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Christine Blondel
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  • France
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Occupation relative to family business
Family Business Advisor, Educator/Researcher
Area of Expertise
Management, Other
With what family business organizations are you affiliated (e.g., FFI, FBN, IFERA, FERC, CAFE, IFB)?
Adjunct Professor of Family Business at INSEAD and co-director of "The Family Enterprise Challenge" at INSEAD.
FFI member
FBN member (former board member of FBN international)
IFERA (former founding board member)
Please share a little about yourself and your business.
After 11 years developing INSEAD family business activities, I now spend more time consulting (business and family governance, generational transitions). I use the Fair Process framework that we developed at INSEAD as a basis for my practice. I also teach at INSEAD, speak in conferences and sit on 2 boards of traded, family-influenced family firms.

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Why you should not write a family constitution...

"We need a family constitution!" (or charter, or protocol...)

This is sometimes the way families approach advisors. In some ways the request is: "Can you please help us find the magic formula (or "Tables of the Law") that will make us able to own this business together, in our new ownership / family geometry, without conflicts?"

And yes, probably, in a few months or years, this family may ratify its constitution. And this constitution may prove very useful. But if they… Continue

Posted on November 24, 2009 at 3:00pm

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