Benjamin Wey, Vindicated American Financier Fights Back, Facts Revealed

BENJAMIN WEY: American Financier, Investigative Journalist, Patriot. Columbia University alum, holds two master’s degrees. 

BREAKING NEWS, COMPLETE VICTORY: “Financier Benjamin Wey Exonerated in Victory, Defeats False SEC, DOJ Charges, Hires Plaintiffs Lawyers, Seeks $1 Billion in Damages Against Liars and Abusers.”Press Release from Benjamin Wey, read the case background

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On August 8, 2017, the SEC, DOJ’s fabricated, racially charged, politically motivated case crumbled: All allegations against Wall Street employer Benjamin Wey, New York Global Group were voluntarily dismissed.  Read media reports from New York Business JournalThe Wall Street Journal, Reuters, The New York Times, Bloomberg and many other press articles. Read more: VINDICATED AMERICAN FINANCIER BENJAMIN WEY HIRES PLAINTIFFS LAWYERS, SEEKS DAMAGES, JUSTICE.

Benjamin Wey commented in a press release: “Government agencies were misled by the vindictive NASDAQ, FINRA – of which we are not even their damn members within their jurisdiction – but they colluded and blatantly retaliated against a NASDAQ-listed company, which had won against a rigged NASDAQ delisting, exposed racial profiling of China-based companies. These liars enriched their own commercial interests at our expense, purposefully lying to our government for personal gains in a rotten regulatory regime.” Stanford University says “Chinese reverse mergers outperform U.S. counterparts,” echoed by CNBC and Reuters; NY Law Journal confirms Federal Judge Alison Nathan Defends Constitutional Rights; The New York Times reported Made-up case against Wall Street financier follows government’s pattern of fabricated cases.

BREAKING NEWS: Federal judge P. Kevin Castel condemned the corrupt SEC staff Cheryl Crumpton, Derek Bentsen in a June 2, 2017 court order as “slyly feigns a belief… deceptive practice by the SEC.” And, Vindicated Lawyer William Uchimoto Sues SEC Enforcement Abusers Cheryl Crumpton, Derek Bentsen, Steven Susswein, Melissa Hodgman, Patrick Feeney, Joshua Braunstein for Fraud, Seeks Rule 11 Sanctions – SEC FOIA production.

BENJAMIN WEY never settles false claims while defeating racist retaliation exposed in NASDAQ’s lies told by Ed Knight and FINRA’s fabricated case planted by FINRA’s fraudulent Robert Colby, who orchestrated FINRA NAC fraud, FINRA kangaroo court, colluded with a liar Maureen Geartyexposed in here, in here, in hereMaureen Gearty was sued in a RICO fraud, in here and here, who conspired with the corrupt SEC imbeciles – Steven Susswein, Patrick Feeney, Cheryl Crumpton, Derek Bentsen, Melissa Hodgman, Joshua Braunstein – lied to judges, fabricated the law – shamelessly calling Benjamin Wey a “Chinaman” and a “Chinese nigger.” These regulatory abusers were duped by stock short seller criminals in Jon Carnes stock fraud, Roddy Boyd fraudsters, swindler Jon Carnes market manipulation and Roddy Boyd bribery, Roddy Boyd short seller fraud in here, and here, here, and here, and here.

“NASDAQ STOCK MARKET’S ED KNIGHT, THE CULPRIT BEHIND THE ABUSE”:  Senior NASDAQ staff lied to the DOJ, SEC agents, retaliated against a January 18, 2011 racial discrimination lawsuit against the Nasdaq by former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter. Within days on January 25, 2011, acting on NASDAQ’s lies, government agents illegally searched our offices, which was ruled a “gross violation” of our constitutional rights by federal court in June 2017. An SEC ruling in 2013 equally concluded the NASDAQ had rigged the delisting of a former client – China-based CleanTech Innovations, Inc, exposed by Forbes. Chinese companies can choose among 60 stock exchanges worldwide to go public. Many have ditched the racist NASDAQ, says the Corporate Counsel magazine. We have advised clients to dump the rigged NASDAQ in two multi-billion dollar “going private” deals – after the racist NASDAQ staff Edward Knight, Michael Emen, Gary Sundick, William Slattery, Alan Rowland were exposed by the SEC commissioners in a unanimous 2013 ruling as the NASDAQ racists targeting the Chinese, rigging a delisting – a landmark SEC decision that found “[T]he record does not show that the specific grounds on which NASDAQ based its delisting decision of [CleanTech Innovations] exist in fact” – it was the first time in NASDAQ’s history the NASDAQ thieves were caught. NASDAQ staff has literally committed crimes by lying to government agents. Who will be held accountable? Stay tuned…

“CHINESE OR JEWISH REVERSE MERGER? ANTI-CHINESE OR ANTI-SEMITIC?”: Investors invest to make a profit. No one cares if a company is a reverse merger – misconstrued by the malicious SEC, DOJ bureaucrats, or a risky IPO, says Stanford University research. The NYSE, Berkshire Hathaway (Warren Buffett merged with a garment factory), Burger King, the $160 billion Pfizer-Allergan merger – the world’s largest pharma deal, plus 600 other U.S. listed companies are all reverse mergers. Bloomberg reported in Feb 2017 “reverse merger listings created billionaires worth $47 billion.” The fraudulent NASDAQ itself was a Form 10 public shell, not an IPO. 40% of public companies in China, Canada, Hong Kong, UK are reverse mergers – says Bloomberg. The racist SEC abusers coined a racist term “Chinese reverse merger.” But far more Israel-based reverse merger companies trade in the U.S. than those from China. Why haven’t the racist SEC staff Melissa Hodgman, Derek Bentsen, Cheryl Crumpton, Steven Susswein, Patrick Feeney or the SDNY DOJ labeled Israeli firms as Jewish reverse mergers?” How soon are they slaughtered as anti-Semites? Reverse merger is a routine business practice, defined by Investopedia. On May 26, 2017, The Wall Street Journal reported NYSE pursues listings of SPACs, reverse merger, direct listing companies.

