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November 1, 2006

Suzy bibko is editor of Families in Business.

September 1, 2006

Asia is the latest buzzword in business. Whether it’s outsourcing in India or opening a branch office in China, things seem to booming in these two countries.

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

Asia is the latest buzzword in business. Whether it's outsourcing in India or opening a branch office in China,  things seem to booming in these two countries. Even the pandas are getting into the spirit of things, producing an unprecedented population boom among these normally near-celibate creatures.

But is this really news? Haven't we been hearing about how Asia is 'the next big thing' for the past 10 years? Why the 'new' interest?

July 1, 2006

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

Marilyn Monroe once said, "A career is born in public, talent in privacy". Interesting words to mull over in the context of family business, where both careers and talent are expected to be born and honed in privacy. But what happens when the family firm goes public?

May 1, 2006

Family values can be an extremely emotive subject for many people. Just look at how so many issues the world over can result in extremists taking action in the name of ‘family values’: abortion centre bombings, gay rights protests and religious intolerance.

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

March 1, 2006

Scott McCulloch is editor of Families in Business.

January 1, 2006

Scott McCulloch is editor of Families in Business.

If your family failed to discuss hedge funds over turkey and cranberry sauce this Christmas then yours, say 'financial therapists', was a missed opportunity. Some families would rather engage in collective root canal treatment than discuss money. If the army of family business consultants are to be believed, that could be changing. Money, they say, is the last taboo.
 

November 1, 2005

Women looking for a fast track to a seat on the board should join the family business, according to new research by Coutts. More than 60% of British family businesses have female directors.

Scott McCulloch is editor of Families in Business.

September 1, 2005

Swiss family offices, where wealthy families have their money managed, are reportedly embracing outsourcing in a bid to keep pace with the growing cost and complexity of managing investments.

Scott McCulloch is editor of Families in Business.

July 1, 2005

Family businesses and the disaster recovery industry make unlikely bedfellows, yet when it comes to business continuity planning the parallels are striking.

Scott McCulloch is editor of Families in Business.

Family businesses and the disaster recovery industry make unlikely bedfellows, yet when it comes to business continuity planning the parallels are striking. In my past days as a journalist covering the TMT triumvirate – telecoms, media and technology – I often interviewed chief technical officers and IT directors in organisations as diverse as investment banks and manufacturing conglomerates.
 

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