Hästens: $100,000 Luxury Beds Made by Master Craftsmen

Hästens: $100,000 Luxury Beds Made by Master Craftsmen

Anyone who’s ever said, ‘They don’t make ‘em like the used to’ has obviously never slept of a Hästens bed. Sweden’s oldest and most...
Gary Guittard and his daughter Amy who is the Director of Marketing at Guittard Chocolate Company

[Podcast] The Story of Guittard Chocolate Company – A Conversation with Gary Guittard

When Etienne Guittard left Tournus, France to join the California Gold Rush, he brought chocolate from his uncle’s factory as a means to barter...
Top 100 Scottish Firms Generate £1 Billion in Profits

Top 100 Scottish Firms Generate £1 Billion in Profits

The huge contribution made by Scotland’s leading family-owned firms to the country’s economy and employment levels has been underlined by a major new report. The...
Amway: Pyramid Scheme or Family Business Success?

Amway: Pyramid Scheme or Family Business Success?

“It takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’” The memorable and successful 1970’s marketing slogan for Timex watches could easily be applied to the Amway...
Tujia: The Chinese Airbnb Rival with Home Field Advantage

Tujia: The Chinese Airbnb Rival with Home Field Advantage

There is a major East vs. West showdown shaping up for the home-sharing customer in China. Tujia is the home-grown combatant that, in just...
Häagen-Dazs: Made Up Name, Genuine Success

Häagen-Dazs: Made Up Name, Genuine Success

It was a stroke of marketing genius straight out of the television series Mad Men. Looking for a way to distinguish their new brand...
[Podcast] Are You Being Left Behind in the Digital Age?

[Podcast] Are You Being Left Behind in the Digital Age?

Ananthakrishnan (AK) Sankaranarayanan is a Global business strategist with proven expertise spanning “digital age” business strategies, processes, techniques and technology. He has helped several...
Forever 21: An American Dream Come True

Forever 21: An American Dream Come True

The only negative thing one could say about the rags to riches success story of Forever 21 husband and wife co-founders Dowon Chang and...

[Podcast] The Art of Printing Money

Located in Dalton Massachusetts, Crane & Co. can trace its roots back to the American Revolutionary War, when their paper mill printed the very...
The Gap: From a Small Family Business to a Global Fashion Empire

The Gap: From a Small Family Business to a Global Fashion Empire

“What if someone put together all the styles, colors and sizes Levi Strauss had to offer in one store?” This one question San Francisco resident...