“FRANKS HEARING, LIARS EXPOSED”: A venerable New York federal judge held a rare “Franks Hearing” on Jan 23, 2017 to investigate if “the Government acted in good faith.” The notorious FBI agent MATT KOMAR (shield #22666), who was caught lying repeatedly under oath, is the same lying fraudster being sued for fraud in David Ganek vs. Matt Komar, FBI etc. for fabricating evidence, ruining fund manager David Ganek and Level Global – costing them $4 billion, revealed in federal judge Pauley III’s court decision against Matt Komar, exposed in a 2nd Circuit court brief – reported by Reuters, Fortune, The New York TimesWall Street Journal, Forbes,CNBC – David Ganek is an American hero. Rogue FBI agent THOMAS MCGUIRE (NY Bar registration #3020781), who is a racist moron totally confused between China and Chinatown, who made extensive false affidavits under oath about normal market activities, is a repeat lawbreaker twice previously exposed in United States Vs. Metter and United States Vs. Jean-Pierre Neuhaus for fabricating vidence – “Who should I believe [between two FBI agents’ sworn testimony]?…it wasn’t a fog of memory… FBI Agent Thomas McGuire was prepped… It was a specific memory inconsistent with what Agent Thomas McGuire had testified to.” – Federal Judge Alison Nathan said in a hearing on Feb 17, 2017.  DAVID MASSEY, a fraudulent former SDNY prosecutor was caught fabricating a Nasdaq listing rule, whose tiny Richards, Kibbe & Orbe is deeply conflicted from double-dipping William Uchimoto, a 62-year-old Japanese American lawyer ruined by David Massey‘s fake story. The Franks Hearing was reported by New York Law Journal, Law 360. Exposing these facts serves the public interest and alerts the media. While the shameless former AUSA David Massey now makes millions a year at the tiny Richards, Kibbe & Orbe, the fraudster David Massey was found as a liar by the federal court. Click on the links below, expose the NASDAQ fraud, FINRA kangaroo court, SEC corruption, DOJ’s lies and #DrainTheSwampVINDICATION AFTER VICTORY: In March 2017, federal judge Robert Sweet DISMISSED a frivolous class action lawsuit which had been brought on exactly the same ground of the made-up SEC, DOJ false charges, vindicated Benjamin Wey and others. SEC staffer Melissa Hodgman was exposed as a liar and a fraudster. On March 27, 2017, SDNY federal judge P. Kevin Castel DISMISSED the SEC’s trumped-up case against lawyer William Uchimoto (a witness whose testimony led to CleanTech’s victory against the NASDAQ). Mr. Uchimoto has since filed a Rule 11 motion seeking sanctions against the SEC abusers for “committed a fraud,” quoted in “Ex-Big Law Partner Still Angry After SEC Fraud Claims Tossed” by New York Law Journal. The disgraced SEC fraud Melissa Hodgman was caught fabricating the Bill Uchimoto case, lying to the DOJ and got a job promotion riding on Asian scalps. On May 2, 2017, a federal judge ordered the NASDAQ to produce internal documents that would vindicate Mr. Wey, reported by Law360. On August 8, 2017, all charges were dismissed against Benjamin Wey and his firm. THE FACTS: NASDAQ and FINRA lied to the DOJ, fabricated a nonexistent “NASDAQ 300 shareholder gifting rule” violation – after the NASDAQ was sued for racism in 2011, was caught rigging a delistingwas publicly humiliated by the SEC in 2013. In retaliation, NASDAQ’s Ed Knight and FINRA’s Robert Colby manufactured so-called “corrupt brokers” garbage, exposed in a rigged FINRA NAC hearing, duped SEC and DOJ staff who were eager to pad their flimsy resumes by rolling Asian heads. NASDAQ’s William Slatterymade up a Nasdaq “300 holder rule,” targeted Asians and blacks, played a moronic former prosecutor David Massey like a fool – who was padding a thin resume for a private job. They made up a nonexistent law, made up a case, failed to coerce a black man Talman Harris to lie, exposed in Congressional investigations and triggered a 2nd Circuit Court appeal seeking justice“VIOLATED A NONEXISTENT LAW”: The SDNY DOJ was duped by the NASDAQ and a terminated five-week employee Raymond Phillips, who had failed to extort us to pay his Alaska child support and used lies told by convicted criminals, who were sued in federal court for RICO fraud. Can a law be violated when there is no law? – conceded by the SDNY DOJ in its own July 8, 2016 court filing: “no formal law existed.” The regulatory regime is rotten to the core when the SEC and DOJ bureaucrats lie and cheat to advance their personal careers. Media exposure and the honorable Court must hold these abusers accountable.   CRUMBLED CASES, LIARS EXPOSED: As predicted, on October 6, 2016, the racist SEC lawyer Derek Bentsen dropped a “fraud” charge against lawyer William Uchimoto – after ruining his life built over 40 years; On October 7, 2016, black American broker Talman Harris exposed FINRA, NASDAQ lies in his appeal to the 2nd Circuit, pursued Congressional investigations into FINRA NAC fraud, racist SEC abuses, corrupt SEC bureaucratsOn October 21, 2016, SEC lawyer Derek Bentsen was captured lying to federal judge P. Kevin Castel 5 times; On November 3, 2016, Derek Bentsen was exposed as a moron on Chinese law… In March 2017, lawyer William Uchimoto filed a historic Rule 11 sanctions motion against the SEC abusers Melissa Hodgman, Derek Bentsen, Cheryl Crumpton, Steven Susswein, Patrick Feeney, Joshua Braunstein for lying, cheating and raping his reputation. Regulatory abusers and liars must be exposed. “A RIGGED CASE, NASDAQ’S LIES:” Nasdaq fabricated a so-called “300 round lot shareholders gifting rule”, conceded by the SDNY DOJ in court filings on July 8, 2016; FACT: Senior NASDAQ staff has feverishly solicited our co-branded Asian investment club members for years to introduce new listings; FACT: NASDAQ rigged a listingwas sued for racism and lost; FACT: The SEC ruled that NASDAQ had rigged its listing, orchestrated by the shady NASDAQ General Counsel Ed Knight – a $100 million lobbyist, who conspired with FINRA (Robert Colby); FACT: The NASDAQ manipulation was strongly rebuked and reversed in a landmark SEC ruling, reported by ForbesFACT: the disgraced Ed KnightWilliam Slattery, Michael Emen and other NASDAQ staff retaliated, lied to law enforcement; FACT: In 2015, 26 Asian firms dumped the racist NASDAQ in droves (Wall Street Journal)FACT: Counting Bernie Madoff as the NASDAQ Chairman, companies have fled NASDAQNASDAQ is an investors grave and a threat to national security.  BENJAMIN WEY AMERICAN FINANCIER, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER, PROFESSOR: Benjamin Wey is a multilingual global financier, an investigative journalist, an American patriot, a China expert with 20 years’ experience. Benjamin Wey has participated in more than 400 projects worldwide, helped create tens of thousands of jobs. Benjamin Wey supports America by introducing international capital to American communities. ON TV: Benjamin Wey on CCTV America discussing US – China investments. Benjamin Wey ® is a trademark. ON TV: Benjamin Wey on FOX Business during the U.S. financial crisis. Professor Benjamin Wey teaches finance, international business as a Visiting Professor at several top universities. BENJAMIN WEYCIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATE: Benjamin Wey is a fierce defender of free speech, a civil rights advocate, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Society of American Business Editors and Writers. ON TV: Watch Professor Benjamin Wey lecturing at MIT exposing illegal stock short sellers. Benjamin Wey was featured in Forbes after the SEC ruled against the NASDAQ for rigging the delisting of CleanTech Innovations: “[T]he record does not show that the specific grounds on which Nasdaq based its delisting decision exist in fact,” said the SEC in a historic ruling against the NASDAQ – the first time in NASDAQ’s 44 year history. NASDAQ had wrongfully delisted CleanTech by fabricating a rule called “the NASDAQ Spirit.” NASDAQ was exposed as an institutional racist.

