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January 26, 2021

Most family fortunes were forged thanks to a founding entrepreneur and their successors who managed to uphold their legacy over the generations. The entrepreneurial tale of the founder is often passed down proudly from generation to generation. However, it is also common to see the successor generations concentrate so much on the core business that they sometimes lose the very entrepreneurial drive that gave rise to their family business in the first place.

Most family fortunes were forged thanks to a founding entrepreneur and their successors who managed to uphold their legacy over the generations. The entrepreneurial tale of the founder is often passed down proudly from generation to generation.

However, it is also common to see the successor generations concentrate so much on the core business that they sometimes lose the very entrepreneurial drive that gave rise to their family business in the first place.

April 20, 2020

As a psychotherapist helping families cope during the coronavirus, several themes have emerged which may help you deal with this unprecedented time. The first overarching theme is how family dynamics are amplified during lockdowns. Disruption of freedoms complicate already existing family issues.

As a psychotherapist helping families cope during the coronavirus, several themes have emerged which may help you deal with this unprecedented time. The first overarching theme is how family dynamics are amplified during lockdowns. Disruption of freedoms complicate already existing family issues.

September 1, 2006

In can be an uphill struggle for in-laws to become, and feel, ‘one of the family’. Understanding the dynamics of the family and what is seen as acceptable, or unacceptable, behaviour is the first step to a successful relationship, says Sam Lane

Sam H Lane works for Aspen Family Business Group.

In can be an uphill struggle for in-laws to become, and feel, 'one of the family'. Understanding the dynamics of the family and what is seen as acceptable, or unacceptable, behaviour is the first step to a successful relationship, says Sam Lane

September 1, 2006

The resignation that fractured the Murdoch dynasty has been the subject of intense media scrutiny. Melanie Stern sifts through the cuttings and finds that this private drama made public reveals that succession is one of the most incendiary of issues

Melanie stern is section editor of Families in Business

The resignation that fractured the Murdoch dynasty has been the subject of intense media scrutiny. Melanie Stern sifts through the cuttings and finds that this private drama made public reveals that succession is one of the most incendiary of issues

November 1, 2005

Cousins and the world they grow up in are vastly different from siblings and their world. These changing conditions have a profound impact on family dynamics and on how cousins can own and run a business together, write Craig Aronoff and John Ward

Craig Aronoff and John Ward are principles of the Family Business Consulting Group. This paper is adapted from their forthcoming book, From Siblings to Cousins www.efamilybusiness.com.

Cousins and the world they grow up in are vastly different from siblings and their world. These changing conditions have a profound impact on family dynamics and on how cousins can own and run a business together, write Craig Aronoff and John Ward

March 1, 2005

Make sure you choose a facilitator or adviser with the right credentials, advise Fredda Herz-Brown and Andrew Keyt. If he is inexperienced in managing family dynamics, you could risk deepening an already underlying emotional conflict

Fredda Herz-Brown  is a managing partner of the Metropolitan Group. andrew keyt  is executive director of the Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center

Make sure you choose a facilitator or adviser with the right credentials, advise  Fredda Herz-Brown and Andrew Keyt. If he is inexperienced in managing family dynamics, you could risk deepening an already underlying emotional conflict

September 1, 2003

The Pritzker family dispute illustrates how important it is for all members of a family business to feel respected and valued irrespective of their roles within the family. Had clear family policies been established – and discussed – at the point of succession, perhaps this bitter legal battle could have been avoided

Dennis T Jaffe, PhD is professor at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco, author of Working With The Ones You Love and a founding member of the Aspen Family Business Group.

The Pritzker family dispute illustrates how important it is for all members of a family business to feel respected and valued irrespective of their roles within the family. Had clear family policies been established – and discussed – at the point of succession, perhaps this bitter legal battle could have been avoided

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