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August 5, 2013

Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart has offered an olive branch to her two children that are taking civil court action against her regarding the management of the family wealth and controlling shares in the family business.

Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart has offered an olive branch to her two children that are taking civil court action against her regarding the management of the family wealth and controlling shares in the family business.

In an open letter to siblings John Hancock and Bianca Rinehart, the businesswoman – who at an estimated net worth of AUS$22 billion (€14.7 billion) is the country’s richest woman – said she was willing to appoint a co-trustee to the family trust.

July 1, 2004

It always boils down to money – disputes that is. You have to feel sorry for family businesses, doubly so for the ones gone public.

It always boils down to money – disputes that is. You have to feel sorry for family businesses, doubly so for the ones gone public. The scrutiny they bear from shareholders, the press and even their own family members can be merciless. But bickering, as any tabloid hack will tell you, makes for gripping copy. The good bit? There is something to be learned.

January 1, 2003

Family feuds can fester for generations and the conflict may have a disastrously destructive effect on the family and the prospects for its business. Communication and respect are the keys to avoiding damaging family conflicts

Dennis T Jaffe, PhD is professor at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco, author of Working With The Ones You Love, and a founding member of the Aspen Family Business Group.

Family feuds can fester for generations and the conflict may have a disastrously destructive effect on the family and the prospects for its business. Communication and respect are the keys to avoiding damaging family conflicts

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