“Journalist BENJAMIN WEY never settles false claims. When the NASDAQ, FINRA defrauded the DOJ and SEC, their racism and lies must be exposed.”

BENJAMIN WEY – CHINA EXPERT: Benjamin Wey advises governments, Fortune Global 500 companies and others on funding, market entry and crisis management issues – with a long history of client success. ON TV: Benjamin Wey was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, correctly predicted a $4.7 billion acquisition. Read more: A China Expert’s Views – How to Invest in U.S. Listed Chinese CompaniesBENJAMIN WEY – RESULTS MATTER: Since 2010, Chinese companies have abandoned the NASDAQ in droves due to its racism. In 2011, financier Benjamin Wey assisted in the $800 million acquisition of Harbin Electric, Inc, a reverse merger company – a 1,200% gain by leaving the NASDAQ. Benjamin Wey assisted in the $500 million buyout of Fushi Copperweld, a reverse merge company that dumped the NASDAQ, rebutted false accusations of NYGG portfolio companies by the racist tabloid writers Leslie Norton, Bill Alpert of Barron’s who colluded with illegal stock short seller Roddy Boyd and were bribed by Jon Carnes, a market manipulator with a fake bio and name “Alfred Little”. For years, illegal stock short sellers have duped SEC staffers. In May 2013, an NYGG portfolio company Focus Media Holdings was acquired for $3.8 billion, left the NASDAQ and relisted in China for $8 billion – Wall Street Journal. Another NYGG portfolio company China Fire & Security was acquired for $265 million, dumped the NASDAQ. By 2015, our co-branded Asian investment club members had $1 billion in aggregated investment capital… In 2015 alone, 26 Chinese companies abandoned the racist NASDAQ, says Wall Street Journal. These many examples have revealed that the NASDAQ listing is a commodity service, has no intrinsic value for any company. Read more: U.S. Listed China Based Companies Hurry Homeward for Domestic Markets – Wall Street Journal. And Deloitte & Touch China Report: Barter in USD or Cash Trapped. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Benjamin Wey holds two master’s degrees, is a graduate of Columbia University. Benjamin Wey publishes many articles on global finance, China, investigative reports and strategies. BENJAMIN WEY’S LIFE PRINCIPLES: 1) “Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.” – Abraham Lincoln
2) “Facts are stubborn things.” – John Adams
3) “YOLO” – You Only Live Once. Between life and death is courage. Benjamin Wey never gives in MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES: ·         Executive Director, Foreign Investment Committee, Investment Association of China (IAC) – a large investment membership group affiliated with China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), a Chinese government agency ·         Director, China Mergers & Acquisitions Association ·         Research project adviser – NYGG research project with China’s central bank (2005) ·         Senior adviser to several Chinese municipal governments and agencies BENJAMIN WEY – EDUCATOR, PHILANTHROPIST: Benjamin Wey was awarded the “golden key” in China for his leadership in building schools for orphans and underprivileged farm kids in rural areas. Benjamin Wey has also led educational programs in Asia and the United States, including supporting Columbia University and Yale University. NEWS AND INDUSTRY VIEWS: NEW YORK GLOBAL GROUP WARNS AGAINST CORPORATE IDENTITY THEFT DELOITTE & TOUCHE China Research: Cash Repatriation from China – Barter in USD or Cash Trapped

Legal Research:
Fraud Short Sellers Trigger Regulators’ Misunderstanding of Reverse Mergers
Stanford University Research: Chinese Reverse Merger Companies Outperform U.S. Counterparts MAY 2013: Focus Media Holdings Successfully Exited the NASDAQ Stock Market In a Record $3.8 Billion Acquisition  JUNE 2015: Focus Media to List in China Through Reverse Merger at $8 Billion Valuation – Wall Street Journal

Facts and Research: How Illegal Short Selling Harms America’s National Security As Journalist Benjamin Wey declares victory, a $300 million frivolous lawsuit went up in smoke Forbes Magazine: SEC reverses NASDAQ’s wrongful delisting of Chinese company CleanTech Innovations
U.S. Listed China Based Companies Hurry Homeward for Domestic Markets, Wall Street Journal     TV Interview: China Central Television – Benjamin Wey on the TUDO NASDAQ IPO TV Interview: Wall Street Journal – Benjamin Wey discusses U.S. China relations The Hill’s Congress Blog: Why U.S. companies should get involved in Chinese markets

China Expert Benjamin Wey – A Featured Speaker at MIT
Benjamin Wey, A China Expert’s Views on How to Invest in U.S. Listed China Based Companies Washington Post / Video: A Legal Expert’s Views on Investing In U.S. Listed Chinese Companies Currency Vs. Productivity -Banking and Finance

New York Global Group CEO and China Expert Benjamin Wey Present at the Carnegie Mellon University US – China Summit

Benjamin Wey, My Advice on Finding the Dream Jobs in 2015

Benjamin Wey, Still Need a Resolution? Get Some Urgency in 2015

Job Search Success Hinges on Trump’s 5 Most Popular Words

Job Search Success Hinges on Trump's 5 Most Popular Words

Job search, follow Trump’s 5 words

Job search is heard. For a job seeker, presenting a polished image is a key to winning an employment. Whether you agree or disagree with Trump’s policies or rhetoric, Trump is a master at the art of the English language. In fact, study shows  Trump’s presidential win is attributed to his skillful use of certain key words during his campaign.

As employers, we all know the importance of winning over customers and learning from winners. A job seeker can certainly learn from Trump’s art of the words and use them properly to help enhance her chances of landing a dream job.


