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New Book – The Quest For Legitimacy

With so much wealth and influence accumulated amongst an extremely small amount of families, there is growing research investigating the challenges the offspring of these prominent households face in finding their own path and identity.

Discover how the children of prominent families pursue their own path while contributing to their family’s legacy.

In The Quest for Legitimacy: How Children of Prominent Families Discover Their Unique Place in the World (Wiley, July 2022) psychologist and accomplished family and private wealth consultant Dr. James Weiner delivers a unique and eye-opening discussion of the Rising Generation’s quest for self-determination in the shadow of a larger-than-life family.

Intrigued with the experiences of rising-gen family members, Jamie initiated an ongoing qualitative research study called ‘The Land of the Giants,’ which tackles that question of what it is like growing up in the shadows of other’s successes.

The author relies on qualitative research conducted on wealthy families to explore topics like:

  • Rites of passage in prominent families and what liberation for young family members actually looks and feels like
  • Separating from and returning to your family while finding people to trust on your journey
  • How to deal with the long shadows cast by wealthy family members

Perfect for members of wealthy and accomplished families, as well as the people who advise them, The Quest for Legitimacy is an essential read for anyone navigating the complex dynamics of accomplished families.

Find out more and order the book here


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