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EIX Editor, Family Business Editor

Whitney Peake

Vitale Professor of Entrepreneurship and Chair - Management Dept. / Gordon Ford College of Business / Western Kentucky University

Twitter: @peake_w

Authored Resources

To Engage Business Students, Roll Out 'the Barrels'
A variation of the childhood "choose your own adventure books" improves understanding of succession planning, governance and ethics. Read More...
Choosing a Board of Directors for a Family Business
It's important that current or future members of a family business understand best practices for assembling a Board of Directors (BOD). That's why we explore this in depth as part of a basic family Read More...
Doing Good Can Be Good Business
Family businesses, deeply embedded in the community, have had the chance to build good will during the pandemic. Here are five steps to make sure customers don't forget. Read More...
Podcast: A Lacrosse Innovator Re-thinks His Strategy
Our e-Fest 2017 finalist invented a technology that helps lacrosse players improve their technique. He was forced to re-think it when the pandemic shut down his supplier. Read More...
Category: Student Feature

Editor's Picks

Staying Strong During a Crisis
Journal of Accountancy, April 30, 2020

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.

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