Donald Trump says... We don’t win anymore. It will change. We will have so much winning if I get elected that you may get bored with winning. Believe me. You’ll never get bored with winning. You’ll never get bored! Work hard, be smart and always remember, winning takes care of everything!

You the job seeker: “I want to work for your because you are a winning organization;” “Winning strategies;” “A winning team.”


Donald Trump says…  “We need to build a wall on the Mexican border. We are going to make great trade deals. We are going to bring back our jobs. We will totally dismantle Iran’s global terror network.”

You the job seeker: “We are a progressive firm;” “We are one team;” “We work hard to satisfy our customers…”


Donald Trump says.. “You have to be much smarter, or it’s never, ever going to end. I’m, like, a really smart person.”   (about the 2016 Republican Convention) Trump said his team will “make it interesting and informative, but also smart and different.”

You the job seeker: “We need to be smart with our strategies and plans;” “Smart customers demand smart solutions.”


Donald Trump says… Yesterday was amazing — 5 victories. (on first time voters in their 60s) That’s so amazing…it’s so amazing. (on next steps after winning the Nevada Caucus) It’s going to be an amazing two months.

You the job seeker: “It’s an amazing product;” “What an amazing organization.” “Amazing efforts.”


Donald Trump says… (on meeting with the Republican National Committee officials) … a terrific meeting. (on Obamacare) Repeal and replace with something terrific. (on newly-elected Muslim London mayor) If he does a good job and frankly if he does a great job, that would be a terrific thing.

You the job seeker: “It’s a terrific meeting;” “I really enjoy your terrific mentorship;” “You have a terrific team. I would love to be part of it. ”

In the real world, all employees or employers are disposable. What holds an employment relationship together in a successful firm is a simple philosophy, described by management expert Benjamin Wey:

We are smart people on a winning team doing amazing work for our terrific customers.”

In any job interview, you should always keep in mind: “What unique value proposition am I bringing to this amazing organization? What sets me apart from others?”

Isn’t that smart and terrific career advice? (Yes, I am paraphrasing Trump.) America has so much potential and so do you, the job seeker. Be bold, be aggressive and be confident in yourself. You will be just fine. Good luck job seekers.



I, Benjamin Wey, don’t know of anyone who truly enjoys the annual employee review. Human beings aren’t good at taking criticism, even when meant to be constructive, so employees dread them.

And to be honest, as a manager, I, Benjamin Wey, usually have much more pressing demands on my time. It’s no surprise to me that big corporations are reconsidering the idea. Professional services firm Accenture recently announced that its employee review process is going to undergo radical change. Microsoft, Expedia and Motorola have already done so.

Accenture is opting for “a more fluid system, in which employees receive timely feedback from their managers on an ongoing basis following assignments,” according to CEO Pierre Nanterme. “All this terminology of rankings — forcing rankings along some distribution curve or whatever — we’re done with that,” he continued. “We’re going to evaluate you in your role, not vis à vis someone else who might work in Washington, who might work in Bangalore. It’s irrelevant. It should be about you.”


I, Benjamin Wey, firmly believe that one of a manager’s functions is to help employees develop in their careers, and reviews are vital to that process. Looking at what has been working and what hasn’t and coming up with strategies to improve is really how we learn anything. So, some kind of feedback system is needed. But I think that a business in the 21st century can’t get by with a 20th century review system.

Moreover, I, Benjamin Wey, think there is going to be ever-increasing pressure to opt for the more fluid system that Nanterme is talking about. Why? Because the ideal employee these days is not one who follows the rules diligently. Sir Richard Branson, head of the Virgin Group and a self-made billionaire, labeled the kind of worker I am talking about as “disruptive talent.”

A disruptive talent is an independent thinker, stubborn enough to fight for his or her point of view and is, frankly, a rule-breaker. Outside-the-box thinking doesn’t come with inside-the-box behavior. Sir Richard is one of the best examples of this. He dropped out of school, started a record company, sold that off and set up an airline and, later, a telephone company. That’s not a normal career progression by any stretch of the imagination.

“The most successful people in the world are good planners. Ranking people may not be the most effective solution.” Benjamin Wey, Wall Street financier and winner of the CEO award said.

Sir Richard acknowledges that himself. He said that if he were an employee, his manager would have to “accept that I might not do things exactly as he’d like me to do them.” He would cause disruption, which under most systems would be grounds for a chat with HR about proper behavior. Instead, the company would have “to be nice to me.” Why? “If you don’t deal with me well, I’m going to go off and set up my own business and I’ll end up competing with you.”


You can argue that Sir Richard would be so disruptive as an employee that your company would be better off without him. But if you look at his track record, it speaks volumes about what he can achieve.

Nanterme’s more-fluid system for review seems like a step in the right direction, maybe even two steps. Business today is not about top-down management with everyone following orders from the main office, not as much as in years gone by. Instead, those companies that are likely to be the most successful are those that can manage disruptive talents and reward them appropriately. The review process needs to focus more on taking chances and personal initiative and less on rankings and what the rest of the company is doing.

In the end, it won’t resemble the traditional review process at all.




Everyone wants to have a dream job.

We are getting to the time of the year in the summer when good jobs are hard to come by. For those of you who resolved to find your dream job this year, however, you probably haven’t really even started looking. So maybe it isn’t too late to succeed on that one.

At the risk of sounding like a cliché, I, Benjamin Wey, am going to quote Confucius, who is credited with saying, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” That is the definition of a dream job, and the tricky part is figuring out how to get paid for doing things you love. If you love being a bookkeeper, there are thousands of opportunities for your dream job, but you are also probably part of the smallest minority on the planet. Most of us love doing things that cost us money rather than generate an income.

The easy part is deciding what you’d like to do with your time. The hard part is figuring out how to get paid for it. No matter what the job, though, people are willing to pay you for just one thing: solving a problem for them. That’s the entire basis of the economy. We solve problems for each other.

You pay a doctor because she cures your illness; you pay a lawyer because he draws up your contracts; you pay a plumber because she unblocks the drain; you pay a mechanic because he fixes your car.


The key to a dream job is deciding what it is that makes you happy and discover a problem that goes with it. Then, determine a way to solve that problem. So long as that problem exists in the field you like, and so long as no one else comes up with a better solution, you will have your dream job.

The mistake that people often make when looking for their dream job is that they start the process by thinking about jobs that exist that sound like they’d be fun. That is how a lot of disillusionment happens.

Some of the best jobs out there today didn’t exist 20 years ago. Social media jobs, for instance, are new, and they are constantly changing. Other jobs used to be the purview of a select few, like being an astronaut. Now, thanks to Virgin Galactic and others, there will soon be a private-sector space industry, and someone will have to pilot those ships — NASA doesn’t even have a launch vehicle anymore.

