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Rating: 5

Mark Goldes' Character


I wish to address some comments ( ad hominine attacks ) concerning Mark Goldes that have occurred on this website. I have known and done business with Mark for over 20 years. I made his acquaintance after I had lived over 5 decades and dealt with a fair number of people both in and out of the business world. Ya' meet all kinds in both worlds :) However, Mark stood out compared to others whom I met in the world of business.

I would describe Mark as a man with impeccable integrity. Of course, that does not mean we agree on everything, or, that we have not challenged each other concerning certain business decisions and subjects! Yet those exchanges do not cause us to discontinue working toward a common vision which vision will do nothing less than change the world for the better! Yes, a big claim that slowly inches toward fruition and success. Alas, this vision has taken longer than any of us involved planned, and, therefore, the cost has increased accordingly.

The increase in a need for money has not been met by tapping some huge slush fund. No, it has not been met one dollar at a time from individuals who somehow understand that they're involved in something bigger than themselves! It is very hard, slow, and, oftentimes discouraging path by which to raise funds. The amount of rejection that Mark encounters on any given day would destroy most men or women. I simply cannot convey to you readers the hard diamond of courage it takes Mark to get this vision completed! Most of us would have crumpled years ago. Not Mark!

To write that he has sacrificed his life for this endeavor is no exaggeration! I know personally some of the cost and it is severe. Of course, he has put all of his personal funds into the project so you should realize that his requests do not go into nonexistent bank accounts on or offshore :) A fortune hunter he is not.

In closing, I would ask the trolls who inhabit the internet: what is your vision; how do you plan to make the world a better place; do you have anything constructive to offer others; what is the raison d'etre? Get a real life; it is truly wonderful and you may accomplish something positive if you change you.

Jack Wheeler