intergenerational Archives - David Werdiger

Three Family Lessons from Greenleaf

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A powerful and prominent family, and the religious institution they run. That was more than enough to pique my interest, and after rapidly working our way through three seasons of the outstanding Netflix series Greenleaf, it reinforced so much I already know about family business, succession, and intergenerational transition. When telling people about this series, I delay mentioning the setting – a African-American mega-church in Memphis. While that aspect adds a wonderful dimension, the intersecting…

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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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Celebrating Liberation without the one Liberated?

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On the 11th of April, our family has for many years celebrating my father’s liberation from Buchenwald, in 1945. My mother would prepare a lavish banquet for the whole family. The menu was hearty, rather than fancy – in direct contrast to the hunger my father experienced during the war and his time in various concentration camps. My father would speak, and tell us stories of the past: of experiences that defy description, of relatives we never met, and of pre-war…

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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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Safeguarding the Chabad Ethos

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As the reform process at the Yeshivah Centre continues, the term “safeguarding the Chabad ethos” has been bandied about quite a lot. But what does it mean? Some people have  blamed the “Chabad ethos” for the misdeeds of the past, particularly in the context of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, but this is more often than not a misdirection which shows an anti-Chabad bias. Yet at the same time, I get…

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Yom Hashoa 5774-2014

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In the first piece, following a celebration of anniversary of the Buchenwald liberation, David Werdiger looks to the past and to the future and considers the wonders of grandparent-hood [Times of Israel]. Reflecting on Yom Hashoa – Holocaust Memorial Day – David Werdiger paints a picture of a tree ravaged by a storm and then slowly replenishes, and considers the perspective of a leaf. [Times of Israel and J-Wire]

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Engaging the Next Generation

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David Werdiger discusses the exciting partnership between Australian Jewish Funders (AJF) and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network which is bringing the successful Moishe House program to Australia [Galus Australis], and adapting the successful ROI Community program to Australia as the first of several initiatives aimed at supporting next generation engagement [Galus Australis].

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