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May 2014

This week’s guest blogger, Mitch Vandiver, presents us with a cautionary tale on the perils of neutrality for family enterprise advisors and consultants. The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. (Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy)  Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy and Dan Brown's book Inferno, which includes many references to Dante's epic poem, would seem an odd place for advisors to find guidance regarding their work with family businesses. Yet, one of the novel's main protagonists, the Director of the Consortium,