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How to Care for Your Team During a Crisis How to Care for Your Team During a Crisis
Walt Disney nailed it when he said that good customer relations begin with good employee relations. Fred Smith, the courageous entrepreneur and founder of FedEx, felt that way too, and his company Read More... Read More...
Worth Sharing: An Italian Entrepreneur Confronts the Crisis
Michael Cortelletti, owner and “Guardian Angel” of Food Democracy in Verona, Italy, has seen the affects of COVID-19 first hand, both as a business owner, and as a resident of Verona, Italy. As Read More...
Category: Commentary
'Imposter Syndrome' Holds Back Entrepreneurial Women 'Imposter Syndrome' Holds Back Entrepreneurial Women
The number of businesses run by women continues to grow – by 59% between 1997 and 2013 – and women now run between a quarter and a third of all private businesses worldwide. Yet their businesses Read More... Read More...
Too Much Love in the Family Can Hurt
In a family business, family dynamics can make the business run smoothly or run aground.  Many researchers have studied how family members relate to one another and how that affects company Read More...
Surprising reasons owners exit family businesses
Only about a third of family businesses make it to a second generation beyond the founder.  Conventional wisdom says that these firms falter because the owners didn’t have a succession Read More...
Understand Your Family Firm's Core Strengths and Weaknesses
It's been said that, “Once you have seen one family firm, you have seen just one family firm.” While it’s popular to say that every family firm is unique, as a researcher I take issue with the Read More...
Founderitis: A Silent Killer of Startups Founderitis: A Silent Killer of Startups
It is well-known that only a small fraction of startups achieve long-lasting success. They often fail not because their idea is poor but because of problems executing on their idea. One area that is Read More... Read More...
Category: Case Studies
Authors: Chuck Sacco and Aasim Sani
Does it Matter if an Entrepreneur is Coachable? Does it Matter if an Entrepreneur is Coachable?
Many venture capital firms, business accelerators and other investors see the strength of the founding team as an important predictor of whether their investment will pay off.  No wonder that Read More... Read More...
How Gamification Can Help Family Businesses
Conceptualization that is induced by the play (Kolb & Kolb. 2005). This study echoes the thesis of John Dewey (1916), one of the most influential thinkers in educational theory in the 20th Read More...
Unlocking the Innovation Potential of Family Firms: An Assessment Tool
When it comes to innovation, family firms often are trapped in an “ability–willingness paradox”: the superior ability to innovate is unrealized because of fear of innovation. Our research 1 Read More...

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