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The Center for Family Conversations (CFC) is a resource center that provides the integral tools and ideas in helping families establish a 100-year-plus Family Legacy Plan.

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The Tycoon Playbook course was created for business families who are already running a successful business and wish to ramp up their growth while preserving wealth for future generations. Specifically, the Playbook teaches high performance business owners the two most highly rewarded skills in business, namely deal-making and how to acquire cash flow producing business assets.

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  • Takata says has sufficient funds to deal with recalls: Nikkei December 17, 2014
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Air bag maker Takata Corp has sufficient funds to deal with a global recall that has climbed to about 21 million vehicles after five deaths linked to its products, the company executive told the Nikkei newspaper.
  • Nissan recalls autos in Mexico to check Takata air bags December 17, 2014
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Automaker Nissan said on Wednesday it has ordered the recall more than 80,000 vehicles sold in Mexico to check for potential defects stemming from air bags made by Japanese company Takata .
  • Wall St. rallies after Fed, energy gains; S&P 500 posts best day since 2013 December 17, 2014
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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the U.S. economy.
 

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  • Fed tweaks language, delights investors December 17, 2014
    Citing a stronger economy, the Fed announces a patient approach to rate hikes in 2015. Shartia Brantley reports
  • Stocks rally after Fed switches "considerable time" to "patience" in reference to rates hike December 17, 2014
    The S&P 500 had its best day of the year after a wording change in the central bank's policy statement- betting a rate hike won't come too soon. Bobbi Rebell reports.
  • New York bans fracking December 17, 2014
    New York announced Wednesday it will ban hydraulic fracturing in the state after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas production process poses health risks
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    Fed Chair Janet Yellen talks about the Fed's change from "considerable time" to "patience" in deciding when to raise interest rates, along with the impact of lower oil prices, and foreign economic troubles. Rough cut. No reporter narration.
  • Greek poll sends jitters through Europe December 17, 2014
    Five years after it sparked a debt crisis that threatened the euro's survival, Greece is making its European partners nervous again with an election that many fear could, ultimately, put the anti-reform Syriza party into power. Amy Pollock reports.
 
 

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  • Business Books – Business in Blue Jeans: How to Have a Successful Business on Your Own Terms, in Your Own Style

    Business Books – Business in Blue Jeans: How to Have a Successful Business on Your Own Terms, in Your Own Style

    Business in Blue Jeans: How to Have a Successful Business on Your Own Terms, in Your Own Style By Susan Baroncini-Moe         The world no longer defines successful businesspeople by their suit and ties. Today we live in a world where any entrepreneur can create a successful, profitable, enjoyable business in whatever style suits him or her the best. And hey, if putting on a suit and heading for your corporate office is what works best for you, that’s great. But if throwing on your favorite pair of blue jeans and heading for the beach works better, that’s cool too.   In Business in Blue Jeans: How to Have a Successful Business on Your Own Terms, in Your Own Style, you’ll learn how to create and grow a business that works for you. More than just a “how to” guide, Business in Blue Jeans, contains actionable, practical that show you how to:   Break through the “brain junk” that’s been getting in your way to starting a business. Develop a business idea (or hone the one you already have) with real potential for success. Package your idea to attract the people who want what you have to offer and will pay for it. Become visible to your potential customers and clients so that they think of you first. Stand head and shoulders above your competitors without spending an extra dime. Build a community and network that includes the support and the connections you need, drawing people in instead of pushing them away. Hire, train, and manage a team as your business grows so that it’s never out of control (and so you can hit the beach!).   We live in an ever-changing economy and that can make starting and growing a business seem daunting. But with the right guidance, you, too, can have successful business that makes everything else that you want in life possible.     Click Here To Learn More

     
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  • Ignite your idea: Why you are ready to launch a startup | Jen Storey

    Ignite your idea: Why you are ready to launch a startup | Jen Storey     WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO JEN STOREY?    Do you have a great business idea? How do you go from having an idea to having a business? Jen Storey breaks the process down from how to asses the viability of your idea, to what are the first steps to take.   Jen is a writer, editor and her gun is for hire. Digital is her thing. She’s been in digital for more years than most readers of this biography have had birthdays. Really. Her Masters Thesis was on how this World Wide Web thingy was going to change corporate communications forever. That was in 1996.   Since then, she has worked across all areas of digital, innovation and startups. She has created startups within enterprises like ACP, McKinsey & Co and Suncorp. She was a founding team member of AOL in Australia. And, she sat on the VC side of the fence before entering the world of banking.   Seven years ago, after a moment of clarity, she left the corporate world and launched into creating her own niche in innovation execution and digital marketing.   Now, the CMO and Practice Lead at boutique consultancy edgelabs, she advises businesses, from enterprises to startups, on innovation execution and digital disruption.   She has been named in the top 50 influencers in the Australian start-up scene.   Jen is the current editor of Anthill, an online business publication without the boring bits created for entrepreneurs, business builders and innovators. She is also the Australia and New Zealand writer analyst for the global online classified researcher, AIM Group.   Plus, she’s an Advisory Board Member for Ice Cream Day, a non-profit organisation created by an 11 year old with a dream.   She’s an avid scuba diver and, thanks to her seven year old daughter, knows quite a lot about penguins.

     
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  • Think, Live, Be Positive Aggressive | Phil Soran

    Think, Live, Be Positive Aggressive | Phil Soran   Phil Soran, a serial entrepreneur, shares his secret for going B to B (Basement to Billions) in his TEDxFargo talk. Phil started two successful technology companies in his Minnesota basement and attributes the success to creating a special company culture called Positive Aggressive. Through humor, stories, and concrete examples, Phil challenges the audience live with more intention by creating a Positive Aggressive Lifestyle.   Phil Soran is a serial entrepreneur in the technology field, founding companies that have generated thousands of jobs. Most recently, Phil was the founder, President and CEO of Compellent Technologies which started in 2002.

