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June 2011 Blog Posts (6)

New Article from Family Business Magazine- "Preparing Successors for Takeoff"

Dear Friends in Family Business, 


You might enjoy an article that I authored for Family Business Magazine.  It is called, "Preparing Successors for Takeoff."  Here is a link if you have interest in reading it.


I'd love to have any comments or feedback.  


Dave Specht

Family Business Consultant

Lecturer in Family Business…


Added by Dave Specht on June 9, 2011 at 11:54pm — 1 Comment

New Book: Understanding the Family Business How to Request Examination Copies

Here is the link to request an exam copy of my book; Understanding the Family Business, with a foreward by Carmen Bianchi. The series editor is Scott Shane (Myths of Entrepreneurship).

The book can be used as a family business primer, as a supplemental book for a small business or entrepreneurship class, or used for family business professionals to better understand their target market.…


Added by Keanon Alderson PhD on June 4, 2011 at 3:50pm — No Comments

For Everything There Is A Season…

By Dirk Junge, Chairman and CEO of Pitcairn

For family enterprises there is natural tendency toward establishing new entities to serve a wide variety of purposes. We at Pitcairn, as a family enterprise, have done the very same thing for ourselves: we have created holding companies to scale the financial infrastructure for our businesses; we have funded trusts, LLCs and partnerships to facilitate wealth transfer and protect assets; and we have set up foundations and donor… Continue

Added by Dirk Jungé on June 3, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Network of Interdisciplinary Research of Family Firms

NIRFF is a network of around 70 experts from different disciplines and 3 countries interested in research and knowledge exchange on family businesses around the world:

The web contains profiles of the expert members, downloadable publications, useful resources, and information about news and activities.

Coordinator: Paloma Fernandez, Ph.D. in History from U.C. Berkeley,…


Added by paloma fernandez on June 3, 2011 at 6:53am — No Comments

Society changes Families and Families change Business

The following is a summary of an article I am publishing, which can be sent to interested readers:


Key idea: From the Middle Ages to Present Times, families need the law, and professionals, to safeguard the family legacy from external forces, and from untrustable family members. Medieval entailments were, in Europe, the key legal tool that protected this legacy from generation to generation against bad family stewards or against bad luck, or war, or bankruptcy. Kings and…


Added by paloma fernandez on June 2, 2011 at 5:45am — No Comments

Risk Management-Human Capital

The Human Side of Risk Management

Executive Search for Family Businesses & Family Offices

The best long-term investors know the challenges they face, and they take the necessary steps to minimize risks and maximize returns.  The same principles of sound investing are also prudent for executive recruiting….

As we all know from…


Added by MJ Rankin on June 1, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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