Family Business and the Succession Journey

Family Business and the Succession Journey

In major league baseball, the greatest players, on average, hit the ball three out of every ten times. That means even the best players...
The Path to a Successful Transition

The Path to a Successful Transition

 “Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”   - Warren Buffett Any succession discourse must begin by confronting one...
Chuck and Robin Tauck: Shaping the New Generation of Family Business Leaders

Chuck and Robin Tauck: Shaping the New Generation of Family Business Leaders

This content is brought to you by the Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC), the world's only case competition focused exclusively on family business. Once a year,...
On Core Competencies: The Creation of Powerful New Competitive Advantages

On Core Competencies: The Creation of Powerful New Competitive Advantages

Diversification brings success – it's a business advice mantra repeated often enough it verges on the platitudinal. While not entirely untrue, what the statement fails...
Business Transition - Bram Kleppner

Lessons in the Transition Away from Family Ownership – The Story of Danforth Pewter

This content is brought to you by the Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC), the world's only case competition focused exclusively on family business. Bram Kleppner has...
How to Avoid Feeling Trapped in Your Family Business

How to Avoid Feeling Trapped in Your Family Business

In his book, Trapped in the Family Business, Dr Michael Klein explores the difficult situation that can occur when family business members feel they...
[PODCAST] Picchiotti: Success by Design

[PODCAST] Picchiotti: Success by Design

It’s a common refrain: successful business models are defined by their agility – being able to adapt to industry disruption and rapidly changing consumer...
The Daily Catch: A Family Recipe for Success

The Daily Catch: A Family Recipe for Success

It would be a stretch to say the Freddura family invented calamari. However, as the proprietors of the Daily Catch, Boston’s pre-eminent seafood restaurant,...
Helping Families Manage Success

Helping Families Manage Success

Growing a family business into a profitable and successful enterprise is a challenging process and, once there, other questions present themselves. How does the...
Syntel: Sustaining Success in the 21st Century

Syntel: Meeting The Challenges of Sustaining Success in the 21st Century

As return on investment goes, this one was pretty good. After starting the fledgeling company Syntel in their Troy, Michigan apartment with an initial...