How to live it

  • Stil Alte Meister
    Jun 08, 2020 How to live it

    Old masters digital.

    Joel Kremer (39), director of the Kremer Collection, brings his parents' Old Masters to life online. In this way, he ensures that no one has to forego enjoyment of art.
    Joel Kremer 93
  • Virunga 1
    Jun 08, 2020 How to live it

    Give up? No way.

    Philanthropy. The Belgian nobleman Emmanuel de Merode made the rescue of the famous Virunga National Park, the oldest and most species-rich nature reserve in Africa, his life's work. With the help of international patrons and unperturbed by an assassination attempt, he is implementing his Marshall Plan for East Congo step by step. Rebels, Ebola, greedy oil companies and corrupt politicians cannot stop him.
    Dr. Günter Kast 101
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    Jun 08, 2020 How to live it

    The right opening move.

    Orientation. After the sale of a company, a new phase of life begins for former company owners. "It is crucial to ask the right questions at the very beginning. Thanks to our interdisciplinary approach, we can make a difference for 'wealthy entrepreneurs'", Christian Rödl, partner and managing partner of Rödl & Partner, points out.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Rödl & Partner GbR 79
  • Hans Schoepflin 1 Stifter 2000px c Arno Dietsche
    Jun 08, 2020 How to live it

    The country needs new donors.

    Foundations. The foundation landscape is changing rapidly. Whereas philanthropists used to respond regionally and locally and individually to specific emergency situations, more and more philanthropists today think strategically, internationally and collaboratively. And they - like Hans Schöpflin - manage their foundation like a company.
    Yvonne Döbler 89
  • Witten Illu
    Jun 08, 2020 How to live it

    In the face of the pandemic.

    From the research workshop. How have successful entrepreneurial families reacted to crisis situations in the past and what makes family businesses resistant to crisis even today? A blueprint from family research.
    Professor Dr. Tom A. Rüsen 77
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    Jun 08, 2020 How to live it

    Search for the foundation.

    Real estate. Forecasts on the real estate markets vary widely. Is the crash coming? Oder will the boom continue now more than ever? Michael Reiss, managing partner of Sotheby's International Realty in Munich, dares to give an outlook.
    Michael Reiss 88
  • Gut Ising 1
    Jun 08, 2020 How to live it

    Big jumps.

    Equestrian sports. The equestrian gene is in the blood of the Magalow family. Konstantin Magalow's father founded the equestrian farm Ising at the Chiemsee, and Magalow himself made it famous. Daughter Sylvia and her husband Dietmar Gugler are now setting new standards: expanded riding facilities, a first-class training concept and tournaments for leisure riders to top athletes.
    Annika Singer 86
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to live it

    Hole in one.

    Around the world in 26 days by Learjet - playing golf on 15 courses in seven countries on four continents. PGA trainer Ergül Altinova will realise this adventure for 60 golf enthusiasts in November 2020.
    Ergül Altinova 247
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to live it

    Everything in view.

    Digital wealth reporting. Getting an informative, structured overview of your total assets online at any time is the key to successful asset management. Alexander Etterer, Partner and responsible for the Wealth, Reporting & Controlling division of the auditing firm Rödl & Partner, explains how wealthy families intelligently implement and use this.
    Rödl & Partner GbR 214
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to live it

    "Network and trust."

    Real estate. If an auction house operates real estate agencies, there is probably a very special idea behind it. Michael Reiss is managing partner of Sotheby's International Realty in Munich. He describes his vision and current real estate trends.
    Michael Reiss 200
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to live it

    So it stays in the family.

    From the research workshop. Entrepreneurial families are as unique as any private small family - but they have one very specific goal in common: to keep the company successful in the family for future generations. To achieve this, different types of families must find answers to different questions.
    Dr. Ann Sophie Löhde Prof. Dr. Tom-Arne Rüsen, Wittener Institut für Familien­unter­nehmen 227
  • 116 MLP 1
    Nov 25, 2019 How to live it

    With hot-water bottle and WLAN.

    Journey. Eduard Rauchdobler from Linz and Enrique Umbert from Lima wanted to make the trek to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu more comfortable. Today her project "Mountain Lodges of Peru" is flourishing. And the two entrepreneurs are thinking about multiplying their concept in many other places of tourist interest.
    Dr. Günter Kast 205
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    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    The bee family.

