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July 23, 2013

Thirty-six-year-old, third-generation businessman Keisuke Takemura has achieved the seemingly impossible with his late grandfather’s underwear company: made it cool among Tokyo’s hipsters.

Thirty-six-year-old, third-generation businessman Keisuke Takemura [pictured, below right] has achieved the seemingly impossible with his late grandfather’s underwear company: made it cool among Tokyo’s hipsters.

July 18, 2013

Entrepreneur Lara Tarakjian and her brother are definitely smooth operators – they made their fortune with a chain of 20 laser hair-removal clinics in the Middle East.

Entrepreneur Lara Tarakjian and her brother are definitely smooth operators – they made their fortune with a chain of 20 laser hair-removal clinics in the Middle East.

March 21, 2013

The next-gens in luxury firms aren’t complacent. Campden looks at 10 who are making a name in their own right.

The next-gens in luxury firms aren’t complacent. Campden looks at 10 who are making a name in their own right.

Kilian Hennessy, 40
He’s an heir of the legendary Hennessy cognac company, but Kilian Hennessy’s luxury interests lie elsewhere: in fragrances. After training under some of Europe’s most prolific noses he worked as a perfumer for Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne, Alexander McQueen and Giorgio Armani.

January 31, 2013

A great entrepreneurial idea was behind most, if not all, family businesses. But are families failing to encourage entrepreneurship later down the line – and what will this mean for their future? 

Not long after Masakazu Kongo took over construction business Kongo Gumi, he disclosed the secret to the family business’s centuries of success. It was simple, he said in a 2003 interview. The family concentrated almost solely on its core business of building temples – which had worked out well for the Japanese firm for more than 1,000 years. 

January 31, 2013

How can business families encourage entrepreneurship among their members and what do future entrepreneurs need to remember? CampdenFB takes a look. 

1: Failure isn’t a bad thing
Most entrepreneurs will fail a couple of times before succeeding. “I don’t think that’s a bad thing. It hurts but I think you can learn a lot from that, if people around you are supportive,” says Johan Andresen, the fifth-generation owner of Norwegian conglomerate Ferd.

 

January 28, 2013

A next-gen member of the famous Clarks shoe dynasty felt the weight of responsibility of the family business. He’s met that head on by his own entrepreneurial efforts – making shoes.

Galahad Clark, 36, is a seventh-generation member of the Clarks dynasty and the founder of Vivobarefoot.

February 19, 2012

On the face of it, private equity and family businesses should be allergic to each other. But the truth about their interaction is a little more complex.

On the face of it, private equity and family businesses should be allergic to each other. Family businesses are long-term affairs, while private equity houses are often characterised as wham-bam-thank-you-mam-merchants who just want to maximise profit and get out after five years. Some family business owners look with suspicion at private equity. But the truth about their interaction is a little more complex.

December 7, 2011

Diwan Rahul Nanda, head of Indian family business Topsgrup, the country’s largest security provider by revenues, has been named the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year at the TiE UK Annual Awards.

Diwan Rahul Nanda, head of Indian family business Topsgrup, the country’s largest security provider by revenues, has been named the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year at the TiE UK Annual Awards.

Organised by a division of The Indus Entrepreneurs, an organisation formed in 1992 by a group of Indian business tycoons, the awards focus on recognising entrepreneurship among Asian business stalwarts in the UK.

November 21, 2011

Jose Mas, chief executive of American family-managed company MasTec, has been named as one of Ernst & Young's US entrepreneur of 2011 for his efforts to modernise the family business. 

Jose Mas, chief executive of American family-managed company MasTec, has been named as one of Ernst & Young's US entrepreneur of 2011 for his efforts to modernise the family business.

The 39-year-old was commended for “leading the company through a restructuring phase during arguably the most challenging time for the telecommunications industry”, Ernst & Young said in a statement.

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