Can You Adapt?

Can You Adapt?

I believe that the challenge offered by 2020 has been the ability to adapt to a severely changing environment. I certainly don’t expect the world to stand still, but the events related to the pandemic was on few radar screens. I do recall that Bill Gates mentioned a...
What Good is Endowment?

What Good is Endowment?

I recently had a Zoom call with a client couple. He is a lawyer and she is the local head of a national non-profit. Our client calls typically start by out asking about health, the family, and career highlights. In this Covid era environment, updates in these areas...
A Valuable Influence

A Valuable Influence

Early in my business career, I was fortunate to meet and visit with Sir John Templeton. Born in Pulaski, Tennessee, a graduate of Yale, the founder of the Templeton Growth Fund and the Templeton Prize, both of which have survived his death and continue to flourish, he...
A Missed Opportunity

A Missed Opportunity

Recently, I attended a dinner in support of a charity. A board member who was seated next to me, asked me the question, “Do you offer family meetings? I am concerned about what the next generation is going to do with their inheritance and I want to share with them...
Vacation Homes & Uninterested Heirs

Vacation Homes & Uninterested Heirs

With the end-of-year holidays just past, many can look back on time with family filled with fond memories. Some of those memories may have been generated at family vacation homes that have been enjoyed by several generations of the same family getting together for...
My Christmas Message to You

My Christmas Message to You

The Christmas holiday season is a wonderful time of year for me. Great memories, beautiful music, plays, concerts and light shows, as well good times shared with friends and family, good tidings, all contribute to this special of season . I realize , though, that it...