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  • In the past ten years, cocktails have made a comeback – and it’s in no small part due to a spirits company with ten generations behind it. Suzy Bibko talks unconventional marketing with the Nolet family and how it has paid off in the success of their Ketel One Vodka

  • GMR Group was founded just 30 years ago by G M Rao. Through its energy, transportation and charitable initiatives, Suzy Bibko discovers that it is helping create a stronger India – and building a sound family business infrastructure at the same time

  • Howard Coffin had a vision – Sea Island was the perfect location to build the most luxurious resort in the country. He didn’t live to realise his dream, but fourth generation member Bill Jones III carries the mantle. It’s a hard job but someone has to do it... discovers Suzy Bibko

  • Asia is the latest buzzword in business. Whether it’s outsourcing in India or opening a branch office in China, things seem to booming in these two countries.

  • 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.

    Marilyn Monroe once said, "A career is born in public, talent in privacy". Interesting words to mull over in the context of family business, where both careers and talent are expected to be born and honed in privacy. But what happens when the family firm goes public?

  • 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 talks with Peter H Thomas of LifePilot in anticipation of his workshop at Campden’s Families in Business Conference, to be held in New York in October this year, to learn about the role values play in family business

  • Family values can be an extremely emotive subject for many people. Just look at how so many issues the world over can result in extremists taking action in the name of ‘family values’: abortion centre bombings, gay rights protests and religious intolerance.

  • From chicken house ventilation to climate control systems, the O’Hea family have turned the Colt Group into a global concern. Strong research and development and a business-like approach to the family council are the foundations, finds Suzy Bibko

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