There is No ‘Right Answer’: Finding a Way, a Process to Address Challenges

Fredda recently posted an article on Forbes, There Is No ‘Right Answer’: Finding A Way, A Process To Address Challenges

The other day, a client asked us why we could not just provide them with the “right” answer to their current family enterprise challenge. A good question coming mainly from a belief that “experts” have the answers or a template for “the” answer.

And perhaps also coming from a feeling of how difficult it is to come to resolutions of challenges that touch the core of overlapping family relationships and family economy.

You can read the post in its entirety here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/freddaherzbrown/2019/08/05/there-is-no-right-answer-finding-a-way-a-process-to-address-challenges/#485a5da64647

The Cost Of Doing As Much As It Takes

Fredda recently posted an article on Forbes, The Cost of Doing as Much as it Takes.

This past week a group of wealthy and celebrity parents were indicted in a college admission scam. A good deal of attention has gone, rightfully so, to the use of wealth and influence in college entrance.

What has been less of a focus in these discussions is the impact of these activities on the children.

You can read the post in its entirety here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/freddaherzbrown/2019/03/20/the-cost-of-doing-as-much-as-it-takes/

Passion And Emotion In, As Well As For, Learning

Fredda recently posted an article on Forbes, “Passion And Emotion In, As Well As For, Learning”.

I have talked about learning as essential to resiliency and as an interactive process of engagement with people and materials in such a way that one’s understanding of them is changed. It is the interactive process with people that I want to speak about this month.

You can review the short piece here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/freddaherzbrown/2019/01/31/passion-and-emotion-in-as-well-as-for-learning/#3ca8d01f78ee

A Focus On Learning – An Essential Element In A Resilient Family

Fredda recently posted an article on Forbes, “A Focus On Learning—An Essential Element In A Resilient Family.

We see an increasing need for enterprising families to reconsider the perspective, thinking and processes they bring to their interactions across generations—and in the process, develop approaches to life that build resilience.

You can review the short piece here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/freddaherzbrown/2018/10/26/a-focus-on-learning-an-essential-element-in-a-resilient-family/#7bc21f197488

 

The XX Factor Guidebook: How to Align Financial Investments to Improve the Lives of Women & Girls

In 2017, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy published its first-ever comprehensive framework for philanthropic donors committed to improving the lives of women and girls called the XX Factor. In this Guidebook, we show how our framework can be used not only to guide philanthropic funding decisions, but also to help investors align their financial investments with their goals of improving the lives of women and girls.

Click here to read more.

Resilience and Sustainability – An Inextricable Pair

Fredda recently posted an article on Forbes, “Resilience and Sustainability – An Inextricable Pair”.

For family enterprise owners, providing a sense of steadiness at the helm with a clear vision, mission, and strategic plan for their holdings is essential but no longer sufficient for their journeys. Families who are able to grow (or even maintain) their enterprises must also have the ability to be agile, to be resilient.

You can review the short piece here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/freddaherzbrown/2018/09/18/resilience-and-sustainability-an-inextricable-pair/#4f819b4e5e55

Want to Become More Sustainable? Become More Resilient

Fredda recently posted an article on Forbes, “Want to Become More Sustainable? Become More Resilient”.

Resilience is a concept getting more attention in the family enterprise field. For several decades the focus has been on continuity and harmony, with the goal of assuring sustainability and creating a sense of togetherness and steadiness. Sort of a status quo view.

You can review the short piece here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/freddaherzbrown/2018/08/22/want-to-be-more-sustainable-become-more-resilient/#4eac05b3c1c1