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We decided it was “about time” that we feature the inspiration for the 2024 quarterly Practitioner Time series!

Running against time—we’ve all done it! In this podcast, three marathon runners explore how time, discipline, generational pulls, and much more play out when running a race.

Nothing says “time” like history! In this article, historian Barnet Schecter explores the role of history for the family firm today.

Continuing our quarterly series on the 2024 FFI conference theme of “Mean Time: Time, Timing and Timeliness in Family Enterprise,” we are pleased to present a podcast interview the Emmanuel Mankura, an elder in the Maasai tribe.

We hope you’ve been enjoying the articles published in FFI Practitioner so far this year, which included a series of articles in January based on this year’s conference theme of “Mean Time: Time, Timing and Timelessness in Family Enterprise.”

This week, we are pleased to feature a podcast conversation with Christina Wing, founder of Wingspan Legacy Partners.

In this week’s edition of FFI Practitioner, Ricardo Mejía shares his reflections on the importance of storytelling as a way to transmit the “company soul” to the next generation of family owners.

Thanks to Sajjad Hamid for contributing this article on incorporating entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial education into family enterprise consulting engagements.

Many enterprising families create unique collections of artwork, which ultimately may be passed from one generation to the next.

This week we are pleased to continue our series of guest-curated FFI Practitioner articles with Donald Neubaum, editor of Family Business Review.

Thank you to Peter Jaskiewicz, James Combs, Torsten Wulf, Thomas Dorsch, and Katrina Barclay, for this précis of their article “Uncertainty around Transgenerational Control: Implications for Innovation Prior to Succession,” which appeared in the December 2023 issue of Family Business Review.

In family enterprises, philanthropy and social impact initiatives serve as vital mechanisms for fostering multigenerational collaboration and reinforcing the family’s values while also contributing to its lasting legacy in the community.

We conclude our January series on Time with a podcast conversation with Anthony Willoughby, founder of the Nomadic School of Business, and Doutzen Groothof, a Dutch sociologist and coach who lives in Rwanda.

This issue, the third in our January series, is by Katelyn Husereau, a member of the 2024 Conference Program Committee.

Continuing our series on Time, we are pleased to present an article by Joseph Astrachan and Claudia Binz Astrachan.

The new year and the 2024 conference theme have happily conspired to make us think about time and timelessness in family enterprise advising and research.

As 2023 is winding down, we’re taking a look back at the year that was for FFI Practitioner by counting down the 10 most popular editions published this year!

One of the goals of FFI Practitioner is to engage the expertise of its readers in the annual FFI conference, held each October.

FFI Practitioner is pleased to feature a podcast conversation with Jason Jay, 2023 FFI Scholar-in-Residence, Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Director of the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan, and John Davis, chairman and founder of the Cambridge Family Enterprise Group, Senior Lecturer in Family Enterprise at MIT Sloan, and a founding member of the FFI 2086 Society.

As the end of the year is quickly approaching, this week’s contributor, Matthew Erskine, provides a checklist of tax planning items for family enterprise clients to consider.