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Context conflict: Balancing family and business

Success for a family business cannot be packaged in a neat bundle. There are too many nuances; family dynamics, succession, business revenue and multigenerational financial health all play into the mix. All companies have a web of challenges, but family businesses must balance these complexities and many other elements to capture growth without sacrificing family-oriented goals. We have a phrase ... Read more

Letting go

In September, Dan Nosowitz -- great-grandson of the founder of the Madewell clothing company -- wrote an article for BuzzFeed describing his reaction upon seeing a sign for the long-dormant family business on a clothing store in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. “It was, I thought, forgotten family history, the factories having shut down shortly after I was born in the ’80s,” ... Read more

Family Business Magazine’s 25th Anniversary

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Nov/Dec 2014

  • Family council committees: A call to order
  • Context conflict: Balancing family and business
  • How to develop a deep bench of family directors
  • When it’s best not to resolve family discord
  • Family businesses in historic context

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Family Business Calendar

December 4-5

Agile Strategy for the Family Business Series

December 10

Getting Compensation Right in Family Firms

January 21

Emotional Intelligence: The Foundation for Effective Communication

March 11

Succession Planning: When the Rubber Hits the Road

March 19-20

The Chair Forum: 
Essential Conversations for Family Business Board Leaders

May 7

Leadership and Followership in Family Businesses

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