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March 10, 2010

Serious conflict between the founder of one of Spain’s largest private, family-owned companies and his children has caused such instability that it stands on the brink of a listing, writes Rodrigo Amaral

Serious conflict between the founder of one of Spain's largest private, family-owned companies and his children has caused such instability that it stands on the brink of a listing, writes Rodrigo Amaral.

January 8, 2010

The new year provides the perfect occasion for family businesses around the world to assess their 2009 performance, attempt to learn the lessons of the recession and work out how best to seize the opportunities 2010 presents. It is also the time for www.campdenFB.com to review the outgoing year and look forward to the possibilities of 2010, writes Katie Barker

The new year provides the perfect occasion for family businesses around the world to assess their 2009 performance, attempt to learn the lessons of the recession and work out how best to seize the opportunities 2010 presents. It is also the time for www.campdenFB.com to review the outgoing year and look forward to the possibilities of 2010, writes Katie Barker

December 9, 2009

It's impossible to pick up a paper anywhere in the world without encountering news of the debt drama in Dubai, where family businesses dominate the economic landscape, writes Amy Schuman

Amy Schuman is a principal of the Family Business Consulting Group and a founding facilitator of the Next Generation Leadership Institute, part of the Loyola University Chicago Family Business Centre. 

August 26, 2009

In this time of economic turmoil, some people are questioning the Anglo-Saxon model of capitalism, which emphasises shareholder value.

In this time of economic turmoil, some people are questioning the Anglo-Saxon model of capitalism, which emphasises shareholder value. In searching for an alternative model, others have extolled the virtues of family capitalism. At the same time, the economic climate has imposed a stress test on some families and their businesses, which has fractured family unity.

July 22, 2009

Ronald S Lauder has retired from the Estée Lauder Co’s board of directors. The 65-year-old steps down after 41 years and is replaced by his daughter, Jane Lauder.

Ronald S Lauder has retired from the Estée Lauder Company's board of directors. He will continue to serve as chairman of Clinique Laboratories and as an officer of Estée Lauder Co. The 65-year-old steps down after 41 years and is replaced by his daughter, Jane Lauder.

June 4, 2009

Rupert Murdoch has unveiled News Corporation veteran Chase Carey as his new right hand man. Carey replaces Peter Chernin, described as being “a trusted friend” by Murdoch, who leaves on 1 July.

Rupert Murdoch has unveiled News Corporation veteran Chase Carey as his new right hand man. Carey replaces Peter Chernin, described as being "a trusted friend" by Murdoch, who leaves on 1 July.

Carey, who spent 15 years as a senior executive at News Corp before becoming CEO of The DIRECTV Group in 2003, becomes deputy chairman, president and COO. Reporting to Murdoch, he will have an oversight of the group's global operations and join the board of directors.

April 2, 2009

In cubism, the artist depicts his subject from a multitude of viewpoints by breaking up, analysing and re-assembling objects in an abstracted form. Leonard and other members of the Lauder family have been doing something similar with the management of Estee Lauder Companies of late, culminating in the accession of non-family member Fabrizio Freda to the CEO position late last week.

Leonard Lauder, son of cosmetics queen Estee, is famously a fan of the cubist art movement pioneered by Picasso and Braque in the early 20th century writes Marc Smith. In cubism, the artist depicts his subject from a multitude of viewpoints by breaking up, analysing and re-assembling objects in an abstracted form.

Leonard and other members of the Lauder family have been doing something similar with the management of Estee Lauder Companies of late, culminating in the announcement last week of the accession of non-family member Fabrizio Freda to the CEO position.

March 4, 2009

Qualcomm, the family-controlled wireless communications company, has announced that co-founder Dr Irwin Mark Jacobs is to step down from his position as chairman with immediate effect.

Qualcomm, the family-controlled wireless communications company, has announced that co-founder Dr Irwin Mark Jacobs is to step down from his position as chairman with immediate effect.

Although continuing to serve as a board member, he has ceded his position at the helm to his son Dr Paul E Jacobs (pictured), who has served as CEO for the past two years. During his time at Qualcomm, Paul has held numerous engineering and leadership positions, and has led the company's focus on enabling wireless data services.

February 26, 2009

The surprise announcement of the departure of Rupert Murdoch’s right hand man earlier this week is not only a blow to News Corporation’s immediate future, it also poses more questions about the 77-year-old media mogul’s succession plan.

The surprise announcement of the departure of Rupert Murdoch's right hand man earlier this week is not only a blow to News Corporation's immediate future, it also poses more questions about the 77-year-old media mogul's succession plan writes Marc Smith.

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