×

Cart

No products in the cart.

View Cart Checkout

×

Log in

Sharing inspirations for Family Businesses around the worldby Business Families Foundation

Performance

Navigating a “VUCA” World

.

An alternative perspective on the critical difference of family businesses Thierry Malleret, Managing Partner of The Monthly Barometer, provoked discussion at a BFF Forum event when he commented on how well family businesses are suited to a world that is VUCA – volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. His argument was […]

Family Matters Forum 2017

.

  Entrepreneurial Families and the Triple Bottom Line Every year, Business Families Foundation brings together some of the greatest entrepreneurial family role models to share solution-driven ideas. This year, we are pleased to host our Family Matters Forum in Vancouver, BC, taking place October 19-21. We will address how to […]

Should you join the Family Business?

.

What if family members worked for two-year periods in the family business, at various points in their lives? A commonly asked question is: “should I join the family business?” People typically think that the answer must be ‘yes’ or ‘no’. But suppose the answer were to be: ‘for a bit…when […]

The 10 Largest Family Businesses In The World (By Revenue)

.

The 10 Largest Family Businesses In The World (By Revenue):

1 – Wal-Mart
2 – Volkswagen
3 – Toyota Motor
4 – Samsung Electronics
5 – Ford
6 – Fiat S.P.A.
7 – SK Holdings
8 – BMW Group
9 – Hyundai Motor
10 – Arcelormittal

All Men Dream: But Not Equally

.

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream in the dark recesses of the night awake in the day to find all was vanity. But the dreamers of day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, and make it possible.” – Quote by T.E. Lawrence

Family Business @ Work: Simón Torres (Grupo Contempo)

.

I’m Simon Torres and come from a second generation family business from Colombia. My father belonged to a third generation family business that went bankrupt back in the 70’s and with the liquidation of it, he started his own business. He designed and constructed commercial, residential and institutional real estate […]

Family Business Stewardship – Driving Performance

.

The term ‘leadership’ has been thrown around a lot lately. But what about ‘stewardship’? There are key fundamental differences between these two terms… According to research, enduring success depends on effective stewardship. Find out here!

Four Ideas to Help You Let Go Gracefully

.

While very few businesses live to see the day where their leaders must pass on their duties to the next generation, the companies which do survive often struggle with this high-stakes, and at times, complex, decision.

5 Successful Family Ventures Which Began With Epic Failures

.

The magnificent city of Rome and its buildings old and new were not built in a day. And neither were the successful, go-down-in-history-type family endeavors which color our day-to-day lives. If a project you’re working on is currently not working out, consider these five stories before pulling the plug. These historical figures hit rock bottom, leaving them nowhere to go but up. Your low point may be bringing you one step closer to success.

7 Reasons Why What Makes Family Businesses Weak Also Makes Them Strong

.

In her presentation at the annual LIFT conference for technology and design in Geneva, Ramia Marielle El-Agamy, Manager at the Tharawat Family Business Forum, showed just how prevalent and how important family businesses are around the world.





HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:03:18 GMT Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Transfer-Encoding: chunked Connection: keep-alive Set-Cookie: __cfduid=dc66b20a45879d6b83a5e919681ef715f1544464996; expires=Tue, 10-Dec-19 18:03:16 GMT; path=/; domain=.businessfamilies.org; HttpOnly Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0 Pragma: no-cache Link: ; rel="https://api.w.org/", ; rel=shortlink Set-Cookie: PHPSESSID=1tdspmf3dl7o0qs3jqff3r8fa3; path=/ Set-Cookie: academy-promo=1; expires=Wed, 09-Jan-2019 18:03:16 GMT; Max-Age=2592000; path=/; domain=businessfamilies.org Vary: X-Forwarded-Proto,Accept-Encoding Cache-Control: max-age=290304000, public Expect-CT: max-age=604800, report-uri="https://report-uri.cloudflare.com/cdn-cgi/beacon/expect-ct" Server: cloudflare CF-RAY: 4871a0912db2c172-IAD Business Families Foundation | Inspiring families and their enterprises
×

Cart

No products in the cart.

View Cart Checkout

×

Log in

Measure and benchmark the agility level of your own organization

Take the Agile Performer Index Survey

Participate

The Intrapreneurial Initiative

Every business can generate new opportunities

Discover

Discover articles and journals that have been published in the field

Explore Publications

The Future of Family Business

Today, family businesses play a crucial role in the economy, but will they tomorrow?

WATCH THE VIDEO

Communication and Conflict Management

Make sure your family
gets the message

Start Now

80% of family businesses fail due to a lack of unity

Be successful by preparing your family and planning for the future

Learn more

What Business Families Foundation can offer you

Intrapreneurship Programs

Looking to better understand key family business topics? We combine key concepts, expert advice and family perspectives to address important themes for you to apply in your own practices.

Launch your own Intrapreneurship Program

Start building a community of intrapreneurs wherever you are in the world. If you are ready to bring the Intrapreneurial Program to your community, we will help you make it happen.


Online Courses

Looking to better understand key family business topics? We combine key concepts, expert advice and family perspectives to address important themes for you to apply in your own practices.

Compass for Entrepreneurial Families

Compass for Entrepreneurial Families is an educational program developed by Business Families Foundation to provide business families with a better understanding of fundamental, contemporary concepts.


Interactive Activities

Need help making important decisions? We’ve spoken to hundreds of families who have lived it. We’ll ask you the tough questions to guide you in finding the right solutions for your family and your business.

What Should We Talk About at Family Meetings?

Play this interactive game to keep the family glue strong and to address issues around family communication and governance.


Relatable Case Stories

Want to see how it’s done? We’ll provide you with relatable business family scenarios so you can learn how to better handle difficult situations, anticipate common reactions, and avoid unnecessary conflict.

Communication is a delicate dance

Messages can be misinterpreted, ideas can be misunderstood, and we often say more with our bodies than we do with our words. In a family business context, there is an added level of complexity in regard to balancing family and business communication.


Family Business Interviews

Searching for advice? We’ve collected hundreds of interviews. Listen to your peers speak about overcoming challenges and learn from their triumphs and failures to set your family and business on track for success.

Introducing the Family Business to the Rising Generation

Listen to David as he shares a personal anecdote regarding the introduction of a family business to the new generation. Introducing the company's history to the new generation can spark passion and loyalty at a young age. This passion is especially important to family businesses who often rely on the next generation as successors of the business.


Advice From Leading Experts

Seeking solutions? Hear from our specialists on best practices and strategies for dealing with common and complex family business issues. Take advantage of the knowledge and expertise they have to offer.

Participation of in-laws in family meetings and decision processes

Listen to Dr. Ivan Lansberg, who teaches family business at the Kellogg School of Management, present ways of inclusion and exclusion of spouses in the entrepreneurial family governance and decisions.


Infographics

Passionate about family business? Browse our interesting and thought-provoking collection of family business tips, tricks and stats! In reading them, we promise you’ll learn a thing or two about family business.

In Business With Your Spouse

For some, the notion of working with a husband or wife is a desirable personal and professional scenario. If this partnership works well, husband-wife businesses are spectacular. However, if it does not work out, it can be devastating for the company and the marriage. But what do you need to consider when it comes to setting up a business with your life partner?


In Business With Your Spouse

Monthly Feature

Want to be first in the know? Each month we release one item from our PREMIUM package to the public for a limited time. Don’t miss this opportunity to check out brand new BFF resources.

The Long-Term Survival of Family Business

The Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the Rotman School of Management has a mission to study corporate governance and provide practical insights for companies about what good governance means.


^
Top
^
^