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May 22, 2018

Disagreements within a family business are potentially ruinous and this is especially true where two competing family interests own 50% each as the ensuing indecision can paralyse decision making and action can either be blocked or stalled.

Disagreements within a family business are potentially ruinous and this is especially true where two competing family interests own 50% each as the ensuing indecision can paralyse decision making and action can either be blocked or stalled.

February 2, 2018

David Braham rounds up a selection of family business reads

Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal

By Jack Ewing | Rated: 4.5| WW Norton and Co

October 3, 2017

In our new series, FB Academy, giving practical ‘how-to’ advice to families, Andrew Keyt, clinical professor at Chicago’s Loyola University, likens bringing on a non-family leader to Thanksgiving.

In our new series, FB Academy, giving practical ‘how-to’ advice to families, Andrew Keyt, clinical professor at Chicago’s Loyola University, likens bringing on a non-family leader to Thanksgiving.

The traditional model of family business succession is built on a parent passing leadership of the family company to one of their children. As the Millennial generation comes of age, family businesses are increasingly turning to non-family members to lead their family companies.

August 22, 2017

Richard Steele rounds up new and noteworthy business book releases. Richard is a senior conference producer at Campden Wealth, specialising in tech investing, start-ups, and family wealth management issues.

Richard Steele rounds up the new and noteworthy business book releases, which look at topics including positive leadership by example, ethical entrepreneurship and how businesses can up their game. Richard is a senior conference producer at Campden Wealth, specialising in tech investing, start-ups, and family wealth management issues.

 


Fixing Business – Making Profitable Business Work for the Good of All

Author: Digby Jones
Rated 3/5
Published by: Wiley
Pages 200

August 3, 2017

Family business successions are often framed in an unsophisticated way: that there is one business, for which you nominate a successor, and plan the handover, says Gry Osnes, editor of Family Capitalism: Best Practices in Ownership & Leadership.

Family business successions are often framed in an unsophisticated way: that there is one business, for which you nominate a successor, and plan the handover, says Gry Osnes, editor of Family Capitalism: Best Practices in Ownership & Leadership.

She supervised international research which found successful family enterprises act very differently. They take a strategic and entrepreneurial approach, exploring new opportunities.

January 9, 2017

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

May 11, 2016

Khimji Ramdas Group started as a trade-based family business in Oman in 1870 and is now a diversified conglomerate working with more than 400 global brands. In the second of this four-part series of case studies, Zita Nikoletta Verbenyi reports on two governance challenges overcome by the Ramdas family.

Khimji Ramdas Group started as a trade-based family business in Oman in 1870 and is now a diversified conglomerate working with more than 400 global brands. In the second of this four-part series of case studies, Zita Nikoletta Verbenyi reports on two governance challenges overcome by the Ramdas family.

October 29, 2015

Thirty-five per cent of family office CEOs are female, according to a new report, compared to just 4.6% in the S&P 500.Thirty-five per cent of family office CEOs are female, according to a new report, compared to just 4.6% in the S&P 500.

The diversity of families appears to be reflected in family office personnel – at least when it comes to gender – research from Family Office Exchange (FOX) and US advisory firm Grant Thornton suggests.

In a survey of 112 family offices, 35% were headed by a female chief executive, said the 2015 FOX Family Office Compensation and Benefits Report, compared to 4.6% in the S&P 500. In a release FOX said the gender statistics had been “surprising”.

July 17, 2014

A fresh-faced CEO straight out of business school isn't always the person to inspire public and investor confidence, but circumstances sometimes force a young candidate into the top spot at a family firm.

Picking a chief executive for any family business is a tough task. It is especially problematic if the company is bent on keeping a family member in the top job. This was the conundrum Gianni Agnelli faced when trying to prepare an heir to take the wheel of his family’s iconic Italian car brand Fiat. Drug addiction in his only son and then stomach cancer in his nephew saw his pool of potential successors whittled down to his 21-year-old grandson John Elkann.

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