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Thanks to this week’s contributor, Matthew Erskine, for his article that explores the importance of building flexibility into the estate planning process for advisors working with nontraditional families.

For years, family enterprise governance has been among the most popular topics for advisors in the field.

This week’s edition of FFI Practitioner features a podcast interview with Julien Lescs, family office advisor and co-founder of Kanopé Impact.

We hope you’ve been enjoying the articles published in FFI Practitioner so far this year. This week, we’re pleased to share the most popular editions from the first quarter of 2021!

FFI Fellows represent the highest level of professional designation within the organization. They demonstrate ongoing expertise and commitment to the field of family enterprise.

Thanks to this week’s contributor, Markus Weishaupt, for his article exploring the concept of antifragility and how it may apply to family business clients.

Thanks to this week’s contributor, Kim Schneider Malek of the FBR Research Applied Board, for her précis of “Founder-Controlled Family Firms, Overconfidence, and Corporate Social Responsibility Engagement: Evidence from Survey Data,” which appears in the March 2021 issue of FBR.

Thanks to this week’s contributor, Ruth Steverlynck, for sharing her diary of some insights she’s acquired as a family enterprise advisor.

Thanks to Brett Coffman for this week’s edition discussing “B Corps” and how related assessments may provide your family enterprise clients a framework to codify family values around a set of corporate principles that relate to discussions of social responsibility.

This week, we are pleased to publish the first précis of the 2021 Applied Research Board.

Thanks to Shelley Taylor, a family business advisor and family council chair for her own family business, for describing her family’s experience hosting its first virtual family meeting.

This week we are pleased to feature a collection of articles by faculty members for the FFI Global Education Network (GEN) advanced courses.

Thanks to Steven Rolfe for this week’s edition about the importance of recognizing the impacts that a family business leader’s personal life crisis can have on the entire enterprise. In his article, Steven shares two examples and his reflections for practitioners to consider when their clients are confronted with such a scenario.

Thanks to Vijay Sathe, Alfredo Enrione, Donna Finley for this week’s edition, which is a case study about how five sisters, who suddenly and unexpectedly inherited their father’s businesses, and how they dealt with the influence of two executors to reach harmonious ownership of the family enterprise.

Thanks to Matthew Erskine for this week’s issue discussing the most important steps that family offices and their clients can take to mitigate risk to clients’ collections of art and other collectibles.

As we embark upon a new year for FFI Practitioner, we are pleased to share a letter about the year ahead from our Managing Editor, Dan Frosh.

As 2020 comes to a close, you can take a look back at the FFI Practitioner “year that was” by going to www.ffipractitioner.org — where you will find all 50 issues.

Thanks to FFI Fellow Guillermo Salazar, a member of the FFI Iberoamérica Virtual Study Group, for this article that explores the relationship between the hero archetype and storytelling in family enterprises.

In this week’s edition of FFI Practitioner, author John Canady examines how donor-advised funds (DAFs) can provide enterprising families an alternative to establishing a family foundation to accomplish their philanthropic objectives.

Thank you to FFI Fellow Ed van de Vijver for this week’s article on the importance of developing a family enterprise ownership strategy that is aligned with the family financiers’ objectives.