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January 1, 2003

In family-owned businesses, ownership is uniquely important and influential to the system of governance, where its values and vision are crucial elements in the financial success of the company

John L Ward is co-director of the Center for Family Enterprises at Kellogg School of Management (USA) and the Wild Group Professor of Family Business at IMD (Switzerland). He serves on the boards of four family companies in Europe and the US.

In family-owned businesses, ownership is uniquely important and influential to the system of governance, where its values and vision are crucial elements in the financial success of the company

September 1, 2002

Voluntary contributions to society – philanthropy – is one of the oldest ways an individual can communicate with others. Historically, the role of the state may have seen a gradual decline, but private initiative has now become more important than ever and family businesses should realise the significance of establishing their own philanthropic institutions

Rupert Graf Strachwitz has worked as a consultant to philanthropists and foundations for over 15 years after a career in the not-for-profit sector. In 1989 he founded Maecenata Management, the first consultancy to specialise in this area in Germany. Since 1997, he has been the director of a research institution, the Maecenata Institute for Non-profit Studies. He currently sits on the German Federal Parliamentary Commission on Civic Engagement and serves on the board of a number of foundations at home and abroad.

February 1, 2002

With the recent news that a member of the Ford family is again head of the Ford Motor Company, we look at the history and the issues that have affected the turbulent transitions from its founder, Henry Ford, to the current fourth generation

The news last October that a member of the Ford family would head the Ford Motor Company for the first time in over two decades was greeted like the return of King Arthur. William Clay Ford, Jr, great-grandson of founder Henry Ford, was replacing the unpopular non-family executive Jacques A Nasser as chief executive. At the Ford plant in Dearborn workers cheered their new leader.

January 1, 2002

One cannot help feeling a little sceptical of the recent publication, Quarter-life Crisis (Bloomsbury, 2001), by Alexandra Robbins and Abby Wilner.

One cannot help feeling a little sceptical of the recent publication, Quarter-life Crisis (Bloomsbury, 2001), by Alexandra Robbins and Abby Wilner. Subtitled 'the unique challenges of life in your twenties', it sets out to show that today young people "work too hard, earn too much and play too fast". This may be true if you're a feckless heir, or an overpaid financial trader, but it hardly represents the mass.

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