    Pleasure. In the 1970s, Walter Lang decided to become self-sufficient. He soon became one of the pioneers of the organic movement in Germany. What about today? Today, Walter Lang GmbH is the market leader among Europe's organic honey importers. "I'm stuck with honey," laughs Karin Lang, a trained food technician. "And not just there," she adds with a smile. The 50-year-old company and family spokeswoman is married to Gerrit, the son of the founder of Walter Lang GmbH. Together with him and his…
    Antje Annika Singer 352
  • Forum
    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    A changing world.

    The private-wealth forum. On 25 January 75 geladene met guests from completely Germany in the hotel La mansion in star mountain 13 experts, in order to discuss over current topics approximately around employers and investment. Ein Day full of inspiration and orientation. "Our entire commitment has always been based on the network idea", explains publisher Moritz Eckes, "it was only logical to create a forum where entrepreneurs and asset owners can intensively exchange ideas with proven…
    Klaus Meitinger 302
  • Stil
    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    On a discovery tour.

    Thilo Natke is captain of the new expedition ship Hanseatic nature. For 29 years he has been sailing the seas between the Arctic and Antarctica, to the Amazon and the South Seas. Why this way of travelling fascinates him so much.
    Thilo Natke 294
  • Fugo
    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    Where the future stands on the c(l)ippe.

    Philanthropy. Zita Cobb, who has made a fortune in the glass fiber industry, wants to save her home Fogo Island in the Canadian province of Newfoundland from bleeding and give her an economic perspective with an extraordinary, non-profit hotel and a foundation. She is convinced: "Our success can be imitated by other dependent communities."
    Dr. Günter Kast 306
  • MerckFinck 151615068
    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    The end of privacy.

    Technology. Video camera systems and search engines monitor us almost completely. At the same time, digital helpers improve our health and make life easier. Is the end of privacy a reasonable or too high price to pay for technical progress?
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Merck Finck Privatbankiers 313
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    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    Infinite energy.

    Technology. Nuclear fusion could be the way to solve all mankind's energy problems in an environmentally and climate-friendly way for all time. Scientists and engineers have been researching the technology for well over 70 years. Recently they have made enormous progress.
    Hanns-J. Neubert 329
  • Witten Familiennetwork
    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    Establishing and maintaining the family network.

    From the research workshop. Entrepreneurial families with more than 50 members are not just families or business-related organisations. They are also a special form of social networks - and thus a case for FON theory.
    Prof. Dr. Heiko Kleve 276
  • Relais Moltke Egerner Höfe Graf und Gräfin von Molkte 07
    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    Perfect hosts.

    Hotel business. Owner-managed family hotels often have problems becoming internationally known. Susanne Gräfin von Moltke and Klaus-Dieter von Moltke use the membership in the hotel association Relais & Châteaux for this.
    Mariella Bauer 304
  • Performance sportive
    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    Completely detached.

    Travel. More and more entrepreneurs enjoy the feeling of freedom and independence in a tailor-made motorhome. Beim Trendthema Land-Yachting are the imagination (almost) no limits set.
    Miriam Zerbel 284
  • Rüdiger Trebels Rückblick 02
    May 23, 2019 How to live it

    Looking back: A lot has happened...

    In the review section, private wealth highlights what has become of the entrepreneurs and investment ideas presented in previous issues. In the current issue, the editorial staff reports on the extraordinary successes of the Internet start-up Westwing and the medical technology company Curetis. The editors also take a second look at the hedge funds of the British Sushil Wadhwani and the American Michael Tiedemann.
    Klaus Meitinger 212
  • 110 Farming 1
    Dec 11, 2018 How to live it

    Our little farm.

    Plant-it-yourself. The start-up BerlinGreen wants to make the simple cultivation of salads and herbs at home or in the office easy. It thus brings the worldwide trend of urban gardening to Germany. "To fulfill the dream of a house with a garden even in the vicinity of a city is hardly realistic in our generation," says Filip Wawrzyniak, founder of the BerlinGreen start-up, soberly. "The longing to cultivate food himself is, however, still present. That's why we bring the garden into the…
    Antje Annika Singer 734
  • 108 Witten UnternehmerfamilieDigitalisierung
    Dec 11, 2018 How to live it

    The digitized entrepreneur family.

    From the research workshop. Why does digitization become a success story for one family business? Und with the other one she only makes frightening slow progress? The key is in the family. Den Owners, their digital knowledge and skills and especially their inner attitude are of central importance with regard to questions of digital transformation. Tradition, it is said so beautifully, is not the worship of ashes, but the transmission of fire. If tradition and digitalization are to come together…
    Prof. Dr. Tom A. Rüsen, Dr. Anne Katarina Heider 302
  • 102 Williams 1
    Dec 11, 2018 How to live it

    Be brave.

