New York, NY (PressExposure) April 24, 2008 -- Kovitz, who is perhaps best known for his pioneering work and research into the definition and measurement of "Relationship Capital", a concept which is rapidly catching on in the era of computer connecting, explained, "Relationship Capital is the value that each individual brings to a team or a network. Until now, the notion of Relationship Capital was merely seen as a means of gaining profits and wealth through the use of contacts, trusts and influence. The profit motive was seen by most as the sole focal point. "I believe that cause-based groups can also benefit through the use of networking and the deployment of Relationship Capital, and that, in fact, many humanitarian causes can gain capital, talent and public traction through the very same mechanisms that I have been enthusing about for several years.
"I may be seen as an idealist, but I believe that Relationship Capital cannot only generate international peace and prosperity, but that it can also be used to solve humanitarian and health problems that are international in scope. Within these next three years, one in three children throughout the entire world will be dangerously overweight or obese. These kids are going to suffer terrible lives, and die young. We will all feel the loss.
"My wager with my fellow Human Beings, especially the skeptics, is that the business networking model and an application of Relationship Capital can be used to significantly slow down or stop this epidemic through raising money to fund CIOF's Programs. I believe that my intelligent subscribers and visionary businesspeople in general, will see that it is in their best business interests to take care of those in need. Even in its most cynical terms, today's gift to charity is an investment in future consumerism." Mr. Kovitz is apparently prepared to put this money where his mouth is. He has pledged to donate ten percent of THE NATIONAL NETWORKER'S collected advertising revenues to The CHILDREN'S INTERNATIONAL OBESITY FOUNDATION. Just this afternoon, Mr. Douglas Castle, Senior Advisor to the Board of Trustees of The CHILDREN'S INTERNATIONAL OBESITY FOUNDATION, confirmed this arrangement.