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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...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Lars B. Sonderegger , Claudia Binz Astrachan and Joseph Astrachan

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...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Tom Rüsen , Claudia Binz Astrachan and Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp

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...

Category: Commentary

Author: Maria Considine King

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...

Category: Commentary

Author: Fred Rose

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...

Category: Commentary

Author: Jay Mulki

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...

Category: Commentary

Author: Mark Stein

Family Business Professors: 34 Ways to Energize Your Class

  For family business professors and teachers, August means finalizing plans to engage students in the classroom. Here are free classroom exercises, interviews, case studies and other resources Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Mat Hughes

EIX, FamilyBusiness Projected to Reach Nearly 12 Million Annual Page Views

Editor's Note: This article, originally published in July of 2022, has been updated periodically to reflect other milestones in readership. The most recent update was made February 21, 2024. Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Catherine Buday

Bread Lover's Wheat Allergy Leads to a Second Career in Heritage Grains

Darrold and Martha Glanville 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. Read the entire Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Mark Stein

Let the Next Generation of Family Firm Leaders Chart Their Own Path

While start-ups are typically known for their innovation, family businesses are seen as mired in traditions and stuck in the past. But recent research shows that the next generation of leadership can Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Klaus Lüber and Nadine Kammerlander