Stephen's List of Recommended Reading


"I think this book will be a jewel for anyone who wants to get started with planning wealth transfer. More than that, it is a gift for families who haven't figured out the basics of how to get along, appreciate each other for each member's talents or developed the trust needed to be in harmony."
    -Pete Coors, Chairman of Coors Brewing Company

"The late, great philosopher Ronald Dworkin recognized that there is a second, more compelling sense of autonomy. Whatever the limits and travails we face, we want to retain the autonomy - the freedom - to be the authors of our lives. This is the very marrow of being human."
    - Atul Gawande, Being Mortal

In the age of digital technology, Sherry Turkle advocates the importance of conversation and discusses how technology damages some of our most human characteristics.

"We begin to think as a tribe of one, loyal to our own party. We check our messages during a quiet moment or when the pull of the online world simply feels irresistable. Even children text each other rather than talk face-to-face with friends - or, for that matter, rather than daydream, where they can take time alone with their thoughts.
 It all adds up to a flight from conversation - at least from conversation that is open-ended and spontaneous, conversations in which we play with ideas, in which we allow ourselves to be fully vulnerable. Yet these are the conversation where empathy and intimacy flourish and social action gains strength."
    - Sherry Turkle, Reclaiming the Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age