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
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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

Now If Only Every Family Business Was a Fairy Tale!
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Now If Only Every Family Business Was a Fairy Tale!

A really fictional case for this issue! Thanks to Asher Noor for “Now If Only Every Family Business Was a Fairy Tale!” And for reminding the readers that fiction is usually not stranger than truth! Yours in Practice, The Practitioner Now If Only Every Family Business Was a Fairy Tale! Once upon a time there … Continue reading

The 500 Largest Family Firms in the World
Family Enterprise / Research in the Field

The 500 Largest Family Firms in the World

This week’s issue is an article on several key, and often surprising results, from the “Global Family Business Index,” compiled by the University of St. Gallen and EY Global Center for Family Business Excellence. Thanks to St. Gallen family business chair, Thomas Zellweger, for highlighting findings that are of particular interest to family enterprise advisors … Continue reading