Book Reviews

From Mom-and-Pop to Ford, Family-Owned Businesses Dominate the World Economy

From small start-ups to giant multinationals, from the Mom-and-Pop owned barber shop to Ford, family owned businesses continue to dominate the world economy. Regardless of size, running a successful family firm presents unique challenges, and many fail to survive the transition to the next generation. The book Strategic Planning for the Family Business: Parallel Planning to…

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From Mom-and-Pop to Ford, Family-Owned Businesses Dominate the World Economy

From small start-ups to giant multinationals, from the Mom-and-Pop owned barber shop to Ford, family owned businesses continue to dominate the world economy. Regardless of size, running a successful family firm presents unique challenges, and many fail to survive the transition to the next generation. The book Strategic Planning for the Family Business: Parallel Planning to…

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Establish an Effective and Legal Asset Protection Program

In today’ s increasingly litigious world, the shielding of assets has become a prominent issue for financial planners, business owners, and high-net-worth individuals. Asset Protection: Concepts & Strategies for Protecting Your Wealth, by Jay Adkisson and Chris Riser, details methods that are both legally and morally legitimate for protecting one’ s assets from creditors, lawsuits,…

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The Problems Associated with Family Fortunes and Family Businesses

Before soap operas, people could follow the rise and fall of actual famous families’ fortunes. The soaps borrowed heavily from the sagas of wealthy families, stories with the essential elements of any good drama: money, nepotism, jealousy, decadence and conflict. Family businesses are the world’s most popular form of corporate ownership, yet few family businesses…

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How to Balance Individual and Family Needs

No family is free from challenges. But a strong family embodies a problem-solving culture in which parents and children act interdependently, appropriately, and positively. It is a culture that enables all family members to experience the joy, satisfaction, and integrity of living their principles day by day. In his first major work since the #1…

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How to Give Money to Charity Wisely

The first and only book to blow the whistle on wasted contributions, Don’t Just Give It Away shows readers how to tune out fundraising hype and make their donations to charity really count. Renata Rafferty has come through with a book people of all income levels should possess for it is a book about fostering…

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