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May 4, 2010

The name Thorntons is synonymous with confectionery, but the family story behind the chocolate giant is anything but sweet. Peter Thornton talks exclusively to Marc Smith about working in a chocolate dynasty where family unity has melted away

The name Thorntons is synonymous with confectionery, but the family story behind the chocolate giant is anything but sweet. Peter Thornton talks exclusively to Marc Smith about working in a chocolate dynasty where family unity has melted away.

September 3, 2009

Every family has a figurehead, a patriarch or matriarch who provides guidance and leadership. The influence of such a person is significant in any family but it is even greater when he or she has led the family to great wealth and success

Every family has a figurehead, a patriarch or matriarch who provides guidance and leadership. The influence of such a person is significant in any family but it is even greater when he or she has led the family to great wealth and success. Such people weald substantial power over the rest of the family and are therefore able to ensure that it maintains its integrity as a unit. But death poses a problem: how can a figurehead ensure that family unity is maintained once they are gone?

August 20, 2009

Sometimes, family members don't want to be tied into the family, they want their freedom. In that case, let them go. Sometimes the role of the family advisor is not about helping a family stay united.

Sometimes, family members don't want to be tied into the family, they want their freedom. In that case, let them go. Sometimes the role of the family advisor is not about helping a family stay united. Sometimes the role of the family adviser is to help the family members untangle themselves in a gentle way that avoids unnecessary family conflict.

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