Traditions…the heart of a business, my weekly perspective

Traditions.  What do you do to maintain them?  This blog post is not specifically related to your business.  If you are non-secular, you certainly understand rituals and traditions.  They are important to allow you to focus on the moment and … Continue reading

The rules of family meetings – my weekly blog

Some thoughts about family meetings, especially for those meetings focusing on the family business.  From my experience, as the business goes through the generations, and more owners are at the table, the decisions and discussions can often be fraught with … Continue reading

Donations and philanthropy – my weekly blog

I have previously written in a blog about how and why a family can build giving back into their family. Giving, particularly the amount, is a personal choice and decision. If giving does form part of your family’s values, then … Continue reading

Strategy, playing the long game – my weekly perspective

I have been reflecting since the beginning of the year on my business. Some brief thoughts you may consider for your family enterprise planning for 2018. 1. Operations and day to day – check 2. Short term profitability and business … Continue reading

Successful cousin consortiums – my weekly perspective

What stage is your family at in your family business? Have you addressed the unique set of dynamics that are at play in your business at this time? You should consider which stage you are at in the business in … Continue reading

Don’t forget your customers – my weekly perspective

One hazard that you have to consider while planning and then implementing your succession plan is the potential of taking your eye off of the ball.  In the sports context, this will mean you can miss the pitch, leave your … Continue reading