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

In this week’s FFI Practitioner, FFI Fellow and 2022 FFI International Award recipient Rodolfo Paiz, introduces the “Iceberg Analysis,” a framework that practitioners can use with their family enterprise clients to analyze the entire family enterprise system.

In this week’s FFI Practitioner, members of FFI’s Asian Circle Virtual Study Group, Kimberly Go and FFI Fellow Paul Chung, explore the complex choices facing next gen family members about whether to join the family business and the role of family business advisors in helping the family navigate these decisions.

In this week’s FFI Practitioner, Steve Legler shares his observation that, in some family enterprises, when a generational shift occurs, an existing corporate hierarchy may transform into a less defined and ambiguous structure when the next gen leaders have roughly equivalent managerial roles.

Thank you to this week’s contributor, Ricardo Mejia, for his article exploring how implementing short-term strategic projects can further the alignment of owners and help manage conflict within the family enterprise.

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 second quarter of 2022!

This week’s FFI Practitioner comes from Jim Grubman, FFI Fellow and family wealth consultant. In his article, Jim considers the origins of the “three-generation rule,” the ways this axiom has been repeated and used by wealth consultants, and the research that has followed in its wake.

In this week’s edition of FFI Practitioner, FFI Fellow Patricia Annino explores the impact that the sudden death of a family business leader can have on the entire enterprise.

In this week’s edition of FFI Practitioner, Eva Wathén provides an introduction to Restorative Mediation and explores its potential benefits as a method of conflict management for family enterprises.

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