Just as the market for its fibre-optic technology began to unravel, Corning published three books to celebrate its 150-year history and a member of the founding family is back at the helm
David Bartal’s book, The Empire, tells the story of a powerful Swedish family with controlling interests in most major areas of industry. But little is known about this publicity-shy dynasty and sources appear to be thin on the ground
In Margaret Forster’s book, Rich Desserts and Captain’s Thin, she raises the issue of the effect of religion on a family business. Did spiritual values account for the smooth successions at Carr’s of Carlisle through four generations and the staunch loyalty of its workforce?
The two-volume history, The House of Rothschild by Niall Ferguson, gives remarkable insight into how the Rothschild family prospered as a formidable force in Europe throughout the 19th century and has maintained the tradition to this day
With the recent news that a member of the Ford family is again head of the Ford Motor Company, we look at the history and the issues that have affected the turbulent transitions from its founder, Henry Ford, to the current fourth generation
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