Sharing Wisdom, Building Values: Letters from Family Business Owners to Their Successors

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

byDenise H. Kenyon-rouvinez, Gordon Adler, Guido Corbetta

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Sharing Wisdom, Building Values is a valuable collection of personal family letters written from great entrepreneurs to their family members about business, success and life.  Through the words of the notable founders, including Fritz Henkel, Samuel C. Johnson, and Robert Pasin, the inner workings of the family business is revealed.  They offer advice and insights on topics such as sibling rivalry, succession, working through difficult times, and social responsibility.  These letters serve as a window to the past and can help families build upon the future.  Sharing Wisdom, Building Values offers lessons from twenty-four family businesses the world over - not case studies, but words from the heart of the family business leader themselves.

This book teaches us invaluable lessons regarding family business. One of the clearest lessons learned is that while every family business is unique, they also have much in common in terms of challenges and rewards. The authors show us through these personal letters how family firms from the world over can learn mightily from one another, just as each successive generation in a family business learns from their predecessors

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Sharing Wisdom, Building Values is a valuable collection of personal family letters written from great entrepreneurs to their family members about business, success and life.  Through the words of the notable founders, including Fritz Henkel, Samuel C. Johnson, and Robert Pasin, the inner workings of the family business is revealed.  T...

Denise H. Kenyon-Rouvinez is Head of International Family Business and Philanthropy at RBS Coutts. Based in Switzerland, she is a researcher, speaker, and consultant working with family businesses on governance issues such as establishing strong business boards; defining roles, tasks, and responsibilities for business, family and shar...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 8.61 × 5.63 × 0.69 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230111203

ISBN - 13:9780230111202

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Preface * The Authors * Introduction * Testimony, Thirry Lombard, Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie Bank, Switzerland * Succession Tips and Tools * CHAPTER 1 FOUNDERS* Letter, Fritz Henkel, Henkel KgaA, Germany * Letter, Baron Marcel Bich, Société BIC, France * Letter, Abdurrahman, B. Paksoy, Paksoy Tic San A.S., Turkey * Letter, Enric Bernat, Chupa Chups Group, Spain * CHAPTER 2 SIBLINGS* Lterr, Raya Strauss-Bendror, Strauss-Elite Ltd., Israel * Letter, Robert Pasin, Radio Flyer Inc. United States * Letter, Kenny Yap, Qian Hu Corporation Limited, Singapore * CHAPTER 3 COUSINS* Testimony, Philippe Nordmann, Maus Frères S.A., Switzerland * Letter, Marco Drago, DeAgostini S.p.A., Italy * Letter, Bertel Paulig, Paulig Ltd., Finland * Letter, Luiz ALberto Garcia, Algar Grupo, Brazil * CHAPTER 4 WOMEN IN FAMILY BUSINESS* Letter, Mona Al Khonaini, Al Khonaini Al Katami Trading & Contracting Co. Kuwait * Letter, Ardath Rodale, Rodale Inc., United States * CHAPTER 5 SHARED LEADERSHIP* Letter, Dr. Peter Zinkann, Miele & Cie CmbH, Germany * CHAPTER 6 WEALTH, TRUSTS AND STEWARDSHIP* Letter, Steven Waichler, Follett Corporation, United States * CHAPTER 7 NO SUCCESSORS* Letter, Yoshibaru Fukujara, Shiseido Company Limited, Japan * CHAPTER 8 FAMILY DYNASTIES* Letter, Dino Frescobaldi, Marchesi d