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The Family Business Voice

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More than half of all businesses globally are family-owned or operated. They are cornerstones of prosperity; their contributions to job creation and global GDP are crucial. Their stories, a source of inspiration for entrepreneurs everywhere, deserve to be told. The Family Business Voice provides the podcast for family business owners, experts and entrepreneurs to share their successes and challenges with a global audience.

More than half of all businesses globally are family-owned or operated. They are cornerstones of prosperity; their contributions to job creation and global GDP are crucial. Their stories, a source of inspiration for entrepreneurs everywhere, deserve to be told. The Family Business Voice provides the podcast for family business owners, experts and entrepreneurs to share their successes and challenges with a global audience.

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Switzerland

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More than half of all businesses globally are family-owned or operated. They are cornerstones of prosperity; their contributions to job creation and global GDP are crucial. Their stories, a source of inspiration for entrepreneurs everywhere, deserve to be told. The Family Business Voice provides the podcast for family business owners, experts and entrepreneurs to share their successes and challenges with a global audience.

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@Tharawatmag

Language:

English


Episodes

What is it like to be the spouse of a family business owner?

12/5/2022
On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Sara Stern discusses her new work, Married to the Family Business: a Handbook for Spouses of Family Business Owners. Sara Stern is a speaker, author and consultant who decided to write a handbook for spouses of family business owners because of the apparent vacuum of resources out there for them. Though they might not sit on the board or hold an operational role in the business, spouses are at the centre of it all. They are often influential in...

Duration:00:24:06

How can a family business win the long game?

10/28/2022
On this episode of the Family Business Voice, John Giovannini speaks with Ramia about having to plan 15 years into the future because of long production cycles, the importance of holding on to biodiversity in the caviar industry and how his father's dream developed over time. Read the full interactive article here. - As it takes 10-15 years for a sturgeon fingerling to grow large enough to produce caviar, the Giovannini family have to plan far into the future. An operational reality that...

Duration:00:16:50

How can successors grow into their legacy?

10/14/2022
On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Dr Jamie Weiner and Russ Haworth speak with Ramia about their new book, The Quest for Legitimacy, which explores the unique struggle of those growing up in the family business. Dr Jamie Weiner’s experience as a clinical psychologist gives him insight into the complex dynamics that exist between family members. Since 2018, he’s devoted himself to qualitative research on the rising generation of prominent family businesses, culminating in The...

Duration:00:29:13

From family enterprise to family office - How does Tavares de Melo maintain family cohesion?

10/6/2022
On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Maya Prabhu and Dr Dennis Jaffe speak with Ramia about their work on the Tavares de Melo case study, which was published by Tharawat Magazine and written with Carolina Cintra. Read the full interactive article here: https://www.tharawat-magazine.com/stories/tavares-de-melo-5th-generation-family-enterprise/ Dennis Jaffe is a family business consultant and acclaimed author of books in the field. He is based in San Francisco. Maya Prabhu, based...

Duration:00:23:41

What Enables Family Entrepreneurship Over Generations?

6/27/2022
In this episode of The Family Business Voice, Tom McGinness and Andrea Calabró discuss the findings from KPMG Private Enterprise and the STEP Project Global Consortium's Annual Report, which surveyed 2,439 CEOs and other leaders from top family businesses across 70 countries and territories. Using this extensive data set, the report outlines three success factors that underpin multigenerational family success around the world. Tom McGinness is the Global Leader of Family Business for KPMG...

Duration:00:28:33

How Different is the Next Generation of the Family Enterprise?

5/19/2022
On this episode of The Family Business Voice, we speak to Neus Feliu, Partner at Lansberg Gersick Advisors, about her work on the Family Enterprise Global Survey on Generational Perspectives. This important study indicates 'stress' areas that family businesses might want to focus on, while also breaking down stereotypes about generational perspectives in family enterprises. Next-gens and current leaders might not be as different as we may think, although there are some important...

Duration:00:26:07

How Can You Uncover and Address Addiction in the Family?

4/25/2022
On this episode of The Family Business Voice, we spoke to Jonathan Edgeley, the Founder of Montrose Advisory, about dealing with addiction in the family enterprise. Jonathan grew up in a family enterprise environment and as a young man, was outwardly successful while at the same time struggling with addiction and other mental health issues. Now, Jonathan uses those experiences to help others on their lifelong journey of recovery. - There is still a stigma associated with mental health in...

Duration:00:23:30

Editoriale Domus: How did this legacy publishing house survive industry disruption?

3/24/2022
On this episode of the Family Business Voice, we speak with Dr Sofia Bordone, owner and CEO of legacy publishing house Editoriale Domus. Sofia works closely with her mother, Giovanna, to bring their grandfather's business to new heights in the face of a heavily disrupted publishing industry. We talk to Sofia about the mindset required to enable innovation as well as Editoriale Domus’ celebrated history, her experience as a woman in publishing, and how she maintains influence in the age of...

Duration:00:20:52

How Did This Family Transform a Passion for Peanuts into a Multigenerational Legacy?

3/15/2022
On this episode of the Family Business Voice Ramia speaks with Marshall Rabil, third generation owner and Marketing Director of Hubs Peanuts. See the full interactive article here. Marshall discusses what his family’s legacy, started by his grandmother, means to him, why peanuts are in fact a superfood and why his vision for the future centres around community. - Community is at the core of Hubs Peanuts. The way Marshall sees it, their community helped his grandparents Dot and HJ build the...