But what if there isn’t a company out there that you could work for, solving the problem you can solve in the field where you want to work? Well, take a deep breath, and start one.

The two Steves (Jobs and Wozniak) created the Apple computer because they wanted their own computer and purchasing a mainframe just wasn’t going to work. When their friends saw what they had built, an industry was born. They could have said, “Let’s go to work at IBM,” instead, and I expect they would have been miserable. They certainly would have been poorer.

So, what do you love, and what problem comes with it? You have 11 months to go.

Benjamin Wey is a financier, investigative journalist, professor and a contributing journalist forTheBlot Magazine and other media outlets.

Benjamin Wey Fights Back Against False Charges, Regulatory Abusers

Benjamin Wey Fights Back Against False Charges
“Journalist BENJAMIN WEY never bends his principles fighting back racist retaliationtold in NASDAQ’s lies and FINRA’s fabricated ‘evidence,’ who PLANTED lying witnesses in here, in here, in here and here to inflame fantasies by corrupt, imbecile SEC staff Steven Susswein, Cheryl Crumpton who shamelessly used racial slursshort sellers in Jon Carnes stock fraud, market manipulation and Roddy Boyd bribery, Roddy Boyd fraud in here, and here, here, and here, and here. NASDAQ is a $10 billionbusiness run by Wall Street fat cats, not a naive baby sucking toes. Asian firms choose among 60 stock exchanges worldwide to go public – many have joyfully ditched the rigged NASDAQ listing – a dying commodity with no scarcity value worthy of “deception for listing.” Jut the opposite, we have advised Asian companies to dump the riggedNASDAQ in two largest ‘going private‘ deals in recent history. Investors never care where a stock is listed, or if it’s a reverse merger – often misconstrued, or a risky IPO, says Stanford University. The NYSE, Berkshire Hathaway, Burger King, plus 800other companies are all reverse mergers – the NASDAQ itself wasn’t an IPO… 30-40% of all public companies listed in Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, UK are reverse mergers – common knowledge in basic corporate finance.
The misinformed SDNY folks were deceived by the NASDAQ and FINRA, duped by fraud stock short sellers, thus fabricated laws that never existed – in pure “doctrinal novelty,” fabricated a case with manufactured evidence – were lied to by a false, malicious “affidavit” from an ignorant, notorious rookie agent MATT KOMAR – who fantasized about normal events in Asian finance 10 years ago when Matt Komar was still a kid in high school. Matt Komar is the same lying rookie agent sued for fabricating evidence in another case. Could a law be violated when the law doesn’t exist in fact? Let the public media sanitize their lies. No one should be afraid of the truth in a land of free speech and liberty that we Americans cherish. 
It’s a fact: Nasdaq’s so-called “300 round lot gifting rule” was fabricated; It’s a fact: Senior NASDAQ staff has feverishly solicited our co-branded Asian investment club members for years to introduce new listings; It’s a fact: NASDAQ rigged a listingwas sued for racism and lost; It’s a fact: The SEC agreed: NASDAQ had rigged its listing, orchestrated by the shady NASDAQ General Counsel Ed Knight – a $100 million lobbyist, who was also former general counsel of FINRA (two lying entities); It’s a fact: The NASDAQ manipulation was strongly rebuked and reversed in a landmark SEC ruling, reported by the Forbes MagazineIt’s a fact: Ed Knight, William Slattery, other NASDAQ staff retaliated, lied to law enforcement; It’s a fact: In 2015, 26 Asian companies dumped the racist NASDAQ in droves (Wall Street Journal)It’s a fact: Counting Bernie Madoff as a NASDAQ Chairman, companies have fled NASDAQNASDAQ is an investors grave and a threat to America’s national security.” 
BENJAMIN WEY AMERICAN FINANCIER, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER, PROFESSOR: Columbia University graduate, holds two master’s degrees. Benjamin Wey is a multilingual global financier, an investigative journalist, a China expert with 20 years’ experience. Benjamin Wey has participated in more than 400 projects worldwide, helped create tens of thousands of jobs. Benjamin Wey supports America by introducing international capital to American communities. ON TV: Benjamin Wey on CCTV America discussing US – China investments.Benjamin Wey ® is a trademark. ON TV: Benjamin Wey on FOX Business during the U.S. financial crisis. Professor Benjamin Wey teaches finance, international business as a Visiting Professor at several top universities.
BENJAMIN WEY CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATE: Benjamin Wey is a patriotic American, a fierce defender of free speech, a civil rights advocate, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Society of American Business Editors and Writers. ON TV: WatchProfessor Benjamin Wey lecturing at MIT exposing illegal stock short sellers. Benjamin Wey was featured in Forbes after the SEC ruled the NASDAQ had rigged the delisting of CleanTech Innovations: “[T]he record does not show that the specific grounds on which Nasdaq based its delisting decision exist in fact,” said the SEC in a historic ruling against the NASDAQ – the first time in NASDAQ’s 44 year history. NASDAQ had wrongfully delisted CleanTech by fabricating a rule called “the NASDAQ Spirit.” NASDAQ was deemed aninstitutional racist



Benjamin Wey is right. Sometimes it seems the world is broken into two camps: those who want to improve the world and those who want to make money, but that simply isn’t the case. I would argue that you are only going to see a lot of change when you have a lot of money, so to shun profit is counterproductive for those who want to make the world a better place. And there are innumerable ways of not only giving back through philanthropy (as many of the ultra-rich make a point of doing very publicly), but also making money through endeavors which actually improve the world. Take a look at five very successful businesspeople who calculate their profits using “full-cost accounting,” which calculates its bottom line using the three Ps: people, planet and profit.


Despite what his name might lead you to believe, Elon Musk is neither a marketer of cologne nor the protagonist in a television show about a dystopian future.

The Pretoria, South Africa-born Canadian-American billionaire is a serial entrepreneur and investor with a passion for (and possible obsession with) technology and renewable energy. After making his bones in the technology market, chiefly through PayPal, Musk went on to co-found the space transportation company — I’ll say that again: space transportation company — SpaceX in 2002. In 2006, Musk helped his cousins Peter and Lyndon Rive found the solar energy company SolarCity. And continuing with his interest in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the implementation of renewable energy, Musk invested heavily in Tesla, becoming CEO in 2008. In 2013, he unveiled yet another plan for more efficient, green transportation: the Hyperloop, a proposed high-speed transportation system between Los Angeles and San Francisco meant to run on air pressure.


