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Leonard Zweig

Port Townsend
Which skills or areas of expertise are you willing to share?
Business Creation and Administration
Media and Publishing
In what academic subject do you or your organization have expertise?
Social Studies
I am interested in working with schools in my area
What grade level would you or your organization work best with?
Middle School
High School
What kind of availability do you or your organization have to offer?
Advisorship (longer term commitment)
Mentorship (coffee or lunch, shorter time commitment)
Briefly describe the program, volunteer work, or partnerships you or your organization may offer.
Help for students or young men and women whose families have family-run enterprises and are dealing with those issues that make their businesses different from other forms of businesses.
Presenting my media experience to classes or groups that have an interest in the earlier years.
Basic editorial skills for school publications or individual students.
You have indicated an expertise in Business Creation and Administration
My experience is very specific: consulting with owners of family enterprises and their family members on succession planning. That focuses on how to decide who will take charge in the next generation. No, it's not sufficient in a well-run business or family for father to anoint the oldest son. My work covered highly difficult issues including communications in the family, sibling rivalry, competence, estate planning, etc -- issues that can disrupt family relationships if not planned well.
You have indicated an expertise in Media and Publishing
From the mid-1950s to mid-1960s I was a writer and producer of news programs, discussion shows, and documentary films in television at NBC, Metromedia and National Educational Television (predecessor to PBS) in New York and Washington, DC. Although this is ancient history in relation to current tv there are things to be learned from my experience and that history. Later I was an editor and publisher of highly focused journals.