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September 12, 2018

Fear in the mind of a founder is one of the greatest obstacles in planning for succession in a family business, a leading family academic says.

Fear in the mind of a founder is one of the greatest obstacles in planning for succession in a family business, a leading family academic says.

A patriarch or matriarch’s fear for their own future, their fear of running out of resources to live on and their fear of having nothing to do sometimes manifested when the time came to transfer control of the business they had often spent a lifetime building.

April 3, 2008

Marilyn Carlson Nelson, chairman of the Carlson family business empire, has once more taken the hunt for a chief executive outside of the family circle, landing 25-year UPS veteran Douglas Anderson.

Marilyn Carlson Nelson (pictured), chairman of the Carlson family business empire, has once more taken the hunt for a chief executive outside of the family circle, landing 25-year UPS veteran Douglas Anderson.

Marilyn said that the recruitment process to hire a CEO for Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the travel management company, was a far-reaching affair that ended wiith the appointment of an external candidate – part of a growing trend at the firm.

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