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Grant D Goodvin
  • Wichita, KS
  • United States
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The teaching of business principles through family business strategies

Family businesses have enormous challenges.  However, in my opinion, the media and business culture paint a picture of a one-way street of instruction and strategy from non-family business strategy…Continue

Started Jun 18, 2010

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Family Business Advisor
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Law, Management, Other
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I spent 24 years in our family business and 8 years as a practicing attorney. I am the founder Family Legacy Consultant Group. Our web site is

American Association of Christian Counselors 2011 World Conference

I spoke at the American Association of Christian Counselors on the subject of "Fair and Equal"

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Discovering Values or Foundations

Documenting the values of a family is an important step in helping to build family legacy.  I use the word 'documenting' because most families do not take the time to write down what is fundamentally important to the family.  Our family faced the same inclination to avoid the hard work of putting into words the values that were the bases of our decisions.…


Posted on August 18, 2016 at 4:13pm

Confronting the Fair and Equal Dilemma for Families in Business

One of the challenges facing the senior generation (generally the parents) for families in business is how to be fair to younger generations (generally the children and their spouses) in distribution of the estate.  Families in business typically own various assets, ranging from highly liquid personal accounts to real estate and family business stock.  The equal division of personal accounts can generally be accomplished without dissension in the family.  However, even an equal distribution…


Posted on June 16, 2014 at 2:40pm

Maintaining Poise in Family Business

Family organizations exist with noise. Unfortunately, there is an inbred thought pattern that the noise can be controlled by strict adherence to exclusive business strategy. What is not examined is the comparison of noise between families in business/wealth transition to non-family organizations. My perspective from experience within family businesses is the noise derives from relationships which includes transactions. Non-family noise tends towards exclusive transaction encounters that…


Posted on December 3, 2010 at 2:00pm

Confronting the Various Forms of Greed in Family and Business

Do you know anyone who has told others he/she is greedy? Generally, the adjective greedy is reserved for those who are subsequently convicted of a felony or for front page stories concerning corporate America and government.

In the areas of power and wealth, all of us prefer to be known as generous rather than greedy. Many people will classify themselves as generous, but no one volunteers that he/she is greedy except for Gordon Gekko of Wall Street cinema fame. Therein resides…


Posted on October 27, 2010 at 1:59pm

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At 12:12pm on September 28, 2010, Ricci M. Victorio said…
Thank you Grant for attending our discussion this morning. In looking at some of your discussion topics, I can see that we share many of the same perspectives! I look forward to continuing in this new venue of collegiality! Ricci

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