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The Voice of the Rising Generation: Family Wealth and Wisdom (Bloomberg) Hardcover – Illustrated, September 29, 2014
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The authors recognize the importance of building an identity that does not depend on the achievements of your predecessors. The Voice of the Rising Generation starts by explaining the obstacles that members of new generations face. In early adulthood, we all stand at the beginning of a journey of self-discovery. The first step to completing a successful journey is to understand the conflicting forces that we face and to prepare to meet them with wisdom and virtue. The goal of this book is to help you use these forces to your benefit.
Too often, members of rising generations spend decades in silence. Advocating for oneself after so much time can be daunting, but the underlying message of The Voice of the Rising Generation can empower family successors of all ages. The message is simple: You have a choice. By reflecting on the questions and ideas in this book, you will be able to avoid becoming the "next" generation and find your way to becoming your own generation--with your own voice.
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--BONNIE BROWN HARTLEY, President, Transition Dynamics Inc; co-author, Family Wealth
"This book speaks directly to individuals struggling to find their own voice in the family enterprise, clarifying the challenge and importance of individuation for all of us. The bite-size chapters are easy to absorb, and there are three workshop strategies at the end to help you get started with the critical conversations."
--SARA HAMILTON, Founder and CEO, Family Office Exchange
"From brass tacks practicality to insights and inspiration, the authors have provided a helpful guide that is both refreshing and timeless, illuminating key challenges and choices facing rising generations."
--ANNE D. McCLINTOCK, Executive Director, Harvard University Planned Giving
"Bravo to Jay Hughes, Susan Massenzio, and Keith Whitaker whose The Voice of the Rising Generation acknowledges that the younger--rising--generation has choices, hope, and vision where they may have thought they had none; poses questions that are bound to spark conversations among and between generations that have long been stuck and silenced; and provides tools that are bound to develop resilience, confidence, and competence in readers."
--ANGELO ROBLES, Founder and CEO, Family Office Association
"Jay Hughes, Susan Massenzio, and Keith Whitaker have once again reframed the dialogue surrounding the possibilities of multi-generational success. By recasting the journey inheritors must make from following, or being 'Next,' to 'Rising,' the authors infuse the passage into adulthood with the possibilities of self-actualization. The Voice of the Rising Generation provides an important guide to cultivating the human capital, which is where the strength and ultimate success of a family lies."
--MINDY ROSENTHAL, President, Institute for Private Investors
"Jay Hughes, Susan Massenzio, and Keith Whitaker share with the rising generations of legacy families what the unconventional Lionel Logue offered to King George V--the priceless pathway towards finding one's voice and the faith to know that it is worth the journey."
--JOHN A. WARNICK, Founder, Purposeful Planning Institute
- ASIN : 1118936515
- Publisher : Wiley; 1st edition (September 29, 2014)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781118936511
- ISBN-13 : 978-1118936511
- Item Weight : 10.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.7 x 0.9 x 8.6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #349,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Voice of the Rising Generations has been written primarily for families where there is no economic necessity to work and primarily for family members who are in the range of 20-40 years of age. There is however one chapter specifically written for those who are in the mid-life transition, who face special challenges. The Voice of the Rising Generation also contains useful thoughts on how parents in UHNW families can help their own children to “Rise”.
It provides a list of questions for parents to reflect on. The core question is whether your children are “rising”? The term “rising” is not related to age, nor is it related to their relationship to the heroic founder; rather it is an attitude or state of mind. To answer this consider (i) do your children have a sense of growth, possibility, and hope? (ii) do they have a strong sense of futurity – their direction is forward not backwards? (iii) do they have a desire to struggle or explore?, and (iv) do they have a desire for connection with other like-minded people? Another core question for parents is whether they are able to discern the vocation or calling of each of their own children?
It is very common in Asia for private banks to offer financial training boot camps for the young adult children of their clients. The authors of Voice of the Rising Generation do recommend that parents should considered what they can do to promote their child’s learning or training. However the authors caution that sending them to boot camps to learn about finances and investing may not be help them with the learning they need to do to Rise. Their learning task is not about how to manage money and finances but to learn about themselves.