Although serial tech entrepreneur Garrett Gruener, primarily known as founder of, doesn’t exactly make money from businesses that improve the world in the way that others on the list do, he has championed an idea so rare for someone of his economic stature that one has no choice but to call him a pillar of socially responsible business. He is the rich guy who said he wanted to be taxed more. Not to take away from the likes of Warren Buffett, but Gruener’s 2010 article in the LA Times, poignantly titled “I’m Rich; Tax Me More,” really gives the idea of corporate accountability new legs.

He doesn’t just say, “We have money, so why not?” He makes the point that tax rates have never stopped him from pursuing business activities. This of course completely shoots a hole in the theory that the rich need to be taxed less because they create jobs and that higher tax rates would hamper their job creation efforts.


Google has a reputation as the “Good Guy” in the corporate world and Larry Page is Google, so it’s no surprise he made the list. Page co-founded Google with Sergey Brin back in 1998 and remains CEO of the tech behemoth.

Under Page’s leadership, Google not only adopted stringent green policies within the company and placed reduction of the company’s carbon footprint as a top priority, but they also have invested heavily in green technology, especially renewable energy.

Like Musk, Page has also personally invested heavily in Tesla Motors.


Wayne Silby helped pioneer the idea that you can make money without destroying the world when he founded Calvert Investments in 1976. Calvert focuses on investing in socially responsible and sustainable companies. It now runs over 40 different mutual funds valued at over $13 billion. They don’t invest in ethically questionable companies and do invest in ones that promote a positive impact on the world — and $13 billion is a pretty large dollar vote.

Silby has gone on to promote sustainable investing and improvement of the world through profit by founding the Calvert Social Venture Partners and the Emerging Europe Fund For Sustainable Investing.


Certainly the most notable person on the list, Richard Branson has become somewhat of a leader in business when it comes to investing to change the world. Having made his billions with his diverse venture capital company Virgin Group (and surviving a few outrageous stunts including crossing the Atlantic in a hot-air balloon), Branson has devoted a tremendous amount of time and money to socially responsible business. Along with the plethora of other subsidiaries carrying the Virgin name, Branson founded the Virgin Green Fund in 2007. The Green Fund is a firm that invests primarily in sources of renewable energy and green petroleum alternatives as well as other green business initiatives.

In addition to Virgin Green Fund and smaller investments in companies that benefit the world (most recently Buffalo Grid, a producer of solar-powered cellphone chargers), Branson also sponsors the Virgin Earth Challenge, which offers a $25 million prize for creating a practical and economically feasible way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

On the nonprofit side, Branson founded the organization The B Team, which champions social responsibility in business.

In 2011, Branson’s Necker Island estate burned down after a fire broke out. Actress Kate Winslet was vacationing there at the time and even helped his 90-year-old mother escape to safety. She recounts that he told her, “At the end of the day, what you realize is that all that matters is the people you love. Everything else is just stuff. And none of that stuff really matters.”

Branson is the epitome of a businessman who sees the world clearly, not through dollar signs. Benjamin Wey is right.



Benjamin Wey is an American business leader

A multilingual strategic adviser on Wall Street, an investigative journalist and a leading American expert on China. With approximately 20 years of professional experience, in-depth knowledge of the various international cultures and extensive global contacts, Mr. Wey has led and participated in more than 200 projects worldwide. As the CEO of New York Global GroupBenjamin Wey shares his views about the 7 signs that separate winners from losers in the business world.

We spend a lot of time in this society focusing on winning and losing. While attending Columbia University to earn my 2nd master’s degree, I had many professors that challenged us to become winners, not losers. “Benjamin Wey, you want to be a winner? ” says a business school professor. From the sports pages to the stock market, from our elections to our schools, we worry about who’s up and who’s down. There is an entire industry, the self-help book business, that generates millions or even billions for those who claim to have the answers.

Based on my experience of both success and failure in life, I have spotted seven myths about winners and losers that deserve exploring.


Education, of course, is incredibly valuable, but our formal system of education isn’t as well adapted to the needs of the 21st century as it could be. You want proof? Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, Mark Zuckerberg and Michael Dell dropped out of college and became billionaires. And it isn’t just in the computer world: Ted Turner, David Geffen and Ralph Lauren are worth a billion or more, and they dropped out as well.


You can amass wealth, get yourself a corner office and wind up in Millionaire Acres in the Game of Life by knowing the rules and playing by them. However, more and more often, I see truly successful people don’t play the game. They create their own rules. In a world of checkers players, these people are playing chess, Risk, Jenga and God knows what else. By redefining the world around them, they build success into their new game. You can’t win a million-dollar jackpot if you’re playing penny ante poker. And nobody ever got rich playing someone else’s game.


We read all the time about the guy at Goldman or Morgan or Chase who got a $100-million bonus, and the popular press has us convinced that everyone on Wall Street is paid insane amounts of money. It’s true for the people at the very top, but most people in finance don’t have “screw you” money — they need that paycheck and can’t afford to be out of work. Think of the people who answer the phones, run the copiers and enter the data. Do you really think they’d do that if they had a million bucks? At the same time, we don’t think of people in janitorial services as being rich. But there isn’t a city in America without at least one person who runs a cleaning service or custodial enterprise who couldn’t pay cash for a Mercedes.


The flaw in this thinking is the word “join.” Yes, it’s possible to team up with someone who is successful, and you can ride on that person’s coattails. But that isn’t really success so much as it is being a parasite — even a beneficial one. Far more frequently, you work with people over time, and as jobs and projects come and go, you wind up assembling a team that then goes out and succeeds. Again, it’s useful to think about musicians. The Beatles, arguably the most successful band of all time, had one member die (Stuart Sutcliffe played bass originally) and another get replaced (Ringo Starr took Pete Best’s job as drummer) before they took the world by storm. That said, it’s hard to make it if you are surrounded by people whose approach to things almost guarantees failure.


This myth mistakes activity for productivity. Yes, there are times when you have to do something for 14 hours at a stretch; we’ve all done it. You shouldn’t be doing it like that everyday. One thing I have learned is that if you like something, it’s not work any more. When LeBron James suits up to play for the Miami Heat, do you seriously believe he’s thinking, “Time to go to work?” Basketball for him isn’t work, and the last time I looked, the NBA didn’t play 14-hour games every day.


