Great Expectations: Succession in China’s Family Firms – A Summary

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Michael Carney, Jing Zhao, Shubo Zhang, Limin Zhu A recent study of succession in Chinese Family Firms has provided fascinating new data regarding innovation and strategic change. The authors’ question was: Does a succession event lead to strategy change in family firms? They discovered that bringing the next generation into […]

‘Family intrapreneurship’ a concept whose time has come

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‘Family intrapreneurship’ is a concept with the power to tackle two daunting challenges that face business families. The first challenge is how to engage the rising generation (who often have other aspirations than following their parents) while the second is how to be more innovative with products, services and business […]

Singapore Management University Business Families Institute partners up with BFF

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  It is with great pleasure that we announce a new partnership looking to enhance education for family businesses in East Asia. Singapore Management University Business Families Institute (SMU BFI) and Business Families Foundation (BFF) will work hand in hand to develop valuable content and share specific knowledge pertaining to […]

Business families among the 1%: three surprises and lessons

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  When people are asked to describe a typical person in the 1%, they might start with hedge fund managers and top bankers (the ‘working rich’) or wealthy individuals who live off their inherited wealth alone (the ‘rentier capitalists’). They are unlikely to think of the segment of the 1% […]

Intrapreneurial Initiative

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BFF is excited to launch the Intrapreneurial Initiative in collaboration with La Caisse de dépôt et placement du québec! You can follow the project for now by checking out the facebook page, and we will be sure to share the website with you shortly!

FAMILY MATTERS

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If you haven’t already heard, the FAMILY MATTERS | FORUM 2015 was hosted by Business Families Foundation at the end of November. The event aimed to connect the greatest minds in family business to discuss what the future has in store for our cherished business model. With family business leaders […]

Supporting Growth in Family Enterprise

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Tips to ensuring your family business thrives and succeeds.

Addressing Conflict in your Family Enterprise

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How to address conflict in your enterprising family – a look at the DESC method and why conflicts can be beneficial.

What is a leader?

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Leadership can take many forms. Some people lead in the spotlight, others lead from behind the scenes. Here we shed light on the most important behind the scenes leaders in the world: Women in Enterprising Families. Women are at the core of the longest lasting institution in history – family, and […]

A Reflection on Keeping up Pace with Creative Destruction

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A look at Walk Faster: Keeping up Pace with Creative Destruction by John A. Davis, which will be discussed at the upcoming Vision 2040 Think Tank.