Jack Nadel was an international hall of fame and award-winning veteran entrepreneur whose career spanned across seven decades—with a track record of making a healthy profit each year despite varying economies and global markets. He founded, acquired, and operated more than a dozen companies worldwide that produced hundreds of new products, thousands of jobs, and millions of dollars in profits, including Jack Nadel International, a global leader in the specialty advertising and marketing industry. Each one of his business transactions was an adventure he truly loved.
From this broad and solid foundation of experience, Nadel authored a number of popular books including There’s No Business Like Your Bu$iness, How to Succeed in Business Without Lying, Cheating or Stealing, Cracking the Global Market and his latest book, The Evolution of an Entrepreneur, winner of five Global Ebook Awards including three Gold Awards for Best in Business, Leadership and Careers/Employment. All were written with the purpose of assisting entrepreneurs and business owners with attaining greater success. He also authored one novel, My Enemy, My Friend, an award-winning book set in the intriguing environment of international trade, with similarities to Jack’s own incredible life story.
In addition to his commercial enterprises and writing career, Nadel lectured at several colleges and universities, developed his own targeted thinking methodology for entrepreneurs called The Nadel Method, and for several years hosted his own television show, Out of the Box with Jack Nadel. Through the age of nearly 93, Nadel—a decorated WWII veteran—continued to share his expertise and wisdom mentoring future business leaders and entrepreneurs, including through his regular article contributions to The Huffington Post and on his blog.
His very last article, “Three Timeless Tips that Entrepreneurs (and Everyone) Need to Know,” published less than 48 hours before his passing on September, 24, 2016. His legacy and mission live on in the lives he touched, and the lessons he shared in the many materials and articles he created.
It was his absolute mission in life to pay it forward to the next generation of entrepreneurs by passing on his insights to those who can benefit and better their lives. Jack firmly believed that helping aspiring entrepreneurs and fostering more entrepreneurship globally would help us all, and promote greater peace and prosperity.
Jack Nadel was a very happy man, who savored every moment. He lived the last chapter of his life with his wife Julie in Santa Barbara, CA, and enjoyed actively supporting their ongoing philanthropic efforts through The Nadel Foundation and local community involvement.
Jack and Julie Nadel of The Nadel Foundation, Discuss Philanthropy, Effective Non-Profit Development and Entrepreneurship on “Community Matters” Radio Show