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October 25, 2020 - Issue #15
Staying Strong During a Crisis
In this podcast, Jonathan Flack, CPA, the U.S. family business services leader at PwC, talks about how family businesses are weathering the pandemic's economic crisis, and the unique strengths that are helping them survive. He also shares advice for family business leaders about communicating with staff and stakeholders. https://www.journalofaccountancy.com/podcast/how-family-businesses-can-stay-resilient-during-coronavirus.html
Journal of Accountancy, April 30, 2020
As the numbers of coronavirus cases rise in many places, this HBR article from late April is as important now as it was back then.
This first article in a new series by Deloitte looks at how COVID-19 brings new focus to family business issues like succession planning and values.
Check out my discussion with Professor Torsten Pieper of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte about his research into how family businesses are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This fascinating article in Tharawat magazine explores the role of storytelling, especially about family business founders and their resilience in the face of adversity.
Family firms, unlike non-family firms, value a learning-based path to entrepreneurship, which plays to women’s strengths. Read more...
Families are often reluctant to anticipate and plan for the day when an unexpected transition might upend their business. The costs of inaction are high. Read more...
A clinical psychologist and family business advisor shares tips for cutting through emotions and focusing on conflict rationally and productively. Read more...
This classroom exercise seeks to motivate future family firm leaders to think ahead and design a holistic vision of their family firm in 10-15 years, covering many different (and potentially conflicting) aspects of it. Read more...
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