Advising / Consulting / Family Business / Succession

Byte Up! Guest Blog from Boris Matijas

In this issue The Practitioner is pleased to have a blog by FFI member and member of the Practitioner Editorial Board, Boris Matijas. He comments on the transformation of the industrial era towards the information society, and the impact it has to the family businesses. Byte Up! By: Boris Matijas When Nicholas Negroponte, prophesied that, … Continue reading

King Lear’s Fool: The role of advisors
Advising / Consulting / Core Disciplines / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Governance / Law / Philanthropy / Succession / Wealth Management

King Lear’s Fool: The role of advisors

In his article, King Lear’s Fool—The role of advisors, Dean Fowler encourages collaboration among professionals, but also argues for the individual consultant to gain mastery in an area other than his or her field of origin. Mirroring the continuing micro-specialization of education, vocational training and post-graduate study in society, the field of family enterprise consulting … Continue reading

Advising / Consulting / Family Business / Succession

No Stone Unturned

“A quiet bias seems to exist among many family business consultants and advisors that keeping the business together, regardless of individual costs, is beneficial and should always be a primary goal.” This is an intriguing opening sentence from Michael Klein’s article, No Stone Unturned. Klein says that bias can also be shared by the family … Continue reading