Daniel Lubetzky

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Daniel Lubetzky (born 1968) is a Mexican American entrepreneur, author and activist. He is best known as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KIND Snacks.[1][not in citation given]

Early Life and Education[edit]

The son of a Holocaust survivor and a Mexican Jew,[2] Daniel was born in 1968 and raised in Mexico City.[3] As a teenager, he moved with his family to the U.S. He received his B.A. in economics and international relations, magna cum laude, from Trinity University[4] in San Antonio, Texas and studied abroad in both Israel and France.[5] Daniel then earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School[6] in 1993. Daniel is also a cousin of Oscar-winner Emmanuel Lubetzki.[7]

Career[edit]

During his college years in Texas, Daniel created a retail watch operation, Da'Leky Times.[8] After graduating from law school, Daniel worked briefly at Sullivan & Cromwell[9] and at McKinsey & Company.[10] In 1993, Daniel was awarded the Haas Koshland Fellowship[11] to write about legislative means[12] to foster joint ventures between Arabs and Israelis. While carrying out his research, he discovered a sundried tomato product that provided the foundation for PeaceWorks Inc.[13] in 1994. PeaceWorks is a “not-ONLY-for-profit”® business corporation pursuing both peace and profit. Its flagship brand – Meditalia[14] –is made through cooperation among neighbors striving to co-exist in the Middle East. In 2003, unhappy with unhealthy or unappetizing snacking choices, and concerned with the rising obesity and diabetes epidemic in America, Daniel launched KIND Snacks with the value proposition of being “KIND to your body, your taste buds and your world”. KIND has since become the fastest-growing snack[15] company in the US. In 2010, Daniel co-founded Maiyet,[16] a luxury fashion venture committed to forging partnerships with artisans in some of the world’s developing economies to create high end and unique products, while promoting self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship. Daniel is also the author of The New York Times Best Seller, Do the KIND Thing.[17] In 2015 President Barack Obama and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker named him a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE).[18]

Recognition[edit]

Koshland Fellowship[19] 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow (GLT) by World Economic Forum [20] Trinity Outstanding Alumnus Award[21] World Association of NGOs bestowed him with its Peace, Reconciliation and Security Award[22] Catholic Theological Union’s PeaceMakers Award[23] King Hussein Humanitarian Leadership Prize[24] Named Young Leaders Forum Fellow by National Committee for United States-China Relations[25] Named as One of “43 Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the World by Fast Company.”[26] Recognized as a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum[27] Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship[28] Named among “America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs”[29] Named among “25 Responsibility Pioneers” of social innovation by TIME Magazine[30] Selected as Entrepreneur of the Year by Entrepreneur Magazine.[31] Named among Advertising Age’s 50 Most Creative People[32] Named among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs[33] Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2013 Award[34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lubetsky, Daniel. "Home - KIND Snacks UK". KIND Snacks. 
  2. ^ "Excerpt: Do the KIND Thing by Daniel Lubetzky". jewishbookcouncil.org. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  3. ^ KEISHIN ARMSTRONG, JENNIFER. "SETTING A HIGH BAR". Fast Company. Fast Company. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Trinity University to Hold Commencement May 14". web.trinity.edu. Trinity University. 
  5. ^ "Speaker Series: The Power of AND: Learning to think with AND instead of OR to accomplish seemingly incompatible goals". nyu.edu. NYU. 
  6. ^ Driscoll, Sharon. "PEACE, KINDNESS, AND UNDERSTANDING – AND SNACKS". stanfordlawyer.law.stanford.edu. Stanford Lawyer. 
  7. ^ https://twitter.com/danlub/status/565556246062039041
  8. ^ "Speaker Series: The Power of AND: Learning to think with AND instead of OR to accomplish seemingly incompatible goals". nyu.edu. NYU. 
  9. ^ Lubetzky, Daniel (Mar 31, 2015). Do the KIND Thing: Think Boundlessly, Work Purposefully, Live Passionately. Random House Publishing Group. p. 18. ISBN 9780553393248. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  10. ^ Lubetzky, Daniel (Mar 31, 2015). Do the KIND Thing: Think Boundlessly, Work Purposefully, Live Passionately. Random House Publishing Group. p. 18. ISBN 9780553393248. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Past Haas/Koshland Memorial Award winners". Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. 
  12. ^ ROZYCKI, BOB (June 30, 2015). "DANIEL LUBETZKY: TRY A LITTLE KIND-NESS" (JULY 2015). WAG. WAG. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  13. ^ FABRICANT, FLORENCE (November 30, 1996). "A Young Entrepreneur Makes Food, Not War". The New York Times. The New York Times. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "Meditalia Foods - Mediterranean Pestos & Tapenades". meditalia foods. Meditalia Foods. 
  15. ^ Spencer, Susan (April 12, 2015). "The fastest-growing energy bar, bar none". CBS NEWS. CBS NEWS. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  16. ^ MENKES, SUZY. "Maiyet Embraces the Human Touch". The New York Times. The New York Times. 
  17. ^ "Best Sellers". The New York Times. The New York Times. May 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  18. ^ "About the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship". commerce.gov. Department of Commerce, United States of America. 
  19. ^ "Executive Profile Daniel Lubetzky". Bloomberg Business. Bloomberg. 
  20. ^ "Daniel Lubetzky". World Economic Forum. World Economic Forum. 
  21. ^ "Alumni Awards". Trinity University. Trinity University. 
  22. ^ "2004 WANGO Award Recipients". Wango. Wango. 
  23. ^ "Trustee Dinner". Catholic Theological Union. Catholic Theological Union. 
  24. ^ Driscoll, Sharon. "In Focus PEACE, KINDNESS, AND UNDERSTANDING – AND SNACKS". Stanford Lawyer. Stanford University. 
  25. ^ "National Committee on United States - China Relations". National Committee on United States - China Relations. National Committee on United States - China Relations. 
  26. ^ "SOCIAL CAPITALISTS: PEACEWORKS FOUNDATION". Fast Company. Fast Company. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  27. ^ "Daniel Lubetzky". World Economic Forum. World Economic Forum. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  28. ^ "SKOLL AWARDS OVERVIEW". Skoll Foundation. Skoll Foundation. 
  29. ^ Perman, Stacy (April 3, 2009). "America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs". Bloomberg. Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  30. ^ Sierra-Sampson, Patricia (May 11, 2015). "CHANGING THE GAME: Daniel Lubetzky, CEO of KIND Snacks, Shares his Ingredient for Purposeful Success". Latin Post. Latin Post. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  31. ^ Wang, Jennifer (December 20, 2010). "Meet the Entrepreneur of 2010 Award Winners" (January 2011). Entrepreneur. Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  32. ^ "Creativity 50 2013: Daniel Lubetzky". Advertising Age. Advertising Age. June 5, 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  33. ^ "BUILDERS AND INNOVATORS 2013". Goldman Sachs Archive. Goldman Sachs. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  34. ^ "Press release Ernst & Young LLP today announced the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award winners in New York.". Ernst & Young. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 

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