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New Policies for the 'Uninsurable'

Published February 1, 1990 Sam Radin |

ESTATE PLANNING

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Whose Company is this Anyway?

Published February 1, 1990 Kevin McManus |

The family owners of Challenge Machinery almost lost control to outsiders. They won't let it happen again.

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Why Can't Family Life Be More Like a Business Lunch?

Published February 1, 1990 Kenneth Kaye |

RELATIONSHIPS

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Power and Priorities

Published February 1, 1990 Carin Rubenstein |

Our 1,076 respondents divide according to generation—and gender—on questions of succession, equality of opportunity, and family politics.

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Advice from a Smart Cookie

Published February 1, 1990 Chris Barnett |

Meet Ian Wilson, who can teach a thing or two to sellers and buyers of family businesses.

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Facing the Music in a Divorce

Published February 1, 1990 Janet Bamford |

When there's a business in the family, a break-up that pits his appraiser against hers can lead to big problems. But there are steps to get around the worst of them.

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Why Willing A Trust Beats Trusting A Will

Published February 1, 1990 Michael G. Goldstein |

THE LAW

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They Know What They Like

Published January 30, 1989 Sandra Conn |

What does a family business look for when it buys art?

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The Family Track

Published January 30, 1989 Sandra Pesmen |

For three generations a Carey has been surprised to find himself running an Illinois racecourse. And loving it.

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The Family Foundation Makes A Comeback

Published January 1, 1989 Roger M. Williams |

You've done well; maybe it's time to do some good. Especially since the IRS has restored a number of tax advantages that make the foundation option attractive again. But you have to pick the right moment.

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The Emerging Muscle of Family Control

Published January 1, 1989 Peter Davis |

News of deep financial troubles at Wang Labs last summer touched off a wave of speculation over why the company, built by entrepreneur An Wang in the Sixties, lost its way in the Eighties. After the b...

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On Working in the Family Business

Published January 1, 1989 Carin Rubenstein |

Pleasures and Penalties, Hopes and Fears

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A Checklist for Nonfamily Managers

Published January 1, 1989 Edwin T. Crego Jr. |

Business loyalty is not dead. It's just changed neighborhoods — from Fortune 1000 corporations to hundreds of thousands of family businesses.

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Ruder Finn's Struggle with the N Word

Published January 1, 1989 Philip Perry |

David Finn never thought his children would want to go into the business he started in 1948 with his childhood friend, Bill Ruder. What's more, the 68-year-old executive always believed that nepotism ...

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Masters of Disasters

Published January 1, 1989 Robert Charm |

A key player in the $1-billion Valdez cleanup, Marine Pollution Control is on a roll. In the last two years David Usher's company has seen a quantum increase in jobs, profits ... and family headaches.

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What's Two Hundred Years Old and Runs Like Clockwork?

Published January 1, 1989 Barbara B. Buchholz |

The Bixler-family's jewelry business stays in touch with the time.

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Parasites vs. Plunderers: A No-Win War

Published January 1, 1989 Gerald Le Van |

Whether Sallie Bingham was the heroine or the villain in the real-life family business melodrama of the year depends largely on one's point of view. As most of us know from the press reports of her st...

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Paying Fair

Published January 1, 1989 Kenneth Kaye |

Salaries in a family business should be based on performance, not sentiment. When owners can't establish a rational compensation system for their kids, it's often a symptom of a company-wide — and a family-wide — problem.

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How to Put Your Business into Print

Published January 1, 1989 James Bowman |

It is not uncommon for a big company that has been around for many years to commission a corporate history for the benefit of clients, shareholders, and future generations of managers and employees. F...

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