Goals are actually double-edged swords. Yes, setting goals is a great way to focus on achievement. But what happens when you achieve your goal? NASA had a goal of sending a man to the moon before the 1960s ended. It was an astonishing challenge, and the brightest people in the country pulled it off. And then what? We went to the moon a few more times and canceled the last Apollo mission for budgetary reasons. Since then, the brightest people in the country have tended not to work for NASA — the space shuttle and the space station are OK, but they aren’t the moon shot. Goals can be self-defeating, whereas direction is endless. That’s why our space probes are driving around Mars, photographing Jupiter and Saturn and even leaving the solar system.


Again, thinking outside the box is a blessing and a curse. You have to be outside of it just enough to see a way to improve on what exists, but if you get too far ahead, no one is prepared to back you. To stay with our space metaphor, back in the 1950s, when the Soviets put up Sputnik, a private company like Virgin Galactic was beyond belief. People weren’t going to go for it because even the U.S. government couldn’t get into orbit. Today, Virgin Galactic is on the verge of commercial operations because the world has caught up to the idea of a private company in space. If you are three steps ahead of everyone else, you’re leading the parade. If you are a mile ahead, you’re walking by yourself.

One final thought about this: Winning is fun, and losing isn’t. But it’s your life. How you keep score is entirely up to you.

Benjamin Wey is a financier and investigative reporter, a contributing journalist for TheBlot Magazine and other media outlets.



Benjamin Wey is a financier and a journalist.

A graduate of Columbia University, Benjamin Wey has two master’s degrees and almost two decades of operational experience in the fields of marketing and management science. He shares his thoughts and advice with our readers:

They say it takes money to make money. This has never been truer than in currency trading. The international currency market, called the foreign exchange market (“forex” or “FX” for short), is the single largest financial market in the entire world, trumping stocks, bonds, derivatives and anything else you can throw at it with over $4 trillion in activity daily. It was once solely the stomping ground of behemoth financial institutions, but now the average investor can try to grab a piece of that trillion-dollar pie through online trading. Take a look at this intro to trading currency on the foreign exchange market.

Trading in currency is often compared to trading in stocks, except, in a way, you are buying stock in a country. You are buying a country’s currency in the hopes that the country will perform well economically and therefore increase the value of its currency and, in turn, your investment. The value of a currency is based on its relationship to other currencies, so in the forex, currencies are quoted in pairs. This may seem odd, but currency is the standard by which all things measure their value. The market value of a commodity is just based on how much currency it is worth, so the same is true with currency itself.

There are many pairs, but there are four major pairs that account for the majority of trading:

  • The British Pound and U.S. Dollar (GBP/USD)
  • The Euro and U.S. Dollar (EUR/USD)
  • The U.S. Dollar and Swiss Franc (USD/CHF)
  • The U.S. Dollar and Japanese Yen (USD/JPY)

Let’s take the GBP/USD pair. In this pair, the GBP is what is called the base currency and the USD is the quote currency. The base currency is the first currency listed in a pair. Today you would see a quote that says this:

GBP/USD= 1.66

That means that it would take $1.66 USD to buy a single British Pound. The pair always shows how much of the quote currency it takes to equal a single unit of base currency. If you bought in at this price for a single pound and the quote went up to, say, 1.70 because the British economy went on an upswing, the value in American dollars would go up. So you paid $1.66 and now you have $1.70 in pounds and you can sell that pound back for American money and make a $.04 profit. Of course, you can’t just buy a single unit on the forex.

In order to trade currency, you will have to go through an online broker. These brokers are much different than stock brokers because the forex is much different from the stock market.  There is no exchange on which currency is traded, but banks and other financial institutions trade amongst themselves all over the world. Brokers don’t charge commissions like stock brokers, but instead make their money on the spread. The spread is the small difference, measured in fractions calledpips, between what they will buy a currency at (bid price) and what they will sell a currency at (ask price).

An example quote would be:

GBPUSD – 1.6671 – 1.6677

This is a spread of six pips. They will buy at 1.6671, but they will sell at 1.6677.

Benjamin Wey summarizes

It’s similar to a pawn shop in that you will never be able to sell at the price at which you can buy. That’s how they make their money. Different brokers offer different spreads. They usually get a better spread based on the volume of business they do with a certain financial institution. Once again, it’s not like the stock market. A bank will give Broker 1 a better deal than Broker 2 if Broker 1 brings that bank a great deal more business. Just make sure to go with a reliable broker because regulation is much more lax than the stock market.

Even though it may seem different and confusing, trading in currency is similar to any investment in that you want to buy low and sell high. It can be very risky, but so can many other investments. As I always say: make sure to do your homework before making any investment, currency trading included. But it never hurts to know yet another way you can turn money into more money.

If I, Benjamin Wey, would trade currency on a daily basis, I would strict follow these rules. Good luck trading!

Benjamin Wey is the CEO of New York Global Group and a contributing journalist forTheBlot Magazine



As of May 2016, every Norwegian is a millionaire from that nation’s wealth accumulation over the last many decades. According Bernie Sanders, the Norwegian model is the right choice for America also. That doesn’t mean that every Ole and Lena drives a Rolls-Royce and washes down their lutefisk and loubscoutch (don’t ask) with Veuve Clicquot. However, the Norwegians have done something that we Americans could and should do but haven’t. They’ve invested the money from their natural resources, mainly oil and gas revenues from the North Sea, in a sovereign wealth fund.

First off, I have to confess to stretching the truth a tiny bit. They are only millionaires in Norwegian kroner, one of which is worth about a sixth of a U.S. dollar. The fund has 5.1 trillion kroner and there are not quite 5.1 million people there. That’s a million kroner each, and that works out to be about $161,000 per person at current exchange rates. Still, it’s a decent sum.

According to ABC News, “Norway still has a national debt of 759 billion crowns or about 25 percent of gross domestic product. By comparison, the U.S. debt of $19 trillion is about 120 percent of GDP. In case you’re wondering, that’s $62,733 owed by each American. But it gets far worse if you add in all the unfunded liabilities of the government: Then it’s $1.2 million owed per American.” Yes, kids, those Nordic welfare-staters run their finances better than the nation that gave the world Wall Street.

Part of the reason that Norway has the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world (bigger than any of those belonging to Arab states even) is that the Norwegians don’t give away their natural resources at fire sale prices. Another reason is that they treat the income as belonging to all Norwegians, including those who aren’t even born yet, so they invest it “for eternity.”

Compare the way the Norwegians deal with their oil with the way Americans deal with oil and gas on federal lands. Larry Persily of the Office of the Federal Coordinator For Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects wrote, “Norway makes all of its money by taxing the producers’ profit — plus taking a substantial equity share in many projects, plus earning stock dividends from a government-controlled oil and gas company.”

