Recent Events - David Werdiger
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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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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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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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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Conflict Resolution in Wealthy Families

Conflict Resolution in Wealthy Families

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https://d2saw6je89goi1.cloudfront.net/uploads/digital_asset/file/595162/Horizons-September-2019-David_Werdiger.pdf Case Study: A wealth originator dies leaving a second generation son in charge of the operating business and family fortune. A mix of 2nd and 3rd generation family members are employees but a 3rd-Gen college grad, never having worked in the family business, proposes a new business venture and asks the family to invest. Read this Horizons Article on how best-selling author David Werdiger describes a resolution-construct to navigate between the conflicting agendas and…

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How to Have Jewish Grandchildren

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We don’t really have any control over whether we have grandchildren and we have even less control over whether those grandchildren are Jewish. In this ELI Talk, David Werdiger recounts a conversation with a friend at shul that spurred his thoughts over what we do actually have control about when it comes to grandchildren and Jewish continuity. Drawing on the model of Jewish discourse and the latest in digital technology, ELI Talks capture, transmit, and…

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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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