Got Culture? Family Culture as the Multi-Generational Glue

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24th Sep 2015

If the goal of a family enterprise is to become a true multi-generational family, then a family culture needs to be fostered so that future generations want to continue to belong to the family. Wealth isn’t enough. You can’t want … more

The Paradox of Wealth – Two Sides of the Coin

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9th Jan 2015

The Paradox of Wealth: Two Sides of the Coin “Wealth is fine, oh so divine.” It is possible to be so focused on wealth that this is the only side of the coin you see. If this is the side … more

Entitlement – Poison in the Family Well

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4th Dec 2014

Entitlement –  Poison in the Family Well Entitlement is an expectation founded on emotion that something is owed to a person “just because”.  [1]  Entitlement results at a minimum in family discord, and can escalate into estrangement of family members, … more

Family Continuity – Shirtsleeves to Shirtsleeves

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15th Sep 2014

  Shirtsleeves to Shirtsleeves in 3 Generations or Why Family Continuity Planning is Important FCB = Family Controlled Business (generally one where the family controls or is a significant shareholder, family members are in key management positions, family derives significant … more