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Remembering Gordon Davis, Founder of Management Information Systems
Gordon Davis and Jim Wetherbe at the Celebration of 50 Years of MIS at the University of Minnesota in 2018. It takes a Herculean entrepreneurial effort to create and sustain a new academic Read More...
What Olivetti Style Teaches Us About Lasting Aesthetic Legacy
Lavazza. Alessi. Olivetti. Campari. These brands evoke images of products, advertisements, or memories of our past: the aroma of Lavazza coffee or an Alessi coffee maker at work, the sound of keys on Read More...
From Startup to Midsized Company: Managing the Growing Pains
  With a great product, smart strategy and lots of hard work, a startup can mature into a midsized company, defined as a firm with between $10 million and $1 billion in revenue. This stage is Read More...
Dealing with Inflation: Advice From the Experts
Around the globe, family businesses are grappling with the effects of inflation, now at its highest level in 40 years. A recent NFIB report noted that over 30% of business owners feel inflation is Read More...
Developing Competent Owners and Stewards for a Lasting Family Business
The ultimate goal of many enterprising families is growing a prospering organization stewarded by a committed group of united family owners. And while many succeed in developing a successful Read More...
Millennials Can Help Family Firms Expand, If Led by Their Peers
Millennials, those born between the end of the ‘70s and the beginning of the new millennium, are accustomed to the limitless possibilities of the online world, where local or even country borders Read More...
Intrapreneurship Can Turbocharge Companies
In his book  Lean Startup in Large Organizations , corporate innovation expert  Jim Euchner offers a systematic approach to successfully implementing Lean Startup practices in established Read More...
The Learning Curve of Starting a New Business
Patricia Wynn of Patricia Services, LLC  |  Credit: Patricia Wynn Editor’s note: In this series, Next Avenue will follow Patricia Wynn as she embarks on becoming an entrepreneur with Read More...
Family Firm Values Start at an Early Age
In her third interview with Familybusiness.org, Mitzi Perdue shares strategies from her book entitled, " How to Communicate Values to Children So They'll Love It ." Values, as she points out, help Read More...
Why Does EOS/Traction Work So Well for Family Businesses?
Imagine this not so uncommon family business situation. In a f ourth-generation family business, the transition between the previous generations always went from the father to son in the business: Read More...
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