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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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Interviewed in Totalprestige Magazine

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David was interviewed in Totalprestige Magazine to discuss his entrepreneurial journey, adapting to change, and his bestselling book Transition. In the in-depth interview, David discussed his own personal journeys: from working 60-hour weeks immersed in his own businesses (three of them) to life as a strategic adviser helping business owners and families, and from failing high school English to being a bestselling author. Diving head first into business seemed an obvious choice at the time, but…

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Can Money Buy Happiness?

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And does being ‘happy’ mean something different to those who have wealth and those who don’t? These are the questions considered in a recent research study. Most anyone who has wealth would find it obvious that the answer to the first question is a resounding ‘no’, but it takes the rigour of an academic to first define happiness (life satisfaction and a set of distinct positive emotions), and then examine the correlation between them and…

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Interviewed in INTHEBLACK Magazine

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Following the successful launch of his book Transition, David was interviewed for an article in CPA Australia’s magazine INTHEBLACK. “12 commandments of the family business” discusses the challenges of mixing family with business, particularly in the context of the estimated A$3 trillion wealth transfer taking place in Australia. Family business is a huge portion of the Australian economy, comprising 70 percent of businesses, and 50 percent of employees. Key success factors are vision, and governance….

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