As Secretary of the Jury of the Princess of Asturias Foundation Award, I had the tremendous honor of speaking with economist and philosopher Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize in Economics and 2021 Award Winner of the Princess of Asturias in Social Sciences. Human development and human capabilities are at the heart of his work. In our […]
Family-owned firms play a vital role in the global economy, an undisputed and internationally recognized fact. Going a step further, I would like to highlight 10 ways in which family firms positively impact the world based on my firsthand observations of how they operate and confront challenges. 1 – They drive and sustain employment I’m […]
We’re happy to report that our efforts to help family-owned businesses have not gone unnoticed! We hope you enjoy this recent Financial Times article and that you help us spread the word by sharing it friends and colleagues. What can business school teach a family firm?
Many family business leaders hold two conflicting emotions as they near retirement: on one hand, the desire to pass the baton to their children, and on the other, the desire to retain control for as long as possible. These opposing aims can significantly affect the parent-child dynamic and result in a paradox in which the […]
Family-owned firms dominate the global economy: according to PwC’s latest Global Family Business Survey, they contribute more than half of the world’s annual GDP and generate around two-thirds of employment. Their strength is also seen in new business ventures: 85% of start-ups are launched with family money. As outlined in a previous post, an important […]
Fernando Rodríguez de Rivera Fernando Rodríguez de Rivera is the general director of Bodegas Pradorey, a winery located in Spain’s Royal Site of Ventosilla. Here he shares Pradorey’s “long and winding” 30-year path to success as one of the most renowned Ribera del Duero wineries. Pradorey can’t be understood without mentioning the Royal Site of […]