Embedding The Family’s Values by Creating an Ethical Will
Issues in the Family Enterprise / Legacy

Embedding The Family’s Values by Creating an Ethical Will

Thanks to Mitzi Perdue, speaker, author, businesswoman and widow of the late Frank Perdue for her thoughtful article on ethical wills. Embedding The Family’s Values by Creating An Ethical Will Much as I admired Frank Perdue for his success with his family poultry business, I admired him even more for his success as a family … Continue reading

Myths & Realities: Across cultures and across generations (III)
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Myths & Realities: Across cultures and across generations (III)

Thanks to this week’s contributors to the special series on “Myths & Realities: Across cultures and across generations” — Daphne McGuffin, Susan Rix, Maybeth Shaw and Edward van de Vijver for “As Family Business Advisors, Can We Separate the Myths from Realities?” and Guillermo Salazar for “Intergenerational Communication and Family Governance.” Yours in Practice, The Practitioner Continue reading

As Family Business Advisors, Can We Separate the Myths from Realities?
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As Family Business Advisors, Can We Separate the Myths from Realities?

If it’s true that family businesses are influenced by a variety of myths, how does this impact our ability to ensure that our clients can thrive in a competitive global landscape? While the global marketplace has created countless opportunities for family businesses to expand, these new operating conditions may have also created an environment where … Continue reading

Intergenerational Communication and Family Governance: Myths and realities
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Intergenerational Communication and Family Governance: Myths and realities

Myth 1: Avoiding talking about business at home generates healthy family relations. Reality: Lack of fluent communication among family members enhances the conflicts they face. Informal meetings (like the ones that are created around a dinner table) offer the proper mood many families need to go deeper in the conversation about their shared values, mission … Continue reading

Now If Only Every Family Business Was a Fairy Tale!
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Now If Only Every Family Business Was a Fairy Tale!

A really fictional case for this issue! Thanks to Asher Noor for “Now If Only Every Family Business Was a Fairy Tale!” And for reminding the readers that fiction is usually not stranger than truth! Yours in Practice, The Practitioner Now If Only Every Family Business Was a Fairy Tale! Once upon a time there … Continue reading

Most Read Practitioner Articles (July – December 2014)
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Most Read Practitioner Articles (July – December 2014)

In our last issue of the year, we are pleased to feature the most popular issues from July-December as well as the 10 most popular issues since The Practitioner began publishing. July-December 2014 2014 Conference article: Educational Session Highlights FBR podcast: “Towards the Cluster Model” – an interview with author Nava Michael-Tsabari Fellows article: “Your … Continue reading

Constellations – Part I
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Constellations – Part I

This issue is the first in a series of articles exploring the theme of “constellations in family enterprises.”  Three articles on the subtopic of “Culture, Customs, Rituals and Perspectives” by Amy Katz, Barbara Hauser and Javier Macías follow. Go here for Amy Katz’s “Daughters in Family Enterprises: Implications and opportunities for family practitioners” Go here … Continue reading