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A. Alfred Taubman's Profile

Brief about A. Alfred Taubman: By info that we know A. Alfred Taubman was born at 1924-01-31. And also A. Alfred Taubman is American Businessman.

A. Alfred Taubman Biography

  • Adolph Alfred Taubman (January 31, 1924) is referred by many as the "Legend in Retailing", is an American real estate developer and philantropist. He is the pioneer in the modern shopping mall concept and earned his riches by developing upscale shopping malls. Born in Pontiac, Michigan to Jewish immigrant parents, Philip and Fannie Taubman, who came from Bialystok, Poland and at the age of 9 had to find work to help the family, after they hae lost everything during the Depression of 1930's.
  • He studied Architecture at the University of Michigan and Lawrence Technological University, but graduated from neither. Taubman chose upscale areas for his shopping centers. He is famous for his atteantion to detail such as choosing terrazzo tiles and focusing on the costumer's convenience. His hardwork and and business acumen earned him billions of dollars since his early age. One of which is the Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey which continues to be ranked among the most profitable shopping center in USA.
  • In 1982, he bought A & W Reataurants but later on sold it to Sagittarius Acquisitions in December 1994. From 1983 to 1984, majority of the Michigan Panthers of the United States Football League was owned by him. He then merge his team with the Oakland Invaders for the 1985 season due to USFL's decsiison to move the games from spring to fall. He also owned majority of the Invaders shares. In 1983, he bought the Sotheby's, an ailing auction house and turn it around to be a profitable company in 1988. 
  • Taubman is married twice. First in 1948 to his college sweetheart, Reva Kolodney and they had three children: Gayle Taubman Kalisman, born in 1951 and is the co-chair of the Taubman Institute; Robert S. Taubman, born in 1953 and is the Chairman, President and CEO of the Taubman Company; and William S. Taubman, born in 1958 and is the Chief Operating Officer of Taubman Company. Unfortunately, in 1977 Taubman and Kolodney divorced after 29 years of marriage. The second marriage was in 1982, to Judith Mazor Rounick. She is the daughter of a paste jewelry importer-exporter and a former Miss Israel in 1962. She has two children from previous marriage to Herbert Rounick, Christopher Rounick and Tiffany Rounick Dubin.
  • Taubman ha donated lardge sums To University of Michigan and many buildings that were named after him like the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building, the Taubman Health Science Library and Taubman Health Care Center. Also a school in the University was named Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He also sponsored in disease research such as finding the treatment for Lou Gehrig's Disease and deafness.

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God help us if we ever take the theater out of the auction business or anything else. It would be an awfully boring world.

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In the most intimate, hidden and innermost ground of the soul, God is always essentially, actively, and substantially present. Here the soul possesses everything by grace which God possesses by nature.

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Judge yourself; if you do that you will not be judged by God, as St. Paul says. But it must be a real sense of your own sinfulness, not an artificial humility.

Tags: God, Judge, Yourself

Such sins, even if they do not kill all grace in us, do harm, nevertheless; and though they are only venial in themselves, they make us apt, ready, and inclined to lose grace and to fall into mortal sin.

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Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying.

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What matters most is a good and ready will to obey God.

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God touches and moves, warns and desires all equally, and He wants one quite as much as another. The inequality lies in the way in which His touch, His warnings, and His gifts are received.

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God in His wisdom has decided that He will reward no works but His own.

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Your meditations may be as profound, as exalted, as devout as you like; you may practise every pious exercise you can manage, but all this is as nothing in comparison with the Blessed Sacrament. What we do may be godly, but this sacrament is God Himself!

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Like blind hens, we are ignorant of our own self and the depths within us.

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The gracious, eternal God permits the spirit to green and bloom and to bring forth the most marvelous fruit, surpassing anything a tongue can express and a heart conceive.

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As a good wine must be kept in a good cask, so a wholesome body is the proper foundation for a well-appointed inner ground.

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Give yourself entirely to God, enter and hide in the hidden ground of your soul.

Tags: God, Religion, Yourself

You have within you many strong and cruel enemies to overcome. You must know that there are still a thousand ties which you must break. No one can tell you what they are; only you can tell by looking at yourself and into your heart.

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In prayerful silence you must look into your own heart. No one can tell you better than yourself what comes between you and God. Ask yourself. Then listen!

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Never believe that true prayer consists in mere babbling, reciting so many psalms and vigils, saying your beads while you allow your thoughts to roam.

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Often when He comes, He finds the soul occupied. Other guests are there, and He has to turn away. He cannot gain entry, for we love and desire other things; therefore, His gifts, which He is offering to everyone unceasingly, must remain outside.

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Spiritually good people, pure in heart, who long for the Blessed Sacrament but cannot receive at the time, can receive spiritually... even a hundred times a day, in sickness and in health, with immeasurable grace and profit.

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A good meditation, even when it is interrupted by occasional nodding, is much more beneficial than many outward religious exercises.

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If we really want to achieve true prayer, we must turn our backs upon everything temporal, everything external, everything that is not divine.

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