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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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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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Natural Resources

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Q. Why do the Irish have the potatoes and the Arabs have the oil? A. Because the Irish had first choice. Natural resources are both a blessing and a curse. While they can be a source of wealth and prosperity for a country, they are something that is obtained with relatively little effort. As such, they can invariably lead to laziness and complacency. Just have a look at rates of literacy and innovation in so-called…

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