Caught in the Crossfire: The Bridge Generation in Cross-Cultural Family Enterprises

Rishi Patel felt caught in the middle. His very traditional father, Jagdish Patel, had founded a small pharmaceutical company in India which had expanded in...
The Hero’s Journey

The Hero’s Journey

In 1949, anthropologist Joseph Campbell published “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”, completely revolutionising the way we understand stories. His groundbreaking work combined psychological...
Five Reasons Family Businesses will Emerge as Natural Leaders when the Pandemic Recedes

Five Reasons Family Businesses will Emerge as Natural Leaders when the Pandemic Recedes

Over the past two months, I have watched my father and husband work tirelessly to protect our businesses. We have struggled to retain our...
Forged in Fire: Family Resilience during Times of Crisis

Forged in Fire: Family Resilience during Times of Crisis

Editorial by Dennis T Jaffe, PhD and James Grubman, PhD  Recent financial and social upheavals have shaken every family’s experience of well-being, including perspectives on...
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Behind the Scenes – IDEAL: A Family Business Film

In late 2019, the Family Business Films team travelled to the UK to create a mini-documentary on second-generation family business IDEAL. This innovative detergent manufacturer...
A Healthy Family Enterprise is a Balancing Act

A Healthy Family Enterprise is a Balancing Act

By Professor Peter Vogel, Director of IMD Global Family Business Center  It is estimated that family-controlled businesses make up approximately two-thirds of the world’s businesses....
Learning From Crises: 7 Steps to Multigenerational Sustainability Through the Storm

Learning From Crises: 7 Steps to Multigenerational Sustainability Through the Storm

Partner Content by Markus Weishaupt I remember the first few years after the 2008 financial crisis, the hardships that both people and companies had to...
Ten Critical Initiatives for Family Business Longevity

Ten Critical Initiatives for Family Business Longevity

Editorial by George A Isaac Your family business is your best vehicle for generating income, preserving wealth and serving the needs of your stakeholders. Yet,...
Building Generational Wealth that Lasts

Building Generational Wealth that Lasts

Still reeling from the unprecedented disruption of COVID-19, sustainability is on the collective mind of the global family business community in a way that...
Leveraging the Board in Times of Crisis

Leveraging the Board in Times of Crisis

There is perhaps no situation that proves the worth of a board – particularly one with outside directors – more than a crisis with...