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  • Professor Randel Carlock, INSEAD’s Berghmans Lhoist chaired professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and director of the Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, outlines the results of a family business brainstorm at the FBN Global Summit.

  • Professor Randel Carlock, INSEAD’s Berghmans Lhoist chaired professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and director, Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, outlines strategies to help your family business through the current storm.

  • The recent column by Albert Jan Thomassen, “When owners pilot the plane” does a good job of discussing the problems that entrepreneurs such as Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of EasyJet, face in working with a management team and a board of directors.

  • The recent suicide of Adolf Merkle highlighted the enormous pressure that successful businessmen put on themselves when things go awry. Randel Carlock analyses why families should reflect on their family connections and how they provide social support to each other in these troubling economic times

  • The word entrepreneurship has its origins in the French word “entreprendre” which means "to undertake". So perhaps it is appropriate to demonstrate family entrepreneurship by exploring one of France’s most successful family companies.

  • The global automobile industry is in a shambles with a share in Ford Motor Company selling for less than a Starbucks latte and GM and Chrysler discussing a merger that resembles two drunks hoping they can make it to the next lamppost (government bailout).

  • The McNeely family suffered the ignominy of a family ownership battle played out in a public courtroom. But, as Randel Carlock reports, the
    family has since healed its wounds and both it and the business are looking forward to a better future

  • The new Oliver Stone film W explores an important concern for business and wealthy families – how parent-child relationships shape a child’s personality development and, specifically, individual drives and motivations.

  • The latest news of conflict between Mukesh and Anil Ambani comes as no surprise. Mukesh’s Reliance Industries began arbitration proceedings against Anil’s Reliance Communications in July following a collapsed merger deal with MTN Group, claiming it has first right to refusal over Anil’s stake in the company.

  • Now that the family has put its governing board in place it faces the challenge of how to effectively communicate with the directors and how to reward them. Randel Carlock and Ludo Van der Heyden offer some advice

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