Review Opp-The Affluenza Antidote
Rochester, NY - August 24, 2010 - Is every child raised amid privilege destined for a life of self absorption and lack of purpose? Are wealthy parents doomed to watch helplessly as abundant opportunities turn their children into personal and professional failures?
In 35 years of counseling wealthy families -- including 15 years at the helm of Genesee Valley Trust Company in Rochester -- author James V. D'Amico met thousands of folks who labored tirelessly to build thriving businesses. Yet the values on which they built that success - motivation, delayed gratification, honesty, respect, social responsibility - have proved disturbingly difficult to transfer to their offspring. As a result, fewer young people are developing the character and strength needed to lead future generations.
Fortunately, while the dramatic exploits of spoiled rich children indeed do dominate the headlines, D'Amico also has known a few wealthy families who have managed - quietly - to ward off the devastating infection called affluenza.
With The Affluenza Antidote, D'Amico shines a light on several exceptional families who are managing to raise the kind of purposeful, well-rounded young citizens our society so desperately needs. The book also taps the work of psychologists, educators, researchers and wealth counselors to identify the traditional practices and values that help bolster a family's immunity to our society's destructive patterns.
The Affluenza Antidote is intended to stimulate awareness of the damaging effects of too much money and too little tough love, and to encourage younger parents to help restore the values that made previous generations great.
About the book:
The Affluenza Antidote by James D'Amico
Date of publish: June 25, 2010
About the author:
Over his 35-year career, wealth manager James V. D'Amico has advised thousands of
affluent families. He was founding president and CEO of Genesee Valley Trust Company
in Rochester, New York.
For more than 10 years, D'Amico wrote the regular column Managing Wealth for the Rochester Business Journal. He also was the author of Real Benefits, a column appearing in the Journal of Compensation and Benefits.
D'Amico retired in 2009. Though they maintain ties to Rochester, he and his wife, Renee, now live in Sarasota, Florida, near two of their children and three of their grandchildren.
In addition to spending time with his family, D'Amico enjoys golf, tennis, reading, oil painting and bridge.
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