In Episode Five of the Propelling Performance Podcast, Rob speaks with David Werdiger, director of Nathanson Pearson. David shares his wealth of experience as a second-generation family business member and discusses the challenge of expectations surrounding subsequent generations in a family business, the critical importance of communication, shared vision and aspirations and a mindset change from ownership to stewardship. [Having a legacy means]…saying, I’ve got a story and I want that story to endure, but…
With AFL preseason right around the corner, David writes for The Roar, discussing what is necessary for a player to become an AFL league sportsperson. He shares that talent and practice are crucial but also there’ s a third important factor in becoming a player whose career doesn’t end before it begins.
Ahead of the 2019 AFL Grand Final, David was interviewed in The Age about the challenge of observing the Jewish Sabbath when it “clashes” with the biggest day in sport, especially when his team Richmond will be playing. [The Age]. David also wrote about this two years ago when Richmond played in a grand final that fell on Yom Kippur.
After the Jewish Agency released their world Jewish population survey, David had written a piece for The Times of Israel. In this article, he speaks about the other important factor that needs to be considered in relation to the global Jewish population – its size relative to the the overall population of the country. He then discusses the possibilities and reasons for the variation in proportionate size of Jewish populations of particular countries.
A judge’s job is one of the most difficult, thus in a democracy the judiciary is separated from other Government branches. David writes for The Times of Israel, dissecting the scenario when the role of a judge came into question after trial and appeals that were live streamed. He talks of the contrast between the judicial decision that isn’t questioned and judgement by social media where there is a constant influx of self-appointed judges and…
David had written for E Jewish Philanthropy where he discusses the Chabad doctrine and how he’s been interested in the continuity of Judaism. David delves into an old conversation with a young Rabbi, where they discuss the importance of tactics in Chabad, and the strategies that underpin them.
Awaiting Trump’s decision, David writes for The Times of Israel and discusses the creative solution required to keep peace between the Palestinians and Israel, where two- state solution is no longer an option. He notes that the United Arab Emirates has an interesting model that could work for the conflicted area.
David writes about the nature of Jewish belief in God and human leaders, drawing on biblical sources [Times of Israel]
In a piece that draws on the biblical story of the splitting of the sea, David discusses the challenge of belief in God in the face of the misadventures of people who purport to act in His name. [Times of Israel]
After judges from the Sydney Beth Din are found in contempt of court by the NSW Supreme Court, David considers the wider implications of this precedent, and how Beth Dins need to adapt to their role when embedded in secular society [Times of Israel and J-Wire]