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According to this week’s contributor, Jim Coutre of Fidelity Family Office Services, in order to create better family offices, practitioners must be honest about what (or who) may be holding the family office back from delivering the highest value to their clients.

In this week’s edition, we continue our periodic series featuring a selection of family business cases previously published in FFI Practitioner.

The program for the 2022 Global Conference, “Family Enterprise and the Fourth Economy: Internal and External Pressure to Change and Adapt,” to be held in Cambridge, MA, from October 26 to 29, has been announced.

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.

This week we are pleased to continue our series of commentaries on the recently released report, sponsored by the FFI 2086 Society, entitled “The Governance Marathon: Dynamic Durability in Entrepreneurial Families Amid Disruptions.”

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.”

We hope you’ve enjoyed all the articles published in FFI Practitioner so far this year. This week, we’re pleased to share the most popular ones from the first quarter!

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.

Thank you to this week’s contributor, Kendall Cotton Bronk, for her article summarizing the results of a research project exploring the role of family purpose in well-established family enterprises.

This week, we are pleased to share a summary of a recent survey of wealthy Nordic women aimed at gaining a better understanding of what drives their investing decisions.

All family enterprise systems will experience conflict at some point. This week, we are pleased to share a collection of articles published in FFI Practitioner that highlight the impacts of conflict within family enterprises and provide suggestions to advisors to help guide their work helping their clients to manage these conflicts.

Thank you to this week’s contributor, Luz Leyda Vega-Rosado, for her article exploring a phenomenon she refers to as, “reverse succession.”

This week, we are pleased to share a commentary about the recently released report sponsored by the FFI 2086 Society titled, “The Governance Marathon: Dynamic Durability in Entrepreneurial Families amid Disruptions.”

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.

Thank you to this week’s contributor, Sajjad Hamid, for his article exploring the Knowledge Solopreneur Development Model.

Recently, NFTs have become a popular topic for enterprising families considering whether to invest in the digital collectibles as a way to diversify their assets.

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.”

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.

What better way to welcome the New Year than with an interview with the FFI Futurenaut-in-Residence, Mark Stevenson.

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.