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Branding on a Budget: Insights from a Communications Expert

My name is Ursula Winzel, and I am a marketing and branding specialist. From an early stage in my career, I always dreamed of running my own agency. When the financial crisis hit Dubai, I was working at a communications company…

3 Traits of Entrepreneurial Family Business Leaders

Malcolm Gladwell, the renowned author who has sold over 4 million books and achieved worldwide fame with “The Tipping Point”, always has something new to say. In his 2013 book, “David and Goliath”, Gladwell presented a…

Visionaries - Are They the Best Choice for Leading a Family Company?

We began this series by providing an overview of four types of leadership natures (Visionary, Starter, Grower, and Maintainer) and how matching someone’s nature to the life cycle of the family company is beneficial where…

11 Mind-Boggling Business Facts About China

2015 marked the first time in a century that the U.S. was no longer the world's preeminent economic power. The Chinese economy overtook the U.S. economy measured in purchasing power, and the global order began shifting to the Far…

An Insider's Perspective on How Political Connections Impact Chinese Family Business Succession

The recent Panama papers leak has exposed shadowy transactions by a number of politicians and their families throughout the world. Some families hide not only their wealth but also the means through which they have built their…

Launch of The Tharawat Space | In Photos

On April 13th and 16th, Tharawat Magazine and its sister company Tharawat Family Business Forum celebrated the launch of The Tharawat Space in Dubai. As the first co-creation space dedicated to family business and…

Interview with Joseph Okelo, Founder of the Association for Family Business Enterprises, Kenya

My name is Joseph Okelo and I am a second-generation family business member. Prior to working in the family business, I was a senior manager in a global corporation, but now I work as a Director in Makini Schools, a private…

Is Your Family Company Ready for Intergenerational Changes?

In the lifecycle of a family business, the family undergoes three major events: birth, marriage, and death. While each event occurs at vastly differing points in the timeline, they all have profound implications that can…

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