Cargill: The Largest Family Business You've Never Heard Of

Cargill: The Biggest Family Business You’ve Never Heard Of

Cargill may not be the most recognizable brand name for most people, but rest assured, nearly every household in America and many across the...
H&M: A Family Business Succeeding at Succession

H&M: A Family Business Succeeding at Succession

Perhaps there is no greater challenge that faces a family owned business than that of passing the baton to the next generation. The hope...
Suzuki: Adopting Their Way to Success

Suzuki: Adopting Their Way to Family Business Success

Suzuki Motor Corporation is one of the great success stories of Japan Inc; it is not only the ninth largest producer of automobiles in...
Carlos Slim: Success and Controversy of the Once-Richest Man on Earth

Carlos Slim: Success and Controversy of the Once-Richest Man on Earth

The title of the richest man in the world may sound more like a fantasy than reality, but a select few have actually held...
Mittelstand: The Family-Owned Titans of Germany

Mittelstand: The Family Business Titans of Germany

In today’s business climate it that if something has been proven successful – whether it be products, office designs, management structures, or training procedures...
The Samsung Epiphany - How the Electronics Company Achieved Global Dominance

The Samsung Epiphany – How the Family Business Achieved Global Dominance

Very few of us are ever lucky enough to have that true moment of epiphany – the one moment of absolute clarity when the...
J.R.D Tata of TATA Motors

Going Global – Learning from the Rise of the TATA Motors Family Business

From its modest beginning in the 1940’s and 50’s as a small automobile assembling plant that produced commercial vehicles for the Indian market, TATA...
The Prodigal Son Returns - The Story of Mars, Incorporated

The Prodigal Son Returns – The $78 Billion Mars Family Business

Compared to the prominent family dynasties in the American business world such as the Waltons, Kochs, or Marriotts, the Mars Family and their corporation...
Merck Chairman Johannes Baillou

A Triumph of Family Business Governance – The Example of Merck

To say that Merck is one of the world’s oldest and most successful companies is akin to referring to Mt. Everest as one of...
Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart

The Walmart Family Business Success – Lessons from Sam Walton

He single-handedly changed the face of retail shopping in the United States. He came through failure and heartbreak and persevered to build the most...