Commentary #5 on The Governance Marathon: A research report sponsored by FFI’s 2086 Society
This week we are pleased to continue our series of commentaries on the report, sponsored by the FFI 2086 Society, entitled “The Governance Marathon: Dynamic Durability in Entrepreneurial Families Amid Disruptions.”
Iceberg Analysis of Family Systems
In this week’s FFI Practitioner, FFI Fellow and 2022 FFI International Award recipient Rodolfo Paiz, introduces the “Iceberg Analysis,” a framework that practitioners can use with their family enterprise clients to analyze the entire family enterprise system.
A Renewed Call for Accurate Research about Family Wealth Longevity
This week’s FFI Practitioner comes from Jim Grubman, FFI Fellow and family wealth consultant. In his article, Jim considers the origins of the “three-generation rule,” the ways this axiom has been repeated and used by wealth consultants, and the research that has followed in its wake.
Restoring After Storming
In this week’s edition of FFI Practitioner, Eva Wathén provides an introduction to Restorative Mediation and explores its potential benefits as a method of conflict management for family enterprises.
Estate Planning for Digital Wealth
In this week’s edition of FFI Practitioner, Matthew Erskine discusses the unique qualities and risks of crypto-asset wealth and provides an introduction to the special considerations to be addressed in the transfer of digital assets.
Research for Clients
As part of its mission, FFI strives to advance the field of family enterprise through applied research, providing practitioners with practical applications for research conducted by academics from around the world.
Cases for Clients: 2022
In this week’s edition, we continue our periodic series featuring a selection of family business cases previously published in FFI Practitioner.
Success or Failure? Rethinking the Three-Generation Rule
This week, we are pleased to share a conversation with family enterprise advisors, Josh Baron and Rob Lachenauer, who are co-authors of the article “Do Most Family Businesses Really Fail by the Third Generation?” published in Harvard Business Review.
Research Applied: An FBR Précis on Family Firms and Environmental Performance
Thank you to this week’s contributors, Alfredo De Massis and Ivan Miroshnychenko, for their précis of “Family Firms and Environmental Performance: A Meta-Analytic Review.”
Research Applied: An FBR Précis on Applying Family Science to Executive Compensation in Family Firms
FFI Practitioner is pleased to host a discussion with Anneleen Michiels, Isabel Botero, and Roland Kidwell, discussing their article, “Toward a Family Science Perspective on Executive Compensation in Family Firms: A Review and Research Agenda,” published in the March 2022 issue of Family Business Review.
Reverse Succession in Family Businesses: A pandemic effect
Thank you to this week’s contributor, Luz Leyda Vega-Rosado, for her article exploring a phenomenon she refers to as, “reverse succession.”
To Empower Members of the Next Generation, We Need to Answer Their Questions
Thank you to Peter Jaskiewicz, Sabine Rau, and Katrina Barclay for an overview of their recent research into the hopes and desires of next generation members of family enterprises.
Deep Leadership Development for 21st Century Business Families
Thank you to this week’s contributor, Michael Madera, for an article outlining the importance of vertical leadership development in family enterprises. In addition to a brief history lesson, the article explores a variety of ways family enterprise leaders can expand their “sense-making abilities.”
Capturing Murray Bowen Moments: Ideas and photos
Last week we looked to the future with FFI Futurenaut-in-Residence Mark Stevenson. Today, like Janus, we look in another direction to reflect on the work of 20th century psychiatrist (and futurist!) Murray Bowen.
FFI Practitioner: Most Popular Articles of 2021
As 2021 is coming to close, we’re taking a look back at the year that was for FFI Practitioner. We sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed reading and listening to the many editions that we’ve published this year.
Research Applied: FBR Précis for FFI Practitioner
Thank you to this week’s contributor, Kim Schneider Malek, for her précis of “Over My Dead Body”: Wives’ Influence in Family Business Succession.”
Challenges of Burgeoning Family Offices in Mainland China
This week’s article concludes FFI Practitioner’s month-long series of editions dedicated to topics related to family offices.
Family Office Technology: An interview with Tania Neild
With today’s article, we introduce a month-long series on topics related to the family office. Today’s issue features an interview with Tania Neild by FFI Fellow and board member Mary Duke.
Using Technology for Family Learning and Engagement
As enterprising families continue to rely on technology to stay connected and conduct business, this week’s edition features another possible platform that advisors can use with their clients.
Thirty Things Every Family Enterprise Advisor Should Know
Thank you to this week’s contributor, Guillermo Salazar, for continuing our series of editions by presenters at the in-person 2021 FFI Global Conference.