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September 1, 2008

Paul Amery reports on three family-owned conglomerates at the forefront of Turkey’s new-found corporate optimism

Paul Amery reports on three family-owned conglomerates at the forefront of Turkey's new-found corporate optimism

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, held in January each year, the three-day programme culminates in the lavish gala event, a high-profile evening attracting the world's most powerful business leaders and politicians.

This year, the gala was co-sponsored by four Turkish family-owned conglomerates, Dogus, Dogan, Sabanci and Koc, and the scene was set for them by their country's recent impressive economic performance.

July 1, 2008

Some see it as a duty, some see it as essential to creating a legacy, some just love to do it. Whatever the motivation, philanthropy is as popular as ever. It doesn’t mean that it is simple, however. Here we look in-depth at the biggest challenges in philanthropy today …

Some see it as a duty, some see it as essential to creating a legacy, some just love to do it. Whatever the motivation, philanthropy is as popular as ever. It doesn't mean that it is simple, however. Here we look in-depth at the biggest challenges in philanthropy today …

July 1, 2008

Mike Scott explores the booming world of microfinance and discovers the impact this branch of philanthropy can have

Mike Scott explores the booming world of microfinance and discovers the impact this branch of philanthropy can have

Microfinance is the new buzzword in banking circles. It involves lending small amounts of money to some of the world's poorest people, who often have no collateral and no credit history. And servicing the needs of those "at the bottom of the pyramid" is an area where there is a significant role for individual investors lucky enough to find themselves at the top of the pyramid.

July 1, 2008

John Timpson, the fourth-generation CEO of the Timpson Group, tells Marc Smith why philanthropy is such a personal affair to both him and his extended family

John Timpson, the fourth-generation CEO of the Timpson Group, tells Marc Smith why philanthropy is such a personal affair to both him and his extended family

May 2, 2008

Families in Business asked the next generation to tell us their views on the future and how they see themselves and their family. Do you know what the next generation of your family really thinks about you and your business? Read on to find out…

Families in Business asked the next generation to tell us their views on the future and how they see themselves and their family. Do you know what the next generation of your family really thinks about you and your business? Read on to find out…

May 1, 2008

Next gens from all over the globe are joining their family business or holding a prominent position within the company. Families in Business takes a look at some of the most notable next gens who are making the headlines today

Next gens from all over the globe are joining their family business or holding a prominent position within the company. Families in Business takes a look at some of the most notable next gens who are making the headlines today

Shari Redstone    
Notoriously controlling Viacom patriach Sumner Redstone retracted his endorsement of daughter Shari last year, meaning she may now never head the company.

May 1, 2008

An entirely new breed of family offices is emerging in the 21st century, shaped by a next generation who are introducing new ideas about the role of the organisation. Suzanna de Baca explores how three family business heirs have recreated their family offices

An entirely new breed of family offices is emerging in the 21st century, shaped by a next generation who are introducing new ideas about the role of the organisation. Suzanna de Baca explores how three family business heirs have recreated their family offices

March 1, 2008

Family-run businesses in Japan have spawned world-leading corporations, but ruinous inheritance taxes and fraud scandals have taken a heavy toll. Tim Hornyak meets the great and the good of family business leaders in Japan to gauge their views…

Family-run businesses in Japan have spawned world-leading corporations, but ruinous inheritance taxes and fraud scandals have taken a heavy toll. Tim Hornyak meets the great and the good of family business leaders in Japan to gauge their views…

March 1, 2008

Known for their pragmatism and bluntness, Australians inhabit a vast island nation where family enterprise is deeply influenced by a harsh natural environment and social history. Dennis Jaffe investigates the succession issues facing the Aussie family businesses

Dennis Jaffe is a founding partner of Relative Solutions.

Known for their pragmatism and bluntness, Australians inhabit a vast island nation where family enterprise is deeply influenced by a harsh natural environment and social history. Dennis Jaffe investigates the succession issues facing the Aussie family businesses

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