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Getting Everybody on the Same Page <i>(By Getting EveryTHING on One Page)</i>
Family Business / Latest Thinking in the Field

Getting Everybody on the Same Page (By Getting EveryTHING on One Page)

Thanks to Steve Legler for this week’s article –complete with the sample page that facilitates the process he describes. See below for Getting Everybody on the Same Page (By Getting EveryTHING on One Page). Yours in Practice, The Practitioner Getting Everybody on the Same Page (By Getting EveryTHING on One Page) Helping Business Families Find Clarity … Continue reading

Fownergement
Family Business / Issues in the Family Enterprise

Fownergement

Thanks to Luke Simmering of the Legasus Group for this slightly tongue-in-cheek addition to the family enterprise consulting lexicon! See below for an introduction, explanation and some suggestions on how to use “fownergement” in your conversations with clients serving various roles across generations. Fownergement The complexity of family-owned businesses has been examined, dissected, and discussed … Continue reading

2017 Family Enterprise Case Competition
Education / Family Business / Research in the Field

2017 Family Enterprise Case Competition

This week’s Practitioner features the Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC) held at the University of Vermont in mid-January. One of the nice things about being The Practitioner is that you get invited places! And sometimes more than once! Such is the case with the University of Vermont’s Family Enterprise Case Competition. This year the competition, … Continue reading

Must Read <i>FBR</i> Articles from 2016
Family Business Review

Must Read FBR Articles from 2016

Thanks to FBR assistant editor Karen Vinton and the members of the Research Applied Board for their recommendations on “must read” articles from 2016. Yours in Practice, The Practitioner Examining Family Firm Succession from a Social Exchange Perspective: A Multi-Phase, Multi-Stakeholder Review, Daspit, J.J., Holt, D.T., Chrisman, J.J. & Long, R.G. (2016). Family Business Review, … Continue reading

Prenuptial Agreements – Uncomfortable and Necessary
Issues in the Family Enterprise / Latest Thinking in the Field / Law / Wealth Management / Women in Family Business

Prenuptial Agreements – Uncomfortable and Necessary

You can find issues more uncomfortable than prenuptial agreements. But not many. For starters, people view prenups from amazingly different points of view. One of my granddaughter’s professors told her that asking anyone for a prenup was demeaning and exploitive and showed such a lack of trust that even asking would be grounds for breaking … Continue reading