Most companies start out as family or founder owned businesses (FBs), but only those that master the unique performance and governance challenges intrinsic to this form of ownership manage to expand from their entrepreneurial beginnings to endure and prosper over time. Today, FBs are becoming a large and growing force in the global economy, particularly in emerging markets. During this webcast our presenter will discuss the successes and challenges of family owned firms such as: the issues and solutions for succession planning within family firms; the five dimensions that must be working well for a family firm to be successful; how family firms can best grow and diversify; what can be learned from the success of family firms that can translate to all business institutions; and the role of entrepreneurship in building and expanding family and founder owned firms. Any leader who wants to develop, collaborate —or compete— with FBs will benefit from joining this session, and will gain a deeper understanding of the institutional and strategic issues faced by family businesses, and how such firms can best grow and succeed for generations to come. Read More..
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In this week's 15 alumni headlines, Matthew Trerotola is named CEO of Colfax; David Song is named CEO of Nike Korea; Marcia Morales-Jaffe joins PayPal as Chief Human Resources Officer; Catriona Fallon joins Marin Software as EVP and CFO; Jeff Evenson is elected CSO at Corning; Matthew Frost is appointed to the Church of England's Archbishops' Council; and more. Read More..
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In this week's 14 alumni headlines, Bill Scotting is named CEO of Nyrstar; Betsy Bohlen is the Chicago Archdiocese's new COO; Guilherme Lima is named Asia Wealth Chief at HSBC; Helen Nugent is appointed Chair of Australia Rail Track Corporation; Andrew McMahon is elected to Phoenix Companies' board of directors; and more. Read More..