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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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Single Family Offices as Owners: Long-Term Investors or Financial Optimizers?
by Joern Block, Reza Fathollahi, and Onur Eroglu / Research Insight

The capital structure of a firm determines its financial viability and creditworthiness. Families should understand how ownership influences this structure. Read more...

Family Business Stories Build a Legacy For the Next Generation
by Kimberly Eddleston / Interviews

Books, websites, videos and blogs can capture a family business's saga, with all its challenges and triumphs, and shape a powerful legacy. Read more...

Family Business Budget Planning: 7 Things to Consider
by Joseph Astrachan / Practice Insight

Family firms -- indeed, any entrepreneur-led business -- should put aside the self-interest of different departments, and focus first on these critical factors. Read more...

Daughter Continues Mom's Legacy of Helping Others
by Kimberly Eddleston / Interviews

Blessings in a Backpack can inspire any family-run business or organization that hopes to continue the founder's spirit and mission in the next generation. Read more...

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Supported by the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation

Supported by the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation