Family Business Recommends

Our publishers and editors have hand selected the following books for you to consider adding to your library. Happy reading.

Greg McCann

This book is about self development and awareness for individuals and includes tools that can help a family get along better and have a more successful business.

Henry Lee Hutcheson

Why are family businesses so challenging? Family is about unconditional love, and business is about profit. Dirty little secret: these two goals do not always align. This book explains that family businesses, like relatives, come in many shapes and sizes. 

Ivan Lansberg

Finding the right successor to a well-loved founder or president is often the most difficult task an organization can face—and the challenge can be even greater for family-run businesses. Succeeding Generations explores leadership transitions in family businesses, offering a clear-eyed assessment of the different options, from direct succession to building partnerships between siblings and cousins.

James E. Hughes, Jr.
Every family, looking at the next generation, hopes to confer advantages that are more than just material and financial--to inculcate character and leadership, to inspire creativity and enterprise, to help all family members find and follow their individual callings, and to avoid the financial dependency and loss of initiative that can all too often be an unwanted consequence of financial success. Yet many families never succeed in realizing that vision, much less sustaining it for three, four, or five generations and beyond.