The Entrepreneurial Gene

The Entrepreneurial Gene

For many years, the image of family businesses has been hampered by stereotyped notions, in which it is assumed that they are slow-moving, prone...
How to Use Family Business History as a Strategic Resource

How to Use Family Business History as a Strategic Resource

Ludovic Cailluet is Professor of Strategy and Business History and member of the EDHEC Family Business Centre at EDHEC Business School. In this interview,...
Starbucks Prepares for Life Without Iconic CEO Howard Shultz, Again

Starbucks Prepares for Life Without Iconic CEO Howard Shultz… Again

It may be the hardest thing any self-made CEO Billionaire has to do. After a lifetime spent building, growing and nurturing the business, they...
Sparking an Attitude of Innovation in Family Businesses

Sparking an Attitude of Innovation in the Family Business

In recent studies, family firms have been shown to innovate less despite being more able to do so – namely the “ability and willingness...
Why Failing Early on is Crucial to Success Later

Why Failing Early on is Crucial to Success Later

When I was first starting off, a successful and seasoned entrepreneur told me something that ended up being true (more than I would like...
UNIQLO: Secret Recipe for Success of Japan's Richest Businessman

UNIQLO: The Recipe for Success of Japan’s Richest Businessman

Usually when a business has a secret formula that has led to billions of dollars in revenue and unabashed success, it is guarded with...
Shukran Group: Europe's First Lebanese-Inspired Mediterranean Cuisine

The Story of Shukran Group: Europe’s First Lebanese-Inspired Mediterranean Chain

Bill Saad did not come from the hotel and catering world, but had always been interested in everything that had to do with customer...
The Conflict of Interest of a 3rd Generation CEO – The Story of Fidelity

A 3rd Generation CEO’s Conflict of Interests – The Troubling Story of Fidelity Investments

The challenge that a third generation family business CEO has in keeping the empire afloat in an environment far different from that of its...
How to Choose the Best Manufacturer for your Product

How to Choose the Best Manufacturer for your Product

Many companies choose to not have their products made in-house, and instead outsourcing to a manufacturer. Choosing to outsource manufacturing can be advantageous for...
The Women of Prada Who Built an Empire

The Women of Prada Who Built an Empire

The early twentieth century was a time when a number of top European family business brands can trace their roots to. Certainly a more...