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The Personal Wealth Revolution – Time to Formalise Your Family Office

July 17, 2014 • Finance & Economics, SPECIAL FEATURES, Succession PlanningComments (0)

By Sherilyn Casiano For the entrepreneur and closely- held family business owner, a family office, set up with the proper foundation, can be a huge help in the succession processes and beyond. Below, Sherilyn Casiano argues that having a formal family office in place sooner rather than later can make a huge difference in the …

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Are High Growth Firms Really About Profit, or Just Greed?

July 17, 2014 • Finance & Economics, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Malin Brännback and Alan Carsrud Successful and profitable growth firms come from a variety of industries, but many viable business ideas are overlooked by investors and policy makers, because they do not fit the assumed mold of technology

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Le Roi est mort, vive Le Roi Life after Succession

March 6, 2014 • Finance & Economics, SPECIAL FEATURES, Succession Planning, Women in LeadershipComments (0)

By Sherilyn Casiano In the conversation about succession planning, most of the discussion revolves around the future continuity of the business. Very little is said about the impact of such a transition in human terms. Below, Sherilyn Casiano examines this

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Future Proofing the Capital Value of Your Business

March 3, 2014 • Finance & Economics, SPECIAL FEATURES, Succession PlanningComments (0)

By Richard Shrapnel Succession is a dynamic journey, and anyone involved in this process should seek to understand it before venturing forward. Below, Richard Shrapnel explores the journey of succession. Succession is a journey that preferably commences the

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Eight Types of Corporate Crisis and the Role of National Culture

November 7, 2013 • Finance & Economics, Global Business, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Kai Hammerich & Richard D. Lewis A crisis is a defining moment in any organization’s life. Below, Kai Hammerich and Richard D. Lewis consider eight of the most typical sources of an existential corporate crisis to better understand root causes and

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The Blue Line Imperative: A Radical New Approach to Value-Based Leadership

September 8, 2013 • Finance & Economics, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Kevin Kaiser & S. David Young In The Blue Line Imperative: What Managing for Value Really Means, Kevin Kaiser and S. David Young introduce a concept called ‘blue-line management’, an approach in which all decisions of consequence in an organisation

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6 Keys to Inventory Optimisation

August 8, 2013 • Business Process, Finance & Economics, OPERATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Karin Bursa Many companies around the world have adopted inventory optimisation and those without a formal process are falling behind their competition. Effective companies must factor in the global nature of their business when thinking about reducing

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First Look: Developing A New Map For Effective Business Succession in Family Businesses

May 9, 2013 • Finance & Economics, LEADERSHIP, Succession Planning, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Richard Shrapnel Family Business Succession is never a simple, straightforward endeavour. Besides the financial outcomes of the transition, the human needs and emotional involvement of all family members must be taken into account. The business advisory

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Global Recessions: A Survivor’s Manual

March 10, 2013 • Finance & Economics, Global Business, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Irv Rothman The article is an excerpt from the book “Out-Executing the Competition: Building and Growing a Financial Services Company in Any Economy”, by Irv Rothman. Over my career, I’ve endured recessions of varying size, depth, and duration. Three

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Fast-Expanding Markets: Where New Growth Can Be Found!

March 10, 2013 • Emerging Ideas, Finance & Economics, Global Business, INNOVATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Terence Tse, Mark Esposito & Khaled Soufani This article is dedicated to provide a working definition of these markets, which we call “Fast-Expanding Markets” (FEMs). The need to coin a new term for such markets is increasingly urgent, as commonly