The SuccessCare Program
The SuccessCare Program

Mom and dad won't talk
If I were having a conversation with the next generation member, a question I would want to ask is this: What did you and your parents agree to when you took the job?

Getting started with family governance
Family governance is a process or structure to educate and facilitate communication between family members.

15 lessons family councils wish they knew before they started
Whether you are just starting a Family Council or have had one for years, much can be gained by considering the lessons others have learned in making their Family Councils work.

Family businesses: Facing up to the facts

When it comes to the preservation of family businesses, the numbers are not encouraging. Only one-third make it to the second generation, and less than 10% of that one-third survive into the third generation. That means company founders have only a 3% chance of their grandchildren owning the family business.  

These are among the statistics that prompted Thomas Deans to write Every Family's Business: A blueprint for protecting family business wealth, and to create a professional practice teaching family business wealth strategy. Deans also draws on personal experience: he was the head of his family's large business for about a decade.

Read the full article as published in Investment Executive Sep 2008.

Click here to visit Tom Dean's website.

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