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Advising & Consulting

As the family enterprise profession evolves, authors offer empircal insights and examples for colleagues to use in their practices; examples of tools and assessments are included.

FFI Practitioner is pleased to host Adam Ifshin, CEO of DLC Management, and Rocki-Lee DeWitt, Professor of Management in the Grossman School of Business at the University of Vermont, in a conversation based on their upcoming session at the FFI Global Conference in New York, October 25-27.

In this week’s edition of FFI Practitioner, Ricardo Mejia shares his ruminations about the benefits of walking in nature to unleash creativity.

With the growing popularity and continued evolution of AI platforms, such as ChatGPT, increased questions have been raised about their ability to complete more complex functions.

Thanks to FFI Fellow Guillermo Salazar for this thought-provoking reflection on “happiness” and how the concept of “dysfunction” can play out in the consulting process.

Thank you to this week’s contributor, Maria Milanetti, for her article that presents a simplified model for engaging family enterprise clients in an efficient strategic planning process.

The FFI Practitioner podcast is pleased to host Doug Gray, PhD, discussing the field of positive psychology, 360 assessments, and how both can help family enterprise advisors with their clients.

This week’s FFI Practitioner features four sessions to be presented at the October FFI global conference in New York.

This week’s FFI Practitioner concludes a two-part overview by Matthew Erskine and Jonathan Wilson about the Corporate Reporting Act and its impact on family enterprises.

Thank you to this week’s contributors, Matthew Erskine and Jonathan Wilson, for providing an overview of the Corporate Reporting Act, which is scheduled to take effect in the US in the beginning of 2024.

The FFI Practitioner podcast is pleased to host GEN Faculty member and FFI Fellow Francesco Barbera, discussing heterogeneity among family firms.

For this week’s FFI Practitioner podcast, we are pleased to host a conversation with GEN Faculty member and FFI Fellow Dennis Jaffe, Marta Widz, and Hakim Benbadra, to discuss models for managing conflict in enterprise families.

In this week’s edition of FFI Practitioner, Jack Troast shares lessons on negotiation that he’s developed over his 25-year career as a mediator and family enterprise advisor.

Thank you to this week’s contributor, Sajjad Hamid, for his article exploring digital tools that family enterprise advisors can use to expand their practice.

In this week’s issue of FFI Practitioner, Matthew Erskine considers the ways that a prenuptial agreement can be an effective tool for family enterprises not only to protect family assets, but to articulate their philosophy and vision for the family’s future.

In today’s turbulent world, family enterprise owners must become more agile to keep up with increasing rate of change.

This week, FFI Practitioner is pleased to share an article by Vlad Barbieri and Fernanda Brasil about how advisors can approach a challenging scenario: when a family enterprise client determines that the best course of action is for the owners to separate.

In this issue of FFI Practitioner, we are pleased to feature reflections of Jack Wofford, the recipient of the 2022 FFI Interdisciplinary Award.

In this week’s edition of FFI Practitioner, which can serve as a conversation starter with your clients, Jay Hughes, Jr. and Dave Specht explore the notion that a shared dream for the future may be essential for the multigenerational success of a family enterprise.

For this week’s edition, FFI Practitioner is pleased to feature Andrew Gersick, a Visiting Researcher and Lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University and a Researcher in Computer Science at San Diego State University.

The 2022 FFI Global Conference is the latest example of FFI presenting its impressive global network of thought leaders in the field.