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July 1, 2007

The US was the world’s business leader for much of the 20th century, but today it is
facing a serious challenge from new, emerging economies. With many firms looking east to China and India, Patti McCracken analyses how US family businesses are reacting

Patti McCracken is a freelance journalist based in Austria.

The US was the world's business leader for much of the 20th century, but today it is facing a serious challenge from new, emerging economies. With many firms looking east to China and India, Patti McCracken analyses how US family businesses are reacting

July 1, 2007

Families in Business held a roundtable meeting at the Families in Business
conference in Chicago to discuss how family members can prepare, plan and
execute the sale of the family business and the opportunites they may face afterwards

Families in Business held a roundtable meeting at the Families in Business conference in Chicago to discuss how family members can prepare, plan and execute the sale of the family business and the opportunites they may face afterwards

The Roundtable Panel

January 1, 2006

Michael Guidry is the founder, chairman and CEO of the Guidry Group in Houston.

Rich people and their families, especially those with high public profiles, are targets for criminals – some people have been kidnapped and even murdered. Michael Guidry explains why it is essential to plan for the worst-case scenario and have good systems of protection

November 1, 2005

A family vision can provide a sense of clarity, revitalising the original sense of deep connection between the family members and the business mission. Jane Zalman explains why adapting the family vision can be the perfect antidote to generational conflict

Jane Zalman is the founder and principal of Zalman Family Business Solutions www.zalmanfbs.com

A family vision can provide a sense of clarity, revitalising the original sense of deep connection between the family members and the business mission. Jane Zalman explains why adapting the family vision can be the perfect antidote to generational conflict

March 1, 2005

Family members who are fulfilled and happy with their lives will work better as a team, says Christine Harland. Individuals should be encouraged to maximise their human and intellectual potential – and not feel as if they are threatening the family unit

Christine Harland is director of Camden Writers. www.camdemwriters.com

Family members who are fulfilled and happy with their lives will work better as a team, says Christine Harland. Individuals should be encouraged to maximise their human and intellectual potential – and not feel as if they are threatening the family unit

"How do we grow great individuals? That is the fundamental issue."

January 1, 2005

Despite having to contend with internal family tensions on top of the usual work stresses, family businesses still outperform non-family businesses. At the end of the day it’s not what they succeed at, but the way they succeed that makes the difference, says Jane Hilburt-Davis

Jane Hilburt-Davis is founder of Key Resources, an international family business consultancy based in Boston, MA.

Despite having to contend with internal family tensions on top of the usual work stresses, family businesses still outperform non-family businesses. At the end of the day it's not what they succeed at, but the way they succeed that makes the difference, says Jane Hilburt-Davis

May 1, 2004

In election years US presidents have often touted the benefits of family values as a potent agent for a better America. But values, it seems, are also good for jobs and the wider economy

Scott McCulloch is Editor of Families in Business magazine.

In election years US presidents have often touted the benefits of family values as a potent agent for a better America. But values, it seems, are also good for jobs and the wider economy

Family-owned businesses, a Harvard Business School leaflet once stated, are becoming more, not less, prevalent. It stands to reason. If Europe is anything to go by, where family companies are outperforming their rivals on all six major stock indexes, there is something to be learned from them.

March 1, 2004

Sandy Lane in Barbados and Vail in Colorado are two luxury destinations at opposite ends of the thermometer. Both have much to offer the first-class traveller – but require a vastly different mind-set from their guests

Sandy Lane in Barbados and Vail in Colorado are two luxury destinations at opposite ends of the thermometer. Both have much to offer the first-class traveller – but require a vastly different mind-set from their guests

Vail, surrounded by world-class skiing in the Rocky Mountains, demands an active outdoor lifestyle while Sandy Lane recuperates its guests by slowing the pace to a luxurious standstill.

January 1, 2004

It’s been 10 years since the late Leonard Schnitzer took Schnitzer Steel Industries public and while his family may by weary of increasing media scrutiny it seems a small price to pay for the scrap metal concern’s stunning financial success

Scott McCulloch is Editor of Families in Business magazine.

It's been 10 years since the late Leonard Schnitzer took Schnitzer Steel Industries public and while his family may by weary of increasing media scrutiny it seems a small price to pay for the scrap metal concern's stunning financial success

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