Generations

The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069

Author: Neil Howe,William Strauss

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780688119126

Category: History

Page: 544

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Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading. William Strauss and Neil Howe posit the history of America as a succession of generational biographies, beginning in 1584 and encompassing every-one through the children of today. Their bold theory is that each generation belongs to one of four types, and that these types repeat sequentially in a fixed pattern. The vision of Generations allows us to plot a recurring cycle in American history -- a cycle of spiritual awakenings and secular crises -- from the founding colonists through the present day and well into this millenium. Generations is at once a refreshing historical narrative and a thrilling intuitive leap that reorders not only our history books but also our expectations for the twenty-first century.
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Generation X

Geschichten für eine immer schneller werdende Kultur. Roman

Author: Douglas Coupland

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841216145

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Die Bibel der Heutezeit. Willst du ein Haus oder ein Leben? Andy, Dag und Claire teilen die Sehnsüchte ihrer Eltern, der Babyboomer, nicht. Sicherheit ist ihnen egal. Denn das heraufdämmernde neue Jahrtausend verspricht nichts als Katastrophen. Überschuldung, Überbevölkerung, Klimaerwärmung, Komsumterror - vor diesem Hintergrund zählt nur noch eins: Frei zu sein und zu genießen. Die drei beschließen sich loszusagen, auf Karriere und Kaufkraft zu verzichten, um sich ins Rentneridyll Palm Springs zurückzuziehen, Gin Tonic zu trinken, Geschichten zu erzählen und auf den Sonnenaufgang zu warten. Als „Generation X“ 1991 in den Vereinigten Staaten erschien, waren Leute wie Andy, Dag und Claire ihre Haltung, die lässige Unverbindlichkeit, Patchworkkleidung, ihre Trink- und Schlafgewohnheiten noch Fiktion. Inzwischen gehören ihre Wiedergänger zum täglichen Straßenbild der Städte weltweit. Millennials und Xennials, Emos, Hipster, die Generation Y und Z. Ihr Denken und Fühlen zu verstehen, wäre ohne „Generation X“ nicht möglich.
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Time in a Box

An American Family History

Author: Marilyn Way Merryweather

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1604942495

Category: Middle West

Page: 251

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Journey with Marilyn Way Merryweather as she explores 150 years of her and her husband's family history in "Time in a Box." Inspired by a box of old photographs of her ancestors given to her after her mother's death, Merryweather spent years and countless hours researching the stories behind these faces. The result is this narrative, a story of growing up in America, embracing opportunities, and learning from this country's strength. Merryweather has developed a microcosm of American social history: from immigration and essential farming life, to the western frontier, through the growth of cities, the introduction of higher education throughout the land, and up to the current age of technology. About the Author Marilyn Way Merryweather received a BA from Cornell University and an MA in history from the University of Akron. She and her husband, Tom, currently reside in Akron, Ohio and Oro Valley, Arizona. They have been married for forty-eight years.
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Starting Over

How to Change Your Career or Start Your Own Business

Author: Stephen M. Pollan,Mark Levine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446565008

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3738

This invaluable guide offers a definitive game plan for anyone seeking to redefine his or her work status--for finding a new career or even starting a personal business.
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America in White, Black, and Gray

A History of the Stormy 1960s

Author: Klaus P. Fischer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441175989

Category: History

Page: 466

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From the reviews of Nazi Germany "The best one-volume history of the Third Reich available.It fills a void which has existed for a long time and it will probably become the basic text for generations of students."-Walter Laqueur "An indispensable, compellingly readable political, military and social history of the Third Reich."-Publishers Weekly From the reviews of History of an Obsession "This is truly a significant work, for Fischer gives a balanced account of a complex subject, making it painfully clear just how Germany became capable of genocide." - Booklist "Fischer writes with a clear mastery of both primary and secondary sources. Synthesizing a wide spectrum of literature into a fine, scholarly work." - Library Journal No decade since the end of World War II has been as seminal in its historical significance as the 1960s. That stormy period unleashed a host of pent-up social and generational conflicts that had not been experienced since the Civil War: intense racial and ethnic strife, cold war terror, the Vietnam War, counter-cultural protests, controversial social engineering, and political rancor. Numerous studies on various aspects of these issues have been written over the past 35 years, but few have so successfully integrated the many-sided components into a coherent, synthetic, and reliable book that combines good storytelling with sound scholarly analysis. The main materials covered will be the Kennedy and Johnson presidencies; the Civil Rights movement; the Vietnam War and the protest it generated; the New Left, student radicals, and Black student militancy; and, finally, the counter-cultural side of the 60s: hippies, sex and Rock 'n' Roll.
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Becoming Americans

