Family Business: Electrifying (Part 1)
FFI Global Conference / Governance / Issues in the Family Enterprise

Family Business: Electrifying (Part 1)

Stand by for five exciting weeks of articles, interviews and podcasts based on the conference theme – Family Business: Electrifying. Thanks to the editors and the authors for these thoughtful pieces. Below is an overview from the May issue editor, Asher Noor. Yours in Practice, The Practitioner Dear Colleagues, This week’s Practitioner debuts the five-part … Continue reading

Empty Structures Syndrome: Losing the energy that drives governance
FFI Global Conference / Governance / Issues in the Family Enterprise

Empty Structures Syndrome: Losing the energy that drives governance

It’s a paradox: Some family owner groups in the third, fourth, fifth generation, and beyond, have sophisticated governance structures and a history of embracing world-class family business advisory help. They may have even been awarded global recognition for “best practices” in governance. But a growing sense of dissatisfaction has crept in among the family owners. … Continue reading

Defusing NextGen’s Explosive Exposé!
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Defusing NextGen’s Explosive Exposé!

In the beginning, it was all about the founders’ quest for anonymity, to keep the family under the radar and the family business link private. The family office went by an unrelated name shedding zero clues of the relationship with the family and the company employees were made to understand discretion was paramount as regards … Continue reading

Is Your Client’s Generational Transition Stuck? How changing the ownership model can create traction
Governance / Leadership / Succession

Is Your Client’s Generational Transition Stuck? How changing the ownership model can create traction

Thanks to this week’s contributors Josh Baron and Nick Di Loreto of BanyonGlobal for their article “Is Your Client’s Generational Transition Stuck? How changing the ownership model can create traction.”   Is Your Client’s Generational Transition Stuck? How changing the ownership model can create traction Times of generational transition are often rife with conflict, which, … Continue reading

Research Applied: <i>FBR</i> Précis for the Practitioner
Family Business Review / Governance

Research Applied: FBR Précis for the Practitioner

Thanks to Kim Schneider Malek for her précis on Family Governance at Work:  Organizing for New Product Development in Family SMEs by Alfredo De Massis, Josip Kotlar, Federico Frattini, James J. Chrisman, and Mattias Nordqvist and to Kaitlin Pollard of SAGE publications and Karen Vinton, assistant editor of FBR, for an interview with co-author Josip … Continue reading

Family Governance at Work: Organizing for new product development in family SMEs
Family Business Review / Governance

Family Governance at Work: Organizing for new product development in family SMEs

(Authors: Alfredo De Massis, Josip Kotlar, Federico Frattini, James J. Chrisman, and Mattias Nordqvist) Research Applied précis prepared by Kim Schneider Malek, Family Enterprise Alliance, LLC Innovation is more than just a hot topic for start-up companies. Innovation, along with creativity and entrepreneurship (I.C.E), is a core foundation of any business seeking to come alive, … Continue reading