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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If the FOB was a mother's skirt, then these soldiers were pressed hard against the pleats, too scared to venture beyond her grasp. They were Fobbits because, at the core, they were nothing but marshmallow. Crack open their chests and in the space where their hearts should be beating with a warrior's courage and selfless regard, you'd find a pale, gooey center.

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The Key to Better Cybersecurity: Keep Employee Rules Simple

Harvard Business Review

They also recommend multi-factor authentication, such as codes sent to smartphones and key fobs. Emma Todd/Getty Images. It’s a common adage that employees are the weak link in corporate cybersecurity. But I believe they are also the best defense, if they are given policies that are easy to follow and not too numerous and complex. Employee security training and best practices need to be user friendly and simple to be effective.

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

Execupundit

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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Join Me at Catalyst Conference 2011

Ron Edmondson

Use Rate Code FOB and receive a ticket price of $199 (savings of $120 off regular prices). Will you join me at Catalyst Conference 2011?

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Marketing for the Extremely Shy

Harvard Business Review

Unfortunately, winning clients is actually the most important part of your business, so it can sometimes be self-indulgent to fob it off entirely on an underling (you do the fun parts, and they can figure out, or not, how to make it viable). Let's face it: selling isn't for everyone.