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May 1, 2005

Carlson Companies has all the right numbers for a truly contemporary business, including $26 billion sales, 40% female executives, and one radical chief. Melanie Stern hears how Marilyn Carlson Nelson has created a place where women are captains of industry

Melanie stern is section editor of Families in Business

Carlson Companies has all the right numbers for a truly contemporary business, including $26 billion sales, 40% female executives, and one radical chief. Melanie Stern hears how Marilyn Carlson Nelson has created a place where women are captains of industry

March 1, 2005

An employee buy-out enabled Tullis Russell Group to quadruple productivity and double its turnover. But, as Ken McCracken discovers, the value of ownership can be a lesson hard learned

Ken Mccracken  is director of Family Business Solutions Limited. kmccracken@familybusinesssolutions.co.uk
Acknowledgement: This case study was written with the support and encouragement of David Erdal, formerly chairman of Tullis Russell Group Ltd and now director of Baxi Partnership Ltd.

An employee buy-out enabled Tullis Russell Group to quadruple productivity and double its turnover. But, as Ken McCracken discovers, the value of ownership can be a lesson hard learned

March 1, 2005

Tim Watts gave the family business to his staff when he realised he was on the road to becoming a real-life Mr Grace. He tells Melanie Stern about the Pertemps Group’s unique employee-led structure, his thoughts on the UK recruitment industry and what is in store beyond his leadership

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business.

Tim Watts gave the family business to his staff when he realised he was on the road to becoming a real-life Mr Grace. He tells Melanie Stern about the Pertemps Group's unique employee-led structure, his thoughts on the UK recruitment industry and what is in store beyond his leadership

March 1, 2005

JW Marriott Jr presides over a hotel empire whose operations span 66 countries. It is an achievement that has played out over some 40 years. The question now, as Scott McCulloch discovers, is whether his son John W Marriott III will soon fill his shoes

Scott mcculloch  is editor of Families in Business.

JW Marriott Jr presides over a hotel empire whose operations span 66 countries. It is an achievement that has played out over some 40 years. The question now, as Scott McCulloch discovers, is whether his son John W Marriott III will soon fill his shoes

January 1, 2005

The Scotch whisky firm William Grant and Sons is a beacon of good practice in family governance. But this was a hard-won system that has evolved since 1998. Bill Gordon gives some inspiring insights into a bumpy journey that ended in a stable destination

Bill Gordon was chairman of William Grant & Sons' family council for five years

The Scotch whisky firm William Grant and Sons is a beacon of good practice in family governance. But this was a hard-won system that has evolved since 1998. Bill Gordon gives some inspiring insights into a bumpy journey that ended in a stable destination

January 1, 2005

From selling postcards in his room at the Kansas City YMCA in the early 20th century, Joyce Hall’s greetings card empire has become a financial giant. Hallmark has also been dubbed a ‘magical place to work’. Scott McCulloch discovers the secrets of its success

From selling postcards in his room at the Kansas City YMCA in the early 20th century, Joyce Hall's greetings card empire has become a financial giant. Hallmark has also been dubbed a 'magical place to work'. Scott McCulloch discovers the secrets of its success

January 1, 2005

The Simon family’s Publishers Printing Company has held its own against the corporate giants for some time. Loyal employees and reinvested profits have played no small part in the success, as Jim Grote discovers

Jim Grote is a development officer and freelance business writer in Louisville, Kentucky, jimgrote@hotmail.com

The Simon family's Publishers Printing Company has held its own against the corporate giants for some time. Loyal employees and reinvested profits have played no small part in the success, as Jim Grote discovers

January 1, 2005

The Jenkins family parted ways with OFEX in a media frenzy that exposed anti-family business sentiment. But family principal Jonathan is every inch his father’s son – he remains committed to championing the cause of enterprise. Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

The Jenkins family parted ways with OFEX in a media frenzy that exposed anti-family business sentiment. But family principal Jonathan is every inch his father's son – he remains committed to championing the cause of enterprise. Melanie Stern reports

Someone – a distinguished captain of industry whose name and exact words escape memory – once said that a successful entrepreneur is one who manages to keep bouncing back from business failures.

January 1, 2005

Marchesi de Frescobaldi may be one of the world’s oldest winemaking dynasties, but that hasn’t stopped the family business from grabbing the mantle of modernisation with gusto. Scott McCulloch reports

Scott Mcculloch  is editor of Families in Business magazine.

Marchesi de Frescobaldi may be one of the world's oldest winemaking dynasties, but that hasn't stopped the family business from grabbing the mantle of modernisation with gusto. Scott McCulloch reports

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