The Voice of the Rising Generation: Family Wealth and Wisdom

The Voice of the Rising Generation: Family Wealth and Wisdom

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ISBN-13: 9781118936511
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/29/2014
Series: Bloomberg Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

JAMES (Jay) E. HUGHES, JR. is the authorof the acclaimed classic Family Wealth and Family: TheCompact Among Generations, and the co-author of The Cycle ofthe Gift: Family Wealth and Wisdom. He has also writtennumerous articles on family governance and wealth preservation.James is a frequent speaker at symposia on the growth offamilies’ human, intellectual, social, spiritual, andfinancial capital.

DR. SUSAN E. MASSENZIO is a psychol-ogistwith many years’ experience consulting to heads of familybusinesses and helping to plan leadership succession. Susan is theco-author of The Cycle of the Gift: Family Wealth andWisdom.

DR. KEITH WHITAKER has many years’experience aiding enterprising families in communication aroundestate planning and philanthropy. His writings have appeared inThe Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and TheFinancial Times. Keith is the co-author of The Cycle of theGift: Family Wealth and Wisdom.

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Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

A Well-Known Family 1

The Challenge 2

The Journey 3

Our Approach 6

Aids to Navigation 7

Chapter 1 Setting Sail 13

The Black Hole 14

Talking about Silence 17

The Very Good Steward 19

The Meteor 19

Froggy 20

The Parallel Universe 21

The Anxious Heir 22

Mr. Reputable 22

The Grand Giver 23

Testing the Boundary 23

Mentor 26

Chapter 2 Rosy-Fingered Dawn 29

Awakening 29

Rising 30

Slings and Arrows 36

Chapter 3 Self-Knowledge 43

The Center 43

Internal and External 44

Dreams 45

Strengths and Hurdles 48

Individuation 51

Externals 54

The Balance Sheet 56

Chapter 4 Facing the Waves 61

Getting Away 61

Taking the Leap 63

Work 63

Relationships 73

Communication 78

Leaving Ithaca 81

Chapter 5 The Middle Passage 85

The Island of the Lotus-Eaters 85

The Middle Passage 87

A Forceful Hand 89

Self-Advocacy 93

Ownership 96

Leadership 98

Parenting in the Middle Passage 100

Questions for Rising on Your Own 102

Conclusion 107

Another Well-Known Family 107

Our Journey Thus Far 109

Searching for Elders 112

Returning to Mentor 115

Flying Away 118

Appendix 121

Questions for Reflection from the End of the Chapters 121

From the Introduction 121

From Chapter 1 121

From Chapter 2 121

From Chapter 3 122

From Chapter 4 122

From Chapter 5 122

From the Conclusion 122

Additional Tools 122

Possible Educational Pathways 123

For the Individual Journey 123

For Possible Workshops 124

For a Possible Family Gathering 125

Session One: Knowing Ourselves 126

Session Two: Resilience 128

Session Three: Action 129

About the Authors 133

Index 137

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