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Ira Bryck
  • Amherst, MA
  • United States
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Occupation relative to family business
Family Business Advisor
Area of Expertise
Management, Other
With what family business organizations are you affiliated (e.g., FFI, FBN, IFERA, FERC, CAFE, IFB)?
ffi, family business alliance, princeton learning group, UMass Family Business Center
Please share a little about yourself and your business.
Please visit website ( to learn more about how I can help as a family business advisor, mediator, facilitator, trainer, speaker, and more:

I can help you improve, as your meeting or roundtable facilitator, interactive educator; keynote presenter; advice columnist; family business referee (high school wrestling experience), moving you from Point A to Point B (high school shotput experience). Let's discuss how I can also customize theatrical or improv trainings to suit your company's needs; and assist in making your meetings more effective and your decision making saner.

I can also host and help you design your family business video chronicles, telling your family business history in a way that is sentimental, instructive, entertaining, strategic for your descendants.

To get a taste of my perspective, please call me, or see my online advice column, Dear Ira: Fresh Air and Cold Water for the Perplexed Business Family:

Consider what others have to say about me, at:
Ira Bryck’s Specialties:

Conflict resolution, meeting facilitation, custom consulting that will help you succeed in having difficult discussions and making decisions on thorny and complex issues; I will customize for your needs a novel use of drama and improv to improve customer service, communication, etc; and acquaint you in the art of strategic questioning, to provoke great thinking and getting unstuck.

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Ira Bryck's Blog

family business and banking

Posted on May 26, 2011 at 6:39am

If We Don’t Have It

I love a well stocked store. My sister, Andee, and I had an odd game we'd play in an ancient "5 & 10" of our youth: one of us would mention an item; the other would have an allotted time to find it. The had a sign up "If we don't have it, you don't need it" that I thought was the coolest show of confidence imaginable.…


Posted on May 26, 2011 at 6:30am

The Meaning of Meaning

Once upon a time, in the land of Apocrypha, a consultant either earnestly or cynically measured the effect of turning the lights down in a factory, explaining to the staff that it was expected to improve morale, and Lo!, it did. And returned weeks later, turned them back up, where they were before, since new research said that was the point of More Morale, and It Was Good.

More recently, in the land of Silicon, selected employees at Google are called forth, and told that an algorithm,…


Posted on May 10, 2011 at 4:01pm

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