Decision Making in Your Family Business: A Guide for Owners

Group decision making is a topic that has spawned many academic studies, books, and white papers. It is never easy to get a group of human beings to make a decision together. It’s hard enough for a single individual to make a decision! Add to the mix more people with their cultural differences, values, needs, […]

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Fair Process for Decision Making in Family Businesses

Dear Richard, I have enjoyed reading your blog posts over the years. My parents are in the process of transitioning the ownership and management of our family’s business to my brother, sister, and me. All three of us are in our mid to late thirties and have worked our way up in the business for […]

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The Retirement Manifesto

The Biggest Surprises in Retirement By GLENN RUFFENACH Wall Street Journal, Wealth Management Journal Report, Monday February 13, 2017 We asked readers to tell us about the things they didn’t anticipate when they stopped working. They had plenty to say. “I could make a major time commitment to doing something purely for my pleasure” | […]

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“Being Right” is Dead Wrong

My colleague, Andy Bryce, and I were able to spend two days last week working with a wonderful family who are in the middle of a multi-year transition of the family’s business to their very capable rising generation. Today, as we reflected on the progress the family had made together, Andy and I were musing […]

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