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...
How Japan’s First Female Billionaire Yoshiko Shinohara Shattered the Glass Ceiling

How Yoshiko Shinohara Became Japan’s First Female Billionaire

Yoshiko Shinohara is one of a kind. And that’s not using the phrase colloquially, as in 'she stands out amongst her peers'. By becoming...
How AmorePacific Became the Hottest Name in Cosmetics Through Innovation

How AmorePacific Became the Hottest Name in Cosmetics Through Innovation

That a company would break through as an industry through innovation is not something new in 2017. Many companies develop new technology or processes...
The Hyatt Empire: How the Pritzker Brothers Revolutionized the Hotel Industry

The Hyatt Empire: How the Pritzker Brothers Revolutionized the Hotel Industry

The idea that a multi-billion-dollar empire was launched from a chance encounter in Fat Eddie’s coffee shop with a cheque written on a napkin...
Anna Maria Cammilli: Jewellery, the Italian Way

[Podcast] Anna Maria Cammilli: Jewellery, the Italian Way

In this episode of The Family Business Podcast, Raffaella Renai, head designer and second generation family member of the Italian jewellery brand Anna Maria...
Hidden Resources: How Family Firms Use Their Past to Innovate

Hidden Resources: How Family Firms Use Their Past to Innovate

Family business researchers and practitioners have highlighted the distinct pool of resources including human, social and financial capital that can boost innovation performance in...
Dolce & Gabbana: Made in Italy

Dolce & Gabbana: Made in Italy

They say that “You can take the boy out of Sicily but you can’t take Sicily out of the boy." For Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce,...
Robin Li: The Man Who Took On Google and Won

Robin Li: The Man Who Took On Google and Won

The world is filled with millionaires who saw an industry just as it was about to take off and decided to get in on...
Block by Block, Piece by Piece: The Story of Lego

Block by Block, Piece by Piece: The Story of Lego

How did the Kristiansen family from Denmark turn their small local toy company into Lego, perhaps the most successful and globally recognizable toy brand...
How Family Strategy Can Increase Family Cohesion and Business Connectivity

How Family Strategy Can Increase Family Cohesion and Business Connectivity

Family-owned businesses which install a family charta with binding rules are economically more successful. Moreover, a family constitution strengthens the “family peace” (emotional cohesion)...