MARCH, 2020.

On the evening of March 17, 2020 Dr. Jim White, PhD addressed his followers during an episode of his live webinar series intended to promote his forthcoming book Opportunity Investing, which publishes on March 31, 2020. In lieu of his planned lecture on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Qualified Opportunity Zones, Dr. White took the opportunity instead to speak on the growing national and global crisis surrounding COVID-19.

As CEO of Growers Ice Company, Inc., Post Harvest Technologies, Inc., and its portfolio companies, Central Coast Cooling and Growers Custom Equipment, White took a moment to offer advice to leaders on handling the Coronavirus crisis. During his webinar, White advocated for one major strategy for mitigating fear in the coming weeks – communication. White revealed that communicating, and over-communicating in a calm and direct manner to his staff of over 200 employees has stopped fear from taking over, which White asserts would be worse than the crisis itself. “Leadership,” White affirmed, “requires calm, precise communication.” A lack of communication, Dr. White believes, has been one of the major challenges people have faced during this crisis.

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As the CEO of two post harvest pre-cooling technology companies, Dr. White also spoke to the measures that are being taken to ensure food safety, especially as the Salinas, CA growing season quickly approaches. “We are part of a vital supply chain as it relates to the food industry,” White told his subscribers, “we have been planning for days to stay ahead of the curve.” Dr. White also discussed the changes being made in his companies to combat the risk of infection, “The past two to three days have been constant changes in policy and training just to be prepared. That is called leadership. That is called making the tough decisions in tough times.”
“Leadership requires calm, precise communication.”
Jim WHite, PhD
PHT Opportunity Fund LP
White also touched briefly on the White House during the ascent of the Coronavirus crisis.  He asserted that the lack of leadership coming from top government officials would most likely not be looked upon favorably in history. However, as the United States falls deeper into an economic fallout, White reminds Americans that the nation has survived several economic crises in his lifetime. As his seminar came to a close on Tuesday, Jim White offered words of hope. “We will overcome,” he told his listeners, “Be calm, be productive, and please be safe.”

Dr. White addressed his audience on Tuesday as a part of his regular webinar series intended to promote his forthcoming book, Opportunity Investing, which will be available for purchase on March 31. 2020. In the weeks preceding his highly anticipated new release, White will be hosting two upcoming webinars on March 24 and March 31. On the episode airing March 31st, White welcomes special guest Ron Beit, the investor, philanthropist, and CEO of RBH Group behind Newark’s Teacher’s Village Opportunity Zone. Opportunity Investing is the essential guide for readers interested in decoding the complex jargon of Congress’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts, and the unique opportunity it is creating for investors interested in dynamic social change. Dr. White’s next webinar goes live on March 24 at 6:30 PM EST and you can register here.

Join Dr. Jim White on his Live Webinar on Tuesday, March 24th at 6:30 pm EST

Dr. Jim White will be talking about the benefits of investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds and the positive impact this would have on distressed communities and the lives of millions of people.

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