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The Gekkeikan Sake Company has been a family business for almost four centuries and is currently in the hands of the 14th generation. Good management style and a pioneering spirit have helped them rise to the top in sake production

Christopher Oughtred is Chairman and Joint Managing Director of William Jackson & Son Limited, which was founded in Hull, England in 1851. Christopher is one of five fifth generation family members who work in the business and is a Trustee of the UK Chapter of the Family Business Network. He is married to Penny and has 2 children, Mark and Joe

The Lindström family is a good example of how serial business families can use their past experience to avoid recurring ‘situations’ – and ultimately run a business that benefits the business and the family members involved

The ‘zaibatisu’ families were a powerful force in Japan’s economic activity, controlling the profits of all the major industries. Resentment from the public and left-wing politicians alike forced them out of existence – although some management sytems remain

As the 13th Grand Master of Enshu School, Sojitsu Kobori has inherited the 400-year old legacy of his forefathers in the business of the tea ceremony – a Japanese art form steeped in tradition. He is already preparing his son for the next 400 years...

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