    Civil courage. The activist Jody Williams succeeded, which the United Nations was unable to do, in persuading the international community to renounce landmines. For this she received the Nobel Peace Prize almost 20 years ago. She's been touring the world ever since, shaking people up. Because what she can do, others can do. "Hi, I'm Jody!" The American has a firm handshake. It goes from chair to chair, from row to row. Greet each individual in the auditorium, listener by listener. "Hi, I'm…
    Sabine Holzknecht 305
  • 098 Familiy Office 37918124
    Dec 11, 2018 How to live it

    A new anchor for families.

    Entrepreneur families. After the sale of the family business, sooner or later the question of meaning arises: Wer are we now? Was do we want to be a family in the future? And how can we maintain cohesion? Ein Family Office specialized in Family Equity can provide the answers. "Family Equity is the glue that holds everything together" (partner of a family that runs its Single Family Office (SFO) schon for six generations). "When we launched the most comprehensive single family office survey in…
    Klaus Meitinger 281
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    Dec 11, 2018 How to live it

    Time for museums.

    Exhibition. The watch industry has always proudly presented its products in its own museums. Recently, a few spectacular new collections have been added to the collection to provide special insights. They are not only worth a trip for watch aficionados.
    Jan Lehmhaus 284
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    Dec 11, 2018 How to live it

    What do you mean, forever?

    Foundation management. Foundations are established on a permanent basis. Trotzdem they often invest as if they only had a short investment horizon. Und therefore have problems in the low-interest phase. Ralf Schwind, Executive Board member of the Merck Finck Foundation, advocates a new way of thinking.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Merck Finck Privatbankiers 316
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    Dec 11, 2018 How to live it

    White gold.

    Adventure. Through the heliski pioneer Leo Steiner, the former gold digger settlement Atlin in the far north of British Columbia became a place of longing for powder snow enthusiasts. But after his son had an accident in a crevasse in 2011, the helicopter remained on the ground. The Swiss André Gutenberg recently revived the legend of Atlin. His heliski area is a very special one: more rustic, wild, lonely and weird than that of the "usual Suspects" in the south of the province.
    Dr. Günter Kast 350
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    Dec 11, 2018 How to live it

    Spiritual entertainment.

    To produce a high-percentage digestive yourself is the wonderful conclusion of an evening among friends. Sommelier Andreas hot, owner of the in Vils, inspires for a special hobby.
    Andreas Heiß 316
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    Dec 11, 2018 How to live it

    The Megatrend Megatrends.

    Investment strategy. Megatrends are fascinating as an investment idea because the respective story sounds so convincing. In order for this to actually become a successful investment, however, a number of rules must be observed.
    Sonia Marin 348
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    Dec 11, 2018 How to live it

    Share bull market: Is the extension coming into effect?

    Stock trend. The current stock market boom has lasted almost ten years. Over the past five decades, there have been few bull markets with even better performance. Are the recent price declines signaling the beginning of the end of the stock market upswing? Timo Schwietering, capital market strategist in Private Banking at Bankhaus Metzler, has good reasons not to announce a turnaround yet.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: B.Metzler seel. Sohn & Co 246
  • Sep 29, 2018 How to live it

    Donating is a profession.

    Commitment. Ise Bosch is the granddaughter of Robert Bosch, who founded the largest private foundation in Germany. She herself is also involved as a donor in areas that are close to her heart. With "Besser donenden" she also launched the first German-language book title on the subject in 2007.
    Dr. Günter Kast 334
  • Sep 29, 2018 How to live it


    Airplane car. The combination of driving and flying could revolutionize the traffic of the future. So far, however, the trials have mostly failed due to safety or approval by the authorities. The Dutch company PAL-V is convinced that it has these problems under control - and dares to enter the market with a genuine airplane car.
    Jörg Zipprick 294
  • Sep 29, 2018 How to live it

    "Clan Management" - when the circle of shareholders grows.

    From the research workshop. The increasing acceptance of egalitarian forms of inheritance of shareholder shares has led in recent decades to the emergence of large shareholder groups of equal descent. How it is possible to succeed in attracting entrepreneurial families of this size to the company and to organize them as strategic and decision-making units.
    Prof. Dr. Tom A. Rüsen und Prof. Dr. Arist von Schlippe 297
  • Sep 29, 2018 How to live it

    Long times.

