reat wealth lessons to be learned from movie blockbuster Black Panther
A man who has not prepared his children for his death has failed as a father.”
When I watched King T’Chaka’s declaration to his son, T’Challa, in Disney-Marvel’s box-office hit Black Panther, the Dora Milaje warrior spirit in me surfaced and brought forth my financial planner’s spear!
This mystical, ancestral scene piqued my curiosity regarding how King T’Chaka’s legacy would unfold in T’Challa’s reign as the new king of Wakanda.
Preparing the next generation for leadership includes guidance on managing resources and wealth. This lesson is gender neutral despite the gender-specific reference made by King T’Chaka. In another poignant scene T’Challa’s mother, Queen Ramonda, also affirmed the parental and community influence in grooming T’Challa for his ascension to the throne.
The state of affairs for the Wakandan royal family reflects the same situation for most households — the desire to build, protect and distribute wealth as they execute the enterprise’s vision and manage day-to-day operations and cash flow. The defining indicator of success for these leaders resides with the legacy inherited by their successors.
Let’s uncover together the four Wakandan secrets of multigenerational wealth.