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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.

August 1, 2017

Mental health and addiction issues are one of the reasons why 90% of family fortunes are lost in the third generation 

Mental health and addiction issues are one of the reasons why 90% of family fortunes are lost in the third generation 

March 7, 2013

Businesspeople are increasingly interested in psychology and the role of irrationality in decision-making – it opens up some troubling questions.

February 27, 2009

Bernard Madoff’s alleged thievery was a betrayal of many trusting families. Tom Davidow analyses the psychological debris left in the wake of the treachery.

Fear over market fluctuations had already set in. The US was reeling from the consequences of the sub prime debacle. For some, Bernard Madoff's larceny the last straw. The suicide of German billionaire Adolf Merckle and the apparent suicide of R. Thierry Magon de la Villehuchet, founder of Access International Advisors, make two things clear: First, financial loss is a psychological loss as well.

September 1, 2007

Parenting any child can be stressful and demanding, but it can be even worse when the child is an adult and working in the family business. How can you successfully parent without the company being affected? Kevin J Fleming gives his top 10 tips …

Kevin J Fleming, PhD, is a consulting psychologist and performance coach to family businesses around the world. He is based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Parenting any child can be stressful and demanding, but it can be even worse when the child is an adult and working in the family business. How can you successfully parent without the company being affected? Kevin J Fleming gives his top 10 tips …

January 1, 2006

Parental expectations and tradition can be a heavy mantle for heirs to inherit. Charles Sasse examines the issues that affect business families from the cradle to succession, and offers insights, practical as well as psychological, into how to lighten the load

Charles Sasse is president of the Belgian Association for Psychotherapy. He now practices as a psychoanalyst and consultant.

Parental expectations and tradition can be a heavy mantle for heirs to inherit. Charles Sasse examines the issues that affect business families from the cradle to succession, and offers insights, practical as well as psychological, into how to lighten the load

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