Costa del Sol: Peru’s Preeminent, Family-Owned Hotel Chain

Costa del Sol: Peru’s Preeminent, Family-Owned Hotel Chain

With ten locations across the country, the Mustafa family’s Costa del Sol group is a Peruvian hospitality heavyweight. Inspired by his hotelier father’s success,...
When Succession Goes Awry – Four Famous Examples of Failure

When Succession Goes Awry – Four Famous Examples of Failure

Whether it’s due to a lack of planning, an unwillingness of the founding generation to hand over power and decision-making, or a next generation...
Top Five Family-Owned Car Companies in the World

Top Five Family-Owned Car Companies in the World

Car manufacturing companies are under constant pressure to keep up with the changing times. From the big cars of the 1960s and 70s to...
7 Powerful Questions to Better Family Firm Consultancy

7 Powerful Questions to Better Family Firm Consultancy

Since the field was identified in the 1980s, research on family-owned enterprises worldwide has grown exponentially. Although much is known, there is plenty more...
Valuable Lessons in Surviving the Retail Apocalypse

Valuable Lessons in Surviving the Retail Apocalypse

The news was even bleaker than expected. Following the closure of 141 stores in 2017, JC Penney’s Q2 revenue in 2018 dropped by another...
What if Your Data isn't Working for You?

What if Your Data isn’t Working for You?

Data collection, data analytics and the application of AI should enable companies to make better decisions.Why then, despite the daily production of 2.5 quintillion...
Taking Tim Hortons Around The World

The Exponential Growth of Canada’s Most Famous Franchise

What’s as Canadian as ice hockey, maple syrup, and altruistic politeness? Hint: it’s the only place you can get a box of Timbits (branded...
[Podcast] Leveraging Big Data to Reach Your Customers

[Podcast] Leveraging Big Data to Reach Your Customers

The ways big data is impacting today’s business climate may be too numerous to count. The ability to access oceans of data relatively easily...
The Daily Catch: A Family Recipe for Success

The Daily Catch: A Family Recipe for Success

It would be a stretch to say the Freddura family invented calamari. However, as the proprietors of the Daily Catch, Boston’s pre-eminent seafood restaurant,...
What if Your Current Product Strategy is Causing You to Lose Market Share?

What if Your Current Product Strategy is Causing You to Lose Market Share?

In his seminal work “What is Strategy,” Michael Porter identifies a key pillar of successful strategy as having high barriers to entry. However, building...