    Style. Who likes to live every second? More and more manufacturers are leaving the temporal small and small to electronic systems and recalling their tradition as the "slow food" of the watch industry. They concentrate on dealing with the long periods of time - days, weeks, years - and the big picture. With the greatest precision, of course.
    Jan Lehmhaus 250
  • Sep 29, 2018 How to live it

    The Aviator.

    Adventure. Bob Bates came from Australia to Papua New Guinea in the mid-1960s as a young engineer. He fell in love with the inaccessible and wild country and set about opening up the rainforest with airfields and lodges. Today Bates is the largest and most famous tour operator there. Even at 77 he still climbs into the cockpit of his bush pilots himself. Bob Bates stands on the terrace of Rondon Ridge Lodge, one of the youngest of his hostels, and looks down on Mount Hagen in the highlands of…
    Dr. Günter Kast 304
  • Sep 29, 2018 How to live it

    One pair of glasses for everyone.

    Commitment. A sighted person can hardly imagine what it means not to be able to see properly: writing, reading, sewing, repairing things, harvesting ... everything can hardly be accomplished. Nevertheless, 700 million people cannot afford glasses. The secondary school teacher Martin Aufmuth has set himself the goal of changing this. April 2012, it is hot in the hospital of Kasana near Uganda's capital Kampala. Just like the weeks before had been hot. Over 30 degrees Celsius. And dusty. And…
    Yvonne Döbler 395
  • Sep 29, 2018 How to live it

    Clans - this is how large families become sustainable,

    From the research workshop. Successful management of large shareholder groups erfordert Antworten on special family strategy issues. In private wealth 02/2017 the basic challenges have already been analysed. In the second part, the Witten Institute for Family Enterprises (WIFU) now examines how education and training formats should be defined so that appropriately trained family members can get involved. Im Ganzen, a professional clan management 2.0 is created. For a long time, family…
    Prof. Dr. Tom A. Rüsen und Prof. Dr. Arist von Schlippe 294
  • Sep 29, 2018 How to live it

    Maturing time.

    Pleasure. Only a few manufacturers worldwide have the specialist knowledge required to manufacture high-quality humidors. At Gerber, a Duisburg family business, this has developed from generation to generation. "Of course you can also take a glass of water and put it under a cheese cover," says Karl-Heinz Gerber junior. Before the trained carpenter and business graduate continues, he lets a few seconds pass: "But if the top right and bottom left should have exactly the same humidity and…
    Dr. Günter Kast 304
  • Sep 29, 2018 How to live it


    Entrepreneurship. Management consultant Roland Berger, almost 80 years old, is still an entrepreneur. He can't let go of new business ideas or the company that bears his name. It is a struggle for sovereignty over one's own meaning. "The documents are still missing." The voice sounds demanding. Roland Berger, 79, stands in a salon of the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich. The spring sun is reflected in silver cans and leg-coloured etageren. An oval table is set for breakfast for a dozen…
    Cornelia Knust. 302
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    Sep 28, 2018 How to live it

    The most beautiful triviality of the clock.

    Watch straps. Whether crocodile, rubber or velour: the bracelet essentially determines the character and effect of a watch - and also says something about the owner. It is a welcome opportunity for manufacturers to differentiate themselves from the competition and demonstrate their craftsmanship.
    Jan Lehmhaus 233
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    Sep 28, 2018 How to live it

    Bringing ideas to the slopes.

    From the research workshop. A particularly innovative entrepreneurial spirit is attested to in family businesses. This distinguishes them from non-family enterprises. Unfortunately, many of these ideas ultimately do not always lead to products that generate sales. How it can be possible to improve the marketing of innovations in family businesses.
    Dr. Anne Katarina Heider und Dr. Maike Gerken WIFU (Wittener Ins­ti­tut für Familienunternehmen) 237
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    Sep 28, 2018 How to live it

    Depth effect.

    Sponsorship. The Viennese photographer and diver Andreas Franke (above) provides his photographic art with a political statement. Shipwrecks at the bottom of the bikini atoll form the backdrop for his anti-nuclear message. He is still looking for supporters for the implementation.
    Mariella Bauer-Hallberg 240
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    Sep 28, 2018 How to live it

    "If no one can do it, we'll do it ourselves."

    Commitment. Making More Health is an initiative of the family company Boehringer Ingelheim. Christian Boehringer has an ambitious goal: He wants to promote social entrepreneurs in order to help new solutions in the healthcare market worldwide on their feet.
    Yvonne Döbler 397
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    Sep 28, 2018 How to live it

    Change in the executive chair.