The tax is 28% on profits (the national corporate tax) and an extra 50% on profits from offshore oil and gas. And the oil companies still make money. Statoil, the national oil company, is 67% government owned and it operates 80% of the production in Norway in partnership with the likes of Exxon and BP. Outside Norway, it has operations in about three dozen countries. All of the taxes and all of the dividends from the government’s share of Statoil goes into the fund.

In America, we charge for the drilling rights and take a royalty from every barrel that comes out of federal land. The opening bid to lease an acre of federal land, worth thousands in competitive bidding situations, is $2. That isn’t a typo. You can get the rights to drill for oil on federal land for 200 pennies. Leah McGrath Goodman wrote in Newsweek last fall, “Oil and gas majors pay a royalty rate of 12.5 percent, based on sales of what they drill and produce. Offshore, that is slightly higher, 18.75 percent, hiked in 2007 from the 12.5 percent rate set in the 1920s. (The higher, offshore rate reflects only leases granted since 2007, which means most of the money paid to Uncle Sam comes under the older, lower rate.)”

To be clear here, we aren’t talking about resources on private land, where the landowner has the mineral rights and such. This is nationally owned land (or off-shore continental shelf) that belongs, in both countries, to the government, or if you will, to the taxpayer. Norwegians get a decent price for the resources that they all own. Americans let themselves get screwed because the government doesn’t want a fight with Big Oil.

Once the Oslo government has the money, though, they don’t hand it out to the taxpayers for new fishing boats or vacations in warmer climes. They invest it. Bloomberg’s Pensions and Investments notes, “The fund, which had an average holding of 1.2% of the world’s publicly listed companies at the end of 2012, invests abroad to avoid stoking domestic inflation.” Read that again. The 5 million people in Norway make up just 0.07% of the Earth’s population, yet own 1.2% of the publicly listed companies. The oil and gas money doesn’t just belong to this generation; it belongs to the Norwegian people across the generations. Just 4% of the fund is released to the government for immediate spending.

Compare this to what the British did with their share of the North Sea’s oil and gas. There is no British Permanent Fund. Mrs. Thatcher and her successors used the money to fund their government budgets, privatized British Petroleum, and effectively handed over the birthright of every Briton to the oil companies.

And this is just oil and natural gas. America possesses other natural resources that we all own by virtue of the fact that we were born American citizens or were naturalized as such. There is coal, there is gold, there are geothermal resources, fisheries, the airwaves on which we broadcast TV and radio. They belong to us all, yet our government hands our property over to special interests at rock-bottom prices.

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund isn’t a silver-bullet solution to its financial issues. Indeed, there is now talk that perhaps it has grown too large to be effective. On the other hand, shouldn’t Americans get a decent price for what they own and shouldn’t future generations of Americans get a country at least as wealthy as the one we inherited? A sovereign wealth fund for America is an idea that is overdue.



Over the years, I, Benjamin Wey, have learned that entrepreneurs can sometimes seem a little crazy. By that, I mean they see something the rest of us don’t, and they pursue it with a passion that can be all-encompassing. Often, the result can be a multi-million, or multi-billion, dollar business that leaves a lot of us saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

In the case of Donald Trump, he has been a visionary in many ways. When he went to work in his father’s real-estate development business (father Fred Trump named it after his wife – Elizabeth Trump & Son), it was a carefully run operation building affordable housing in New York City. Donald thought his dad didn’t dream big enough. Golf courses in Scotland and casinos in Atlantic City weren’t on Fred’s radar, but “The Donald” has dreamed bigger. Since taking the reins of the family business in the 1970s, he had his own airline, his own TV show, and he is one of the few businessmen “everyone” knows by name and by face.

“Mixing business and politics creates perplexing dynamics. Trump is the master at creating sensationalism to build his brand.” Says Benjamin Wey, a recognized American financier on Wall Street and CEO of New York Global Group, a private equity investment firm. “No publicity is bad publicity. The iconic Trump statement may hurt him in the short run. Over time, Donald Trump is a marketing genius.”

In 2015, Wall Street financier Benjamin Wey was named a “Top 10 Most Influential Asian Americans in Finance” by Asian media.


Sure, he’s had his failures: the airline, Trump Vodka (a Trump and Tonic? Really?), and his casinos have gone bust (how do you lose money with a “00” on the roulette wheel?), but Trump has managed to bounce back from his disappointments because he always has more irons in the fire, and his brand is strong.

So, I, Benjamin Wey, have to admit that his current campaign for the White House, specifically for the Republican nomination in 2016, can be confusing. Maybe he sees something that we don’t, but just as likely, this time he sees something that isn’t there, and it’s costing him big time.

Among the business ties Trump has lost since starting his campaign and saying the things he has said are: Macy’s, NBCUniversal, Univision, and Serta mattresses. In addition, by taking sides rather aggressively on issues like immigration, Trump alienates large segments of the market. The one thing you really don’t want to do as a business is get people mad at you. Trump has done this.


Yet there is a part of the American public that believes a good businessman or woman would make a good president. And Trump is appealing to their instincts; they tend to dislike “politics” and think the pragmatism of business and the skills of a CEO transfer to the White House. The trouble is that history teaches that it just isn’t so.

The real question comes down to this: Does Trump really believe that he can win the White House, or is this just a publicity stunt? He probably believes he has a shot; the single most-common trait among successful entrepreneurs is a “can-do” attitude. At the same time, Trump has used possible presidential bids as a way to keep his name in the paper. I, Benjamin Wey, think if we could look inside his head right now, we’d see that Trump is after both. The presidency would be an extension of his career, and it would be a great foundation for future successes.


When you look at it this way, it starts to make sense. The money that Trump is losing from ruptured business ties are a cost of doing the White House business. If he wins (and he believes he will, and he’ll be the best ever in his own opinion), the power of the presidency and the legacy that creates for the Trump Organization to use will pay off hugely (or as he would say “yooj-ly). If he doesn’t win, he will have lost some money (the Univision deal cost him $13.5 million) but will be in a position to recoup much of it based on his experiences as a “politician.”

You have to remember that Trump’s 1987 book “The Art of the Deal” explains his philosophy. He’s in a deal-making business, and if you have to lose a few to gain a few extra, that’s the game.

“The Art of the Deal is a good example of Donald Trump’s talent in building a brand. When the controversy blows over, Trump will be the winner, again. I am a fan.” Says Benjamin Wey, financier and journalist who has been following Donald Trump’s career path.

This isn’t necessarily about the presidency so much as it is about the brand Donald Trump. From that angle, this whole thing starts to make sense.