Tomorrow's Challenge

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"


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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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Tomorrow's Challenges

How successful family businesses prepare for an uncertain future

Lessons from award-winning company Odebrecht

Brazilian giant Odebrecht has left its mark on nearly every major project in South America over the past half-century. The $23 billion family business, established in 1944, is the holding company for the largest engineering and petrochemical companies in Latin America, and is one of the five largest private-sector manufacturing companies in Brazil

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TOMORROW'S CHALLENGES

The family office: helping families preserve their wealth over generations

5 questions for families who want to manage their wealth and ensure its longevity

Wealth is volatile; it can be lost as quickly as it is created. It needs to be nurtured with care and strong values. 

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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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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

For IMD MBA participants, the week of Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) presents unique opportunities to network and share knowledge with executives from across the world.

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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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