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July 1, 2006

It would take more than a political uprising and a spate of bad fortune to dull the spirit and commitment of the Lopez family. Barbara Murray talks to chief executive Oscar about his father’s legacy, social responsibility and the ‘glue’ holding the Lopez family together

Barbara Murray is director of Family Business Solutions UK.

It would take more than a political uprising and a spate of bad fortune to dull the spirit and commitment of the Lopez family. Barbara Murray talks to chief executive Oscar about his father's legacy, social responsibility and the 'glue' holding the Lopez family together

"The Lopez family business, or the Lopez Group as we are referred to in our home country," says chief executive Oscar Lopez (pictured), "is never far from my consciousness".

July 1, 2006

Starting with virtually nothing in the 1940s, the Jacobson family built an industrial distribution empire now worth over $3 billion. Suzy Bibko discusses the challenges of the business and the creation of its family investment firms

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

Starting with virtually nothing in the 1940s, the Jacobson family built an industrial distribution empire now worth over $3 billion. Suzy Bibko discusses the challenges of the business and the creation of its family investment firms

July 1, 2006

Going public was not an option for Bertelsmann’s Mohn family. In the nick of time the family managed to hold onto control of their media powerhouse. Melanie Stern reports on Bertelsmann’s buyback and what could have been Germany’s biggest IPO

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business.

Going public was not an option for Bertelsmann's Mohn family. In the nick of time the family managed to hold onto control of their media powerhouse. Melanie Stern reports on Bertelsmann's buyback and what could have been Germany's biggest IPO

May 1, 2006

Hawaii is much more than tiki huts and loud floral shirts. Suzy Bibko discovers that no -one knows this better than Outrigger Enterprises, a thriving and expanding hotel and condominium empire passionate about Hawaiian culture – and a true embodiment of the Aloha Spirit

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

Hawaii is much more than tiki huts and loud floral shirts. Suzy Bibko discovers that no -one knows this better than Outrigger Enterprises, a thriving and expanding hotel and condominium empire passionate about Hawaiian culture – and a true embodiment of the Aloha Spirit

May 1, 2006

Port remains one of the world’s most popular wines and one of Portugal’s most successful exports. Through innovation and a good sense of direction, its most famous dynasty has remained in family hands. Mark Dye tells the story of Taylor’s

Mark Dye is a freelance journalist based in London.

Port remains one of the world's most popular wines and one of Portugal's most successful exports. Through innovation and a good sense of direction, its most famous dynasty has remained in family hands. Mark Dye tells the story of Taylor's

May 1, 2006

Four months into retirement, Alan Hassenfeld hasn’t played a single round of golf – he’s busier than ever, championing Hasbro’s interests and cementing his family’s legacy. Hasbro’s last founding family member talks exclusively to Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business.

Four months into retirement, Alan Hassenfeld hasn't played a single round of golf – he's busier than ever, championing Hasbro's interests and cementing his family's legacy. Hasbro's last founding family member talks exclusively to Melanie Stern

March 1, 2006

The transition into a subsequent generation is not always as smooth as one would like. Each generation has its own agenda whether it be achieving their individual dreams or taking a step back from the family business. Barbara Murray discusses five separate experiences

Barbara Murray is director of Family Business Solutions UK.

The transition into a subsequent generation is not always as smooth as one would like. Each generation has its own agenda whether it be achieving their individual dreams or taking a step back from the family business. Barbara Murray discusses five separate experiences

March 1, 2006

UK demographics predict a sharp and rapid rise in the retired population by 2020. So sheltered housing for older people is big business. Churchill Retirement Living is a multi-million pound company and growing. Scott McCulloch inspects the foundations

Scott McCulloch is editor of Families In Business

UK demographics predict a sharp and rapid rise in the retired population by 2020. So sheltered housing for older people is big business. Churchill Retirement Living is a multi-million pound company and growing. Scott McCulloch inspects the foundations

March 1, 2006

France’s Darbonne family are seasoned players in their herb-growing niche. But China could pose a threat to the future of their business and 119 years’ dominance, chief executive Luc tells Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business.

France's Darbonne family are seasoned players in their herb-growing niche. But China could pose a threat to the future of their business and 119 years' dominance, chief executive Luc tells Melanie Stern

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