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Family Firms Triple Bottom Line

Lost in the commotion of last week’s Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, April 15, was the fact that many Americans, including family businesses, were scurrying about to sign off and send in their final tax forms for the 2012 tax … Continue reading

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Growing up with downsizing

Do you sometimes think of the ‘good old days’ when you started in your family business with lots of business opportunities and a growing economy? As your children’s generation is starting their career in business life – things are very … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of Philanthropy in Family Firms

Paul Hawkins of the University of Portland, recently said the following: “When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about what is happening on earth … Continue reading

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Trends in Giving for Young Professionals

The ‘personal finance’ columnist at US News & World Report, Kimberly Palmer recently wrote a book titled: “Generation Earn: The Young Professional’s Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back” (Ten Speed Press).  In this book she cites an impressive statistic … Continue reading

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Families in Business Embrace Philanthropy in Many Ways

There has been a lot of buzz in the press of late around the ‘Giving Pledge’ launched by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, as an effort to encourage billionaires around the world to donate the majority of their … Continue reading

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Generosity

While there are many things that I appreciate about working with families that own businesses together, one aspect that always takes my breath away is the depth of generosity that so many of these families demonstrate. While recently looking for … 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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