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“Family Organization” – An Oxymoron?

by John L. Ward  Family organizations, such as family offices, face many paradoxical contradictions. Several follow; then a fundamental paradox will be examined.   Centralized leadership or direct democracy    – Who makes decisions?    – How is leadership selected? Individual … Continue reading

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Governance : Why is it so hard to define?

  This week I’ll be speaking to a group of family business owners in the Milwaukee area, and the topic they chose was “Governance”.  When they requested that topic, first I felt excitement – but it was soon followed by … Continue reading

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