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Research Applied: <i>FBR</i> Précis for the Practitioner
Family Business Review / Philanthropy

Research Applied: FBR Précis for the Practitioner

Continuing our series of précis on articles published in the Family Business Review, this week’s issue features a commentary by Maya Prabhu, FFI GEN faculty member and managing director of the Coutts Institute in London on “Philanthropy in Family Enterprises: A review of the literature.” Read the précis below and go here for the article … Continue reading

Hard Side vs Soft Side: Distinctions that are no longer helpful — if they ever were
Advising / Core Disciplines / Issues in the Family Enterprise

Hard Side vs Soft Side: Distinctions that are no longer helpful — if they ever were

Former Practitioner editor and FFI Interdisciplinary Award winner Henry Krasnow asks some provocative questions about interdisciplinary consulting and advising in Hard Side vs Soft Side: Distinctions that are no longer helpful — if they ever were. Hard Side vs Soft Side: Distinctions that are no longer helpful — if they ever were Possibly the most … Continue reading

2016 Family Enterprise Case Competition
Case Studies / Education / Research in the Field

2016 Family Enterprise Case Competition

This week’s Practitioner features the Family Enterprise Case Competition held at the University of Vermont, January 15-17. One of the nice things about being The Practitioner is that you get invited places! Earlier this month, The Practitioner was invited to the University of Vermont to observe the 2016 Family Enterprise Case Competition. This competition, now … Continue reading

Embedding The Family’s Values by Creating an Ethical Will
Issues in the Family Enterprise / Legacy

Embedding The Family’s Values by Creating an Ethical Will

Thanks to Mitzi Perdue, speaker, author, businesswoman and widow of the late Frank Perdue for her thoughtful article on ethical wills. Embedding The Family’s Values by Creating An Ethical Will Much as I admired Frank Perdue for his success with his family poultry business, I admired him even more for his success as a family … Continue reading

The Latest Thinking from Richard Beckhard Practice Award Winners
Research in the Field

The Latest Thinking from Richard Beckhard Practice Award Winners

The Practitioner likes to look forward, especially in a Leap Year. (See last week’s blog on New Year/Leap Year), but…looking backward is also fun. And… appropriate in 2016 as FFI celebrates its 30th anniversary. So in keeping with The Practitioner’s eponymous name linked to the Richard Beckhard Practice Award, The Practitioner thought our readers might … Continue reading

New Year/Leap Year
Trends in Family Enterprise

New Year/Leap Year

The Practitioner begins the New Year with some intellectual leaps occasioned by 2016’s being a Leap Year. Concepts of the family The January 1, 2016 change in China’s one child to a two-child policy has major implications for the region, global economies, individuals, and of course for family enterprises, particularly around succession and transition topics. … Continue reading