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Media Attention Helps Private Equity Firms Attract Resources
New firms can attract resources by sending out signals about their quality. They do this because a new firm’s quality is often uncertain and hard to observe. But we don’t know much about what Read More...
Family Businesses Must Plan for the Unthinkable
It's been almost 14 months since the first Covid case was reported and, in that year, a great deal has happened. Very few business owners, particularly in North America, took the potential for a Read More...
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Five Things Family Businesses are Reckoning With Now
  Family businesses everywhere are responding to Covid-19 in profound ways, balancing the need to preserve cherished family traditions and social capital against the mandate to control costs at 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...
Will Covid-19 Take the Air out of Silicon Valley?
With the elections in the rearview mirror, attention has once again returned to the pandemic. We have been speculating as to what the long-lasting effects might be for entrepreneurs and for Silicon 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...
What Airbnb Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Layoffs
In May of 2020, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky sent a letter to all Airbnb employees around the world announcing the layoff of nearly 1,900 of the 7,500 employees (referred to as "teammates), Read More...
Reciprocity: Matching 'Asks' and 'Resources' for Entrepreneurs
Every entrepreneur knows that a large part of their success depends on their ability to find advice, connections, and resources that will help them on their journey (Davidsson & Honig, 2003; Read More...
The Hidden Payoffs of Entrepreneurship Competitions
As more and more universities across the US are adopting entrepreneurship competitions as a way to promote the innovative contributions of their students and to evaluate their entrepreneurship Read More...

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