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July 4, 2013

When managing talent, you’re better off thinking like a hunter-gatherer than an economist.

Family businesses have a primal appeal. They’re as old as human history, and people have always worked and lived together in family groups. Why are they so successful? Evolutionary biology can shed some light on the question.

October 10, 2012

More than half of German next-gens want to take over their family business, bring in outside managers and focus on international expansion, while only 4% would consider selling the family firm. 

More than half of German next-gens want to take over their family business, bring in outside managers and focus on international expansion, while only 4% would consider selling the family firm.

May 22, 2012

A US family-owned conglomerate has made next-generation planning core to its governance. CampdenFB looks at its strategy.

Bill Yoh, the third-generation family member of American defence and engineering family business Day & Zimmermann, isn’t about to become a number any time soon. “We don’t want to contribute to statistics about families that, at some point, decided to sell the business or remained distant from it,” he says.

February 6, 2012

Jayanti Chauhan, daughter of the founder of bottled water-maker Bisleri, has rejoined the Indian family business more than a year after she quit.

Jayanti Chauhan, daughter of the founder of bottled water-maker Bisleri, has rejoined the Indian family business more than a year after she quit.

The 27-year-old is being groomed by her father, Ramesh, to eventually take the helm of the family-run water business, according to a report in the Economic Times, a local newspaper.

When contacted, a spokeswoman for the company wasn’t available to comment.

August 24, 2011

Families in Asia who manage their philanthropic activities as a unit need to develop strong strategies for accommodating inter-generational differences to ensure the success of their efforts, according to a specialist in philanthropy.

Families in Asia who manage their philanthropic activities as a unit need to develop strong strategies for accommodating inter-generational differences to ensure the success of their efforts, according to a specialist in philanthropy.

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