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Practice Insights

Last week we looked to the future with FFI Futurenaut-in-Residence Mark Stevenson. Today, like Janus, we look in another direction to reflect on the work of 20th century psychiatrist (and futurist!) Murray Bowen.

What better way to welcome the New Year than with an interview with the FFI Futurenaut-in-Residence, Mark Stevenson.

In this week’s edition, FFI Practitioner is pleased to present a podcast interview with Christian Stewart, the 2021 recipient of the FFI Interdisciplinary Award.

In this week’s podcast, FFI Practitioner is pleased to present Kathy Wiseman, the 2021 recipient of the Richard Beckhard Practice Award.

As enterprising families continue to rely on technology to stay connected and conduct business, this week’s edition features another possible platform that advisors can use with their clients.

Thank you to this week’s contributor, Guillermo Salazar, for continuing our series of editions by presenters at the in-person 2021 FFI Global Conference.

Join this week’s FFI Practitioner for a podcast interview with Rania Labaki, Christopher Robichaud, and Wendy Ulaszek as they discuss their October 19 virtual half-day seminar in the FFI Global Conference.

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 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.

Thank you to this week’s contributors, Kurstyn Loeffler and Jenell Wittmer, for their article on the potential benefits of family business leader peer groups, especially during times of crisis.

This week, FFI Practitioner is pleased to continue our series of articles by presenters at the virtual 2020 FFI Global Conference, October 26-28.

This week, we are pleased to share a curated selection of FFI Practitioner editions focusing on the impacts of disruption and adaptation on family enterprises. These articles can serve as examples and tools to incorporate into consulting and educational work with clients, particularly as the COVID-19 crisis continues.

Thanks to Michael Madera for this article discussing three wise moves to help your family enterprise clients understand and respond to external crises.

During times of disruption, how can family enterprise advisors help their clients navigate unchartered waters to survive turbulence and prepare for an unpredictable future?

This week, we are pleased to share a family business case illustrating how Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, has utilized their concentrated family ownership and governance model to navigate worldwide crises.

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, family enterprise advisors have been forced to evolve their practices to adapt to working remotely with their clients.

Do your family business clients devote more time to fixing problems than to preventing them?

For this week’s edition, we are pleased to continue our series featuring a diverse selection of family business cases previously published in FFI Practitioner.

This week, FFI Practitioner explores the evolving topic of the role of women in family businesses. Thank you to this week’s contributor, Patricia Annino, for her article, which is based on her presentation at the 2019 Global Conference.

According to Mark Twain, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” In that light, we are pleased to share an article by Rochelle Mendelsohn that explores the reasons why family enterprises without a strategic plan should consider developing their first and outlines seven tips for advisors working with these organizations throughout the process.