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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

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

How can Next-generation Owners Lead with Purpose?

8/18/2021
Listen and Subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stictcher, TuneIn and YouTube. On this episode of The Family Business Voice, we spoke to Genette Gregson, CEO of All States Trailer Spares (ASTS), about open communication, next-generation structuring and the characteristic family business work ethic.  Since ASTS was founded by Genette’s father, Peter Hilton, in 1997, it’s become one of the industry leaders as a distributor of spare parts for trailers to the automotive,...

Duration:00:16:51

How did this South African Family Business Last Over 10 Generations?

8/10/2021
Listen and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, YouTube and TuneIn. On this episode of The Family Business Voice, we spoke to Fanie van der Merwe, ninth-generation General Manager of Boplaas 1743, about stewardship, legacy, innovation and pragmatism. Taking over from his father in the 1980s, Fanie has shouldered the responsibility of guiding the family business, a working farm that also accommodates guests, for more than three decades. Now, with the departure...

Duration:00:19:59

BIC: How do you Transform a Legacy Business?

6/29/2021
Listen to the episode on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify and YouTube. On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Gonzalve Bich, CEO and third-generation owner of BIC, speaks with Ramia about the visionary spirit that inspired the company’s evolution and how digitalisation represents a transformative opportunity for BIC and other family firms. Since 2018, Gonzalve Bich has been the CEO of the family business his grandfather, Marcel Bich, founded in...

Duration:00:18:01

What does it take to Survive the Family Business?

6/28/2021
Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and YouTube. On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Ramia speaks with business leader, entrepreneur and author Priyanka Gupta Zielinski talks about her book “The Ultimate Family Business Survival Guide”, which examines the effective characteristics of Indian family businesses that all enterprises can adopt to navigate unpredictable events, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Priyanka Gupta Zielinski,...

Duration:00:21:05

Sustainability in Action: What Does it Take to Make it Work?

6/14/2021
Listen to this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and YouTube. On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Ramia talks to Professor Pramodita Sharma about her new book “Pioneering Family Firms’ Sustainable Development Strategies”, which charts the journey of 15 business families showing a commitment to sustainable development through their work in a diverse range of industries and geographies. Professor Pramodita Sharma is the Schlesinger-Grossman Chair...

Duration:00:23:34

Family Offices: What Lies Beneath?

6/4/2021
Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn and Youtube. On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Rodolfo Paiz and Ramia discuss how a family office can help families with everything from philanthropy to next-generation engagement, and what Rodolfo’s iceberg model reveals about the impact of the pandemic on family offices. Rodolfo Paiz grew up in a successful Guatemalan family business, and translated those experiences into a career in the...

Duration:00:25:13

What do Family Businesses Need to Last?

5/12/2021
On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Rob Lachenauer and Josh Baron speak with Ramia about their new book The Harvard Business Review Family Business Handbook, and why we should challenge common misconceptions about family business. Rob Lachenauer, CEO and Partner at Banyan Global is an entrepreneur and consultant who advises owners of some of the world’s leading family businesses. Josh Baron is a Partner and Co-founder at Banyan Global. As a family business consultant, Josh has...

Duration:00:24:13

What is the Impact of Family Businesses on the US Economy?

4/26/2021
Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn and Youtube. On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Daniel G Van Der Vliet and Torsten M Pieper talk with Ramia about updating Astrachan and Shankar’s seminal 2003 research paper “Family Businesses’ Contribution to the U.S. Economy: A Closer Look,” and what their updated research says about the field of family business education. Daniel G Van Der Vliet is the John and Dyan Smith Executive Director of Family...

Duration:00:24:48

How can Family Businesses Stay Safe in the Digital Age?

4/9/2021
Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn and Youtube. On this episode of the Family Business Voice, Philip Grindell, CEO of Defuse Global, and Ramia talk about how family businesses can stay safe in the digital age. Philip Grindell’s background as a Scotland Yard Detective with time spent seconded to British Intelligence gives him an in-depth view on just what can happen in unsafe situations. And now, he’s applying those insights to the world of...

Duration:00:24:34

How Can Community Be A Competitive Advantage?

