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November 9, 2020

Entrepreneur Crystal Call Maggelet led her father’s petroleum empire out of crises and into a secure diversified future, ready for her next generation to eventually take over.

Entrepreneur Crystal Call Maggelet led her father’s petroleum empire out of crises and into a secure diversified future, ready for her next generation to eventually take over.

October 21, 2020

When in The Godfather—cinema’s most brilliant depiction of a business family—the Corleone family come under attack, they ‘go to the mattresses’, ordering their foot soldiers to move into secret apartments, where they will sleep side-by-side on mattresses and await further instruction. 

When in The Godfather—cinema’s most brilliant depiction of a business family—the Corleone family come under attack, they ‘go to the mattresses’, ordering their foot soldiers to move into secret apartments, where they will sleep side-by-side on mattresses and await further instruction.

July 23, 2014

Family businesses are more nimble and better able to respond to crises than non-family businesses, according to a new academic paper, which uses as a case study the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

Family businesses are more nimble and better able to respond to crises than non-family businesses, according to a new academic paper, which uses as a case study the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

August 25, 2010

Families need to understand the risks to their business’s reputation and employ effective strategies to combat an increasingly litigious environment. Elizabeth Henson looks at how family businesses can protect their reputation.

Increasingly, family businesses are facing a rise in litigation and a greater propensity for them to be viewed as celebrities, open to attack from the mass media, unscrupulous advisers and other hostile parties. This is a real threat, and one that must be addressed if businesses are to be effectively passed down the generations.

Whilst a strategy for public relations and litigation are regarded as essential by most successful multinational corporate organisations, family businesses frequently neglect to establish similar functions for their own specific needs.

September 30, 2008

Mel Stern takes a look at two family-owned businesses that have reaped the rewards of bringing in a turnaround manager

Mel Stern takes a look at two family-owned businesses that have reaped the rewards of bringing in a turnaround manager

September 1, 2008

Bruce Love looks at the security risk facing some family businesses and looks at the firms that offer some credible solutions

Bruce Love looks at the security risk facing some family businesses and looks at the firms that offer some credible solutions

At an intersection in the wealthy suburbs of Usaquén, northern Bogotá, all the traffic lights inexplicably turn red, creating a clear path for the motorcade of black SUVs to negotiate the junction at pace. The fleet careers across the tree-lined boulevard and circles into the stately courtyard of an exclusive prep school.

September 1, 2008

Crisis in a family business is often the result of conflict between family members. George Kohlrieser offers a six-step guide to help you manage these tricky times

Crisis in a family business is often the result of conflict between family members. George Kohlrieser offers a six-step guide to help you manage these tricky times

Conflict in family business comes with the territory and is inevitable. The underlying basis of the family is an emotional bond with loyalty as its foremost principle. A family is expected to nurture and care for each other with unconditional life membership, regardless of performance. When the rules of business and the rules of family overlap, conflict is probable.  

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