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August 11, 2021

There has been a growing focus on mental health and work—but this has been restricted to startups and mental health in the workplace. We have conversations about employee wellbeing, but not about the health of the leader of the enterprise, or the next generation entrepreneur.

There has been a growing focus on mental health and work—but this has been restricted to startups and mental health in the workplace. We have conversations about employee wellbeing, but not about the health of the leader of the enterprise, or the next generation entrepreneur.

This is an important question to explore because it affects not only individual wellbeing, but also could affect the way business is conducted and may cascade down to employees.

May 5, 2021

We see both positives and negatives to President Biden's proposals. It all comes back to a family’s balance sheet, how their wealth is structured and importantly, their goals and objectives. Some moves the president is making on the tax front will of course impact a family’s tax liabilities negatively.

We see both positives and negatives to President Biden's proposals. It all comes back to a family’s balance sheet, how their wealth is structured and importantly, their goals and objectives. Some moves the president is making on the tax front will of course impact a family’s tax liabilities negatively.

April 29, 2021

When I joined my family company a few years ago, fresh out of college, I was determined to work hard and prove my worth, but always had a “Don’t mess this up” post-it stuck at the back of my head.

When I joined my family company a few years ago, fresh out of college, I was determined to work hard and prove my worth, but always had a “Don’t mess this up” post-it stuck at the back of my head.

April 16, 2021

I am writing as the son of a successful father whose enormous shadow I have tried to wiggle out of for much of my professional life. I write this from a personal perspective of watching my first generation of wealth creators struggle to involve their next-gen in the family business.

I am writing as the son of a successful father whose enormous shadow I have tried to wiggle out of for much of my professional life. I write this from a personal perspective of watching my first generation of wealth creators struggle to involve their next-gen in the family business.

August 25, 2010

Facebook, the social networking site, is expected to make a host of investors billions when it goes public, which some speculate could happen within a year.

Facebook, the social networking site, is expected to make a host of investors billions when it goes public, which some speculate could happen within a year.
 
According to media reports, Facebook is worth at least $33 billion based on secondary market transactions. This would make it one of the most valuable tech companies of all time, with a market capitalisation greater than Ebay and Yahoo.

January 1, 2005

Despite the lack of independent directors on their boards and voting power for minority shareholders, family-run companies are still the better bet for all stakeholders as long as the founder of the firm is involved as chief executive officer or chairman. If the descendent of a founder runs the company, value is lost.

Reprinted with permission from Knowledge@Wharton, the business news and analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu

Despite the lack of independent directors on their boards and voting power for minority shareholders, family-run companies are still the better bet for all stakeholders as long as the founder of the firm is involved as chief executive officer or chairman. If the descendent of a founder runs the company, value is lost.
 

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