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November 2, 2007

In a society dominated by technology, luxury pens have taken on a new role. They’re no longer old-world writing instruments, says Giuseppe Aquila, CEO of family-owned Aquila Brands, but ultimate status symbols and luxury fashion accessories

Claire Adler is a London-based luxury goods journalist.

In a society dominated by technology, luxury pens have taken on a new role. They're no longer old-world writing instruments, says Giuseppe Aquila, CEO of family-owned Aquila Brands, but ultimate status symbols and luxury fashion accessories

Giuseppe Aquila is constantly travelling: Budapest, Monaco, Shanghai, Bahrain, New York, London, Paris, Rome, Geneva. You name it, he's probably just come from there – or is about to board a plane there.

September 1, 2007

For many, private jets are seen as the epitome of wealth and luxury – the ultimate status symbol. They are speedy, flexible, convenient and, with so many varieties of design and price, everyone can can experience their dream jet. David Nicholson finds out more …

David Nicholson is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

For many, private jets are seen as the epitome of wealth and luxury – the ultimate status symbol. They are speedy, flexible, convenient and, with so many varieties of design and price, everyone can can experience their dream jet. David Nicholson finds out more …

July 1, 2007

The Padrón family has taken the humble cigar from its spiritual home of Cuba into Central America. As he talks to the founder’s son, Rodrigo Amaral discovers there is more to the cigar industry than tobacco and leaves …

Rodrigo Amaral is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

The Padrón family has taken the humble cigar from its spiritual home of Cuba into Central America. As he talks to the founder's son, Rodrigo Amaral discovers there is more to the cigar industry than tobacco and leaves …

May 1, 2007

Watching a child get married is an emotional time for any parent, especially if you think their partner is unsuitable. But how can you prevent the family business being affected by a potential divorce settlement? Karen Jones explores the growing world of “pre-nups”

Watching a child get married is an emotional time for any parent, especially if you think their partner is unsuitable. But how can you prevent the family business being affected by a potential divorce settlement? Karen Jones explores the growing world of "pre-nups".

Jones is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

May 1, 2007

Divorce has high costs, both monetarily and emotionally. Nowhere is this more true than in the world of family business, as evidenced by some high-profile cases in recent years. Love, power and ownership can all be at stake when family and business split

Divorce has high costs, both monetarily and emotionally. Nowhere is this more true than in the world of family business, as evidenced by some high-profile cases in recent years. Love, power and ownership can all be at stake when family and business split.

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

May 1, 2007

Running a family business can be tricky enough at the best of times, but things can get even worse in the aftermath of a painful divorce. Will the business suffer or become stronger? Tom Davidow explores the impact divorce can have and how to manage it

Running a family business can be tricky enough at the best of times, but things can get even worse in the aftermath of a painful divorce. Will the business suffer or become stronger? Tom Davidow explores the impact divorce can have and how to manage it.

Tom Davidow is founder and principal of Thomas D Davidow & Associates, based in Brookline, MA.

May 1, 2007

The recent glut of bonuses in the City of London has led to an explosion of trade for luxury jewellers such as family-owned Boodles. Marc Smith talks with fourth-generation managing director Michael Wainwright about Boodles, blood diamonds and Bond Street

The recent glut of bonuses in the City of London has led to an explosion of trade for luxury jewellers such as family-owned Boodles. Marc Smith talks with fourth-generation managing director Michael Wainwright about Boodles, blood diamonds and Bond Street.

Marc Smith is deputy editor of Families in Business.

March 2, 2007

There was a time when private bankers only looked after their clients’ money. Today, as Karen Jones reports, not only are the clients themselves changing, but they also require their banker to act as confidant, find them a marriage partner and arrange the stag do

There was a time when private bankers only looked after their clients' money. Today, as Karen Jones reports, not only are the clients themselves changing, but they also require their banker to act as confidant, find them a marriage partner and arrange the stag do.

Karen Jones is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

March 1, 2007

Formula One is backed by some of the biggest family businesses around, but it has been the efforts of one man that have enabled it to become a truly global phenomenon. Mark Dye discovers what it takes to be a part of the rich man’s world of racing

Mark Dye is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

Fast, furious and with more than just a hint of glamour, Formula one (F1) represents the sharp end of technology for the motor industry on a global basis. Over 17 races the world's best push themselves and their cars to the edge in a sport that tests the limits of endurance for both driver and car.

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