Succeeding Against All Odds

Succeeding Against All Odds

Lessons learned from 100-year family businesses

Very few family businesses survive across generations to become 100-year family enterprises. I’m involved in an ongoing research project that’s gathering the collective wisdom of inter-generational families that have sustained shared family values and identity, along with partnership over successful business and financial ventures over three or more generations. (We refer to them as “generative families.”)1 

We asked family leaders to look back at their evolution and

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