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Leadership. The answer is always yes (until it isn't)

Tom Krouse is the President and CEO, Donatos Pizza, Columbus, Ohio. He took the time to chat with Family Business reporter Patricia Olsen to disc ...

Values: A distinct feature of the family enterprise

I’ve spent most of my career writing about and hanging out with startups and entrepreneurs around the globe — an adventurous set of personalities to b ...

Board Dysfunction: Who is Ultimately Responsible?

We have all seen the data and research on how board diversity improves the bottom line. The message is clear: Take diversity seriously, make the neces ...

Building trust means breaking down barriers

Chad Goodfellow is the CEO of Goodfellow Bros., a 100-year-old, family-owned construction company. The company is based in Wenatchee, Wash., but he is ...

Hard truths: Moving on from a disaster (and a pandemic)

Some things you just can’t control – a pandemic is one of those things. What you can control is how you react and behave to things you cannot control. ...

Amy Cosper

The audacious ask

A couple things here. First, change is hard. That’s been established. Second, fear is usually the reason change is hard....

Are your family business ownership documents in order?

Members of a family business may be tempted to adopt ownership documents (such as shareholder, partnership and LLC agreements) that...

Why your family business needs a disruptive successor

Your plan to pass your business on to the next generation may be derailed if:

• You don't have a...

Family goals should drive family office decisions

The “office” in a family office is not necessarily a physical structure. Rather, it is a shared and agreed-upon approach...

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