Don’t Be an Expert — Listen like a cow!
Advising / Behavioral Science / Consulting / Issues in the Family Enterprise / Trends in Family Enterprise

Don’t Be an Expert — Listen like a cow!

Listening like a cow? What does this metaphor mean to family enterprise advisors? Read the article by Grant Thornton’s Annika Hall as she explain the benefits of “listening like a cow!” Don’t Be an Expert — Listen like a cow! Succession processes are full of challenges and have potentially far-reaching consequences – not only for … Continue reading

Myth & Reality: Why all the fuss over family business? Ask the Wall Street Journal!
Family Business / Family Enterprise

Myth & Reality: Why all the fuss over family business? Ask the Wall Street Journal!

Thanks to this week’s blogger Mary Daugherty of the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas for another contribution to our myths and realities series. This one is about the lack of knowledge on the part of colleagues from other professions about the importance (even existence!) of family enterprises to the world’s … Continue reading

Bloodline
Family Business / Family Enterprise / Issues in the Family Enterprise

Bloodline

Thanks to FFI Fellow Ron Drucker for the latest in “blogs from the Fellows” for his review of the Netflix thriller “Bloodline” — a family business saga with implications for practitioners. Bloodline Looking to mix improving your family business consulting skills, while enjoying serial TV programming? Check out “Bloodline” on Netflix. “Bloodline” follows a Florida … Continue reading

Top 10 Articles and Blogs from January-June 2015
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Top 10 Articles and Blogs from January-June 2015

This week’s issue brings you the most read articles and blogs from January – June in 2015. Top 10 Articles and Blogs from January-June 2015 10. Addiction and Family Business (Jim Hutcheson) and Riding the Shirtsleeves: Deconstructing a foundational family business myth (Dennis Jaffe) – a tie. 9. Family Firms and Entrepreneurship: A different point … Continue reading

Base of the Pyramid, Circular Economies & Sustainability Mindset of Executives
Issues in the Family Enterprise / Research in the Field / Trends in Family Enterprise

Base of the Pyramid, Circular Economies & Sustainability Mindset of Executives

This issue is a blog from The Practitioner highlighting Base of the Pyramid, Circular Economies, and a framework for assessing the “sustainability mindset of executives.” One of the good things about being The Practitioner is that one gets to be a fly on the wall in various settings. Earlier this month The Practitioner had the … Continue reading

Five Areas of Focus are Key for Family Business Success
Family Enterprise / Issues in the Family Enterprise / Leadership / Research in the Field / Trends in Family Enterprise

Five Areas of Focus are Key for Family Business Success

Several weeks ago The Practitioner featured a blog introducing the EY/St. Gallen study of the world’s largest family business. This week’s blog takes another cut at the data, the blog is focused on a new study by EY and Kenessaw State which identifies key areas of focus for family business success. Thanks to Joe Astrachan, from … Continue reading

A Case Study: Marrying into the Family Business: Strategizing complex dynamics
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A Case Study: Marrying into the Family Business: Strategizing complex dynamics

The third of three cases on topics relevant to family enterprise advisors and their clients, “Marrying into the Family Business: Strategizing complex dynamics” by Judith Coche, provides insights and resources on this topic from a behavioral science perspective. Yours in Practice, The Practitioner  A Case Study: Marrying into the Family Business: Strategizing complex dynamics I … Continue reading