Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Zalman Silber by Thomas Stanger

When one thinks of the term "business savvy" many names come to mind, Zalman Silber is one of them. Since his employment at New York Life Insurance Company, Silber has taken the world of business by storm, exploring various aspects of business including virtual entertainment, financial services and administration.
"I am always extremely gratified to see my business visions come to fruition and blossom into successful enterprises," says Silber.
Silber was featured in Inc. magazine's How to Get Your First Great Idea; the article highlighted the origins of his multi-million dollar entertainment business. Originally, Silber was an agent of the Ne
w York Life Insurance Company, located in New York's famous Empire State Building. Witnessing the constant rush of people crowding the elevators to see New York's skyscape, he developed the idea of simulated helicopter tours of the Big Apple.
The result of this innovative idea was the tourist attraction known as the New York Skyride. The appeal of the concept was so great Silber raised $6.2 million in a stock offering that took place prior to the ride being built. According to Inc. magazine, Silber said, "The lesson in the story is, capitalize on and benefit from existing infrastructure."
Zalman Silber's love for entrepreneurship is evident through the establishment of businesses, including Tower Entertainment, Inc. Located in New York and Australia, this international company focuses on the operation and development of next generation entertainment facilities. Another acclaimed attraction created by the company is Sydney Tower's Skywalk, a 45 minute walk with an eagle's eye view of the city.
Not only does Silber dabble in the shrewd world of business but his alternative lifestyle is in the world of philanthropy where his reputation precedes him. As a firm believer of education, giving back to the community and remembering one's roots, Silber provides financial and moral support for many educational institutions such as his alma mater Columbia University's Sy Syms School of Business where he has served as an adjunct professor. His volunteer extends across the seas to Meor Hatorah, one of the largest organizations of its kind in Israel in its mission to spread the teachings of the Torah within the Jewish world. Silber's involvement also extends to organizations and those in need such as Shvilim and Nachal Novea.
"I have been blessed with the good fortune of being successful enough in my many business pursuits to apply a bit of this wealth toward helping those less fortunate than I," says Silber. "I am a firm believer that if every human being did his or her part, the world would truly be a far better place." Silber serves the human experience with a magnitude of attention making him a leading entrepreneur and humanitarian.

About the Author

Zalman Silber, often known as the "Business Whizkid" was the creator and operator of the world famous New York Skyride in the Empire State Building in New York. you can read more about Zalman Silber