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When Succession Skips a Generation

Morten Bennedsen & Brian Henry

Hiring non-family executives helps ensure longevity, but it requires strategic finesse.

Family Business

Protecting the Business from Generational Friction

M. Bennedsen, B. Henry

The family dynamics that promote smooth transfer to the next generation.

Family Business

Five Challenges That Could Derail a Succession Plan

M. Bennedsen, B. Henry

The obstacles Peugeot, Kikkoman, Tata Group and other iconic global family firms learned to overcome.

Family Business

Four Simple Rules for Succession Planning

Morten Bennedsen & Brian Henry

How to keep the business – and the family – running smoothly into the next generation and beyond.

Family Business

Enduring Firms Transfer Assets and Knowledge Effectively

Morten Bennedsen

How family assets such as name and members are managed matters for longevity.

Family Business

Long-Lasting Family Firms Transform in Times of Hardship

Firms that span generations are characterised by a willingness to change.

Family Business

A World-Class Family Company Based on Values

A firm that truly looks after its workers becomes a world-class garment manufacturer.
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Family Business

How to Integrate In-Laws into the Family Business

How a family business manages its in-laws should be decided by its values.

Leadership & Organisations

Teamwork, the Everest Way

The first Singaporean women to reach the summit of Everest used a framework that defines effective teams.

Family Business

Losing the Battle for Dow Jones

Enduring family businesses cannot rely on history; each new generation must remain active and committed if the firm is to stay relevant and strong.

Family Business

Steering a Carmaker out of a Crisis

In times of corporate crisis well-cultivated family assets can be the definitive factor in a company’s turnaround.

Family Business

When Gender Inequality Controls Whole Organisations

When cultural traditions and interpersonal relationships coincide, businesses start acting in irrational ways.

Family Business

Dangers of Gun-based Succession Planning

Succession plans for family firms only work with the buy-in of all members.

Strategy

How to Institutionalise Innovation

Family firms provide lessons in creating continuously innovative companies.

Family Business

Entrepreneurship Lessons from a Family Venture Philanthropist

Venture capital, philanthropy and family business are not mutually exclusive concepts. They all reflect the same entrepreneurial values of long-term investment, personal commitment, building teams and thinking outside the box.
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