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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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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...
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...
Three Strengths that Can Help Family Firms Survive Covid
Family businesses are unique, with many advantages that stand them in good stead during times of crisis. While there are unique strengths for family-owned firms working in a world changed by Read More...
Developing responsible owners in family business
“When owners start talking about their rights rather than their responsibilities, a family business is in trouble“.  (Smith Lanier) Introduction Management and organization research and Read More...
How 1,100 Family Firms Grappled with Covid-19
For family firms, the Covid 19 experience has been compared to being battlefield doctors: they are surrounded by trauma and uncertainty, and forced to make decisions without any precedent to guide Read More...
Daughters prepare to lead family firms
Daughters are increasingly assuming leadership roles at family firms. In this video, familybusiness.org Editor Kimberly Eddleston talks with two Northeastern University students who will join their Read More...
Women Can Help Their Family Businesses Navigate Crisis
Women can be indispensable in times of trouble, but the glass ceiling and the glass cliff still hold them back, even at family firms. Seven things to think about. Crisis is part of every Read More...
Everyday Gratitude in Times of Uncertainty
It’s worth reiterating: although Election Day has come and gone, political upheaval and uncertainty are far from over. And rather than drawing to a close, all evidence points to the Coronavirus Read More...

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