the Crisis Group and the International Rescue Crisis were daily reminders of how chaotic and unstable our world can be.

Beyond Your Bubble: Up Close With the Refugee Crisis

Frank Giustra | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Frank Giustra

I suppose that accepting the truth may reveal that perhaps we are a little selfish and maybe that's not something we truly wish to know about ourselves. Lack of empathy for fellow human beings, is not only because they are far away, but it is because of how we inform ourselves.

Fighting Homelessness: Don't Be the Ass in Assuming

Frank Giustra | Posted 08.14.2016 | Impact
Frank Giustra

Never assuming works well in your personal life. I have found this same rule also applies in the philanthropic world. Making assumptions that a problem can't be fixed or tackling a problem with the lack of facts leads to either inaction or the wrong solutions.

Imagining the Impossible, One Step at a Time

Frank Giustra | Posted 07.16.2016 | Impact
Frank Giustra

There are 1,645 billionaires and 17 million millionaires in the world today, representing almost half of the world's entire wealth. Imagine if they all started saying "it CAN be done" and used just a bit of imagination ...the benefits would be exponential.

The Fork In the Road to Enlightenment

Frank Giustra | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Frank Giustra

Have you ever tried to achieve a Buddha like level of enlightenment? I tried once and lasted less than 24 hours. Too many other distractions were getting in the way, like my work commitments and a real estate purchase I was trying to close.

Clinton Foundation Must Stop Hiding Behind Dark Money Groups

Till Bruckner | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Till Bruckner

The Clinton Foundation claims that it's committed to transparency - but clearly, it's not.

Clinton Foundation Admits Mistakes On Tax Filings

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics

The Clinton Foundation defended its commitment to transparency on Sunday, but also admitted that the organization had made mistakes in its tax filings...

Ryan Grim

How Confucius Explains The Hillary Clinton Controversies | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics

As the stack of investigative stories around Hillary Clinton, her family's charity and her work as Secretary of State continues to climb higher and hi...

It's a Wonderful Life

Frank Giustra | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Frank Giustra

Wouldn't it be great, especially in the privileged position you're in, to make a point of spending the rest of your life purposefully and positively impacting as many people as possible?

Mining Magnate Forces Out Celebrated 'Modern Farmer' Editor

Capital New York | Posted 12.03.2014 | Media

Staff and contractors of Modern Farmer have been informed that founder and editor in chief Ann Marie Gardner has stepped down from the celebrated food...

Frank Giustra, President Bill Clinton's Close Colleague, Joins US Oil Sands Board

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Frank Giustra - key power broker and close colleague of former President Bill Clinton - has taken a seat on the Board of Directors of U.S. Oil Sands, an Alberta-based company aiming to develop tar sands deposits in Utah's Uintah Basin.

Bill Gates, Elton John Among Top Donors To Clinton Foundation

Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact

Former President Bill Clinton started The Clinton Foundation with hopes to improve access to opportunities and services that would both change and sav...

People Don't Imagine The Worst Until It's Upon Them

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

This is a lesson for investors everywhere. Don't deny reality. Deal with painful policy decisions now. No one thought that U.S. subprime mortgages would infect the entire planet.

Bill Clinton's Life: An Inside Look

New York Times | By PETER BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bill Clinton loves to shop. On a March day in an elegant crafts store in Lima, the Peruvian capital, he hunted for presents for his wife and the women...

Bill Clinton's Use Of Mogul's Private Jet Raises Ethics Questions

New York Post | ELLIOT BLAIR SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On June 21, 2005, Bill Clinton flew to Mexico City aboard a private jet that belonged to a Canadian investment banker he was meeting for the first tim...

Undercutting U.S. Policy, Bill Clinton Praised Foreign Autocrat

New York Times | JO BECKER and DON VAN NATTA Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Late on Sept. 6, 2005, a private plane carrying the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra touched down in Almaty, a ruggedly picturesque city in sou...