Keynote Speaker

Eric Nies presents in an entertaining and informative style, leveraging stories enriched with economic-based research.

Following a successful career as a Director and Board Member in a software business, Eric choose to leave the software industry and family business to which he was connected. Though necessary to pursue his true passion, separating from the family business was a gut-wrenching experience that resulted in introspective discoveries about his GenX generation.

He learned from and observed his (Smithsonian enrolled, Ronald Reagan recognized entrepreneurial) father who grew up as one of the Lucky Few from the Silent Generation during the glorious thirty years from 1945-1975).

 

Eric is packaging his observations and discoveries in a set of programs to help his GenX cohorts reclaim the life they envisioned in the important areas of: income, investment, family, and generational transition. 

Popular Topics

GenX’s Plight and how the Brave Reclaim Life 

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tWe have a lot more stuff and a better quality of life now than in previous generations - economic times turned in the mid-70’s. As a result of changes in socio-economic conditions, upward social mobility has been harder to attain. Though they may feel the impact of Secular Stagnation and be subconsciously aware, GenX may not fully appreciate the nature of their situation as the first generation failing to realize the American Dream. What are the BRAVE GenXers doing about it as they proactively and aggressively fight back to reclaim the life they’d previously envisioned.

The Lucky Few and their GenX Kids 

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It wasn’t just motherhood and apple pie which the Lucky Few, born in the Silent Generation, experienced in their youth, but also wonderful economic prosperity that lifted their economic boat as they pushed off in the prime of their earning period, from 1945-1975.

 

Not to say they had it easy and times weren’t tough, but the leaps in GDP growth were unprecedented and raised their economic fortunes. Sailing with a strong current and wind at their back makes attainment markedly different than what is to be reasonably expected amid slowing GDP growth of their kids and grandkids hailing from GenX and beyond.

Renting Housing: a Viable Alternative to Financial Freedom

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Conventional wisdom would have us believe buying a house is a necessary and required step to financial independence.  Yet, over 60% of all new households are now renting. Why? 

And, the push to ownership under George W. Bush practically broke America and the world economy as we know it.  Is ownership a panacea and is renting really an option for the 2nd class? Or can renting be a viable, even better, alternative to financial freedom and means of retaining housing?

Generational Transition in a Family Business: What can GenX learn

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Many entrepreneurs build businesses from scratch and then want to share the success with their kids. Many GenXers are beneficiaries of their parent’s entrepreneurial activities.  However, is involving children in the business and the leadership of it effective? Has GenX been able to effectively participate in the transition from their parents … will they repeat, leverage and expand success.  Are there other, perhaps better, ways to pass-on and build success across generations?  What has GenX learned and what should it do now?

GenX’s Plight and how the Brave Reclaim Life 

Keynote: 

50 min

Talks

30 min

10 min

 

tWe have a lot more stuff and better quality of life now than in previous generations - but economic times turned in the mid-70’s. As a result of changes in socio-economic conditions, upward social mobility has been harder to attain. Though they may feel the impact of Secular Stagnation and be subconsciously aware, GenX may not fully appreciate the nature of their situation as the first generation failing to realize the American Dream. What are BRAVE GenXers doing about it as they proactively and aggressively fight back to reclaim the life they’d previously envisioned?

The Lucky Few and their GenX Kids 

Educational

 

Lengths

50 min

30 min

10 min

50 Min

It wasn’t just motherhood and apple pie which the Lucky Few, born in the Silent Generation, experienced in their youth; but also an initial character building deep in the Great Depression followed by a period of wonderful economic prosperity that lifted their economic boat as they pushed off in the prime of their earning period, from 1945-1975.

 

Not to say they had it easy and times weren’t tough, but the leaps in GDP growth were unprecedented and raised their economic fortunes. Sailing with a strong current and wind at their back made economic advance markedly easier than what is to be reasonably expected amid slowing GDP growth the kids from GenX and beyond experienced.

Renting Housing: a Viable Alternative to Financial Freedom

Keynote

50 min

Talks

30 min

10 min

Conventional wisdom would have us believe buying a house is a necessary and required step to financial independence.  Yet, over 60% of all new households are now renting. Why? 

And, the push to ownership under George W. Bush practically broke America and the world economy as we know it.  Is ownership a panacea and is renting really an option for the second class? Or, can renting be a viable, even better, alternative to financial freedom and means of retaining housing?

Generational Transition in a Family Business: What can GenX learn

Keynote

50 min

Talks

30 min

10 min

 

Many entrepreneurs build businesses from scratch and then want to share the success with their kids. Many GenXers are beneficiaries of their parent’s entrepreneurial activities.  Is involving children in the business and the leadership of it effective? Has GenX been able to effectively participate in the transition from their parents … will they repeat, leverage and expand success?  Are there other, perhaps better, ways to pass on and build success across generations?  What has GenX learned and what should it do now?