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Punishment, Reward, Control: How Money Shows Up in the Business Family

In popular culture, the portrayal of family businesses in movies and TV shows, such as Ridley Scott’s "House of Gucci" or HBO’s "Succession," often revolves around the pursuit of wealth and the Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Claudia Binz Astrachan and Anneleen Michiels

From Riches to Rags and Back: One Entrepreneur's Heartfelt Journey

Many entrepreneurs dream of the day when their hard work pays off with riches and financial security.  For Grant Muller, that day came before he was age 30, when the startup he was involved in Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Grant Muller

Falling from Grace: How Scandals Affect Family Businesses

Promoting the family behind the family business can often bring benefits. Consumers can feel better about a product or service – and more likely to trust it and buy it -- if they know a Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Emanuela Rondi , Carlotta Benedetti , Cristina Bettinelli and Alfredo De Massis

How a Distillery Founder and His Investor Went Off the Rails

In 2013, Chip Tate was on the verge of taking Balcones Distilling to the next level. Since 2008, he had been building his Waco, Texas-based craft whiskey business literally with his own hands, Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Theodore L. Waldron , Jeffery S. McMullen , Oleg Petrenko , Lori Tribble Trudell , Olivia Aronson and James C Wetherbe

Keeping it in the Family

From left, Jeanne Plumley, her daughter Rebecca Miller and Rebecca's daughter Ellery Editor’s note: This article is part of Lessons from Leaders, a Next Avenue initiative made possible by the Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Jennifer Nelson

Thicker Than Water: Balancing Individual Career Goals and the Family Business

With family-owned businesses accounting for a whopping share of the economy, the nature of family members’ individual career development in that sector is important and interesting. How indeed do Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Leona Achtenhagen , Kajsa Haag , Kajsa Hultén and Jen Lundgren

Over My Dead Body: The Unseen Influence of Wives on Succession

Around the world, women have risen to the upper echelons of family businesses. But among women who are wives of the family business leader, even those involved in the business themselves, attitudes Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Barbara Cosson and Michael Gilding

The Family Business 'Generation Gap' Can Undermine Success

The upcoming generation of family firm leaders often don't see things the same way as their parents and grandparents do. Professor Peter Jaskiewicz has explored this disconnect deeply in his new book Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Family Emotions Can Drive Business Decisions

From “Dallas” and “The Godfather” to “House of Gucci” and “Succession,” popular culture has always relished watching how resentments, squabbles and back-stabbing can pulse through a Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Rania Labaki and Fabian Bernhard

Getting Along: Straight Talk from a Family Business Veteran

  Carl Beauregard, former President of Beauregard Equipment, has worked side by side with his father and three brothers, and has 15 younger relatives who could be involved in running the Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Kimberly Eddleston