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Four Reasons Why Your Next Hire Should Have a Side Hustle
Like so much else today, the hiring process has radically changed. While it remains important for prospective hires, especially those fresh out of school, to demonstrate concrete evidence of job Read More...
Advice for Untangling Conflict in a Family Business
Janme Sinha became intrigued by family business dynamics when a distraught friend confided that his recently deceased father had left all of the shares of the family business to his brother. In Read More...
Classical Music and Blockchain Taught Me to Think Like an Artist
Most people would never think of putting classical music and blockchain in the same sentence. With my training in engineering and economics, I wouldn’t have either -- if it were not for my getting Read More...
Don't Send Your Kids to Work Outside the Family Business Just Yet!
Should family members work outside the family business before joining? Experts have long recommended that this is the best (and only!) way for the next generation to learn the skills and knowledge Read More...
Family CEO Burnout: How to Prevent, Recognize and Deal With It
Between COVID, supply chain issues, armed invasions, unstable markets, and the great resignation with millions of workers leaving the workforce (Parker & Menasce Horowitz, 2022) – or, more Read More...
What All Family Businesses Can Learn From the Merck Family
The Merck family business dates back to this apothecary, founded in 1668. The German Merck family has succeeded where many business families have failed: Keeping a group of 319 family members, Read More...
Be Yourself: Advice For Women in Professional Services Businesses
A few years ago, at a major conference for financial planners, “Grace” and her husband were talking with some new acquaintances at dinner. One of them mentioned how admirable it was that Grace Read More...
How to Build an Innovative Mindset
In January 2021 I joined the Great Resignation and took an early retirement from the University of Minnesota (UMN). I had spent 12 years there teaching social entrepreneurship and managing  Read More...
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How to Keep Remote Workers Inspired and Engaged
Like all kinds of firms, family businesses have undergone a culture shock because of the pandemic. After starting out in the pandemic’s early days as a survival mechanism, remote work is now Read More...
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Using Pieces of a Career Crash to Build Something New
  EDITOR'S NOTE: This first-person account of changing careers and starting a business is one in a series of eight stories shared by Next Avenue readers. The full collection is available here . Read More...
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