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  • Tom Davidow outlines why a family retreat is an effective way for families to communicate

  • Post-liquidity families who are struggling to come to terms with the physiological effects of money lost as a result of the financial crisis could find help in a new set of Standards, writes Tom Davidow

  • As anyone who was a victim of Madoff will testify, being hit with sudden financial loss is like finding yourself in a capsized boat without a life jacket. However, there are things you can do to regain control, including following this seven-step plan

  • As the ink dries on Bernie Madoff’s confession, it is worth pointing out that family businesses are better prepared to handle today’s business crisis than their non-family counterparts because they understand two critical ideas: the meaning of leadership and the importance of values.

  • Bernard Madoff’s alleged thievery was a betrayal of many trusting families. Tom Davidow analyses the psychological debris left in the wake of the treachery.

  • Campden FB’s latest online survey delved into the world of relationships within the family business. What is communication like between family members? How able are you to share difficult problems with other family members? Have you experienced personal conflict or sibling rivalry?

  • Tom Davidow kicks off our focus on remuneration by taking a look at how family businesses should compensate family members who are active in the company. This must be appropriate and fair or else the dynamics of the family may suffer …

  • Handing over a family business to the next generation carries with it many inherent risks. Tom Davidow sets out the steps you should follow to ensure that a succession passes off successfully and the business is ready for the next phase of its development

  • It is inevitable that brothers and sisters will clash and argue. While this is bad enough at home, it can do serious damage to a family business. Tom Davidow explains why brothers suffer more than sisters and how these clashes can be avoided

  • Running a family business can be tricky enough at the best of times, but things can get even worse in the aftermath of a painful divorce. Will the business suffer or become stronger? Tom Davidow explores the impact divorce can have and how to manage it

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