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The Best Family Business Boards Embrace Candor and 'Necessary Endings'
Second of a two-part series From our studies evaluating the effectiveness of boards at family firms, we’ve seen first-hand how strong boards can help family businesses be more successful. In Read More...
Startup Employees Take a Hit Financially
People choose jobs for many reasons: location, learning opportunities, coworkers, and corporate culture. But pay also matters for most: not just what a job offers initially but also what it might Read More...
Learn from Leaders #5: Growing the Business
  This is the final video in our exclusive series called "Learn from Leaders," featuring advice for early-stage entrepreneurs and innovators from founders and CEOs of groundbreaking Read More...
Family Firms Can Optimize Women's Strengths
  Family businesses are far ahead of non-family businesses in letting women help shape important decisions, but both the family firms and the women themselves must make some changes in order to Read More...
Colleagues Celebrate a Leader Who Empowered Others
"If you want to lead, I would pay close attention to Dick's model...and if you are lucky enough to work for someone like this, you just won the lottery!" -- Brad Anderson In honor of Dick Schulze's Read More...
Timeless Lessons from Dick Schulze
Best Buy Founder Dick Schulze built his empire through hard work, calculated risk, and a commitment to high standards of integrity and fairness.  In his book “Becoming the Best,” he outlines Read More...
A Road Map for Resurgence in 2021
The end of the year is typically a time to for EIX and familybusiness.org to showcase their best-read articles from the past year in several broad themes: evaluating opportunities, financing, Read More...
Developing responsible owners in family business
“When owners start talking about their rights rather than their responsibilities, a family business is in trouble“.  (Smith Lanier) Introduction Management and organization research and Read More...
How Values-Based Communication Can Promote Racial Justice and Equality
These are turbulent times. Battered from the pandemic’s economic hardship, and following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, citizens of all races, ages and other Read More...
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Kiwi Crisis Management
Entrepreneurs often face critical decisions for their firms in the midst of considerable uncertainty and great risk. Effective crisis management requires that decision makers make choices even when Read More...
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