     
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  • Build entrepreneurial equality | Chris Rabb

    Build entrepreneurial equality | Chris Rabb        We admire the spirit of the entrepreneur – but the fact is, it’s a lot easier to be entrepreneurial when you come from a community of wealth and privilege. Calling this out, Chris Rabb makes a bold case: It’s time to democratize entrepreneurship. Pulling stories from his own family history (and looking back to the days of US slavery), he shows why challenged communities often have a hard time sustaining new businesses – and calls for all of us to support those who are crazy and hard-headed enough to start a business, no matter where they come from. When starting a business, sometimes hard work, a great idea, and a good attitude are simply not enough. Chris Rabb explores why in his book Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity, which looks at modern U.S. business in the context of structural inequality. He suggests that through developing commonwealth enterprises, our society can democratize entrepreneurial opportunity, which will lead toward greater social inclusion, economic sustainability and community wealth-building. Chris teaches social entrepreneurship and organizational innovation at the Fox School of Business at Temple, after running a nationally recognized business incubator in West Philadelphia. A 2013 Knight Foundation BMe Leadership Award recipient, he conducts entrepreneurial literacy outreach to individuals and groups working in low-financial- wealth communities in Philadelphia, Detroit, and Baltimore. Chris is also known for his pioneering work linking genetic testing and family history.

     
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  • Fireside Chat with Steve Blank, Hosted by Prof. Len Lodish

    Fireside Chat with Steve Blank, Hosted by Prof. Len Lodish   Customer Discovery and Customer Validation: Fireside Chat with Steve Blank, Hosted by Professor Len Lodish   A retired eight-time serial entrepreneur-turned-educator and author, Steve Blank has changed how startups are built and how entrepreneurship is taught around the globe. He is author of the bestselling “The Startup Owner’s Manual”, and his earlier seminal work, “The Four Steps to the Epiphany,” credited with launching the Lean Startup movement. During this fireside chat, Steve Blank and Professor Len Lodish discuss the Customer Discovery and Customer Validation phases of the Customer Development Model, a technique startups use to quickly iterate and test each part of their business model. 

     
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  • Barbara Corcoran on the Best Time to Start a Business

    Barbara Corcoran on the Best Time to Start a Business   Entrepreneur, author, and Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran on the best time to start a business 

     
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  • Why Current Profitability Model is Unsustainable By Dr. Bill DeMarco

    Why Current Profitability Model is Unsustainable By Dr. Bill DeMarco

      Why Current Profitability Model is Unsustainable By Dr. Bill DeMarco     Profitability is the gaining of advantageous returns on investments. When I began my career decades ago, there was some discussion about the role of service to customers, service to employees, and service to the community as a major if not primary purpose for a business’s existence. That was still the era of mutual insurance companies, multi‐generational company employers, and company dominated towns.   “Defined benefit” (DB) programs were real and highly valued. The past few decades have seen a shift to fundamentally profit­‐driven corporate models. Even mutual insurance companies, originally founded to perform some noble purpose for widows, orphans, and the general public, have almost all migrated to for­‐profit models. “Defined benefit” programs have given way to “defined‐contribution”(DC) programs, which derive the funds for “benefits” mostly from stock investments. In Ontario over the past twenty years, pensioners rarely receive pension checks from funded company plans, because companies mostly failed to fund their pensions by taking “contribution holidays” If in surplus; or in the case of solvency deficiency, they were allowed to amortize unfunded liability for up to fifteen years. (Ontario Pension Benefits Act, 1990), Ontario pension law was not significantly different from other North American jurisdictions. Companies that took this course of action hoped to achieve higher market evaluations, stock splits, and other market­‐related activities which would generate “money” over time, putting a happy face on quarterly and year‐end numbers. To illustrate this, I once had a major Fortune 500 company client which had a fantastic year­‐end in Europe, driven in no small part by the strength of the American dollar vis‐à­‐vis the German Deutschmark. Their European executives received large bonuses. In all these cases, irrespective of whether it was pension­‐related or not, we have examples of a “fools gold” model of what good performance looks like. Like a drug addiction, these companies over time failed to see what was happening until it was too late. The Fortune 500 company I mentioned, like so many others, was eventually sold off in parts. They all failed to recognize what really counted was truly growing the business through innovative new products, superior customer service, increased sales, constant happy returning customers and more effective operations; for companies with underfunded pension liabilities, this is particularly more important than the risky roll of the dice they too frequently engage in.   Governments in both the U.S. and Canada, responsible for overseeing the funding of contractually agreed to pension plans, allowed this, frequently charging an administrative fee for deferring funding company pensions, placing those fees into government operating funds. All of this has led to a domino effect, not unlike families today relying on borrowed money (credit cards, lines of credit, home equity loans, etc.)…it looks good in the beginning until it comes time to pay the bills, or the income line slows down.   In the early to mid 1990’s, it seemed to work well for everyone. These diverted pension funds initially […]

     
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  • Startup Company Challenges with Tomasz Tunguz

    Startup Company Challenges, Dynamics and Best Practices with Tomasz Tunguz (Redpoint Ventures)   Tomasz Tunguz is a partner at Redpoint Ventures and the author of one of the most active and insightful blogs about startups on the internet today. Tomasz speaks to some of the more salient issues that he has written about and posted. These include trends in the early-stage financial markets; best practices when building a startup including marketing tactics, sales team construction, and unit economics; and more. 

     
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