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March 1, 2008

Henry L Fellowes took an extremely simple idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar enterprise that specialises in boxes, shredders and office products. Third-generation CEO Jamie tells Bruce Love how thinking outside the box made the company what it is today

Henry L Fellowes took an extremely simple idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar enterprise that specialises in boxes, shredders and office products. Third-generation CEO Jamie tells Bruce Love how thinking outside the box made the company what it is today

Mention the Internal Revenue Service to most Americans and it is likely to produce varying degrees of loathing, suspicion or outright hatred. But for one family, the IRS deserves a special place in their hearts. For without it, their business may not even have been born.

January 22, 2008

Ultra high net worth individuals in the US are more likely to be attracted to multi-family offices than traditional wealth managers, according to new research.

Ultra high net worth individuals in the US are more likely to be attracted to multi-family offices than traditional wealth managers, according to new research.

US-based consultancy Cerulli Associates estimates traditional wealth managers have lost up to 3% of their share of UHNW clients to multi-family offices in the past few years.

According to the research, the top multi-family office in the US is Bessemer Trust, a New York-based office with approximately $48.3 billion of assets under management.

July 1, 2007

The president of the US is the most powerful job in the world – and several notable
families have coveted the position. James W Ceaser and Richard Skinner look at the
parallels between politics and family business …

James W Ceaser is professor of politics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
Richard Skinner is visiting assistant professor of political science at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA.

The president of the US is the most powerful job in the world – and several notable families have coveted the position. James W Ceaser and Richard Skinner look at the parallels between politics and family business …

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

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