Author: Donald Batchelor

Publisher: Bitingduck Press LLC

ISBN: 1886420254

Category: Social Science

Page: 74

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The docks of seventeenth century London and Bristol funneled yeomen, thieves, whores and stolen children by the thousands onto tiny, crowded ships bound for Virginia. This is historical fiction describing the life of such immigrants 100 years before the American Revolution.
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Seven Disciplines of A Leader

Author: Jeff Wolf

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119004098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Recognize, develop, and embody great leadership Seven Disciplines of A Leader is a comprehensive manualfor building better leaders. Author and executive coach Jeff Wolfis a respected authority on leadership, and his strategies andinspiration have fostered dramatic growth in some of the nation'stop companies. In this book, he shares the secrets of greatleadership to help readers align professional development andexemplify these traits themselves. Each of the Disciplines isvaluable on its own, but together they add up to more than a sum oftheir parts, and work synergistically to propel leaders to higherand higher effectiveness and companies to better and betterbusiness. From initiative, to planning, to community service,readers will gain deep insight into what separates the good fromthe great, and how organizations can nurture these qualities intheir employees with leadership potential. A good leader gets results, but a great leader inspires everysingle member of the team to reach their utmost potential everysingle time. A great leader makes everyone shine, and provides thevision, the tools, and the support people need to do their verybest work. This book describes how it's done, and how greatness canbe learned. Discover the traits that make leaders great Align leadership development training to maximizepotential Foster the right attitudes and behaviors for betteroutcomes Build a culture of sustainable success that permeates theorganization Individual achievement is great, but fostering a culture ofachievement sends business into the future on an upward trajectory.It's more than just a single inspired employee; it's aboutrecognizing the signs of potential leadership and nurturing them tofruition throughout the organization. Seven Disciplines of ALeader is the field guide to great leadership.
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Children, Teens, Families, and Mass Media

The Millennial Generation

Author: Rose M. Kundanis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135624275

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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This text provides a survey of the relationship between children and those mass media found in the home--radio, television, and the Internet. Using a theory-based approach, with attention to developmental, gender, ethnic, and generational differences, author Rose M. Kundanis explores the nature of these relationships and their influences on children and families, looking at the experiences children have at various developmental ages and across generations. She reviews children's own experiences with media and examines the variety of effects that can operate due to children's perceptions at different ages, including fear, aggression, and sexuality. The text includes theory and research from mass communication, developmental psychology, education, and other areas, representing the broad spectrum of influences at work. Features of this text include: *side-bar interviews with teens who work in media and people who develop policy or programming for children's media; *in-depth explanations of the Generational Theory and the Developmental Theory as they apply to children and the media, plus a survey of other applicable theories; *description of the key points of the Children's Television Act of 1990, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and other relevant legislation; and *questions and activities to extend the exploration of topics. This text will help students develop a critical understanding of the relationship of children and the media; the variables affecting and influencing children's response to media; the theories that explain and predict this relationship; and the ways in which children use the media and can develop media literacy. It is appropriate for courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level, including children and media, media literacy, mass communication and society, and media processes and effects, as well as special topics courses in education, communication, and psychology.
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Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature

Author: Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt,Roman Rosenbaum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317619099

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war’s never-ending ‘postwar’ period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or ‘post-disaster.’ This radically new worldview has significantly altered the socio-political as well as literary perception of one of the world’s potential superpowers, and in this book the contributors closely examine how Japan’s new paradigm of precarious existence is expressed through a variety of pop-cultural as well as literary media. Addressing the transition from post-war to post-disaster literature, this book examines the rise of precarity consciousness in Japanese socio-cultural discourse. The chapters investigate the extent to which we can talk about the emergence of a new literary paradigm of precarity in the world of Japanese popular culture. Through careful examination of a variety of contemporary texts ranging from literature, manga, anime, television drama and film this study offers an interpretation of the many dissonant voices in Japanese society. The contributors also outline the related social issues in Japanese society and culture, providing a comprehensive overview of the global trends that link Japan with the rest of the world. Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature will be of great interest to students and scholars of contemporary Japan, Japanese culture and society, popular culture and social and cultural history.
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Soldiers to Citizens

