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How to Avoid the Impact of Social Distancing by David Werdiger

How to Avoid the Impact of #SocialDistancing

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With many people forced into #remotework and/or #shelterinplace, it is essential to understand the impact of the family dynamic on a business. Besides the obvious space and time-management issues, conflict in family business happens differently, therefore must be resolved differently. Disputes within a family don’t escalate suddenly. They are often built on years of relationship sentiment that is latent or suppressed. With the current #pandemic the triggers for those conflicts can easily be fast-tracked and…

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Talking about wealth by David Werdiger

Talking About Wealth; Navigating Communication with Heirs

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Most people with wealth to pass on have never talked to their heirs about how they plan to distribute their assets after they die because they consider the information too personal, according to a recent survey. In six out of 10 families, there is no process in place to ensure family wealth decisions are made and communicated effectively (from another survey). This is actually no surprise, because these sorts of discussions are among the most…

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Family Vision, Dubai

Family Vision; Founding Fathers, Rising Generations

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I’ve recently returned from a speaking engagement at a conference in Dubai, which was my first visit there. As I walked around the city and particularly the mall, I pictured “founding father” Sheikh Al Maktoum just a few decades earlier looking out on a desert, and imaging a future that few others could imagine. Creating modern Dubai took a huge amount of money and some outstanding engineering, but the most important ingredient was … vision….

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Is Your Business Sale-Ready? by David Werdiger; Family Wealth Report - Wealth Briefing

How Sale-Ready Is Your Business? Three Essential Steps

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For a business founder, their ”investment” in the business is multi-dimensional: financial and emotional. Selling the business isn’t just an event, it’s a journey. So argues the author of this article, an author, advisor and figure in the wealth management industry. There is a lot of commentary at the moment about business owners selling and transferring what they have built. It is an emotional and challenging process and the field is littered with stories of…

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Apples and Trees; An Intergenerational Family Relations Presentation by David Werdiger

Apples and Trees; An Intergenerational Family Relations Presentation

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I am speaking about “Apples & Trees” An intergenerational family relations presentation, at Dubai 2020 Edition – The Prestel & Partner Family Office Forum Collection. Would you like to attend? https://www.linkedin.com/events/dubai2020edition-theprestel-partnerfamilyofficefor/ The Palace Downtown Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, AE March 3, 2020, 9:00 AM – March 4, 2020, 5:30 PM To book David for your event, send inquiry here: https://davidwerdiger.com/request-for-speaking/ For additional in-depth, thought-provoking discussion points and commentary on family and business, sign-up to gain…

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In-Laws and Wealthy Families by David Werdiger

In-Laws and Wealthy Families

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How to deal with family members by marriage poses significant challenges to wealthy families. Should they be allowed to work in the family business? If so, should there be a ceiling on their authority (stock, voting rights, etc)? Do they have a seat/voice at family meetings? What if the only person in the rising generation with the skills to be involved in the family business is a child-in-law? What to do when a marriage is…

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Family Office Trends by David Werdiger

Family Office Trends

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The family office space is constantly evolving. This is driven in part by the investment flavour of the month, global economic/political trends, wealth transition within families, the family follow-me-go-round (families looking at what others are doing), and the general competitive environment amongst FO offerings. Essentially, a family office is a set of services used by a wealth family to manage its wealth and other associated needs. There are no rules for how a FO can…

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3 Entitlement Fixes

Transcend the Negative Impact of Transition Entitlement

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Transitioning a business is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and “entitlement” comes up in almost every family discussion, presentation or lecture I give. It has become almost a dirty word when it comes to family wealth – something to be avoided at all cost. “How can I prevent my children from becoming entitled?” is what most every parent wants to know. When it comes to family business, transcending the negative impact of entitlement can be achieved by…

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How Do Subsequent Generations In Your Family ‘Prove Themselves’?

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Consider this from two perspectives: the family and the individual. Do families demand that younger generations prove themselves in some way, perhaps before being allowed to join the family business or take some other role with respect to the family assets? The other side is the view of the younger family member. Being born into wealth can be a lodestone, especially the way ‘privilege’ is a dirty word in some circles. The world loves a…

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