This week’s highlights: Reading the Classics, Older Entrepreneurship, Steph Curry
With a second shot earlier this week, the business travel calendar has already begun to open back up. With that, FoF is a bit abbreviated.
- I was quoted in this Business Insider piece here – “Secretive family offices flew under the regulatory radar for years. Now in the Archegos aftermath, the ultrarich are bracing for unwanted attention“
- 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 – With most adults now vaccinated, Israelis are busting loose
- FRR – How to Become Insanely Well-Connected
- Inc – This Is the Sign of a Great Thinker, According to Jeff Bezos and Adam Grant Great thinkers don’t just harbor doubt. They embrace uncertainty–and how little they really know.
- WashPo – Howard University’s removal of classics is a spiritual catastrophe Cornell West lays out a most compelling case for why the Classics matter today.
- Roger Martin – It’s Time to Toss SWOT Analysis into the Ashbin of Strategy History SWOT is a Dreadful Way to Start a Strategy Process
- Wharton – Why Older Entrepreneurs Have the Edge
Culture / Tech / Science
- BBC – European Super League: All six Premier League teams withdraw from competition
- WSJ – This Is the Hottest That Stephen Curry Has Ever Been Five years after he revolutionized basketball, the NBA’s best shooter is still getting better
- Smithsonian – The Nation’s Corn Belt Has Lost a Third of Its Topsoil Researchers used satellite imaging and surface soil color to find out how much of the nutrient-rich earth has eroded away
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.
If you are interested in learning more, visit here and download a free chapter.