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DON’T MAKE MONEY A TABOO TOPIC When our older daughter was about nine, she bounced up on the bed beside me with a question: “Why do I look like you, Daddy? “Mama told me to ask... Read More

DIVORCE? NO. MURDER? YES! The late Ruth Bell Graham, outspoken wife of evangelist Billy Graham was once asked if she had ever contemplated divorcing her husband. Her reply:... Read More

DIVIDED FAMILIES: CIVIL DISENGAGEMENT INSTEAD OF WAR "A house divided against itself cannot stand" warned Abraham Lincoln, quoting Aesop. Later, as president, Lincoln concluded that war was inevitable... Read More

CUTTING EDGE COMPANIES CULTIVATE THE “SOFT SIDE” There’s lots of buzz about the “hard side” and the “soft side” in business today. The hard side. For two centuries, “hard side” thinking has... Read More

CREATIVE SETTLEMENTS IN FIDUCIARY LITIGATION Part A - Introduction What I will say is this: The most creative fiduciary settlements always respect and often leverage the clients’ most... Read More

CORRALLING THE SOFT ISSUES Reprinted from the Journal of Practical Estate Planning, April - May 2001 Our Professional Corrals Each of us has practice boundaries beyond... Read More

BUSINESS WORLD HAS EVOLVED FROM MACHINE TO ORGANISM Powerful “soft side” waves are reshaping our familiar “hard side” business world. A soft side wave crested in the middle of my professional lifetime... Read More

BLACKBERRY ADD, PART 2 Harvard Medical school psychiatrist and Attention Deficit Disorder expert Edwin Hallowell has identified an epidemic of ADD-like symptoms among... Read More

BLACKBERRY ADD, PART 1 I’ve sent a copy of Crazy Busy to each of our three very busy middle-aged children, along with an email that begins: “With whatever influence that... Read More

A FAMILY COUNCIL FOR THE RELATIONAL ESTATE I've been searching for an expression to describe what's most valuable to a successful business family, other than its wealth . Some suggest... Read More

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