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Who Wants to be a Leader?

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As the restructure process at Yeshivah Centre inches forward, and we draw closer to elections, the big question is: who will nominate to hold board positions on the new legal entities that will operate the school, shule, and other business units of the Centre? Three new legal entities will require over twenty people to put their hands up. There are a few challenges in taking the leap from where we are now to where we need to be. 1. Despite…

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The Best Way to Pay It Forward

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This morning I attended an event to pay tribute to Michael Dubs for his service of over 25 years to JewishCare and its precedent organisations. As president and board member of Jewish Community Services (JCS), and as a member of the loan committee, he made an outstanding contribution to the Melbourne Jewish community, and in particular to those most in need. The most important thing Michael did for me was to recruit me into JewishCare. It happened back in…

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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 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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Speaking at PWN Forum

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David Werdiger was a speaker at the PWN Private Wealth Forum 2014 in Melbourne on 22 May 2014. He was on a panel entitled “Culture, Gender & Wealth” which was a discussion about how different religions, faiths and cultures relate to wealth. His insights into the Jewish and immigrant culture and how they impact wealth were very insightful. In particular, he touched on the links between immigrants and entrepreneurship, and the challenges of bringing up children in an affluent family. He will be…

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The e-word

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I was quite shocked to receive the letter from the CoM advising of the formation of a new Shul Committee for the Yeshivah Shul. I was aware of some of the things that were happening in the background in recent months, and was even one of the people who took part in what might be very loosely called a “focus group”, referred to in the letter. Considering how long the CoM have had to consider…

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Galus Australis – a new frontier

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From a journey that began with writing some comments on a blog called The Sensible Jew, I had the opportunity to meet several fellow bloggers/writers who became associated with that blog. As quickly as that one fizzled, it was “replaced” by the cleverly named Galus Australis, a forum for discussion and debate about Jewish life in Australia. The editors kindly asked me to become a regular contributor on the blog, and I was pleased to…

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Free Richo

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It should go down as ‘AFL coaching move of the year’. Richmond coach Terry Wallace‘s decision to shift Matthew Richardson away from his traditional role at full forward earlier this season was a stroke of brilliance, on so many fronts. During his time at full forward, Richo kicked goals at a rate of nearly 3 per game, and with an accuracy ratio over his career of nearly 60%, statistics which put him at the top…

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Damien Martyn Retirement

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Well done Damien Martyn! You have done a great service to Australian cricket. Your pre-emptive strike at the selectors reminds them that as a player, you can choose your own destiny as well, and that if they don’t take succession planning seriously, Aussie cricket will be in crisis in 2-3 years (if not sooner). Your timing through the off-side has always been exquisite and effortless, but sometimes your shot selection has let you down. In…

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