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How Family Firms Can Innovate With Less
Family firms often face limits on the financial and human capital available to them. But in Germany, a class of small- to medium-sized businesses known as the "Mittlestand" has learned to transcend Read More...
Category: Commentary
How Entrepreneurial Legends, Heroes and Meccas are Born How Entrepreneurial Legends, Heroes and Meccas are Born
Entrepreneurship history is filled with events, places and people who are now legendary or even sacred. In the beginning of the 20th century, New York’s Lower East Side became a place where Jewish Read More...
'There's No Birthright' and Other Tips for Raising Entrepreneurial Leaders
Joe Brito, the third-generation head of C.B. Utility Co. in Bristol, Rhode Island, started his career in the family business as a laborer.  He firmly believes that anybody entering their family Read More...
Category: Commentary
James Wetherbe: How Consulting Connects Colleges to the Real World James Wetherbe: How Consulting Connects Colleges to the Real World
James Wetherbe is the Richard Schulze Distinguished Professor at the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Previously he served on the faculty and the University of Houston, Minnesota Read More...
Category: Commentary
Author: Jon Eckhardt
Outside Leadership Can Save the Family Business
Cultures around the world acknowledge just how difficult it can be for a family-run enterprise to sustain itself over time. Many have their own version of the adage that family businesses go from Read More...
Category: Commentary
Author: Robert Sher
Learn to Defend Your Family Firm
While the world around them is changing at a faster and faster pace in the midst of uncertainty, family firms are often a beacon of stability and dependability in our society. Although subject to the Read More...
How New Solo Entrepreneurs Can Think Through Their Finances
Today people can no longer count on a steady paycheck in a predictable amount from an employer. We're seeing ever-growing numbers of “unintended entrepreneurs” -- once-employed people forced to Read More...
Author: Roy Carriker
You Have Our Permission Not To Grow You Have Our Permission Not To Grow
According to Benjamin Franklin, life has only two certainties, death and taxes. It would appear, however, that the business world also has its own two certainties – the growth imperative and the Read More...
Category: Commentary
Action Exercises Engage Students More Fully Than Lectures and Exams Action Exercises Engage Students More Fully Than Lectures and Exams
Editor's Note: For a free download of Jim Wetherbe's 260-page book on better communication, "So, What's Your Point?," click the "Supporting Document" link above. In the business world, concepts Read More...
Educating the Unintended Entrepreneur Educating the Unintended Entrepreneur
The ranks of "unintended entrepreneurs" are growing, but neither the public nor the universities are fully aware of this yet. These unintended entrepreneurs will come from both the existing workforce Read More...
Category: Commentary
Author: Roy Carriker

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