We live in a world that all too often operates under the overriding template of self-promotion, embracing a "hooray for me" attitude, and which measures success in increasingly small timeframes dotted with markers of temporal value. Millions of viewers know James Brown as a sports commentator and former athlete. With Role of a LifetimeJames reveals a different side of his character. Part memoir and part self-help, this book draws on James' lessons from his life experiences.
Giving is at the core of family life - and with current law allowing up to $5,120,000 in tax-free gifts, at least through December 2012, the ultra-affluent are faced with the task of giving at perhaps largest scale in history. Beyond the tax saving and wealth management implications, giving to family members opens up a slew of thorny questions, the biggest of which is, "How do I prepare recipients of such large gifts?" With that question and others in mind, Hughes, Massenzio, and Whitaker have written The Cycle of the Gift....
"Really great structure"
The Voice of the Rising Generation speaks directly to those who find themselves living in that silence, the so-called "next generation". Great wealth or a family business can act like a "black hole", sapping the dreams and aspirations of future generations who feel that they can never measure up to the fortune's founder.
"Lots of fluff"
This story of the relationship between Charles and Diana was revelatory at the time of its release in 1994. It remains the definitive narrative. The only journalist to have specialized for over 20 years in writing about the royal family, Whitaker knew Princess Diana and her family before she married Prince Charles.