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Awkward! Family Meeting Retreats

“I want you to arrange a meeting with the heads of the five families”  – The Godfather

We pulled up to the clandestine location for the secret, covert meeting. We made sure to cover our tracks and not let anyone know we were gathering. The subject matter was confidential and extremely sensitive. This was how our first family meeting retreat went down.

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Help! I’m Working for a Non-Family CEO in Our Family Business

He pushed me beyond my comfort zone, but I liked it.

At first, we were concerned, that hiring an outside CEO would feel like a loss of control. But in a strange way, we almost felt a sense of relief. Relief that the family could tap into a resource that could support us in growing the business through fast growth.

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Keeping the Family Business Innovative

Either be on the table, or be on the menu

Turning a family farm into an amusement park, a funeral home that doubles as a wedding chapel, or a furniture store that has an IMAX theater. Even the most ordinary businesses can be innovative

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