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February 13, 2020

Family business involves the informal, the unsaid and the invisible as much as the formal, the said and the visible. It’s all about the past linked to the present and the future with each family member having a unique lens of interpretation that’s relevant and true for them from their perspective.

Family business involves the informal, the unsaid and the invisible as much as the formal, the said and the visible. It’s all about the past linked to the present and the future with each family member having a unique lens of interpretation that’s relevant and true for them from their perspective.

Emotional sensitivity matters and threads of purpose awaken in families in very different ways. An informal network exists in families both at home and in the office which can undermine the formal network easily.

January 10, 2019

Share, anticipate and plan are the lessons family business founders can learn from Jeanne Augier, the grande dame of French luxury hospitality, who died aged 95 this week without naming an heir to her legendary palatial hotel.

Share, anticipate and plan are the lessons family business founders can learn from Jeanne Augier, the grande dame of French luxury hospitality, who died aged 95 this week without naming an heir to her legendary palatial hotel.

The board of directors and 180 employees of the Negresco Hotel in Nice said they were “extremely sad” to announce the passing of Jeanne Augier, owner and chief executive, on 7 January.

September 12, 2018

Fear in the mind of a founder is one of the greatest obstacles in planning for succession in a family business, a leading family academic says.

Fear in the mind of a founder is one of the greatest obstacles in planning for succession in a family business, a leading family academic says.

A patriarch or matriarch’s fear for their own future, their fear of running out of resources to live on and their fear of having nothing to do sometimes manifested when the time came to transfer control of the business they had often spent a lifetime building.

April 3, 2008

Marilyn Carlson Nelson, chairman of the Carlson family business empire, has once more taken the hunt for a chief executive outside of the family circle, landing 25-year UPS veteran Douglas Anderson.

Marilyn Carlson Nelson (pictured), chairman of the Carlson family business empire, has once more taken the hunt for a chief executive outside of the family circle, landing 25-year UPS veteran Douglas Anderson.

Marilyn said that the recruitment process to hire a CEO for Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the travel management company, was a far-reaching affair that ended wiith the appointment of an external candidate – part of a growing trend at the firm.

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