Duration:00:23:07

What can we Learn from the World's 500 Largest Family Businesses?

3/11/2022
More than half of all companies globally are family owned or operated, contributing to 70% of the world's GDP and accounting for 65% of jobs. And of these family businesses, the 500 largest represent the third-largest global economic contribution and employ more than 24 million people worldwide. On this episode of the Family Business Voice, Helena Robertsson, EY’s Global Family Enterprise and Family Office Leader, discusses findings and insights from the EY 2021 Family Business Index, which...

Duration:00:19:43

How did a Founder Build a Global Family Enterprise Based on Dignity and Trust?

2/15/2022
On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Nand Kishore Chaudhary, the visionary founder of Jaipur Rugs, discusses how his company transformed the Indian carpet industry with dignity and respect. See the full interactive article here. - When NK Chaudhary started his business, rug weavers were a disenfranchised minority. They were taken advantage of by middlemen who used the vagaries of a complex supply chain to their sole benefit. Jaipur Rugs cut out these middlemen, instead forging...

Duration:00:19:20

How is this 2nd Generation Family Legacy Changing the Malaysian Security Industry?

2/11/2022
On this episode of the Family Business Voice, Saliza Abdullah, Managing Director and CEO of BG Capital Holdings, talks about her journey at the forefront of the Malaysian security industry, what she sees as the key ingredients for a family firm’s longevity, and what the future might hold for BG Capital Holdings. See the full interactive article here. - For Saliza Abdullah, the Managing Director and CEO of BG Capital Holdings, the continued success of her family’s business is only one part...

Duration:00:24:52

How Can You Pave Your Entrepreneurial Path as a Next Gen?

1/11/2022
On this episode of the Family Business Voice, we talk to Abdulrahman Al Bassam, the Co-founder and CEO of AWN Enterprises, the CEO of Tilal Real Estate Development Company and a member of one of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's renowned family businesses, Al Bassam & Sons. See the full interactive article here. Abdulrahman speaks with us about the unique entrepreneurial journey he's been on and how he is contributing to his family's legacy, the challenges of bringing change in a family...

Duration:00:31:56

Heavy is the Head: How can Legacy become a Burden?

12/22/2021
Listen and Subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stictcher, TuneIn and YouTube. On this episode of the Family Business Voice, Joseph W Reilly talks about inheritance — the often-overlooked problems associated with wealth, strategies for young inheritors to cultivate a healthy relationship with wealth, and tools, including the family office, that enable inheritors to generate positive outcomes with their wealth. Joseph W Reilly is a family office advisor and Director of...

Duration:00:14:03

What Should Family Businesses Know about Share-pledging?

11/17/2021
On this episode of the Family Business Voice, Dr Nupur Pavan Bang talks about share-pledging — what it looks like in practice, where it works and what family businesses should avoid. Dr Bang, Associate Director of the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, recently co-authored a study on the impact of share pledging for Indian firms. While it dispels some of the negative myths associated with share pledging, Dr Bang’s research also...

Duration:00:18:38

Made Sustainably: How did this Filipino Family Business Disrupt Manufacturing?

11/11/2021
When Pete and Cathy Delantar established Nature’s Legacy in 1986, sustainability wasn’t the buzzword that it is now. In the Philippines, very few people were familiar with the term, and the concept of upcycling was unheard of. But the Delantars didn’t let that stop them. Now, three-and-a-half decades later, Nature’s Legacy products, manufactured using upcycled waste materials, are some of the most sought after in the interior design and furniture industries. And not only are these...

Duration:00:20:55

How can Family Enterprises Empower Next-gen Leaders?

11/3/2021
On this episode of the Family Business Voice, we speak to advisor, author and family business member Iraj Ispahani. Iraj is the CEO of Ispahani Advisory and the author of a new book, Family Business and Responsible Wealth Ownership: Preparing the Next Generation. Iraj’s book helps answer some of our burning questions about next-gens – how to engage, empower and prepare them for leadership positions – topics that Iraj has firsthand experience of. As a Group Director and sitting board...

Duration:00:18:23

How Can Family Business Values Initiate an Industry-wide Movement?

9/29/2021
When Ben Cross began his career as a marine biologist, he never imagined that years later he’d end up spending his days in a greenhouse. But soon enough, he felt the pull of his family’s legacy business — Crosslands Flower Nursery. Since his return, both have thrived. We spoke to Ben about his journey, how he markets homegrown, and why educating consumers is such a big part of his strategy. Read the full article here:...

Duration:00:21:48

How did this Brother-and-Sister Team Grow a Global Tea Brand?

9/16/2021
Reem Hassani and Ahmed Rahim, the siblings behind Numi Tea, are changing how tea impacts the world. Since 1999, they’ve been introducing people to new tastes and new possibilities through their creative and sustainable business model. On this episode of the Family Business Voice, Ahmed and Reem talk about the connection between tea and sustainable development, why hospitality and generosity are key brand values and how they are growing Numi tea around the world. – Numi’s culture of giving...

Duration:00:24:33

How Does This Family Run a Sustainable Business and Make a Profit?

9/9/2021
Read the full interactive article here: https://www.tharawat-magazine.com/stories/state-garden-people-planet-produce/ Since 1938, the DeMichaelis family has built their business on a foundation of societal sustainability — prioritising suppliers, employees and consumers. The loyalty and trust they’ve received in return have made their business — State Garden — what it is today: one of the largest repackagers of organic salad greens in the Northeast US. On this episode of the Family...

Duration:00:21:56