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A Life Linking Science and Practice: Remembering Andy Van de Ven
Photo taken by Kai Dragland at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2012 Since our founding in 2014, a central part of our mission at EIX has been supporting knowledge-sharing Read More...
Category: Commentary
Why Does EOS/Traction Work So Well for Family Businesses?
Imagine this not so uncommon family business situation. In a f ourth-generation family business, the transition between the previous generations always went from the father to son in the business: Read More...
Category: Commentary
A Family Firm Can Be Both an Innovator and a Great Place to Work
Photo Courtesy of Carl Schlenk AG To thrive, family firms need to cultivate loyal, long-term employees, as they ensure a stable and reliable business. At the same time, family firms need to encourage Read More...
Navigating the She-cession: Advice for Women Entrepreneurs
While it appears that Covid-19 is waning in many parts of the world, its effects -- economic as well as physical -- still linger for many. Among the hardest hit: working women, including those who Read More...
Category: Commentary
Playing the Succession Game to Ensure Family Business Continuity
By Shital Jayantilal, Silvia Ferreira Jorge and Tomas M. Banegil Palacios Family businesses are especially conflict-prone, since sibling rivalry and other emotional undercurrents sometimes cloud Read More...
Team Exercise: How Parenting Styles Affect The Next Generation
  Because the family and business are inextricably intertwined in family businesses, parenting plays a critical role in shaping the next generation and their contribution to the family business. Read More...
Learn From Leaders: Famous Founders' Best Advice for New Ventures
  Over the past several years EIX editors have interviewed the founders and CEOs of groundbreaking companies, and we've published videos of those conversations on our site. Recently we re-edited Read More...
Learn from Leaders #5: Growing the Business
  This is the final video in our exclusive series called "Learn from Leaders," featuring advice for early-stage entrepreneurs and innovators from founders and CEOs of groundbreaking Read More...
Learn from Leaders #4: Building a Team
  This is the fourth video in our exclusive series called "Learn from Leaders," featuring advice for early-stage entrepreneurs and innovators from founders and CEOs of groundbreaking Read More...
Listen to the Experts: How Family Firms are Surviving the Pandemic
  It has been almost a year since the Covid pandemic rocked the world. While we have seen some family businesses forced to close their doors forever, others have successfully pivoted their Read More...

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