Trends in Family Enterprise

2013 in Review, Part 2


The Practitioner

This week’s Practitioner follows on last week’s “most read” in 2013 and features the most read blogs and most-read FBR issues in the year. Please consider writing for The Practitioner in 2014!

FFI members’ favorite TED Talks
This issue of The Practitioner features the favorite TED Talks of leading members of the Family Firm Institute as these talks relate to the practice of advising, consulting and study in the family enterprise field. Click here to read.

Things Not to Say to Your Clients
The Practitioner takes a look at terms and language connected with family enterprise advising, highlighting some overdone buzzwords. Click here to read.

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step
This issue is a précis of an August 2013 research paper by Dennis Jaffe entitled “Good Fortune: Building a Hundred Year Family Enterprise.” It includes a summary of some counterintuitive results as well as helpful suggestions for practitioners. Click here to read.

The Transparency Myth in Family Enterprises: The big reveal or less is more
In this blog, Jamie Weiner of Inheriting Wisdom, raises some thought-provoking questions on what families and their enterprises should reveal and when, questioning the prevailing notion of advocating transparency as the “best practice” in family enterprise advising. Click here to read.

Philanthropy – Advisors and their Clients: Are they on the same page?
This blog by Maya Prabhu extends a conversation on philanthropy and the role of family enterprise advisors that began at an educational event at the FFI global conference in San Diego in October. Some startling research conducted by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI) on the difference in perceptions on philanthropic motivations and de-motivations between advisors and their clients is shared. Click here to read.

Yours in Practice,

The Practitioner

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