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Calcalist: “Things I Learned at Home”

In an interview with the Calcalist, Morton Mandel head of the Mandel Foundation, talks about his parents and their emigration from Poland to the USA; the anti-Semitism that his parents experienced in their birthplace; the advice he received from his mother and the academic degree he completed and received when he was 92.
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Morton Mandel on Ynet

In a special interview with Ynet, Israel’s leading online news portal, Morton Mandel explains why it is important for him to cultivate leadership.
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Morton Mandel on Israeli Educational Television

In a fascinating interview with Kobi Meidan, Morton Mandel, Chairman and CEO of the Mandel Foundation, talks about the characteristics that enabled him and his brothers to transform a $900-dollar investment into a company worth three billion dollars, about his connection with the State of Israel, and about the values upon which he was raised.
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“It’s All About Who”…Now in Chinese

With a large market of entrepreneurs eager to learn from proven success, “It’s All About Who” has now hit bookstands across China. The Chinese edition follows the publication of the Hebrew edition of the book in Israel, where it is a best-seller.

Businessweek: “How to Hire: Seven Questions for Mort Mandel”

Bloomberg Businessweek has published a Q&A with Morton Mandel. The article, entitled "How to Hire: Seven Questions for Mort Mandel" is available on the Bloomberg Businessweek website.

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Watch Morton Mandel at a Zócalo/Drucker Institute Event

At a recent event Morton Mandel discussed the biggest problem facing anyone running any nonprofit or for-profit company, government, or institution of any kind. Video of his talk is available at

More 🔗 “Do You Really Hire Only ‘A’ Players? Indispensable Advice From a Self-Made Billionaire”

Rick Wartzman from the Drucker Institute writes about discussions between Morton Mandel and Peter Drucker about hiring “A Players” and placing them in crucial leadership roles. Rick praises Morton Mandel’s book "It's All About Who" for its practical wisdom in showing how to execute this principle in both the business world and the social sector.

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Excerpt in Directors & Boards

The current issue of Directors & Boards (First Quarter 2013) features an excerpt from It's All About Who. The piece is called "'Their' meeting, not 'your' Meeting" and it provides insights on chairing meetings.

Marshall Goldsmith Review of It’s All About Who

Bestselling author and renowned leadership expert, Marshall Goldsmith, has posted a glowing review of It's All About Who on the book's page.

Goldsmith says:

"At a time when the headlines so often remind us of people who failed to act with integrity, Mort reminds us that personal values really do matter. He believes that people everywhere can lead a values-driven life filled with honesty, decency, respect, kindness, and generosity. These are timeless lessons and how Mort uses these principles to guide his decision making over the years makes them highly valuable, too. My prediction: It's All About Who You Hire will make Mort Mandel the most successful person you may never have heard of--until now."

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Fast Company: The Most Effective Tool To Keep Your Team Productive And On Track

Fast Company published another excerpt from It's All About Who. This article talks about developing a system to track each employee's work so that everyone stays on the same page.

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Fast Company: The 5 Traits All Top Performers Share

Fast Company published an excerpt from It's All About Who. This piece discusses how hiring great people is one of the biggest challenges leaders face. 

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Morton Mandel Visits Brandeis University’s International School of Business

Brandeis Now has a feature on Morton Mandel's recent trip to Brandeis University where he spoke with students at the International Business School and in observance of the 10th anniversary of the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education.

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It’s All About Who… In Stores Now

We are happy to announce that Morton Mandel's new book, It's All About Who, has been officially released by Jossey-Bass and is available in stores now.