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July 26, 2016

Feeling the burden of expectation in taking over the family business? Having fun is one way of lightening the load. 

Feeling the burden of expectation in taking over the family business? Having fun is one way of lightening the load. 

The late actress Katharine Hepburn once said: “If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” Wise words for the next generation or hokum?

Many commentators agree the concept of playfulness has merit in family businesses, at least as one tactic to soothe next gens’ nerves over the prospect of growing responsibilities in the workplace.

July 1, 2008

Recently, families who founded and maintain control over public companies have seen the emergence of “activist investors” who challenge the family’s stewardship of the enterprise.

Dennis Jaffe is a founding partner of Relative Solutions, a family business consulting company.

Cherry Reynard is a freelance journalist specialising in investment advice and wealth management.

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January 1, 2005

From selling postcards in his room at the Kansas City YMCA in the early 20th century, Joyce Hall’s greetings card empire has become a financial giant. Hallmark has also been dubbed a ‘magical place to work’. Scott McCulloch discovers the secrets of its success

From selling postcards in his room at the Kansas City YMCA in the early 20th century, Joyce Hall's greetings card empire has become a financial giant. Hallmark has also been dubbed a 'magical place to work'. Scott McCulloch discovers the secrets of its success

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