Winter 2004

  • Winter 2004

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  • Find that niche

    Remember Wang Lung, the Chinese peasant in Pearl Buck's novel The Good Earth? Wang Lung's fortunes change dramatically when he marries the equally humble O-Lan, who possesses something better than material wealth: a resourcefulness that transforms the impoverished Wang Lung into a prosperous landowner.

  • Why some boards work better than others

    Ask most family business owners, “What is governance?” and they'll answer: “Having an active board of directors.” But there's a big gap between knowing what a board does and having an effective board that represents the shareholders—especially when some shareholders aren't actively involved in senior management.

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