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Scholar in Residence – Alaska Cruise July 2016

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David will be scholar in residence at the forthcoming kosher cruise through Alaska this coming July. Operated by Norwegian Cruise Lines, the cruise leaves from Seattle and travels up through the beautiful Alaskan glaciers. David will speak daily during the cruise with extended lectures on Shabbat, as well as informal opportunities for discussions, most likely while sitting on the deck enjoying a fine glass of red wine and taking in the majestic views. For bookings and further…

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Speaking at the PWM APAC Summit 2015

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David will deliver a keynote address at the marcus evans PWM APAC Summit to be held on November 2-4, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur. He will share his insights as a second generation family member and entrepreneur in “Finding Balance: Striking a Balance between Investment and Philanthropy”: Redefining family legacy to achieve both wealth creation and social value Understanding entrepreneurial risk to build a sustainable and secure investment portfolio Managing the new forms of risk in a family office context For more information, see here…

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Shavuot 2015-5775

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David Werdiger is speaking at two Tikkun Leil Shavuot programs on Saturday night: He is on a Zooz panel discussion about how Jewish schools can/should inspire students to maintain a connection, allocation of funding to different types of Jewish education, and how these can influence Jewish continuity. See the Zooz Facebook groups for details. He is also speaking at David Werdiger at Yeshivah Centre (12.45am) about “the influence of Torah in the workplace”: how being…

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Speaking at PWN on Entrepreneurial Risk

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David Werdiger is keynote speaker at Private Wealth Network’s Entrepreneurial Risk Forum, held in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland. He addresses the role of ‘entrepreneurial risk’ in the private investment portfolio. Often families, having realised in whole or in part, the value of their investment in a successful family enterprise, seek to invest in new entrepreneurial endeavours. How important is “entrepreneurial risk” as an investment category? Asset allocation strategy vs opportunistic investing In-sourcing vs outsourcing…

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Speaking at RMIT High Growth Series

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David Werdiger spoke on 25 Mar 2015 as part of RMIT’s High Growth series in applied entrepreneurship. David shared his journey of entrepreneurship – how he developed an innovative revenue model for billing systems in the mid 1990s, and how he overcame the professional and personal challenges of climbing the ‘three mountains’. The cool ‘Prezi’ presentation is here, and the video can be seen below: Some quotes from the presentation: “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must…

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Speaking at PWN Family Congress VII

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David Werdiger will be speaking at the Private Wealth Network Family Congress VII in Melbourne on 29-30 Oct 2014. His topic is THE ENTREPRENEURIAL FAMILY: EXPLORING THE “IMMIGRANT MINDSET” Successful intergenerational dynasties nurture entrepreneurialism in the family to maintain that success. In this session we hear directly from families and individuals who have created significant wealth in their new country, and we ask: What are the key attributes of “the immigrant mindset” that create entrepreneurialism?…

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Speaking at Limmud Oz 2014

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David Werdiger will be appearing in several panel sessions at Limmud Oz this year, which takes place 7-9 June 2014 at Monash University Caulfield Campus. “Vegetarian and Jewish?”, with Anthony Frosh, Nikki Silbert & Seraphya Berrin “Australian Jewish philanthropy: who gives a buck?” with Karen Mahlab & Mark Joel “Whither Jewish Australia?” with Danny Schiff These should be thought-provoking and informative sessions.

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Speaking at PWN Forum

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David Werdiger was a speaker at the PWN Private Wealth Forum 2014 in Melbourne on 22 May 2014. He was on a panel entitled “Culture, Gender & Wealth” which was a discussion about how different religions, faiths and cultures relate to wealth. His insights into the Jewish and immigrant culture and how they impact wealth were very insightful. In particular, he touched on the links between immigrants and entrepreneurship, and the challenges of bringing up children in an affluent family. He will be…

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