3/12/2021
On this episode of The Family Business Voice, John J Lamont from Nowchem talks with Ramia about how his family’s bond shaped their succession strategy and how these experiences might translate to the family’s next generation of leaders. – John and his siblings literally grew up in the chemical factory, even living on-premise for a year after their parents relocated the family and started the business — an experience that brought them closer together. – The Lamont family approached...

Duration:00:21:50

What Behaviours Build Resiliency into the Family Business Dynamic?

2/16/2021
In this episode of the Family Business Voice, Albert Myles speaks with Ramia about family dynamics, behaviours that build resiliency in the face of adversity and what to do when we are confronted with negativity. Albert Myles is a former professional basketball player who is now a philanthropist, mentor and a leading expert in the family dynamic, mental health and healthspan issues affecting enterprising families around the world. In his work as a family advisor and health coach to a...

Duration:00:26:18

What is Transformational Leadership?

1/6/2021
On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Rania Labaki speaks with Ramia about how family businesses can support transformational leadership through governance, an exceptional skill in the face of disruption and adversity. Rania Labaki is the Director of the EDHEC Family Business Centre and Associate Professor of Management at EDHEC Business School. She also sits on several boards, including those of the predominant academic journals devoted to family business, offering her expertise...

Duration:00:18:36

How Can the Next Generation Disrupt the Processed Meats Industry?

12/3/2020
As a sixth-generation leader in his family’s meat processing business, Compaxo, Michael van der Post walks a virtual tightrope. He must honour five generations of his family’s business legacy while at the same time ensuring Compaxo’s sustainability with forward-facing strategy. Headquartered in Gouda in the Netherlands, Compaxo can trace its roots back to 1896 when Johannes van der Post opened a pork butcher’s shop. Since then, Compaxo has grown into one of Europe’s most successful pork...

Duration:00:18:14

How Can Technology Increase Competitiveness in the Family Business?

11/25/2020
Chris Bosley’s passion for entrepreneurship led him back to the family business, Amorini, an industry leader in kitchen and joinery components. Now, he works alongside his brother, Mitch, father Steven and uncle Paul Atkins, diversifying Amorini’s product offering and developing a proprietary software platform called the Amorini Edge. On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Chris and Ramia talk about Amorini’s family business dynamic, it’s new technological underpinnings and its...

Duration:00:17:22

Where do Purpose and Succession Overlap?

11/11/2020
On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Ramia speaks to Russ Haworth, Family Business Advisor and Host of the show The Family Business Podcast, about where purpose and succession overlap. Haworth believes that healthy transitions lie at the heart of continuity, and as such, is passionate about helping next-generation family members find their place in the business. As Co-director of 'The Land of Giants', a research project that focuses on next-gen journeys, Haworth knows all too well...

Duration:00:24:07

How Can Identity Translate to Competitive Advantage?

10/15/2020
On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Dr Axel Göhler speaks to Ramia about BESTMALZ’ expansion, his unique perspective on the world of German family beer and the modern concept of craft. - Since 2014, CEO Dr Axel Göhler, the grandson of founder Max Göhler, has spearheaded the company’s international expansion. Now, BESTMALZ distributes quality malts to more than 85 countries, including the US, China and Brazil. -The traditional German family malt producer is at the forefront of a...

Duration:00:17:03

What Can We Learn From Cooperation?

10/7/2020
On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Tadesse Meskela speaks with Ramia about his experiences with cooperation, its positive impact on Oromo communities and how the Oromo coffee farmer's journey serves as an excellent model for others around the world to create prosperity in life and business. Throughout history, people have come together to solve their problems, and for places such as Ethiopia, where the primary economy is based on agriculture, cooperative formation directly...

Duration:00:20:51

How can Storytelling Strengthen the Family Business?

9/10/2020
Storytelling is essential to the intergenerational transfer of knowledge, values and culture. In the context of the family business, these narratives, according to Guillermo Salazar, usually revolve around the founder and adhere to a particular structure - a ‘monomyth’ - that we are all familiar with: think the story of the Buddha, or Jesus. Moreover, subsequent generations of family business leaders look to this story -- the Hero's Journey - to continue to build the identity of the business...

Duration:00:18:54