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Live Wires in the Family Enterprise
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Live Wires in the Family Enterprise

As family advisors, we know the drill. We are called to the scene and get down to investigating what happened. There is smoke and despair in the air. Porcelain has been shattered. Family members are fuming between accusations and counter accusations. With most families, the common denominator is that family advisors are called in — … Continue reading

Family Business: Electrifying (Part 2)
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Family Business: Electrifying (Part 2)

Welcome to the second week of the Special Issue series based on the 2017 conference theme! Thanks to the authors and the co-chair of The Practitioner Editorial Committee, Lanie Jordan, for her introduction below. Yours in Practice, The Practitioner Dear Colleagues, This is the second of the May five-part series on Family Business: Electrifying! Special … Continue reading

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

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

Research Applied: FBR Précis for the Practitioner

Thanks to Ken McCracken for this précis on “Perceptions of Knowledge Sharing Among Small Firm Leaders: A Structural Equation Model,” which will be appearing in the June issue of FBR. Based on current research as published in FBR, the research applied précis provide analysis of academic articles and helpful suggestions for family enterprise practitioners. Yours … Continue reading