To Trust Or Not to Trust

To Trust Or Not to Trust

Manny and Brigitta Davidson are a remarkable couple. Their parents, emigrés from Latvia and from Nazi-occupied Poland, strove to keep their heads above water and give their children a future in which to prosper. Together, Manny and Brigitta built a business empire from nothing, having survived the terrible Blitz on London during World War II. Their two children, however, have lived altogether different lives. Charmed lives, some might say. The Davidsons' business did so well that their offspring went to the finest schools, enjoyed luxury holidays and lived in beautiful homes here and abroad. As their success grew, the Davidsons set up a trust fund for their son and daughter, with two purposes. First, to provide generous incomes for them--it is currently delivering approximately £20 million a year. The second purpose was to protect the family's wealth for the future benefit of their children and further generations. That wealth included the beautiful Jacobean manor, Lyegrove House in Gloucestershire, and all its priceless contents of art and other treasures Sadly, their children decided that they would wait no longer before laying claim to all that their parents had provided, and seized control of the trust in a cruel and punishing way, which led to legal action, and even to court Today, the Davidsons live in Monaco, estranged from their son and daughter. They have lost their children, as surely as those children have lost their parents. This is their story, in which they can be forgiven for echoing Shakespeare's line: "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child."

To Trust or Not To Trust - Love's Labours Lost. A Sad Family Story

To Trust or Not To Trust - Love's Labours Lost. A Sad Family Story

Manny and Brigitta Davidson are a remarkable couple. Their parents, emigrés from Latvia and from Nazi-occupied Poland, strove to keep their heads above water and give their children a future in which to prosper. Together, Manny and Brigitta built a business empire from nothing, having survived the terrible Blitz on London during the Second World War. Their two children, however, have lived altogether different lives. Charmed lives, some might say. The Davidsons' business did so well that their offspring went to the finest schools, enjoyed luxury holidays and lived in beautiful homes here and abroad. As their success grew, the Davidsons set up a trust fund for their son and daughter, with two purposes. First, to provide generous incomes for them - it is currently delivering approximately £20 million a year. The second purpose was to protect the family's wealth for the future benefit of their children and further generations. That wealth included the beautiful Jacobean manor, Lyegrove House in Gloucestershire, and all its priceless contents of art and other treasures. Sadly, their children decided that they would wait no longer before laying claim to all that their parents had provided, and seized control of the trust in a cruel and punishing way, which led to legal action, and even to court. Today, the Davidsons live in Monaco, estranged from their son and daughter. They have lost their children, as surely as those children have lost their parents. This is their story, in which they can be forgiven for echoing Shakespeare's line: 'How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.'

To Trust Or Not to Trust. Is Reputation the Currency of the Future?

To Trust Or Not to Trust. Is Reputation the Currency of the Future?

In the past, trust was bound to personal relationships and trustworthy institutions. Nowadays sharing economy companies rely on reputation systems for decentralized trust. Profiles and ratings are replacing collaterals and institutional trust. Reputation platforms like Traity aggregate data from different sources like social media and calculate a score that expresses the trustworthiness of a person. In his publication, Markus Bergmann examines an important question: Which influence do the information from social media and reputation platforms have on the assessment of strangers in peer-to-peer transactions? Bergmann therefore simulated a survey with about 100 participants in which the trustworthiness of potential tenants was rated. He focusses on peer-to-peer room rental. But his results generally show to which extend companies and individuals can influence their trustworthiness via Facebook and Traity profiles. In this book: - Trust; - Reputation; - Scoring; - Deposit; - Trustworthiness; - Sharing Economy

Daring to Trust

Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy

Daring to Trust

Explores the human ability to trust, and argues that people must develop trust in four directions, including toward themselves, toward others, toward life as it is, and toward a higher power or spiritual path in order to maintain healthy relationships and experience emotional well-being.

Revenue Management and Pricing

Case Studies and Applications

Revenue Management and Pricing

Companies that are better at fulfilling customer needs make better returns. In the current state of the world economy and cutthroat competition, the essence for survival is to create more customer value as percieved by your customers relative to your competitors. From the foreword by EJ Kreiken, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Revenue Management & Pricing treats revenue management and pricing as a practical subject and demonstrates best practice throughout the tourism and hospitality industries by the extensive use of case material.

Learning How to Trust... Again!

Learning How to Trust... Again!

God is about to give the strength and courage to be healed at last. How thick is the wall you've built around your heart? Maybe your wall is only one-brick thick because of a hurt you experienced as a teenager. Or maybe your wall is concrete-slab thick because of the pain of a divorce or broken promise. Either way, you have decided not to trust-even God. This book speaks to the heart of your relationships and provides the tools to demolish the wall. Deep down you know that the wall you've built also keeps out the One who can restore you. Through true-life stories and God's Word you will learn: How to regain your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Steps to rebuild relationships. 5 keys to regaining trust. 3 barriers to completely trusting God. What went wrong and how to fix it. Choose to empower yourself by Learning How to Trust...Again!

Learning How to Trust Revised and Expanded

Developing Trust in Relationships

Learning How to Trust Revised and Expanded

How thick is the wall you've built around your heart? Maybe your wall is only one-brick thick because of a hurt you experienced as a teenager. Or maybe your wall is concrete-slab thick because of the pain of a divorce or broken promise. Either way, you have decided not to trust-even God. Learning How to Trust speaks to the heart of your relationships. This revised and expanded edition includes a new application guide to enhance group or individual study. Deep down you know that the wall you've built also keeps out the One who can restore you. Through true-life stories and God's Word you will learn: How to regain your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Steps to rebuild relationships. 5 keys to regaining trust. 3 barriers to completely trusting God. What went wrong and how to fix it. Choose to empower yourself by Learning How to Trust!

Solving the Change Paradox by Means of Trust

Leveraging the Power of Trust to Provide Continuity in Times of Organizational Change

Solving the Change Paradox by Means of Trust

Given that studies repeatedly suggest a 70 % failure rate of organizational change, Katharina de Biasi attempts to answer the question why traditional change theory has yet to prove successful, although mastering change has been identified as one of the “Management Challenges for the 21st century”. As a result the author proposes to leverage the change paradox continuity in times of change and to solve it by means of trust. A trust-based formula for successful change is derived which constitutes the finding that trust-formation must precede transformation and which outlines two levers for a positive outcome.

Trust and the Health of Organizations

Trust and the Health of Organizations

The level of trust in an organization's culture will ultimately determine whether or not it is trustful, healthy and successful. This text is based on interviews with chief executive officers from profit and non-profit organizations, who record their experiences in creating trust in their environment and their perceptions of the health of their organizations. The collected data reveals: the qualities of a "trusted" leader; how they created trust or how trust was destroyed in organizations; how leaders worked in distrustful environments; and how to create a more healthy organization.