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Top 5 Make Or Break Points For Successful Philanthropy

Without having any claim to completeness, I have found a number of things to be important to the success of philanthropic activities. This list of key points resembles a list that could be drawn up for any business venture and that is one of the key conclusions I have come to: treat your philanthropic activities […]

Extended Family Business System

The Four Dimensions to Consider in Family Governance and Succession   Substantial writing has been done about the three dimensions “Family”, “Business” and “Ownership” when setting up a family governance structure. However, the prevailing Three-Circle Model of the Family Business System as developed at Harvard Business School by Renato Tagiuri and John Davis in the […]

Just A Little Respect and Dignity

Christmas is that time of the year when people start to think about giving, caring and being nice while at the same time everybody seems to be stressed out in the run-up to Christmas. This morning, I had a little moment that really moved me.

We Are All Stewards

Continuing on from my last blogpost, I want to expand on the responsibility theme. As outlined in the previous blogpost, I strongly believe it is crucial to give your wealth a purpose and a meaning, I also touched on the responsibility that comes along with controlling wealth. This responsibility can best be understood if you look […]