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January 20, 2010

The 40th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum begins next week and could signal a resurgence in the popularity of the values on which many family businesses are based

The 40th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum begins next week and could signal a resurgence in the popularity of the values on which many family businesses are based.
 
The theme of this year's annual meeting is "Improve the state of the world: rethink, redesign, rebuild". The founder and executive chairman of the forum, Klaus Schwab, said: "We have to rethink our values – we are living together in a global society with many different cultures.
 

October 22, 2009

It is hard to remain positive when we are surrounded with negativity: rising unemployment, falling revenues and hardship dominate the headlines. Yet now is the perfect time to turn bad news into good, writes Peter Thomas.

It is hard to remain positive when we are surrounded with negativity: rising unemployment, falling revenues and hardship dominate the daily headlines. Yet now is the perfect time to focus on the positive and turn bad news into good, writes Peter Thomas.

The global economic downturn, which has touched all of us in some way, presents us with the perfect opportunity to rethink what's important in life and the true meaning of success. From there, we can focus on how to achieve success, or more of it, for those already on their way.

August 6, 2008

Sir Michael Bibby tells Marc Smith how values have played an integral part in the success of his 200-year-old family business

Sir Michael Bibby tells Marc Smith how values have played an integral part in the success of his 200-year-old family business

When Sir Michael Bibby starts quoting from a family document that dates back to 1899 you realise that family business values have been around longer than most companies, let alone CSR policies and mission statements. "Our duty is to conduct the business with every care and energy with which we are capable," reads Sir Michael, sixth-generation CEO of Bibby Line Group, a diversified business that celebrated its 200th birthday in 2007.

May 1, 2008

Professor K Ramachandran from the Indian School of Business looks at the impact that values and visions can have on the success of a family

Professor K Ramachandran from the Indian School of Business looks at the impact that values and visions can have on the success of a family

January 1, 2007

It’s all very well jotting down a few vague words as a values statement, but the ultimate challenge is to make them real. Dennis Jaffe offers some helpful tips for business families who want their business to grow from a realistic, rather than an idealistic, set of core values

Dennis Jaffe is a founding partner of Relative Solutions.

It's all very well jotting down a few vague words as a values statement, but the ultimate challenge is to make them real. Dennis Jaffe offers some helpful tips for business families who want their business to grow from a realistic, rather than an idealistic, set of core values

May 1, 2006

Suzy Bibko talks with Peter H Thomas of LifePilot in anticipation of his workshop at Campden’s Families in Business Conference, to be held in New York in October this year, to learn about the role values play in family business

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

Suzy Bibko talks with Peter H Thomas of LifePilot in anticipation of his workshop at Campden's Families in Business Conference, to be held in New York in October this year, to learn about the role values play in family business

May 1, 2006

Investing in your values is sound advice for any family business. Rupert Merson discusses how to strike the right balance for continued success

Rupert Merson  is a partner in BDO Stoy Hayward and a member of the BDO Centre for the Family Business. He is also a fellow of London Business School. He may be contacted on Rupert.Merson@bdo.co.uk

Investing in your values is sound advice for any family business. Rupert Merson discusses how to strike the right balance for continued success

May 1, 2006

As part of an occasional series, Families in Business chairs a roundtable discussion at Campden’s Families in Business Conference on the importance of values in family business

As part of an occasional series, Families in Business chairs a roundtable discussion at Campden's Families in Business Conference on the importance of values in family business

Roundtable panel

Patrick Peyton is a non-family member who leads Despatch Industries' family office as well as their operating companies. The family firm is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been in existence for 140 years.

May 1, 2006

Family values can be an extremely emotive subject for many people. Just look at how so many issues the world over can result in extremists taking action in the name of ‘family values’: abortion centre bombings, gay rights protests and religious intolerance.

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

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