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The Business of Happiness: A Story of The Happy Box

Jumana Al Darwish was the embodiment of a successful modern professional. The Oxford graduate was the Head of Corporate Planning and Development at a government initiative that provided basic primary education to underprivileged…

Suzy Kanoo: The Reflections of a Successful Woman in Family Business

"Being successful has nothing to do with gender." These are the words of Suzy Kanoo, a Bahraini business woman, a member of the Kanoo Group, freelance writer, and poet. The Harvard graduate joined the family business shortly…

An Unlikely Pairing: The Grandfather and Grandson Family Entrepreneurs of Lunowear

Watchmaking is one of the few traditions that has withstood the test of time, and many of its centuries-old skills and knowledge continue to be vital to the craft today. For many of the world's best-known watch brands, family…

Growers - Leaders That Take Risks for the Family Business

In this Family Business Leadership Series, we discover the four Leadership Natures and explains how to unleash their highest potential. This article is dedicated to the second Leadership Nature, The Grower. *** Jeremy had just…

'Familyness' of Family Firms: A Competitive Business Edge?

Family firms are the most common form of businesses in the world. It almost seems natural for an entrepreneur to start up a business and for his children to take it over after him, whether it was a small corner store or a large…

Succeeding in Succession

When a King comes to power his first act is to select a Crown Prince. This, he does for the continuity of his family bloodline to rule his Kingdom. If no heir is selected and the King dies there will be dispute and fighting for…

Family Business Constitutions – A Necessary Tool Towards Sustainability

Family Businesses are known to represent the most complex type of business there is; combining business with family challenges, one can easily see why! Family Business Constitutions (FBCs) are a renowned business tool towards…

Beware of the Halo Effect and Avoid Being Tricked by Business Success Stories

In their efforts to achieve high performance, managers look to books and articles that claim to provide the formula for success. In the last years, some of the most popular business books have claimed to offer the principles for…

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