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)...
3 Best Practices for New Product Development in Family Firms

3 Best Practices for New Product Development in Family Firms

Family business governance can substantially influence the family firms’ ability to cope with novelty, uncertainty, and complexity, and thus play a key role in...
Four Ways Nepotism Can Hurt Your Family Business

Four Ways Nepotism Can Hurt Your Family Business

Few words in modern business culture carry as much stigma as that of “nepotism”. The word immediately harkens negative feelings of corruption, unfairness, and...
Scone: The 900 Year Old Family Legacy

[Podcast] A 16th Generation Family Legacy

On the border to the Scottish Highlands, stands Scone Palace. Today, a historic five-star tourism attraction, Scone’s history traces back at least to the...
The Swatch Group: A Family Business That Saved a National Industry

The Swatch Group: A Family Business That Saved a National Industry

There is a similar origin story to a lot of successful family owned business. You’ve probably heard it told many times over. A brilliant...
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Top 10 Largest Weapons Manufacturing Companies in the World

In 1879, General William Sherman of the American Civil War Union Army uttered the immortal words, “War is Hell”. However true that may be,...
Horizons: Inspiring, Educating, and Connecting Next Gens

[Podcast] Horizons: Inspiring, Educating, and Connecting Next Gens

For family businesses, the challenge of integrating and passing on the business to the next generation is the single greatest issue they face. And...
The Stunning Collapse of the Once-Great Irving Empire

The Stunning Collapse of the Once-Great Irving Empire

It’s not entirely uncommon to see a family owned corporation split up into separately owned divisions once it reaches the 3rd or 4th generation....
Family Businesses in a Post-Brexit World

[Podcast] Scotland’s Family Businesses in a Post-Brexit World

Brexit is now a reality, and businesses across the United Kingdom are scrambling to deal with the implications of this geopolitical shift. In this podcast...