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April 12, 2017

The stories of Brazil’s multigenerational families are fascinating ones, and veteran reporter Alex Cuadros’ new book focuses on one particular story—Eike Batista

April 12, 2017

Jenny Santi, who works with and advises wealthy families at UBS, delves into the reasons why family businesses give so much back to society

April 12, 2017

The subject of non-family chief executives is always of interest and this book, which includes a chapter on the non-family head of Dutch brewing giant Heineken Jean-François van Boxmeer, grabs your attention

January 9, 2017

A compelling page-turner revealing the shady underbelly of the otherwise successful London Olympics

January 9, 2017

Enterprising family businesses and how next-generation leaders are pushing the boundaries 

January 9, 2017

Over the last 18 months, the beer world has been transformed with the merger of ABInbev and SABMiller. But it was the takeover of Anheuser-Busch, the 150-year-old family business owned by the third and fourth generation Busch family, by Inbev in 2008, which is the subject of Julie MacIntosh’s book. 

July 14, 2016

If you remove the layers of political ‘Bernie Sanders-style’ rhetoric from Sally Denton’s semi-biographical history of the Betchel business, – The Profiteers you uncover the fascinating and eye-opening past.

July 14, 2016

Leibmann’s book tells the history of this great banking dynasty which ended up being dissolved in 1939 – a surprising end to one of the great international banking companies of the pre-WWII era.

July 14, 2016

Dr Caroline Freund’s Rich People, Poor Countries: The Rise of Emerging-Market Tycoons and their Mega Firms looks at the rise of the newly super rich in the emerging world: who they are, how they got there, and their characteristics compared with the multi-generational wealthy in developed markets, such as America.

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