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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?

January 29, 2019

It was a heart-warming moment. The scene was Madrid’s Westin Palace Hotel in June earlier this year where more than 100 family businesses had gathered for CampdenFB European Families in Business Awards. MANE, the $1.3 billion French family business, had just been named the Top Sustainable Family Business and Jean Mane, its fourth-generation principal, walked to the stage to accept the award and paid tribute to the pioneering work done by his ancestors.

It was a heart-warming moment. The scene was Madrid’s Westin Palace Hotel in June earlier this year where more than 100 family businesses had gathered for CampdenFB European Families in Business Awards. MANE, the $1.3 billion French family business, had just been named the Top Sustainable Family Business and Jean Mane, its fourth-generation principal, walked to the stage to accept the award and paid tribute to the pioneering work done by his ancestors.

January 28, 2019

DSP Group has rebranded with a renewed focus on social responsible investing and providing advice to women to help them take control of their financial future. Aditi Kothari Desai, director and head of sales and marketing at DSP Investment Managers, shares some of its innovations.

DSP Group has rebranded with a renewed focus on social responsible investing and providing advice to women to help them take control of their financial future. Aditi Kothari Desai, director and head of sales and marketing at DSP Investment Managers, shares some of its innovations.

DSP Group is a global investment manager with an Indian heart and soul with a 152-year legacy. We are honoured to manage money and create wealth for millions of Indian and foreign individuals, plus many corporate treasuries and several large foreign institutions.

January 24, 2019

Vishal Gada (pictured), co-founder and partner at Dhruva Advisors LLP, weighs up the pros and cons of a Will and a trust when planning succession

Vishal Gada, co-founder and partner at Dhruva Advisors LLP, weighs up the pros and cons of a Will and a trust when planning succession.

Succession is the biggest challenge being faced by Indian families. Also, it is not uncommon of businesses being passed on to next generations where individuals with different ideologies and varied vision are obligated to manage the business cohesively.

November 13, 2018

Ray White Group has grown from one man and his shed in Australia’s backblocks to an international property powerhouse. Nicholas Moodymeets third-generation co-chairman Brian White

Ray White Group has grown from one man and his shed in Australia’s backblocks to an international property powerhouse. Nicholas Moody meets third-generation co-chairman Brian White

The heart of Australasia’s largest real estate agency sits not among the soaring steel and glimmering glass of Brisbane, Sydney, or Melbourne’s high-rise skylines, but in a humble tin shed in Crows Nest, a small Queensland town, 150km north-west of Brisbane.

August 6, 2018

Having a famous surname did not mean Pernod Ricard rolled out the red carpet for a young Alexandre Ricard. So why was being rejected by the world's second-largest premium spirits and wine company the best thing that could have happened? Peter Crush finds outs

Having a famous surname did not mean Pernod Ricard rolled out the red carpet for a young Alexandre Ricard. So why was being rejected by the world's second-largest premium spirits and wine company the best thing that could have happened? Peter Crush finds outs

July 31, 2018

A childhood of discovery has inspired Mita Vohra in myriad paths from lawyer to jewellery designer and philanthropist. She speaks to Alexandra Newlove about growing up in one of Africa’s most prominent hotelier families, seeking challenges outside the fold, and her new jewellery company, Ortaea

A childhood of discovery has inspired Mita Vohra in myriad paths from lawyer to jewellery designer and philanthropist. She speaks to Alexandra Newlove about growing up in one of Africa’s most prominent hotelier families, seeking challenges outside the fold, and her new jewellery company, Ortaea

Self-assured, seeking the best from herself, and ready to face challenges head-on and unafraid. When coming up with concepts for her jewellery, Mita Vohra creates for a woman who “owns her own style”.

July 9, 2018

A triple-hit of major life crises led Feisal Alibhai from heading up a multinational family business to establishing the world’s first multi family health office. Feisal shares his personal story

A triple-hit of major life crises led Feisal Alibhai from heading up a multinational family business to establishing the world’s first multi family health office. Feisal shares his personal story

It is said that there’s nothing surer than death and taxes. Somehow we leave out change, which on a day-to-day basis is by far our greatest challenge. Whether it affects our financial affairs, our health, or our relationships, change is something none of us can avoid.

June 26, 2018

Mairi Mickel is a fourth-generation member of the family behind 93-year-old Scottish construction company Mactaggart and Mickel Group.

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