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July 1, 2006

Starting with virtually nothing in the 1940s, the Jacobson family built an industrial distribution empire now worth over $3 billion. Suzy Bibko discusses the challenges of the business and the creation of its family investment firms

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

Starting with virtually nothing in the 1940s, the Jacobson family built an industrial distribution empire now worth over $3 billion. Suzy Bibko discusses the challenges of the business and the creation of its family investment firms

July 1, 2006

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

Marilyn Monroe once said, "A career is born in public, talent in privacy". Interesting words to mull over in the context of family business, where both careers and talent are expected to be born and honed in privacy. But what happens when the family firm goes public?

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