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Authors @ Drucker: Jim Grubman (Strangers in Paradise: How Families Adapt to Wealth Across Generations)

Authors @ Drucker is an interview series featuring one author every month. In this series, you’ll learn the stories of some of the most successful business-owning families in the world. We will cover topics like business succession, innovation, conflict management, and generational dynamics. In this session, Jim Grubman will be discussing his book Strangers in Paradise: How Families Adapt to Wealth Across Generations.

Jim Grubman is a Boston-based family advisor who has worked with individuals, couples, and families of wealth for over 30 years. He is the author of Strangers in Paradise: How Families Adapt to Wealth across Generations and the co-author (with Dennis Jaffe) of Cross Cultures: How Global Families Negotiate Change Across Generations. His work has been featured in print, online, and television media, and speaking engagements in wealth management and family dynamics. Recently, Grubman and Jaffe received the prestigious 2021 Family Wealth Report Award for Outstanding Contribution to Thought Leadership.

Grubman is also active in the UHNW Institute, where he oversees content and curriculum development for the industry and families. He is a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute and the Purposeful Planning Institute, and a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council and the internationally-based Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Grubman has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Vermont and a MA from the University of Michigan.

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