The science of change: Optimising human capital in the family office

The ability to effect change is essential for individuals, families and their enterprises to thrive. We all know that change is difficult – but why is it so difficult? To answer that question, we need to understand more about the science of neuroplasticity and how the human brain works.
neuroplasticity and change

What you need to know

  • Enterprising families are looking for ways to enhance human capital, the quality of their lives, and their functionality within family operations, which can be seen through the ability to effect change.

  • Change manifests itself in many forms and can affect our moods, resilience and relationships – both personal and professional. We all wish to develop meaning and purpose, oftentimes to create an enduring legacy.

  • However, we all know that change can be difficult, and to understand why this is, we need to explore how the human brain works, and in particular, the concept of neuroplasticity.

Mental health Updated on January 16, 2024

We are standing at an inflexion point as families of wealth and their advisors strive to harness scientific advances that measurably foster agility and performance while promoting and protecting health and well-being, both today and in the future. The ability to effect change – and neuroplasticity, more specifically – is essential for individuals, families and their enterprises to thrive. Despite the profusion of available advice about improving and enhancing our lives and businesses, meaningful change remains extraordinarily challenging. There is still an insatiable demand for yet more information and assistance.

“The world of business is evolving at an exponential rate, new multi-billion dollar industries emerging rapidly and old, established industries becoming obsolete. In this fast-changing environment, operating with agility and a purpose-driven, innovative mindset is key to the sustained success of modern enterprises.” – Francois Botha (Founder, &Simple)

Podcasts are a relatively recent and popular iteration of information sharing. Data from spring 2021 indicates there are over two million different podcasts with more than 48 million outstanding podcast episodes. That’s a lot of information – and yet we still want more.

About the Authors

Ronnie Stangler

Ronnie Stangler

Genomics & health

Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D., is a physician and board-certified psychiatrist, based in New York City.

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