In the February issue of Families in Business, Katharine Pulvermacher explained that gold, as a portfolio diversifier, can help families protect their wealth. In this issue, she takes a closer look at the fundamentals of the gold market
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...
The presidents of Japan’s oldest traditional confectioner, Toraya, have not always agreed on the company’s direction – but their ancient philosophy of tradition, founded on the continuation of innovation, has sustained the evolution of the company
Many family business owners use their entrepreneurial skills and vision in their philanthropic endeavours. As a result, these ‘philanthropic entrepreneurs’ have challenged traditional charity and set up some of the most successful foundations in the world
The first article of a fourpart series examines why selling the family business can be a good thing. Some families, known as ‘serial business families’, achieve a positive outcome from the sale by reinventing themselves and starting a new business together