Prosperident Pulse #98 September 2020

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September 2020
Next Webinar Sept 16!
This month, we have a special treat for you. We have invited our audience members to submit questions, and if we use yours on-air, you win a prize.
David, Wendy, and Amber will answer your questions on Wednesday, September 16, at 8:00 pm Eastern / 5:00 pm Pacific.
To register, click HERE.
Do you have a question you want us to answer? Click HERE to submit it.
If you want to catch up on our previous webinars (we had some great topics like Forensic Hiring and
Steal and Conceal; What Serial Embezzlers Can Teach Us), you can access them at THIS LINK.
PACE CE credit is available.
We look forward to having you back in our audience!
Dental Podcast
Hear dental industry leader Interview David Harris in a wide-ranging and thought-provoking discussion.
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Profiles of the Embezzler – the Narcissistic Sociopath, the Hero and the Sugar Momma
These are some of the common profiles of embezzlers.
Many thieves display sociopathic characteristics, and also markers of a narcissist. Psychological literature recognizes this combination as a narcissistic sociopath. The accepted traits of an antisocial personality disorder (sociopathy) include:
  1. Superficial charm and intelligence.
  2. Unreliability.
  3. Untruthfulness.
  4. Lack of remorse.
  5. Inadequately motivated antisocial behavior.
  6. Delusions of invincibility.
  7. Failure to learn by experience.
  8. Failure to follow any life plan.
Something to Talk About…
It’s a bittersweet moment in my life as I pack my son off this week to begin his next chapter. He is off to college 1,200 miles away to study math and computer science, and play basketball.
I can barely remember what it was like not to have Ethan around. From the impish, perpetually giggling four-year-old who endlessly made me chase him around the house to the gigantic teenager, chronically leaving his size 16 sneakers where everyone would trip on them, he has always been there.
I feel badly for his generation. The COVID restrictions have meant that some of the important life events, like high school graduation and a prom, have been skipped over or radically altered. The college experience is going to be quite different from the carefree one with which we were blessed.
We adults have sufficient perspective to recognize that eventually, the disruption will pass, but I am not sure that teenagers can contextualize as easily.
In the way that the parents of baby boomers were forever altered by their experience coming of age in WW2, this group will always be the “COVID Generation”.
Ethan is handling it well and is excited about upcoming challenges. I hope that, if someone in your family is entering a new phase, that it goes equally well for them.
David Harris
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