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December 2, 2020

How do attitudes towards the rich differ in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the United States? The wealthy and ultra-wealthy are increasingly the targets of criticism and, as often in history, they become scapegoats for negative social developments, says renowned German author and journalist Rainer Zitelmann.

How do attitudes towards the rich differ in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the United States? The wealthy and ultra-wealthy are increasingly the targets of criticism and, as often in history, they become scapegoats for negative social developments, says renowned German author and journalist Rainer Zitelmann.

August 5, 2019

An idea borne from a classroom Eureka moment provided the basis for a groundbreaking field book for families. Randel Carlock discusses the vibrant guide he and co-author Keng-Fun Loh created to help families prepare for their own lunar landing.

Your book, A Family Business on the Moon, has an unusual title—where did the idea come from?

It came from (Canadian third-generation family business) Bata Shoes. They were training with me at INSEAD. We were working on their vision, and one of their sons, Charles, called out: “We’ve got shoe stores all over the world, let’s put one on the moon!” I thought, “What a great title!”

Who did you have in mind when you wrote it?

February 2, 2018

David Braham rounds up a selection of family business reads

Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal

By Jack Ewing | Rated: 4.5| WW Norton and Co

April 12, 2017

The stories of Brazil’s multigenerational families are fascinating ones, and veteran reporter Alex Cuadros’ new book focuses on one particular story—Eike Batista

April 12, 2017

Jenny Santi, who works with and advises wealthy families at UBS, delves into the reasons why family businesses give so much back to society

April 12, 2017

The subject of non-family chief executives is always of interest and this book, which includes a chapter on the non-family head of Dutch brewing giant Heineken Jean-François van Boxmeer, grabs your attention

January 9, 2017

A compelling page-turner revealing the shady underbelly of the otherwise successful London Olympics

January 9, 2017

Enterprising family businesses and how next-generation leaders are pushing the boundaries 

January 9, 2017

Over the last 18 months, the beer world has been transformed with the merger of ABInbev and SABMiller. But it was the takeover of Anheuser-Busch, the 150-year-old family business owned by the third and fourth generation Busch family, by Inbev in 2008, which is the subject of Julie MacIntosh’s book. 

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