Barry Glassman, CFP

Barry Glassman, CFP®

His vision for starting GWS was to deliver investment strategies and wealth management services typically available at the highest levels of wealth. Today, clients benefit from these sophisticated financial services targeted to meet their unique needs.

About a decade ago, Barry Glassman decided he’d borrow a business idea from Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Twice a year, the technology titan famously retreats to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest for what he calls “Think Week.” He turns off his phone, disconnects from the Web, and cuts off contact with family and staff so he can have uninterrupted time to ponder new ideas in solitude.
Glassman, president of McLean-based financial advisory firm Glassman Wealth Services, decided he, too, might benefit from taking some time away from his gadgets and the daily grind to think big about his career and his business.

“It was priceless,” Glassman said.

Since he felt like his own hiatus was so productive, Glassman decided that his entire staff should experience the same benefit. And so he began quarterly “thinking days” in which each staffer is required to spend a day away from the office to read, watch or do something that will enhance their work back at the office. Glassman picks up employees’ lunch tabs on these days as an added perk. Read the entire article at the Washington Post.

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