The Hidden Diversity of Successful Family Firms

The Hidden Diversity of Successful Family Firms

Family businesses have not always been celebrated in management literature. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alfred Chandler, in his influential book The Visible Hand, characterized family-run...
The Passing of an American Giant: David Rockefeller 1915-2017

The Passing of an American Giant: David Rockefeller 1915-2017

The Rockefeller name is synonymous with American old money and blue-blood wealth & power. For most of the 20th century, the family name would...
The Global Culture of Giving: Four Key Trends

The Global Culture of Giving: Four Key Trends You Need to Know

Over the last decade, we've seen a remarkable development in philanthropy: the emergence of a global culture of giving among leading wealth holders. Younger...
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...
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...
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...

GCC Family Businesses and the Urgency of Diversification

“Each of the Gulf states has developed long-term strategies, using different combinations of vertical and horizontal diversification. But the region has yet to take...
4 Ways Family Businesses Can Tackle The Missing Middle

4 Ways Family Businesses Can Tackle The Missing Middle

Over the past decade, we’ve surveyed founders, next gens, and CEOs of family-owned firms. Their responses over time have underscored several evergreen qualities that...
Aldi: How a Divided Family Business Emerged Stronger than Before

Aldi: How a Divided Family Business Emerged Stronger than Before

The dream of owning a family business is often borne from the idea of brother working besides brother or parents beside children as they...