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Family Dynamics

How relationship topics such as unresolved conflict, addiction and gender biases affect the family and business systems.

Thank you to Gary Mendell, founder and CEO of Shatterproof, and Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, licensed family therapist and founding principal of UK-based Drayson Mews, for this conversation with the FFI Practitioner podcast about addiction and mental health treatment in enterprising and ultra-high-net-worth families.

Thank you to FFI Asian Circle Virtual Study Group member Andre Loh for this article exploring the nuances of family office governance within the Asian context, offering insights into a model that contextualizes corporate governance principles while aligning with the unique dynamics of Asian business families.

Thanks to the FFI Asian Circle Virtual Study Group member and FFI Fellow Kazuyoshi Takei and co-authors Yukio Fujimi and Chikako Kishihara for this week’s edition.

This week, we are pleased to feature a curated edition by Patricia Annino, FFI Fellow and founding member of the 2086 Society.

FFI Practitioner is pleased to feature a podcast discussion with Doug Baumoel, the recipient of the 2023 FFI Interdisciplinary Award.

Thanks to the FFI Asian Circle Virtual Study Group members, Linda Salim and Kimberly Go for this week’s edition that examines the important role of the Chief Emotional Officer (CEO) in Asian family enterprises.

Effectively preparing members of the next generation for a variety of diverse roles within the family enterprise is necessary to ensuring the multigenerational success of the family and its business activities.

Thank you to the FFI Asian Circle Virtual Study Group and to Navneet Bhatnagar for this week’s FFI Practitioner edition, which explores the importance of taking a deliberate approach to developing next-generation family enterprise leaders.

What should family enterprise clients do to help ensure members of the next generation are prepared to assume ownership of the enterprise when the time comes?

Thank you to Elaine King, this week’s contributor, for her article that provides a model for educating younger next gen family members about financial skills and practices.

Thanks to the FFI Asian Circle Virtual Study Group and Yirhan Sim for this week’s edition that features a family enterprise case that demonstrates the challenges experienced by the “sandwich generation” through the transition to lead a family enterprise.

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.

Thanks to the FFI Asian Circle Virtual Study Group and Linda Salim for this week’s edition featuring mini-cases on succession planning in three Chinese-Indonesian family enterprises with lessons for advisors around the world.

In this week’s FFI Practitioner, FFI Fellow and 2022 recipient of the FFI Interdisciplinary Award, Jack Wofford shares insights he’s developed over nearly 30 years as a mediator working with family enterprises.

In this week’s FFI Practitioner, Karen Carlson examines the benefits to engaging the next generation in family enterprise philanthropy activities at a young age and provides several best practices for next generation philanthropic engagement.

In this week’s FFI Practitioner, Andrea Baars and Cydnee Griffin share findings from PwC’s Global NextGen Survey 2022 on the topic of ESG.

In this week’s FFI Practitioner, Eduardo Gentil, Bruna Tokunaga Dias, and Renata Brecailo share their observations about a common challenge facing intergenerational enterprising families

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.

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.

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.