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How Family Businesses Can Attract and Keep the Best People
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic being mostly behind us, many organizations, particularly family-led small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), are still grappling with the fallout. During a crisis or Read More...
Should Your Next CEO be From Outside the Family?
In her discussion with Matt Nielsen of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas International, Editor Kimberly Eddleston goes into a sensitive topic for many family firms: whether an outside leader is better equipped Read More...
Family Emotions Can Drive Business Decisions
From “Dallas” and “The Godfather” to “House of Gucci” and “Succession,” popular culture has always relished watching how resentments, squabbles and back-stabbing can pulse through a Read More...
Protect Your Business From Cyberattacks
The challenges entrepreneurs face seem daunting. A global pandemic, rising inflation, and a spate of other problems have entrepreneurs reeling. To add to the mix of problems entrepreneurs face, Read More...
Non-Family Board Members Bring Perspective and Growth
  What happens at a family firm with shared ownership and leadership? Matt Nielsen, Managing Director of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas International Europe, is candid about the disagreements and Read More...
The Hybrid Workplace is Here to Stay: 5 Ways to Make it Work
In late May, Tesla Chairman Elon Musk stunned the world by announcing that Tesla employees must return to the office full time or lose their jobs. Moreover, as the leaked Musk email pointed out, Read More...
Growing Pains? Advice to Recharge and Sustain Growth
Over time, family firms often experience growing pains. The growth of their business may outpace their infrastructure and processes, or their infrastructure and processes may be stifling their Read More...
Remembering Gordon Davis, Founder of Management Information Systems
Gordon Davis and Jim Wetherbe at the Celebration of 50 Years of MIS at the University of Minnesota in 2018. It takes a Herculean entrepreneurial effort to create and sustain a new academic Read More...
What Olivetti Style Teaches Us About Lasting Aesthetic Legacy
Lavazza. Alessi. Olivetti. Campari. These brands evoke images of products, advertisements, or memories of our past: the aroma of Lavazza coffee or an Alessi coffee maker at work, the sound of keys on Read More...
From Startup to Midsized Company: Managing the Growing Pains
  With a great product, smart strategy and lots of hard work, a startup can mature into a midsized company, defined as a firm with between $10 million and $1 billion in revenue. This stage is Read More...

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