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January 20, 2021 - Issue #22

A Road Map for Resurgence in 2021 A Road Map for Resurgence in 2021 With a vaccine on the way, we feel the best advice for 2021 is to focus on what comes next.  These articles from the past year can inform your game plan for the post-Covid world that will dawn in a few months.
Family Businesses Must Plan for the Unthinkable Family Businesses Must Plan for the Unthinkable A year ago nobody saw a pandemic coming. What we've learned: a dash of "productive paranoia" will help family business leadership anticipate future threats.
Five Things Family Businesses are Reckoning With Now Five Things Family Businesses are Reckoning With Now This video, also available as a podcast, explores how family businesses are balancing cherished traditions and social capital against the mandate to control costs at a time of economic peril.
Timeless Lessons from Dick Schulze Timeless Lessons from Dick Schulze While "Becoming the Best" was published a decade ago, the takeaways from Dick Schulze's book remain great operating principles for anyone who runs a business.
Looking ahead
Don't Get Too Comfortable Don't Get Too Comfortable

In this video, Harvard's Michael Tushman explains why great firms don't rest on past successes. Being innovative means getting out of your comfort zone.

How Investors Think Differently Now How Investors Think Differently Now

Our Lean Education Summit last month opened with a panel of Investors sharing their insights of what the funding environment for entrepreneurs, non-profits and small businesses will look like as the economy recovers.

Important Book about Managing Family and Business Important Book about Managing Family and Business

Don't miss this article by family business thought leader Dennis Jaffe about a new book that explores how family business owners can manage their two important roles.

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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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Supported by the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation

Supported by the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation