Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
Family Wealth--Keeping It in the Family: How Family Members and Their Advisers Preserve Human, Intellectual, and Financial Assets for Generations Hardcover – June 1, 2004
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
"A must read for those we call patriarchs and matriarchs, their key intermediaries, all trustees and beneficiaries" -- Michael J. A. Smith, Head of Wealth with Responsibility Program, U.S. Private Wealth Management, Deutsche Bank
"An approach to wealth preservation that values not only money but people." -- Peter White, Managing Director, Family Advisory Practice, Citigroup Private Bank
"Brilliant case statement for the importance of the nurturing of character, of self-confidence, and of respect forthe value of work." -- H. Peter Karoff, Founder and Chairman, The Philanthropic Initiative, Inc.
"Essential reading for insightful families" -- Sara S. Hamilton, Founder and CEO, Family Office Exchange, LLC
"Invaluable direction an essential guide for the creation of legacy families." -- Lee Hausner, Ph.D., Author of Children of Paradise: Successful Parenting for Prosperous Families
"Family Wealth is a brilliant case statement for the importance of the nurturing of character, of self-confidence, and of respect for the value of work. . . . A must-read."
—H. Peter Karoff
Founder and Chairman, The Philanthropic Initiative, Inc.
"Essential reading for insightful families."
—Sara S. Hamilton
Founder and CEO, Family Office Exchange, LLC
"Jay Hughes's work with families, including his own, gave him the gift of learning the history of many, many families. Within that context he has written a book that illuminates previously only dimly lit concepts."
—Charlotte B. Beyer
Founder and CEO, Institute for Private Investors (IPI)
"An approach to wealth preservation that values not only money but people. Hughes shows us why that approach matters and how it works for the family that wants a better future for itself and the world at large."
Managing Director, Family Advisory Practice, Citigroup Private Bank
"Invaluable direction . . . an essential guide for the creation of legacy families."
—Lee Hausner, PhD
Author of Children of Paradise: Successful Parenting for Prosperous Families
Partner of IFF Advisors, LLC
"Incredibly provocative, thoughtful . . . a must-read for those we call 'patriarchs' and 'matriarchs,' their key intermediaries, all trustees and beneficiaries, and everyone who aspires to earn the title 'trusted adviser.'"
—Michael J. A. Smith
Head of Wealth with Responsibility Program,
U.S. Private Wealth Management, Deutsche Bank
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
I disagree on so many levels. Hughes definition is by far the easiest wealth to generate.
It is just too bad that most people are not ambitious enough to do this. I bought this book,
put the principles into practice, and am now running my own family office and have two individuals
in my family who are already implementing the same strategies. Fantastic, fantastic. Those who think
this is hard need to take a hard look at how they are raising their children.
More than that, we have six generations of people who are used to knowing each other and working together because of a piece of recreation property that my great-grandfather bought 100 years ago.
That property has kept us together for 100 years but it won't be enough for another 100 years. This book got me thinking about what we can do for the next 100 years, and I see lots of opportunity to develop the "human capital" in this family and to back those things with financial strength.
Most of all, this book stimulated my thinking "outside the box" and provided the springboard for family discussions that will let my siblings and cousins and I create something with the potential to keep making this family stronger for another half-dozen generations.
For that, I think buying this book was probably the very best family investment I could make.
It is clear from Hughes' book that he is dismayed at the way that some advisors approach wealthy clients. They focus on building a structure such as a trusts without considering the people involved in that structure. Hughes points out that if the people are not functioning well, the structure will crumble, and thus the wealth will dissipate.