Strength in numbers – my weekly blog

Who will pitch in on difficult projects, sometimes without pay? Who will tolerate being underpaid? Who will give you honest and sometimes challenging feedback on strategic business decisions? A: family members of a family enterprise We often take for granted … Continue reading

Should owners be entitled to work in the family enterprise? – my weekly blog

Should owners be entitled to work in the family enterprise? I have purposely used the word “entitled”. In my value system, a person just by being born into the right family should not necessarily be entitled to all that they … 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

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

Plan for yourself – know your worth, have a will — my weekly perspective

Why – time to take stock. You have worked diligently for all of these years and hopefully have been rewarded and have accumulated wealth and knowledge, and maybe even some wisdom. Have you ever done a review of what you … Continue reading

Governance in the family enterprise, clarifying roles – my weekly perspective

In a family enterprise, there can be many levels of governance = systems and procedures for decision making. In the strict legal sense, those who hold the votes, can elect the board of directors and thereby control the enterprise. Let’s … Continue reading