The G.I. Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation

Author: Suzanne Mettler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199887098

Category: History

Page: 288

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"A hell of a gift, an opportunity." "Magnanimous." "One of the greatest advantages I ever experienced." These are the voices of World War II veterans, lavishing praise on their beloved G.I. Bill. Transcending boundaries of class and race, the Bill enabled a sizable portion of the hallowed "greatest generation" to gain vocational training or to attend college or graduate school at government expense. Its beneficiaries had grown up during the Depression, living in tenements and cold-water flats, on farms and in small towns across the nation, most of them expecting that they would one day work in the same kinds of jobs as their fathers. Then the G.I. Bill came along, and changed everything. They experienced its provisions as inclusive, fair, and tremendously effective in providing the deeply held American value of social opportunity, the chance to improve one's circumstances. They become chefs and custom builders, teachers and electricians, engineers and college professors. But the G.I. Bill fueled not only the development of the middle class: it also revitalized American democracy. Americans who came of age during World War II joined fraternal groups and neighborhood and community organizations and took part in politics at rates that made the postwar era the twentieth century's civic "golden age." Drawing on extensive interviews and surveys with hundreds of members of the "greatest generation," Suzanne Mettler finds that by treating veterans as first-class citizens and in granting advanced education, the Bill inspired them to become the active participants thanks to whom memberships in civic organizations soared and levels of political activity peaked. Mettler probes how this landmark law produced such a civic renaissance. Most fundamentally, she discovers, it communicated to veterans that government was for and about people like them, and they responded in turn. In our current age of rising inequality and declining civic engagement, Soldiers to Citizens offers critical lessons about how public programs can make a difference.
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Facebook and Philosophy

What's on Your Mind?

Author: D. E. Wittkower

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697200

Category: Philosophy

Page: 324

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Facebook and Philosophy is an entertaining, multi-faceted exploration of what Facebook means for us and for our relationships. With discussions ranging from the nature of friendship and its relationship to "friending," to the (debatable) efficacy of "online activism," this book is the most extensive and systematic attempt to understand Facebook yet. And with plenty of new perspectives on Twitter and Web 2.0 along the way, this fun, thought-provoking book is a serious and significant contribution for anyone working with social media, whether in academia, journalism, public relations, activism, or business. Exploring far-reaching questions — Can our interactions on Facebook help us care about each other more? Does Facebook signal the death of privacy, or (perhaps worse yet) the death of our desire for privacy? — Facebook and Philosophy is vital reading for anyone involved in social networks today.
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RESPECT

Delivering Results by Giving Employees What They Really Want

Author: Jack Wiley,Brenda Kowske

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118124014

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Is it possible that the way to win in business is to give employeesexactly what they want? Yes. As RESPECT reveals, managersand organizations who give their employees what they wantoutperform those who don't. This is no hunch – it's a factbased on more than 25 years of global research. Drs. Jack Wiley andBrenda Kowske have amassed a research database unlike any other,and it all started with this simple question: "What is the mostimportant thing you want from the organization for which you work?" Organizations that apply this research have more engagedemployees, more satisfied customers, and better shareholderreturns. It all boils down to seven key elements, summarized by theacronym RESPECT. These are the seven things that employees reallywant: Recognition, Exciting Work, Security, Pay, Education,Conditions and Truth. This book taps the authors' "in the trenches" consultingexperience and offers real solutions on each element ofRESPECT. Written for all types of leaders—fromsupervisors to the c-suite—readers can pick and choose theproven solutions that are relevant to their own organizations. By weaving stories and narrative, the authors make complexinformation easy to understand and fun to read. In addition,RESPECT meets the demands of the global economy, offering aninternational perspective with corresponding cultural nuances thatare critical to helping leaders manage the needs of theirworkforces.
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The State of Public Administration

Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

Author: Donald C Menzel,Jay D White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317454456

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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The trends and practices of public administration are ever changing and it is essential that they be appraised from time to time. Designed as a capstone survey of the field, The State of Public Administration focuses on leading edge issues, challenges, and opportunities that confront PA study and practice in the 21st Century.
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The Greater Generation

