What All Family Businesses Can Learn From the Merck Family

The German Merck family has succeeded where many business families have failed: Keeping a group of 319 family members, including 204 family shareholders, unified, aligned and committed over the course...


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Let’s not go there – Taboos in Family Business

Family businesses and the families that own them are known for their secrecy and discretion. Keeping a “low profile” can provide useful benefits -- for example, shelter from business competitors...


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10 Golden Principles to Guide Your Succession Planning

There is no one-size-fits-allapproach to family business succession. Every situation is different and every family is uniquely complex. However, some principles appear to transcend culture and other succession variables –...


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