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Succession

September 1, 2007

When handing over a business to the next generation it is difficult to know exactly what to teach your successor and what information to leave behind. Dennis Jaffe explains how the knowledge you have accumulated over the years is the most valuable thing of all …

Dennis Jaffe is a founding partner of Relative Solutions.

When handing over a business to the next generation it is difficult to know exactly what to teach your successor and what information to leave behind. Dennis Jaffe explains how the knowledge you have accumulated over the years is the most valuable thing of all …

September 1, 2007

Families in Business chaired a roundtable meeting at Campden’s Families in Business conference in Bahrain to get a Middle Eastern perspective on transferring the family business from one generation to the next

Families in Business chaired a roundtable meeting at Campden's Families in Business conference in Bahrain to get a Middle Eastern perspective on transferring the family business from one generation to the next

Roundtable panel

Jawad Y Al Hawaj is general manager, Al Hawaj & Sons, Bahrain.

Farouk Yousuf Almoayyed is chairman, Almoayyed & Sons, Bahrain.

July 1, 2007

FOSS, the world’s leading provider of analytical instruments, has just celebrated its 50th birthday. Marc Smith talks to the founder and his son about FOSS’s unique governance structure, its innovative new product development and branching out into South America

Marc Smith is acting editor of Families in Business.

FOSS, the world's leading provider of analytical instruments, has just celebrated its 50th birthday. Marc Smith talks to the founder and his son about FOSS's unique governance structure, its innovative new product development and branching out into South America

May 1, 2007

Family-run VIP Petfoods has made a fortune down under. Having built up a large share in the Australian economy, the firm is about to expand worldwide. But how does it plan to change its USP in order to be accepted by western markets? Melanie Stern finds out

Family-run VIP Petfoods has made a fortune down under. Having built up a large share in the Australian economy, the firm is about to expand worldwide. But how does it plan to change its USP in order to be accepted by western markets? Melanie Stern finds out.

Melanie Stern is the former section editor of Families in Business.

May 1, 2007

With Marilyn Monroe as your first cover girl, you know your magazine is destined for greatness. And that’s just what Playboy has been since Hugh Hefner launched it in 1953. But Suzy Bibko learns that it’s his daughter, Christie, who has taken the company to new heights – including, most recently, building a 30-foot rabbit head towering over Las Vegas …

With Marilyn Monroe as your first cover girl, you know your magazine is destined for greatness. And that's just what Playboy has been since Hugh Hefner launched it in 1953. But Suzy Bibko learns that it's his daughter, Christie, who has taken the company to new heights – including, most recently, building a 30-foot rabbit head towering over Las Vegas.

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

May 1, 2007

Family businesses can often be thought of as solid and staid, not taking many risks and tied to age-old and sometimes outdated traditions. Not so, argues Albert Jan Thomassen – family businesses today are modern, proactive, diverse and up for new challenges

Family businesses can often be thought of as solid and staid, not taking many risks and tied to age-old and sometimes outdated traditions. Not so, argues Albert Jan Thomassen – family businesses today are modern, proactive, diverse and up for new challenges.

Albert Jan Thomassen is chairman of the FBN 18th Summit Programme Committee.

March 1, 2007

Succession in family business can be fraught with difficulties,with one generation often blaming the other for any problems encountered. Tom Davidow explains that to ensure a smooth transition, an open dialogue and an open mind are essential for all parties

Succession in family business can be fraught with difficulties,with one generation often blaming the other for any problems encountered. Tom Davidow explains that to ensure a smooth transition, an open dialogue and an open mind are essential for all parties.

Tom Davidow is founder and principal of Thomas D Davidow & Associates, based in Brookline, MA.

March 1, 2007

Shaping a successful future for business-owning families means dealing with the specific dynamics between the interdependent spheres of family, business and assets. Once balance is achieved, an atmosphere of trust, consensus and satisfaction can follow

Shaping a successful future for business-owning families means dealing with the specific dynamics between the interdependent spheres of family, business and assets. Once balance is achieved, an atmosphere of trust, consensus and satisfaction can follow.

March 1, 2007

While “for-profit” philanthropy may seem like a new concept, it’s not. One German foundation has been at it for over 40 years, funding a diverse range of social programmes worldwide. Suzy Bibko learns how the Robert Bosch Stiftung became such an integral part of the Bosch Group and wider society

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

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