In Defense of the Baby Boom Legacy

Author: Leonard Steinhorn

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429909234

Category: History

Page: 336

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The Greatest Generation gets credit for winning World War II and braving the Depression. But the Baby Boomers? All they get credit for is knowing how to order a tall skim double latte. What really is the true legacy of the Boomers? Summoning the amazing sea changes they've made in American culture, this controversial book recasts the much-maligned Boomers as a Greater Generation with a lasting legacy of tolerance and equality for all. Farewell, Donna Reed: "For women, the Baby Boom era has been one of breathtaking change—in a single generation American women have effected one of the greatest social metamorphoses in recorded history. What women are able to do today would have been unimaginable four or five decades ago, at best the stuff of utopian fantasy or science fiction." Not Only Women: "The egalitarian norms of the Baby Boom have deeply changed men and will continue to do so for generations to come." Diversity as a Moral Value: For too long, America denied blacks, gays, and other minorities their dignity and rights, but in the Boomer era we have enlarged the melting pot to include those once scorned and excluded. Boomers have led a culture war "to upend the rigid social structure of the Fifties and challenge centuries of entrenched norms and attitudes about race, ethnicity, religion, and sexuality." The Greening of America: Under Boomers, environmental protection has become a powerful new norm in American society. No longer do we tolerate toxic run-offs and progress at any cost. A Freer, More Open Society: Personal freedom, tolerance, openness, transparency, and equality—these are the values of the Baby Boom era, and we live them daily at home, work, school, and in our many relationships. The old ways—the prejudice, narrowmindedness, restrictive sex roles, smoke-filled rooms, double standards, rigid hierarchies—are going, going, gone thanks to Baby Boomers. The media have it wrong: You don't need to fight a war to be a great generation. America today is far more open, inclusive, and equal than at any time in our history, and Boomers are the foot soldiers who made it happen. The Greater Generation tells their remarkable story. "The Greater Generation is a timely, passionate defense of the Baby Boom generation. . . . Leonard Steinhorn reminds us of the essential liberal spirit that defined the Boomers and how they changed our country for the better. In doing so, he illuminates the critical issues that continue to challenge them and their children." —Joe Conason, bestselling author of Big Lies and The Hunting of the President "The Baby Boom generation changed the heart and soul of America. Leonard Steinhorn's The Greater Generation shows us how much better off we all are as a result." —Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class "Steinhorn has written a smart and inspirational book that will be a boost to all Boomers, and will show their children why Mom and Dad know best." —Iris Krasnow, author of Surrendering to Marriage "In contrast to their parents' idealized standing as the ‘greatest generation,' Boomers have been gamely diminished as the ‘worst generation.' And this book shouts ENOUGH!" —Brent Green, author of Marketing to Leading-Edge Baby Boomers
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Change Your Space, Change Your Culture

How Engaging Workspaces Lead to Transformation and Growth

Author: Rex Miller,Mabel Casey,Mark Konchar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111893783X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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The fastest, easiest way to shift culture toward engagement andproductivity Change Your Space, Change Your Culture is a guide totransforming business by rethinking the workplace. Written by ateam of trail-blazing leaders, this book reveals the secrets ofcompanies that discovered the power of culture and space. Thisinsightful guide reveals what companies lose by viewing officespace as something to manage or minimize. With practical tips andimplementation details, the book helps the reader see that theworkspace is, in fact, a crucial driver of productivity andmorale. Change Your Space, Change Your Culture was born out ofrecent studies that expose truly outrageous "Oh, my God"realities: More than 70 percent of the workforce either hates their job orthey are just going through the motions. Half of all office space is wasted. Those shattering facts exist because office space is generallyregarded as "overhead" or "sunk cost." Most buildings today clearlycommunicate the low priority placed on people-friendly design. Poorworkforce engagement is baked into the culture. This book providesguidance on turning this around, by rethinking and reshaping spaceto align with the way people work. Specifically, this book movesfrom the high-altitude view down to the details on how to: Discover the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective way toshift culture Add square footage by using space more effectively Boost employee engagement and vitality by the creative use ofspace Learn how space can become a powerful productivity tool We all know that design, space, and flow have a powerful effecton the human psyche. Our homes, museums, sports arenas, places ofworship, and even airport terminals reveal that. Environment caninspire dread or enthusiasm, distraction or focus, collaboration orisolation. That's why the office must be designed to inspire thedesired culture and workflow – if it's not properly designed,no program, training or rules will be effective over time.Change Your Space, Change Your Culture is the practicalguide to office space, the foundation of an engaging culture.
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Real Estate for Boomers and Beyond

