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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...
Category: Commentary
Which Kinds of Workers Leave Family Firms?
Working in a family firm can be either satisfying or stifling for someone who’s not a relative. Interpersonal relationships can be stronger than they would be in non-family firms, and the work Read More...
What Family Businesses Should be Doing Now
As family business leaders are forced to deal with COVID-19, Winston Churchill’s advice comes to mind: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” This suggests that as family firms Read More...
Take a CLEAN Look at Your Business Post-COVID-19
The damage inflicted by COVID-19 on small businesses is unprecedented in our lifetime. It’s hard to think about anything other than the pandemic, but as Albert Einstein noted, “in the midst of Read More...
A Guide to Round 2 of the Stimulus
On April 24, 2020 President Trump signed the second tranche of small business loans into law, providing $310 billion more for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and $60 Billion for the Economic Read More...
Category: Commentary

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