All articles by Urs Feller

Important things to know when organising the Family Business

Organising the Family Business Family reunions and family council Transparency fosters trust. As former US Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis once noted, "Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants ...." This holds true for families as it is applicable to the sound management of large commercial companies. The place where this transparency can be achieved in families is the family reunion, a gathering of family members at regular intervals during which...

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Family governance – Getting the basics right

Family Governance - Getting the basics right Advantages of family businesses What makes family business different from ordinary businesses is that they commonly have a small base of manager-owners. This can translate into fast strategic decision-making. At the same time, family shareholders are more likely to take a long-term view of the development of their company than financial investors thus giving more importance to sound basic structures and operational principles. Contrary to businesses held by unrelated owners, family businesses...

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