What do I have? – my weekly perspective

As we enter fall, the change of the seasons signals a time for reflection, and organization. Lately, I have had the opportunity to work with families, where the matriarch or patriarch passed unexpectedly. The heirs were caught by surprise and … Continue reading

Rip off the band aid – my weekly perspective

Many times, I have seen family disputes arise, over money. Often at the peril of family unity. Why does this happen? Hurt feelings, love being equated to money, power and most commonly some prior and as yet unresolved family dispute. … Continue reading

Financial literacy amongst the children – my weekly perspective

Financial literacy. What is it – raising the level of knowledge about money, wealth and financial matters. The intent is to help those who have or will have money under their responsibility learn about some basic concepts and are able … Continue reading

Your key business attributes – my weekly perspective

A wise family enterprise advisor said, “If you take a resource to the grave, you will dramatically impact your company’s ability to compete.”. This is definitely a no no. A Men’s Health magazine article agrees….Men’s health article What can you … Continue reading

Who are you working for? – my weekly perspective

This week is a philosophy corner… Have you ever stopped to think about why you are working so hard, an existential enquiry? I know we all have continuing responsibilities: family, employees, customers, suppliers. All are important and all, hopefully for … Continue reading

Ownership – family who are not employees, my weekly perspective

As a family enterprise navigates it’s way through succession, there will be a time when a family owner no longer works for the business. This creates potential issues. The most obvious is the differences of view potentially between salaries to … Continue reading