Beyond Success: Building a Personal, Financial, and Philanthropic Legacy

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How can you build a lasting legacy?

The journey begins with Beyond Success.

“More than any other book on the intersection of wealth, family, charity, and personal fulfillment, Randy Ottinger's Beyond Success convincingly illuminates the challenges faced by all who struggle with how best to transform their material success into lives that will bring personal fulfillment to themselves, their families, and their heirs, as well as benefit to the ...

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Overview

How can you build a lasting legacy?

The journey begins with Beyond Success.

“More than any other book on the intersection of wealth, family, charity, and personal fulfillment, Randy Ottinger's Beyond Success convincingly illuminates the challenges faced by all who struggle with how best to transform their material success into lives that will bring personal fulfillment to themselves, their families, and their heirs, as well as benefit to the wider world around them. It provides an entirely new framework for thinking about how, at the prime critical junctions over a wealth-generator's lifetime, he or she can confidently deal with those challenges in ways that bring lasting satisfaction.

“In lucid and highly readable prose, informed by the wisdom and experiences of hundreds of real-life individuals, the names of many of whom are widely known, Ottinger has succeeded in producing the best available how-to-do-it playbook for those with any substantial amount of wealth who are grappling with some of the toughest questions anyone ever faces-how and how much to allocate to themselves, their spouses, and their children, as well as how, how much, and how best to devote to efforts that benefit society at large. This book proves that difficult challenges do not require complicated, complex, difficult-to-read manuals, but can be resolved by fresh, clear-headed, evidence-based ideas communicated in the simplest language. I recommend it with great enthusiasm.”-Joel L. Fleishman, author of The Foundation: A Great American Secret-How Private Wealth Is Changing the World, and Professor of Law and Public Policy, Duke University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071496766
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/14/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 802,066
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Randall J. Ottinger has been a leader in business, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropy for over 25 years. He is a former high-tech executive and a past Senior Vice President for Bank of America in its Private Bank, where he was involved in their family office initiatives. Mr. Ottinger is the founder of LMR Advisors, a wealth and philanthropy consulting firm, where he advises wealthy clients and financial firms on best wealth, philanthropy, and legacy practices. He is also an active member of Young President's Organization, Advisors In Philanthropy, and Social Venture Partners, as well as a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Business School.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     xv
Preface: More Than 'Just Passing Through"     xvii
Acknowledgments     xxiii
Introduction: Building a Personal Legacy Out of a {dollar}100 Trillion Megatrend     1
The Journey Beyond Success-To Significance     11
Section: Crossing the Wealth Divide     13
The Success Junction     19
The Significance Junction     31
The Generational Junction     43
Section: Navigating the Valleys Where Things Go Wrong     53
Leadership Valleys     57
Family Valleys     65
Adviser Valleys     73
Section: Climbing the Mountains to Legacy Excellence     83
Summiting the Wealth Mountains     95
Summiting the Philanthropy Mountains     103
Summiting the Family Mountains     113
Road Map for Legacy Leaders     123
Section: Self-Actualization Practices     129
Practice 1: Pulling Off the Road and Visioning Your Purpose     133
Practice 2: Researching the Terrain and Developing a Route Map     141
Building a Plan for Self-Actualization     153
Section: Social Impact Practices     171
Practice 3: Applying Your Learned and Innate Skills Close to Home     175
Practice 4: Packing More than Your Wallet and Keys     185
Practice 5: Acting with Others     195
Building a Plan for Social Impact     205
Section: Generational Family Practices     217
Practice 6: Preparing Others to Take the Wheel     221
Practice 7: Constructing Family Communication Lines and Bridges     233
Practice 8: Building a Brain Trust     243
Building A Plan for Generations     253
Doing Well and Doing Good-Industry Transformations     277
The Transformation of Philanthropy     281
The Transformation of the Wealth Advisory Industry     297
Endnotes     307
Index     317
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