TOMORROW'S CHALLENGES

FROM ENTREPRENEUR TO FAMILY BUSINESS - THE IMPOSSIBLE CHALLENGE?

Very few company founders want to give up control

By definition, most entrepreneurs are difficult people. Their success is based on seeing and doing things differently and changing things, often in disruptive ways. Few people like change, so entrepreneurs are generally seen as upsetting and bothersome.

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Tomorrow's Challenges

Tomorrow's Challenges

TO BE, OR NOT TO BE, THE NEXT-GENERATION FAMILY BUSINESS LEADER

Four questions younger family members should ask themselves


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TOMORROW'S CHALLENGES

Negotiating in the family business

Why it's never "just business"

Family companies can be some of the most powerful and successful organizations in the world. Research suggests that they outperform their non-family counterparts financially, and they do an excellent job of fostering social progress and environmental preservation.

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TOMORROW'S CHALLENGES

Insight from the film Inception

Fact and fiction about family business

Topping the box office, Inception is full of intense action scenes, new age special effects and intriguing concepts. Yet, all the Hollywood-hype set aside, at the very heart of the blockbuster, the movie portrays many facts, fictions and biases about family businesses.

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NEWS

IMD and Lombard Odier recognize J. M. Huber Corporation

J. M. Huber Corporation (Huber), one of the largest and oldest privately held companies in the United States, was awarded the 18th annual IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award at the 24th Summit of the Family Business Network International (FBN-I) in Rio de Janeiro.

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TOMORROW'S CHALLENGES

AYALA CORPORATION: NATION BUILDING AND SUCCESSION

Lessons from the winner of the 2014 IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award

Receiving one of the most prestigious accolades for "excellence in family business" was a memorable moment for the ten Zobel de Ayala family members gathered in Dubai on October 16. They belong to the seventh and eighth generations of the family that has steered Ayala Corporation, one of the Philippines' oldest and most successful conglomerates, through the ups and downs of an emerging market for over 180 years.

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TOMORROW'S CHALLENGES

Letting history be their guide

How family firms can leverage the past to succeed in the future

Family companies can be some of the most powerful and successful organizations in the world. Research suggests that they outperform their non-family counterparts financially, and they do an excellent job of fostering social progress and environmental preservation.

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TOMORROW'S CHALLENGES

So much cash, so few investment opportunities

Will the Wenzhou Equities Operation Center help family businesses?

Wenzhou, hidden in the mountains of the Zheijian province and approximately 365 km south of Shanghai, has long been an entrepreneurial hotbed. Though relatively small, it has one of the highest GDPs in China. Famed for its family-based business model that made the city one of the richest in China by the 1990s, Wenzhouese capitalists have more recently been exploring methods of pushing their companies to new levels of profitability.

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ARTICLE

Family businesses: successes and failures

Joachim Schwass

IMD's Global Family Business Center has worked with leading families in business for over a generation. As a center of excellence, it encompasses extensive expertise, on-going, highly relevant research and a wide range of educational offerings and events that bring cutting-edge research to practicing families inbusiness.

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MBA participants benefit from OWP/LFB synergies

Leading the Family Business

Assuring the continuity of family-owned enterprises

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IMD in the rankings

IMD's programs are ranked highly by the world's most influential business publications.

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