    Company succession. A successful transfer of responsibility at the top of a company can not only ensure its continued existence, but can even lead to a growth spurt. The prerequisite for this, however, is early initiation and thorough planning of the succession process. Bankhaus Merck Finck offers support in this process.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Merck Finck Privatbankiers 296
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    Sep 28, 2018 How to live it

    "Wines are like children."

    "It's simply nice to see how guter Bordeaux has become more complex and deep over the years," says wine merchant Michael Unger. His favourite good: Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Pauillac.
    Michael Unger 228
  • Sep 28, 2018 How to live it

    Der Zauber from Zermatt.

    Stories from dem Wallis. Tourist destinations often only become interesting through the stories and lives of charismatic people. In the Valais mountain village of Zermatt, it's not just the Matterhorn with its bold shapes that is the subject of conversation. But also the artist and hotelier Heinz Julen with seiner außergewöhnlichen family history.
    Dr. Günter Kast 306
  • Sep 28, 2018 How to live it

    A man mobilizes.

    Commitment. <font color="#ffff00">-=Der Familienunternehmer=- proudly presents Day (right) provides people in developing countries with bicycles. But his World Bicycle Relief is supposed to be more than an aid organization. This is why the co-founder and co-owner of SRAM, the second largest wheel component manufacturer in the world, combines his humanitarian program with an entrepreneurial approach.
    Dr. Günter Kast 415
  • Sep 28, 2018 How to live it

    It works.

    Natural products. A small company from Graubünden in Switzerland has found a lucrative niche with Edelweiss products. The family of herbalist Astrid Thurner produces natural cosmetics from the strictly protected Alpine flower.
    Petra Bernadett Maier 298
  • Sep 28, 2018 How to live it

    Life under the microscope.

    Science. Although the basic research of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg has a major influence on modern medicine, it is relatively little known to the public. What hardly anyone knows: Private sponsors and sponsors can make an important contribution to the success of the institute. And investors even have the opportunity to participate in individual, lucrative spin-offs. Photo above: Martin Hogbom_Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    Dr. Ludger Wess 256
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    Sep 28, 2018 How to live it

    At the cradle of the world.

    Journey. Richard Leakey is the most famous paleoanthropologist in the world. In the far north of Kenya, at Lake Turkana, he searched for decades for the beginnings of Homo sapiens. There he is now planning the first museum in human history. He was already able to get star architect Daniel Libeskind enthusiastic about the great project. Now he needs patrons.
    Dr. Günter Kast 342
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    Sep 28, 2018 How to live it

    King's class.

    Oldtimer sailing regattas. Wilfried Beeck is a pioneer of e-commerce. His great love, however, are classic sailing yachts - especially from the legendary twelve-class. His flagship, the "Trivia", is 80 years old and in her prime to sail to the top of the big vintage regattas.
    Dr. Günter Kast 272
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    Sep 28, 2018 How to live it

    Coach, guide, bodyguard.

    Valuable helpers. Electronic watches on the wrist? Even among lovers of mechanical works, this is no longer a question of faith - but one of the right opportunities.
    Jan Lehmhaus 277
  • 106 Witten Familie und Crowd
    Sep 28, 2018 How to live it

    Families and the crowd.

    From the research workshop. Family businesses have always been very successful in involving individual customers in the development of new products. In times of digital transformation, they are now increasingly integrating the broad mass of customers into their innovation development via the Internet and with the help of digital technologies.
    Dr. Ulrich Bretschneider und Dr. Anna Katarina Heider 211
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    Sep 28, 2018 How to live it

    Rare, fast and with racing history.

    Oldtimers. In the past, car manufacturers had to produce a minimum number of their racing sports cars in order to comply with the competition regulations. These homologation vehicles are basically rare and sometimes also have an interesting motorsport history - the best conditions to turn them into valuable collector's items.
    Gerd Gregor Feth 307
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    Sep 26, 2018 How to live it

    Grill art.

    The Swiss sculptor Andreas Reichlin got stomach pains from meat that had been grilled on a normal grill. So he invented the fire ring - a sculpture that makes barbecue evenings very special.
    Andreas Reichlin 216
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    Sep 26, 2018 How to live it

    The experiment.

    Natural History Museum Bavaria (NaMu). The Free State of Bavaria would only support the museum project if the population itself covered one percent of the construction costs. Princess Auguste of Bavaria accepted the challenge. Now their initiative seems to be crowned with success.
    Silke Lauenstein 251

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