Parents have a role in helping their children to Rise, as do the young adults themselves. However parents should also reflect on who else there is to give a hand. Do they have elders to help them through the transitions of life? Do they have mentors? Are there other family members who can provide models of Rising and Individuation, who have found their own Voice?
The Voice of the Rising Generation concludes with suggestions for how to organize a family meeting to put the lessons from the book into practice. Providing a very specific road map for helping to develop family human capital this book is a unique and essential addition to the family office library.
The book is a sequel to their book "The Cycle of the Gift", which was published in Hebrew by UBS. The first book was written for parents who wish to transfer wealth to their children, in a way that will help them grow and will enrich their lives. The second book, "The Voice of the Rising Generation" tackles the issues from the angle of the receivers. It poses the question of how can youngsters who were raised by successful and influential parents, amidst wealth, find their own voice, their own path and at the same time maintain a dialogue with their parents, about their choices.
Similar to "The Cycle of the Gift", this book is an enjoyable read. It touches the heart, it's interesting and accessible. Unfortunately, we shall not translate it to Hebrew, but it can be purchased at Amazon or any other book store.
In the book, the authors report on a retreat with a group of youngsters from one wealthy family. The meeting was geared at identifying each participant's dream. Toward the end of the session, after the youngsters have had time to verbalize their dream and share it with their peers, the parents were invited to join. Each parent interviewed his/her child, asking them: "How can I invest in your dream?"
I think that this is a fantastic question! Possibly, the best question a parent can ask his young son or daughter.
First, because by asking the question, the parent proves that he/she is indeed interested in getting to know the child's world and the aspirations and dreams that inhabits that world. A parent who asks this question must understand that in order to be successful, one must invest in the fulfillment of one's own dream, rather than those of others. Secondly, instead of tying the youngster to his parent's dream, he receives a message that encourages him to fulfil his own dream and makes parental resources available to him as well. Last, but not least, the word "invest" is not limited to financial investment. It can also be an investment of time, advice, mentoring, network, blessing, moral support and more.
And so, I found the answer to my colleague's question, while reading "The Voice of the Rising Generation". My family does not have a family business and each of our three children has chosen a different career path. But my husband and I certainly practice what I
When our son returned from overseas with his artist wife, it was obvious to all of us that lacking the fully equipped facility needed to practice her visual art, she would have to give it up. At best, she would be able to give after school classes to children, but not beyond that. Away will go the dream of creating her own body of work, and of using the knowledge and skills she had acquired overseas.
Moreover, our daughter in-law had a clear dream of an art center that will serve also as a center for young artists, just out of Bezalel Academy of Art, who are unable to work because they lack the expensive equipment and facility. We decided to join her in chasing the dream. We gave the money to rent a place and to start build the equipment. I was personally involved in negotiating the rent, screening candidates who were going to work with her and planning the project. I served as listener, mentor and sometime as a shoulder to cry on. My husband invested long hours in thinking with her about marketing and business planning.
Four years later, the dream has not been fully fulfilled yet. But no one is happier than me whenever I visit the studio and see the work being done and the young artists busy at their work. At times I feel for my daughter in-law's hard work, long hours and lack of sleep. I feel bad when she is frustrated or disappointed. Yet, I see how our investment has helped her turn the dream into reality.
I would like to point out that we do not give our children additional money. We do not cover their overdraft and do not solve the financial challenges they have as a couple with young children. But we do invest in their dreams!
In this post I chose to tell a personal story. It is similar to stories I hear from time to time from client families: stories of parents who have created a niche within their own business, for the entrepreneurship of their child. Or parents who have decided to help fulfill their child's dream as mentors or partners. Yet, in so many of the families I meet at "Dorot" the opposite is true. The parent asks how can my son/daughter help fulfill my own dream?
There is nothing bad about this path, except for the fact that it lacks the component of passion. The parent's passion had been his/her engine. But what about his successor? Can the successor operate on his/her parent's engine of passion? Certainly not!
Finally, if you have an example of parents who invested in their children's dream, I shall be happy to get to know it. In any case, do talk with your children and ask them the beautiful question: How can I invest in your dream?"