This week’s highlights: Justin Bieber, Trends to 2040, and Yves Behar
Original Content this Week
- 14 Great Articles to Make Your Family Office a Success Our favorite articles to help position a family office for long term success
- On-Going – Survey of In-Laws in Family Enterprise. Are you an in-law in a family enterprise? Or maybe you know one? My consulting firm is conducting the first survey ever (as best we can determine) of individuals who have married into families who have family businesses, family offices, etc. The 20 question survey (takes less than 10 minutes) is completely anonymous and we will share our final analysis with all participants. Access the survey here and please tell a friend!
Food for Thought
- WashPo – Meet the introverts who are dreading a return to normal
- WSJ – Wait, Where Did All the Rental Cars Go? Hertz, Avis and Enterprise sold enough of their fleets during the pandemic to create a shortage now that demand is picking up ahead of the summer travel season
- GQ – The Redemption of Justin Bieber He made every mistake a child star can make, including the ones that nearly destroyed him. Now—fortified by God, marriage, and a new album, Justice—Justin Bieber is putting his life back together, one positive, deliberate step at a time.
- Stratechery – Non-Fungible Taylor Swift What is the real value and power of celebrity?
- NatIntCouncil – Global Trends 2040 – A More Contested World Published every four years since 1997, The National Intellgience Council’s Global Trends Report assesses the key trends and uncertainties that will shape the strategic environment for the United States during the next two decades.
- Forbes – Revenge Of The Winklevii
- Fortune – McFamily Feud: Scandal, lawsuits, and cultural upheaval at McDonald’s Former CEO Steve Easterbrook supersized the company’s performance—until he was fired amid a scandal. Now his successor, Chris Kempczinski, must persuade the company’s many stakeholders to reunite.
- Forbes – How Trader Jeff Yass Parlayed Poker And Horse Race Handicapping Into A $12 Billion Fortune
- VDK – Playing Different Games Or why Tiger Global is eating your lunch (& your deals)
Culture / Tech / Science
- VanityFair – How Yves Béhar Is Using His Design Studio for Good For decades, the designer has blended Swiss aesthetics with California technology in his work. Now, he’s doubling down on his mission to build a better future.
- MB – Mercedes EQS Features This is the perfect type of car to go electric… but I’d still rather be driven in this car than drive it! The 2022 Mercedes EQS
- Freakonomics – Is Dialysis a Test Case of Medicare for All? Kidney failure is such a catastrophic (and expensive) disease that Medicare covers treatment for anyone, regardless of age. Since Medicare reimbursement rates are fairly low, the dialysis industry had to find a way to tweak the system if they wanted to make big profits. They succeeded.
- Halftime – Mentoring Emerging Leaders in Your Next Season with Rick Woolworth
- WashPo – Mall department stores were struggling. The pandemic has pushed them to the edge of extinction. Nearly 200 department stores have shuttered in the past year, and another 800 — roughly half the country’s remaining mall-based locations — are expected to fold within five years.
When Anything is Possible – Wealth and the Art of Strategic Living
I wrote the book because of a problem I saw and experienced personally. As we pursue our dreams and achieve success, financial wealth is often a natural result.
Yet, the first steps we take to manage this wealth are focused on avoiding negative outcomes (unnecessary taxes, estate issues, losses in the stock market), rather than articulating what we actually want to do with our wealth.
The book is about how we shift from focusing on the things we want to avoid, to the things we want to accomplish with our wealth. Doing so requires a person to articulate 3 key items – Wealth Structure, Wealth Identity and ultimately a Wealth Strategy. The book walks through each of these items in great depth, and guides the reader through a process to develop each.
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