July 2012

The board's role in the search for a non-family CEO

There is often an assumption at family firms that the family tree will always provide the right leadership for the organization. But this doesn’t always hold true. Take, for example, a global manufacturing company—run by the same family for four generations—whose CEO was ready to step down. The next CEO...Read more

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July/August 2012 Openers

For many young people, summertime means a break from school, trips to the beach, amusement park rides, barbecues and ice cream cones. For many high school and college students whose families own a business, summer also means long hours spent toiling at entry-level jobs at the family firm, getting to...Read more

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