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September 25, 2017

Worldwide spending on artificial intelligence and big data will reach the tens of billions by 2025. Michael Finnigan finds out what family-run operations need to know about the rise of the robots. 

Worldwide spending on artificial intelligence and big data will reach the tens of billions by 2025. Michael Finnigan finds out what family-run operations need to know about the rise of the robots.

The county of Wiltshire in the United Kingdom might seem like an unlikely setting for one of the world’s most advanced artificial intelligence (AI) laboratories. It is best-known for its Neolithic monuments and iconic stone circles, most famously Stonehenge, but beneath its prehistoric landscape the future is unfolding.

January 9, 2017

Enterprising family businesses and how next-generation leaders are pushing the boundaries 

November 13, 2015

Operating businesses are often the lifeblood of family offices and most offices can trace their wealth back to a successful enterprise. So one lesser-lauded finding from the Global Family Office Report 2015 that caught my attention was the number of family offices that still had an interest in an operating business. 

Operating businesses are often the lifeblood of family offices and most offices can trace their wealth back to a successful enterprise. So one lesser-lauded finding from the Global Family Office Report 2015 that caught my attention was the number of family offices that still had an interest in an operating business.

June 10, 2014

Mormon businessman Bill Marriott, who transformed his father’s restaurant business into a global lodging company, has put aside the religious values of his church to launch a marketing campaign celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) inclusion. 

Mormon businessman Bill Marriott, who transformed his father’s restaurant business into a global lodging company, has put aside the religious values of his church to launch a marketing campaign celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) inclusion. 

Launched this month, the campaign, which features transgender model Geena Rocero and gay basketball player Jason Collins, includes a series of billboards and a dedicated website where customers are invited to share their travel stories on social media using the hashtag #LoveTravels.

December 15, 2011

With knockbacks frequent, the morale levels in business are not high and every little bit of praise and spirit-lifting counts, helping organisations pull together. It doesn’t take much to say “well done”.

It’s hard to underestimate the confidence knock that British business has taken following first the less-than-optimistic Autumn Statement from George Osborne and then last week’s unseemly debacle in Brussels. An end-of-year double-whammy. Over the Channel things look equally tricky with rumours now swirling that a European bank might fall within the next few weeks. It could even, perish the thought, be German.

September 28, 2011

The challenges facing family businesses not only differ between emerging and western markets, but even within each of these markets, according to a family business expert. 

The challenges facing family businesses not only differ between emerging and western markets, but even within each of these markets, according to a family business expert.

Jörg Ritter, co-head of the family business advisory division of executive search firm Egon Zehnder International, said that despite operating in similar developed markets, family businesses in Europe and the US have to deal with very different issues that affect their success.

May 6, 2011

Law firm Withers has added three new members to its Milan office as part of its strategy to increase its services for family businesses in Italy.

Law firm Withers has added three new members to its Milan office as part of its strategy to increase its services for family businesses in Italy.

Roberta Crivellaro, managing partner at Withers’ Milan branch told CampdenFB: “Running a family firm, especially in Italy, is no easy business, but we are committed to making sure that our clients have the smoothest ride possible by building each and every one of our practices that together cater for the complicated world of the family business.”

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