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August 3, 2021

The role of family office leader rarely becomes available and if it does unexpectedly, it can often fall on the shoulders of internal leaders to take charge—regardless of their specialism.

The role of family office leader rarely becomes available and if it does unexpectedly, it can often fall on the shoulders of internal leaders to take charge—regardless of their specialism.

July 21, 2021

Why should a family business recruit non-family talent, and in particular a non-executive director? The answer lies in three areas—fresh perspectives and breadth of experience, independent oversight and constructive challenge, and performance.

Why should a family business recruit non-family talent, and in particular a non-executive director (NED)? The answer lies in three areas—fresh perspectives and breadth of experience, independent oversight and constructive challenge, and performance.

Independent research commissioned by the Institute of Directors found that the NED contribution added value to the firm with most believing the NED role improved profitability.

July 15, 2021

Bernhard Gademann says his family’s elite Swiss private boarding school, Institut auf dem Rosenberg, is run like a 132-year-old startup, with the skills and attitudes of entrepreneurialism nurtured in students in a state-of-the-art, holistic learning environment.

Bernhard Gademann says his family’s elite Swiss private boarding school, Institut auf dem Rosenberg, is run like a 132-year-old startup, with the skills and attitudes of entrepreneurialism nurtured in students in a state-of-the-art, holistic learning environment.

April 23, 2021

A third-generation successor turned adviser and author says the fate of his family business could have been “radically different” if he had been humbler as its principal.

A third-generation successor turned adviser and author says the fate of his family business could have been “radically different” if he had been humbler as its principal.

David C Bentall worked for 20 years in his family’s major Canadian business, Dominion Construction, including seven years as its president and chief executive. During his tenure as principal, the business doubled in size to $240 million in sales.

February 24, 2021

Family business leader turned coach Philip Mackeown is calling on families to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis with an “additional font of courage within” and for their successors who must carry the businesses—and the family—forward.

Family business leader turned coach Philip Mackeown is calling on families to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis with an "additional font of courage within" and for their successors who must carry the businesses—and the family—forward.

November 19, 2020

Why would a family who at one time owned up to 50,000 acres sell a house that has been in the family for 40 generations? This is what Will Garton-Jones, owner of the Llanfendigaid Estate in Wales has chosen to do, but it is not a decision that he will have taken lightly.

Why would a family who at one time owned up to 50,000 acres sell a house that has been in the family for 40 generations? This is what Will Garton-Jones, owner of the Llanfendigaid Estate in Wales has chosen to do, but it is not a decision that he will have taken lightly.

January 1, 2002

Wealth can provide family business members with many advantages and opportunities – good healthcare, excellent education, interesting travel experiences and the opportunity for family members to build new businesses. If not handled appropriately, however, wealth can result in a life of glitter with no substance

Though the management of a business family's financial assets is important, the success of the family should also be considered in terms of the members of the family living satisfying and productive lives.

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