Generation to Generation: How to Save the Family Business

Harvard Business Review

Consider this: In the United States alone, family-owned businesses (FOBs) are responsible for 60% of total US employment and generate 78% of all new jobs. A similar percentage held advanced degrees: 75% of FOB directors and 77% of non-FOB directors. 56% of non-FOB directors).

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When Persuading, Shout "Fire" Instead of "Police"


If the lawyers are involved, I can't fob this off on the supervisor. [I wrote this post in 2007.] It's a common problem: a supervisor has an employee who is an obnoxious, arrogant, saboteur whose technical abilities may be strong but whose people skills are an F Minus.


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Even the best changes involve loss

Change Starts Here

The key fobs didn’t work, and when he locked the door manually, one of the locks made a funny sound. I was reminded this week that all changes – no matter how good – come with a sense of loss. We bought a car. After 9 years, my husband’s SUV seemed to have more non-working parts than working parts. The air conditioning (essential in Atlanta) occasionally stopped working. And don’t get me started on the noises it made.