Family Business2FamilyBusiness Case Study: Born Entrepreneur

Family Business2FamilyBusiness Case Study: Born Entrepreneur

Image Source: Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels In this issue’s FamilyBusiness2FamilyBusiness case, HbN, innovative leader and 3rd generation member of a family business active in shipping,...
Non-family Executives in the Family Business

Non-family Executives in Family Businesses

Although we would like to think so, it is difficult to transmit values and business ethics from one family generation to another, and one...
Open Innovation in Family Businesses

Open Innovation in Family Businesses

Image Source: Pixabay via Pexels A Must or an Oxymoron? In the Arab world, family businesses are the backbone of most economies owing both to their...
Winning Strategies for the Family Business

Winning Strategies for the Family Business

Image Source: Pixabay via Pexels The goal of any enterprise is to deliver superior sustainable performance. For a business, "performance", means return on investment; "sustainable"...
Succeeding in Succession

Succeeding in Succession

Image Source: Mikes Photos via Pexels When a King comes to power his first act is to select a Crown Prince. This, he does for...
Ali Abdulwahab Sons & Co, Kuwait

Family Business Profile: Ali Abdulwahab Sons & Co.

Founded by Ali Abdul Wahab Al Mutawa shortly after World War I, the Ali Abdulwahab Sons & Co. company in Kuwait has flourished throughout...
Resilience of the Family Business: The Baalbaki Group of Syria

Resilience of the Family Business: The Baalbaki Group of Syria

It is an undeniable fact that entrepreneurship and innovation run deep in the blood of the Baalbaki family. For more than a hundred years, each...
650 Years of Excellence: The Torrini Family Business, Italy

650 Years of Excellence: The Torrini Family Business, Italy

It’s the early Middle Ages in Europe where the story of Italian family business Torrini begins. The family’s signum could be traced through its...
Talent Management in the Middle East

Talent Management in the Middle East

Q&A with Prof. Abbas Ali Talent Management is the process of discovering, deploying, motivating, and energizing the workforce within an organisation to effectively achieve objectives...
The Double Value of an Owners’ Council with a Constitution

The Double Value of an Owners’ Council with a Constitution

Businesses, families and family businesses can benefit from creating a formal group of "owners". They can also benefit from creating a formal "constitution". By...