Issue 19, July 2013 – Family Business Entrepreneurship

Issue 19, July 2013 – Family Business Entrepreneurship

Articles

Stronger than Ever – Luca Buccellati

Luca Buccellati is a third generation member of the legendary Buccellati jewellers of Milan. While speaking to him, one is immediately drawn in by his warm and passionate way of introducing his family’s long-running...
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Banding Together – Interview with Gerald Clerc

Established in 1874, Geneva-based Clerc Watches is a family establishment headed by third generation family member Gerald Clerc. Gerald Clerc and his wife Nathalie sit opposite, a charming team in their private as well...
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The Cousin’s Consortium

In 1947 Antonio Busatti established himself as the first dealer of Japanese pearls in Italy. Nearly three decades later, his three children Luigi, Carlo, and Margherita joined him in expanding the business into fine...
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When the Third Generation Builds the Family Business – Cecil Purnell

When speaking to Jonathan Purnell, Chairman and Co - Founder of Cecil Purnell it becomes clear that there is one driving force in his life: the passion for the craft of watchmaking. His grandfather,...

Bayco: Some Things in Life Have No Price

Amir Hadjibay was only 13 years old when he began to travel between Iran and India. He established a strong reputation for himself as a precious stones trader, unconsciously laying what would become the...
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Families of Malaysia: Case Study – Part One

Malaysia’s growth has been well noted across the world, as the Southeast Asian nation’s GDP is firmly positioned in the global top-30, valued at nearly half a trillion dollars. The country’s economy has grown...
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Growth by Design – The Royal Selangor Family Business

Interview with Yong Yoon Li, Executive Director, Royal Selangor, Malaysia This is the story of a family whose love for pewter has grown the family business into a global enterprise. Royal Selangor was founded by...
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Of Shoes and Family – The Entrepreneurial Heritage of Peter Nappi

Interview with Phillip Nappi, Co-Founder of Peter Nappi, United States Some say that entrepreneurship is a trait that people are born with; a spirit that we inherit from our family and either cultivate or suppress....

The Entrepreneurial Family Business – The Advantages and Drawbacks of Spontaneous and Short-Term Decision-making

Interview with Mutassem Daaboul, CEO, SAMA In September 2005 Mutassem Daaboul joined his father’s business, the Syrian Daaboul Industrial Group, and was soon thrown into the deep end. By April 2006, Daaboul was appointed the...

The Relationship Between Entrepreneurship and Family Business – Complementary Dynamics

Interview with Professor Pramodita Sharma, University of Vermont, Canada The mechanics of a family business and the drivers of entrepreneurship are complementary in nature. Every family business is founded on an entrepreneurial vision, and throughout...
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The Precious Niche – The Boghossian Family and their Drive to Innovation

Interview with Albert Boghossian, CEO of Bogh-Art Virtually all family businesses base their success on a core ability which is handed down from one generation to the next. To preserve the family’s heritage and continually...
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The Significant Other – The Untapped Potential in the Family Business

Being married to someone who is part of a family business is not always easy. The fact is that family business members bring their problems and worries home and tend to try and find...

Stories of Family Businesses Going Public

In the last two years stock markets have witnessed a historic downturn, and many investors have subsequently, and quite naturally, become rather shy when it came to trusting listed companies. Private companies started to...