Dress English, Think Yiddish!
“Dress English, think Yiddish“. I heard this advice during an interview with Dan
“he had made his fortune as a lifelong associate of shipping icon Aristotle Onassis. He took a liking to me, became my first mentor, and showed me how to swim in the deep, dangerous waters of business”.
LIVE QUOTE ON YOUTUBE: DRESS ENGLISH, THINK YIDDISH
You can watch the extract of his Youtube interview where he lively quotes and comments on the expression dress English, think Yiddish.
I admit that such a reference to canny Yiddish thinking intrigued me and gave me more historical reading opportunities. A quick search online immediately clarified that Yiddish is a language used by Jews in central and eastern Europe before the Holocaust. It was originally a German dialect with words from Hebrew (the official Jewish language) and several modern languages. It is now used only by a minority of Jews.
RECOMMENDED BOOKS ON JEWISH WISDOM
Looking for some books, I came across one written by Howard Ward Charles: “The Money Code: Become a Millionaire With the Ancient Jewish Code“. H. W. Charles studied Biblical Studies and received several academic awards. The title sounded a bit like “pop culture” for my taste, but I tried it. You can read my review in this article: “The Money Code” by H.W. Charles.
I also read Rabbie Daniel Lapin’s book: “Business Secrets from the Bible“. This second book was a dive with new eyes into the Holy book and further sparked my interest in ancient money management wisdom in ancient books.
My take on Dan
– Dress British, Think Yiddish, by Eitan Kensy (Jewish Review of Books)
– Dress British, Think Yiddish. How Jews Came to Yale in Ivy League Cloting, by Daniel Horowitz