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March 15, 2013 1:32 am
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Justin Bieber’s Manager on the Role of the Bystander (VIDEO)

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Justin Bieber at the Sentul International Convention Center in West Java, Indonesia. Photo: wiki commons.

One of the people I really admire is Scooter Braun.

Scooter – real name Scott Samuel Braun – is the genius who discovered and manages Justin Bieber. At the age of just 31 he has built a formidable entertainment empire. Full of enthusiasm and energy, he works tirelessly not just in business but for a string of good causes, too. When I researched my biography of Justin, which has now been published in 15 countries, I greatly enjoyed piecing together Scooter’s part in the story.

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He has become something of a father figure to the millions of fans who follow his acts. He interacts regularly with them online, offering messages of positivity and motivation. He shows them that they, too, can do great things with their lives. Not for him the ivory tower of some music moguls.

Last year Scooter, who is the grandson of two Holocaust survivors, was given the American Civil Liberties Union’s bill of rights award. In his acceptance speech, he talked about the role of the bystander. I love these simple yet powerful truths. Have a lovely weekend, everyone.

This article was originally published by Oy Va Goy.

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  • Chaim Paddaman

    Justin Bieber displayed a lack of social norms, unstable emotions and erratic behavior during his London tour.
    It is the same old story. In the 1980’s Sean Penn (Mr Madonna) abused and lashed out at press photographers in the same way, he knew that they were not in a position to defend themselves, very safe targets indeed. It is a stunt to look tough to the fans. Bieber and Penn must go to a downtown Los Angeles bar room and get tough. Hitting on soft targets don’t make you bad ass dudes.
    Scooter Braun is in the process of trying to rebrand Bieber from a child to an adult entertainer.
    Braun is glamourising and promoting anti-social behavior to children. Scooter is also trying to keep up with the Kardashian’s at the same time. Scooter is not what he seems.

    • Bathsheva Gladstone

      The behavior of a young man sowing his wild oats can hardly be considered reflective of a manager. Really, one thing has nothing to do with the other, his job is to, in one part try to do image/ damage control. That has nothing to do with whether he does good things for people, whether he speaks up for certain causes or not.

      • Chaim Paddaman

        @ Bathsheva Gladstone
        Scooter Braun is drek. Please, trust me on this one.

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