My Family Business: Brother, Ally, or Monster?

Business Families Every family business has a business family sitting behind it, BUT: family business makes no sense – because what makes for a great business generally conflicts with what makes families happy.  This fundamental dichotomy can produce all-conquering family teams, conflict-infused relationships, and everything in-between. Business Family relationship dynamics can get very muddy, because […]

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My Family Business: Is Dad a Monster?

Every family business has a business family sitting behind it, BUT: family business makes no sense – because what makes for a great business generally conflicts with what makes families happy.  This fundamental dichotomy can produce an all-conquering family team, conflict-infused relationships, or something in-between. Families get very confused – families are supposed to be […]

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My Family Business: is Mum a Mum, Matriarch, or Monster?

Every family business has a business family sitting behind it, and because family business makes no sense each and every one of them is a vibrant and complicated mix of colliding commercial, financial, relational, and emotional systems.  Sometimes this results in an all-conquering family team, sometimes in a conflict-infused misery and, at all times: an […]

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