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

Carpe diem – you don’t know if tomorrow may be your last, my weekly perspective

Laugh a little more, Cry when you must, Do the things that matter…to you. You cannot take all of this with you. However, you can touch those people that matter to you and leave your imprint on them during your … Continue reading

What is a henokien? – my weekly perspective

Story time of long lived family businesses – the henokien member. The Henokiens were created in 1981 by Gérard Glotin. The name goes back to the biblical story of Henok, son of Cain, who lived for 365 years before he … Continue reading

Stories and history – my weekly perspective

Do you know your family history? Sharing the history of the family is an important tradition in many cultures. In First Nations for example, there are long standing oral histories about the challenges, triumphs and most importantly humanity from the … Continue reading

Strategy, setting a direction for your family enterprise – my weekly perspective

Many businesses focus on the immediate issues and the need for daily operational decisions. Some businesses do not have nor make the time to spend on strategic planning for the business. This often can result in great short term operating … Continue reading