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  • Open Space

    The Morey family’s debate over whether to add admission gates in front of their seaside amusement piers was fleeting.

  • Helping your family and business through challenging economic times

    Financial challenges make it harder for the leaders of a family business to choose between ration­al business goals and compromises designed to resolve a family’s emotional conflicts and financial needs.

  • Success strategies for NextGens

    A NextGen’s entry into the family business is a joyous occasion for most families. It symbolizes family closeness and — at least potentially — continuity of the family enterprise. NextGens bring pride in the family and passion for the business that were inherited from their elders. They also bring fresh ideas and new perspectives they acquired during higher education and work experience outside the family firm.

  • Before the iron throne, there was family business

    In Game of Thrones, the hit HBO series based on books by George R.R. Martin, families ruthlessly protect their interests. While it may be a stretch to describe them as “family businesses,” through real estate ownership (including castles), various trading relationships and support for broader stakeholders in the communities they oversee, they resemble many “family enterprises” we have profiled in Family Business. And, like family enterprises, they focus on creating long-term value for the family — which in Game of Thrones means over centuries.

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