Moving On: Recognizing Unconscious Attachments Helps Employees Cope with Change

Moving On: Recognizing Unconscious Attachments Helps Employees Cope with Change

It is a familiar lament from business leaders. They have a compelling case for strategic change – new technology renders a core product obsolete,...
The Family Feud That Nearly Brought Down the Gucci Empire

The Violent Family Feud That Nearly Destroyed the Gucci Empire

In the recorded history of business, there are family feuds, bad family feuds, and then there is the story of the Gucci family. Their...
The DNA of a Successful Family Business

The DNA of a Successful Family Business

Family businesses have now reached a broad public awareness. Finally. 75% of all companies in Europe are family enterprises, which account for almost half...
Masataka Taketsuru: The Father of Japanese Whiskey

Masataka Taketsuru: The Father of Japanese Whiskey

If one were to play a game of word association, the word ‘Japan’ would not likely be followed by ‘whiskey’. To conjure up images...
A Tale of Scone Palace - A 16th Generation’s Perspective

[Podcast] Sustaining Family Culture and Preparing The Next Gen

In this podcast, we speak to Viscount Stormont, 16th generation member of his family legacy, about what it means to sustain a family culture...
Cadbury: Reinventing Both Chocolate and the Workplace

Cadbury: Reinventing Both Chocolate and the Workplace

If there were a Mount Rushmore for Chocolatiers, you can be sure John Cadbury’s face would be chiseled in granite. Few others in the...
The Astonishing Rise and Fall of the Legendary Astor Family

The Stunning Rise and Fall of the Astor Family Empire

It was an image so rich in irony that it was almost poetic. Some of the last heirs of the legendary Astor family living...
Steinway & Sons: A 160 Year Musical Legacy

Steinway & Sons: A 160 Year Legacy of Musical Excellence

For any emerging family-owned enterprise, a professional endorsement can go a long way to increasing brand awareness and market credibility. But only a select...
How the McMahon’s turned the WWE into a 4th Generation Family Business Empire

How the McMahon’s Turned the WWE into a 4th Generation Family Business Empire

Vince McMahon is a man known for wearing many hats. To many, he is the face and force behind what is now known as...
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...