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April 12, 2017

Jenny Santi, who works with and advises wealthy families at UBS, delves into the reasons why family businesses give so much back to society

July 14, 2016

If you remove the layers of political ‘Bernie Sanders-style’ rhetoric from Sally Denton’s semi-biographical history of the Betchel business, – The Profiteers you uncover the fascinating and eye-opening past.

July 14, 2016

Leibmann’s book tells the history of this great banking dynasty which ended up being dissolved in 1939 – a surprising end to one of the great international banking companies of the pre-WWII era.

July 14, 2016

Dr Caroline Freund’s Rich People, Poor Countries: The Rise of Emerging-Market Tycoons and their Mega Firms looks at the rise of the newly super rich in the emerging world: who they are, how they got there, and their characteristics compared with the multi-generational wealthy in developed markets, such as America.

May 13, 2016

Engaged Ownership is the definitive owner’s guide to the family enterprise from the granddaughter of Fisher Price Toys’ founder, Amelia Renkert-Thomas.

January 8, 2013

New book Care to Dare says good leaders are like good parents – they give tough feedback and are there for the long term.

Care to Dare
By George Kohlrieser, Susan Goldsworthy and Duncan Coombe
Jossey-Bass books; 336 pages

May 27, 2011

Stuck out in the Atlantic, at least 500 miles south west of mainland Portugal, Madeira is one of the most spectacular islands anywhere in the world as anyone who has flown into the island’s airport can testify.

Stuck out in the Atlantic, at least 500 miles south west of mainland Portugal, Madeira is one of the most spectacular islands anywhere in the world as anyone who has flown into the island’s airport can testify.

July 7, 2010

There is a multitude of literature available on all aspects of family businesses, from tales of the famous dynasties to advice on succession planning. Katie Barker details three must-read summer releases.

There is a multitude of literature available on all aspects of family businesses, from tales of the famous dynasties to advice on succession planning. Katie Barker details three must-read summer releases. 

High Financier: The life and Time of Siegmund Warburg by Niall Ferguson

September 1, 2006

The Farm: The Story of One Family and the English Countryside by Richard Benson, Penguin Books Ltd

Christine Harland is a director of Camden Writers, producers of family and family business histories. www.camdenwriters.com

The Farm: The Story of One Family and the English Countryside by Richard Benson, Penguin Books Ltd

Richard Benson, a journalist living in London, received a call one morning from his dad: "Me and thy mam's got a bit of bad news for thee."

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