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Rambler Investment Fund: Crypto

Rambler Investment Fund: Crypto

Brief History of Crypto & the “Blockchain”

In late 1992, a small group of individuals from the San Francisco Bay Area with backgrounds in cryptography and computer programming, who would later be dubbed the “Cypherpunks”, began meeting on a monthly basis. To cut a long story short, the Cypherpunks collaborative projects would form the foundation of […]

Gini’s Christmas Book Bag

Gini’s Christmas Book Bag

Ah, it’s the holiday season! Time to think about buying Christmas presents! Books, I think, make a perfect present for those we like and love. They also are our great gifts to buy for ourselves! Here’s a few books I’ve recently read and loved. Enjoy!

 

David Litt, Thanks Obama

David Litt graduated from college and somehow wound […]

Enough Already!

Enough Already!

I can’t take any more bad news and bad headlines: “Houston Underwater”; “Hurricanes in Florida”; “Earthquakes in Mexico City”; “Puerto Rico’s Infrastructure Destroyed”; “Tropical Storm Nate to Hit New Orleans”; “Racial Hatred in Myanmar”; “North Korea tests H-Bomb”; “58 Dead in Las Vegas”. And the list goes on and on!

 

Catastrophe, tragedy, madness, murder, compound/complex political […]

Ken Burns, Lynn Novic, and The Vietnam War

If you did not get a chance to watch Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novic’s masterful The Vietnam War, be sure to stream it now before it goes away for awhile.  Links to the program follow at the end of this post but you won’t be able to stream it for much longer.  Don’t miss the […]

Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards: Winners and Finalists Announced!

Our Honorees’ Breakfast was held this past Friday to celebrate the Winners and Finalists (both past and present) of the Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards.  Attendees had a chance to network with one another and meet representatives from our partner organizations to talk about a number of important topics relevant to both their […]

The “3rd Chapter”: Writing Your Legacy with Edward Monte

The “3rd Chapter”: Writing Your Legacy with Edward Monte

As you enter the “3rd Chapter” of life, you will begin to polish the legacy you’ll leave within your family business. At our Legacy Conference on September 29, Edward Monte, Ph.D, will discuss how embrace this phase and make each moment count. Get a preview of his insights here:

 

 

What challenges do family businesses face when exploring the […]

Encore Careers: Strengths, Challenges, and Passions with Bruce Boyd

Encore Careers: Strengths, Challenges, and Passions with Bruce Boyd

You’ve built a legacy within your business. Now what? For Bruce Boyd, the next step was pursing an “encore career” that explored new sectors and new passions. Read below for his insights on these transitions and a sneak peek of his session at our Legacy Conference on September 29!

 

 

How did you find courage to leave the day-to-day […]

Why We Need More Humor in Our Lives

Why We Need More Humor in Our Lives

“The true purpose of humor (is) to help people cope with the fears and horrors of the world.”

– Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

 

I have been lucky enough to have had a very special person in my life, my Uncle Joe. Every time I saw him he would put his arms around me […]

Shifting Gears: Leadership Transition and Legacy with FK Day

Shifting Gears: Leadership Transition and Legacy with FK Day

What happens to your legacy when you transition from your family business to a new venture? We asked FK Day, one of the speakers for our Legacy Conference on September 29, how he shifted from his leadership position at SRAM to founder of World Bicycle Relief. Check out our interview below to see how core values and […]

StoryPower: Your Hidden Heritage with Judith Kolva

StoryPower: Your Hidden Heritage with Judith Kolva

Our Legacy Conference is one month away, and we have a great group of speakers ready to share their insights on legacy in the family and business. We asked Judith Kolva to give us a sneak peek into her session, StoryPower: Your Hidden Heritage. Read her post below on the value of storytelling and what […]