Voices in Leadership with Jay Hughes: The Real Meaning of ‘Shirtsleeves to Shirtsleeves’


The old proverb “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations” illustrating the challenge facing multigenerational families is well-known. It’s been used throughout history, and cultures around the world have similar phrases describing how wealthy families struggle to endure. In this segment, Amy Hart Clyne and Jay Hughes discuss what gives this phrase its staying power, and Jay brings the concept to life with an example we can all recognize from our own families.

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