We the People, to Form a More Perfect Union

We the People, to Form a More Perfect Union

Who needs a family constitution? The future harmony of your family and continuity of your business may well depend on going to the trouble of writing one.

United We Stand – Transition to Third Generation in Family Business

United We Stand - Transition to Third Generation in Family Business

The grandchildren of entrepreneurs must pull together to overcome the governance and succession issues that cause nearly ninety percent of family businesses to fail by the third generation.

Guiding Governance: Clarifying the Practice of Family Enterprise Governance

Guiding Governance: Clarifying the Practice of Family Enterprise Governance

A wealthy family cannot function truly as a democracy since certain family members may need to be responsible for some decisions as owners, fiduciaries or elders. Yet there are serious long-term risks in one person holding all the reins of power. Finding the best middle-ground for decision making in the family requires setting up healthy mechanisms to balance the twin goals of inclusiveness and leadership.

Can the Values-First Company Survive?

Can the Values-First Company Survive?

Business today is no respecter of the past. Family companies have to renew values that are energizing and revise those that prevent them from competing.
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