Are Your Clients Prepared for Digital Death?
Advising / Consulting / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Issues in the Family Enterprise / Law

Are Your Clients Prepared for Digital Death?

In the last of the February series of “Blogs from the Board,” Holly Isdale of Wealthaven advises advisors on how to prepare their clients for “digital death.” In today’s digital world, designating the fate of physical assets after death isn’t enough. For example, the average household in the US has six or more Internet connected … Continue reading

The Moment You Can’t (or Better Not) Ignore
Advising / Consulting / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Issues in the Family Enterprise

The Moment You Can’t (or Better Not) Ignore

This is the third in the February series of “Blogs from the Board.” Thanks to Debbie Bing for her blog on “The Moment You Can’t (or Better Not) Ignore.” As an advisor to family businesses, I spend countless hours finding creative ways to help clients identify and address roadblocks that are getting in the way … Continue reading

Governance, Succession and the Middle East Family Business
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Governance, Succession and the Middle East Family Business

This is the second in the February series of “Blogs from the Board.” Thanks to Adib Rashid for this blog on “Governance, Succession and the Middle East Family Business.” Family businesses in the Middle East are the backbone of the region’s economy. Compared to their counter parts in the western world, they are relatively younger. … Continue reading

Gender-based Leadership Styles
Behavioral Science / Issues in the Family Enterprise / Leadership

Gender-based Leadership Styles

This is the first in a February series of Blogs from the FFI Board. Patricia Annino of Prince Lobel Tye explores the implications of “relational-cultural theory,” on leadership roles for women in family enterprises. As we look forward to the 2015 annual conference, “Myths and Realities,” I began to reflect on the rising role of … Continue reading

The Allegory of Conflict: Managing collisions in the family business
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The Allegory of Conflict: Managing collisions in the family business

In this article GEN (Global Education Network) 501 faculty member Anthony Devine looks at three sources of conflict in the family business. Relationship, task and process conflict are discussed in “The Allegory of Conflict: Managing collisions in the family business.” One of the core courses in FFI’s Global Education Network is GEN 501: Myths, Realities, … Continue reading

Myths and Realities: University-based family enterprise education
Case Studies / Coaching / Education / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Research in the Field

Myths and Realities: University-based family enterprise education

Continuing our yearlong theme of “Myths and Realities,” this issue identifies relevant facts on family business programs at universities worldwide as well as featuring some of the results of the 3rd Annual Family Enterprise Case Competition hosted by the University of Vermont School of Business Administration early in January. Myth 1. No one knows how … Continue reading