Fine-turing family businesses for a new era

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Family businesses were the particular beneficiaries of three decades of favorable global economics. Now operating a la familia should prompt soul-searching about how they manage their unique strengths.

This article builds on the 4 year research programme that we conducted at McKinsey Family Business Practice. As part of this multi-method research, I personally conducted over 100 hours of interviews with CXOs, owners, board members and next gen members from the biggest and greatest family conglomerates around the world. Good times!

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A reminder: The Sustainable Family Business course opens at London Business School on Nov 20th, taught by me, Heinz-Peter Elstrodt and Nigel Nicholson. We have a very limited number of spaces available. If you are interested, get in touch with me or email