Over a decade ago, Empowered Wealth commissioned a study on the concerns and fears of affluent families. One of top concerns was the loss of legacy described in the essay below by Barry Lam. Mr. Lam, however, using the analogy of a perpetual voting right, takes the position that in essence the way […]
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(W)e have a self-interested desire that our own interests and values be preserved by future people after our own death, on pain that we disappear from the world without any legacy of influence. This existential fear we overcome by permitting institutions to honour the wishes of the dead in order to guarantee a place for our wishes in the future. But it is time to recognise the vanity and narcissism of the practice, and do what is actually best for the living, which is to have the living determine it for themselves. – Barry Lam
Empowered Wealth Facilitator Brent Owens uses this diagram as part of his teaching and training to "Raise the Level of Care". Although Brent's business is home care, he's really talking about something much bigger: that is, raising the level of "Care" in the world.
He starts with a question: "What does "Care" mean?" […]
An inspiring "True Wealth" interview with Gail Miller, the matriarch of the family that guides the NBA's Utah Jazz
(I'd like to thank Empowered Wealth Ambassador Craig Adamson from Marion, IA, for bringing this podcast to my attention).
This interview with Gail Miller touches on many elements of Gratitude, True Wealth, and Leadership. In telling the stories of the many decisions and actions taken by her late husband Larry Miller, of her sons who […]
I recently completed the book "How We Learn" by Benedict Carey, a science writer for the New York Times. Carey synthesizes the research on learning to develop what amount to "tips" on how to improve our learning. Many of his findings "show that some of what we've been taught to think of as […]