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January 15, 2024 - Issue #106

When the Family Leaves the Business, Can Their Values Remain? When the Family Leaves the Business, Can Their Values Remain? Researchers explored how the Cadbury family’s Quaker values, which prioritized honesty and fairness, have endured even after the confectioner was sold to Kraft.
Succession, Money, and Relationships Were Top-10 Topics in 2023 Succession, Money, and Relationships Were Top-10 Topics in 2023 Our site visitors cared about getting the next generation ready for leadership, having a plan in place, and minimizing conflict and money woes.
Family Business Patriarchs and Matriarchs: When Is It Time to Move On? Family Business Patriarchs and Matriarchs: When Is It Time to Move On? The business may run smoothly; the heirs may be competent -- but is the older generation emotionally ready? An advisor weighs in.
Punishment, Reward, Control: How Money Shows Up in the Business Family Punishment, Reward, Control: How Money Shows Up in the Business Family Talking about money can be taboo, but deeply engrained attitudes towards it can stir complex emotions, setting the stage for conflict and dysfunction.
Mat Hughes Family Firm About to Join the Ultra-Rich Mat Hughes

Andrew Nisbet's UK-based multinational distributor to the food-service sector is talking with a potential buyer, Bunzl. The deal could bring Nisbet £450m.

Mitzi Perdue on Family Connections
How to Build a Family Business Portfolio: Your Location Matters How to Build a Family Business Portfolio: Your Location Matters While there are many routes to success, research shows that entrepreneurial business families should consider the possible impact of where they live on how they grow.
Sensemaking and Purpose Drive Innovation and Transformation Sensemaking and Purpose Drive Innovation and Transformation If you can confidently answer the questions, “Why are we doing this?” and “What are we trying to accomplish?,” it will have a powerful effect on your company.
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