Archive for August 2022

Involuntary Philanthropists

Involuntary Philanthropists Webster’s Dictionary defines a philanthropist as “a benevolent supporter of human beings and human welfare.” When I grew up and heard that big word, guess who I thought about? Andrew Carnegie. Henry Ford. The Kennedys. The mega-wealthy. Who’s this: “Someone who surrenders up to one-half of their family’s wealth or one-fifth of their…

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Rewrite Your Own Obituary

Rewrite Your Own Obituary A Swedish entrepreneur, who had made millions by inventing and manufacturing dynamite, hadn’t thought much about being remembered. Until… He read his own obituary! In 1888, while reading his brother’s obituary in a French paper, he realized he was reading his own. The paper had made a mistake and confused the…

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How Giving Won WWII

How Giving Won WWII Philanthropy, even your philanthropy, no matter how big or small can make a difference in powerful ways. You should never underestimate the impact of your philanthropy, of the philanthropy you encourage in others. Private philanthropy played a major role in the defeat of Hitler in World War II! Alfred Loomis was…

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Stress Relief

Stress Relief Studies show that the number one concern and desire for men and women in the late stage of their career and those entering retirement is health. Health. Vitality. Less stress. There is even strong evidence to that giving back has positive health benefits. One of the most valuable is that giving can reduce…

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Break Them If You Can

Break Them If You Can The story goes that the elder Rothschild called his family together and handed each of them a bundle of arrows. Their task: break the bundle if they could. They could not. Next, he instructed them to break the arrows one by one. No problem. The lesson was clear: stick together…

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