Author: Tom Kelly

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456606476

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

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Adult children and their parents are faced with many housing decisions-- from deciding whether to move into a more energy efficient home or remain in the family home. In addition, they'll need to answer tough questions including: "Is a reverse mortgage right for me?" and "What can I do if I'm house rich and cash poor?" In Real Estate for Boomers and Beyond journalist, boomer and real estate analyst Tom Kelly answers these and hundreds of other questions as Baby Boomers and The Greatest Generation plan their lifestyle and housing needs. According to the US Census Bureau, nearly 80 percent of older population own their home. And as they have begun to look at their homes as their greatest asset--not just as physical shelter, the time is ripe for concise guidance on managing the most expensive investment they've likely ever made. In this complete guide to senior real estate, Kelly highlights the social trends driving the market, and shows readers precisely how to apply this information to their own retirement plans. Chapters examine the myriad housing options for seniors and future retirees: moving closer to the kids or to the sun, adapting the family home for senior living, considering an assisted living community, staying in place, and more. Interwoven throughout are real-life stories of seniors exploring new living arrangements. With this book as a guide, members of the "don't-want-to-borrow" Greatest Generation and the "loan-crazy" Baby Boomers, will learn how to protect and capitalize on their most precious asset--the home.
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The Social History of the American Family

An Encyclopedia

Author: Marilyn J. Coleman,Lawrence H. Ganong

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483370429

Category: Social Science

Page: 2144

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The American family has come a long way from the days of the idealized family portrayed in iconic television shows of the 1950s and 1960s. The four volumes of The Social History of the American Family explore the vital role of the family as the fundamental social unit across the span of American history. Experiences of family life shape so much of an individual’s development and identity, yet the patterns of family structure, family life, and family transition vary across time, space, and socioeconomic contexts. Both the definition of who or what counts as family and representations of the “ideal” family have changed over time to reflect changing mores, changing living standards and lifestyles, and increased levels of social heterogeneity. Available in both digital and print formats, this carefully balanced academic work chronicles the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of American families from the colonial period to the present. Key themes include families and culture (including mass media), families and religion, families and the economy, families and social issues, families and social stratification and conflict, family structures (including marriage and divorce, gender roles, parenting and children, and mixed and non-modal family forms), and family law and policy. Features: Approximately 600 articles, richly illustrated with historical photographs and color photos in the digital edition, provide historical context for students. A collection of primary source documents demonstrate themes across time. The signed articles, with cross references and Further Readings, are accompanied by a Reader’s Guide, Chronology of American Families, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough index. The Social History of the American Family is an ideal reference for students and researchers who want to explore political and social debates about the importance of the family and its evolving constructions.
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Women, Wealth and Giving

The Virtuous Legacy of the Boom Generation

Author: Margaret May Damen,Niki Nicastro McCuistion

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470585573

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Discover gender-specific tools and strategies Boom-Generation women can use to make philanthropic and charitable decisions Answering women's questions of how and why to give from the heart, Women, Wealth & Giving helps you understand the models that work best for charitable giving and how these models fit into your legacy mission, whether you've earned, inherited or married into your wealth. Women, Wealth & Giving will help you understand what models work best for charitable giving, and how to fit those models into your plans, mission, and intended legacy-whether you earned, inherited or married into wealth. This useful planning guide also Includes pertinent anecdotes, worksheets, quizzes, inspirational profiles, a resource guide, and much more Identifies gender-specific tools and strategies Boom-Generation women can use to make philanthropic and charitable decisions Provides women the means to engage their hearts as well as their minds in giving money, time, and talent away in meaningful ways With over 43 million Boom-Generation Women at or nearing the age of retirement, the American population is reaching what has been described as the great wealth transfer, and with women outliving men, or choosing to live alone, the role of women in decisions concerning philanthropic dollars will be critical to the economic, political and moral fabric of our society. Get Women, Wealth & Giving and discover the transformative power of women's philanthropy.
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