Insights on Family Business

A collection of our latest insights on the challenges, opportunities and solutions that matter most for family businesses.

How do you measure the success of a written constitution?

Recently, we were invited to some of the multigenerational family discussions. In one of them, a family member had asked a serious and great question. Before this question that I can share with you, I believe it will only be respectful towards you all for me to share beforehand what all understandings the family hold

On what factors the next generation turns out as an ultra-high-value asset or the one who always needs help to align and perform?

Have you come across in your or other multigenerational family business where cousins and brothers hold wonderful asset-class business capabilities, delivering a consistent long-term thrive and success to your family enterprise?  Did you notice the sheer presence of their produce stunning growth effects?  Did it occur to you how the family would have developed such

How to measure whether your multi-generational business is heading towards real harmony, unity, and hence abundance (or) to disintegration?

There is one common thing across all the truths – Truths are always simple. And with simple things, there is an amazing twist – they appear doable! Such as holding an open and honest conversation.  But are the family members doing it? And mainly, are they doing daily as the shining reflection of the family?

How does the constitution restrict freedom or unleashes it?

A typical question that reveals one major hesitation among multigenerational family businesses is their freedom.  Some feel that having a family constitution restricts their lifestyle and access to wealth.  Some feel that it may even affect their share of ownership, and uncertainty about it makes them freeze in their minds.  Others feel that if a

How does the constitution help build family legacies?

Have you ever been to a family where 158 (one hundred and fifty-eight) members of theirs are having dinner on one of their decided occasions in the year to meet, celebrate their unity, and express gratitude to their forefathers and mothers who gifted them such a rare and priceless feeling of love, wealth, power, and

CALL CONSTITUTION OR ‘ABC’ — It doesn’t matter unless..

Have you entered into a delicate and high stake family conversation? Especially with kids! For e.g., Based on certain events recently, you learned your teenage daughter (or son, whoever you may imagine) is going through a blistering youth and, with it, has invited to them some untoward conversations. You said to yourselves let me hold

Is building your legacy a sheer philanthropic feeling or a feeling of responsibility to timelessly enrich lives of people, pushing human race forward, and helping nation reach greatness it deserves? 

A lot of interesting debates are happening in circles of family businesses such as follows:  (All below are discussed in Hindi and Gujarati language and for authenticity purpose converted unchanged as-is in English language below. We added no alterations.)  (1) I am first generation and turned 54 today. I wonder if all these years pay

What is legacy? And, why it matters?

Is it a word that applies to only families? Or does it also apply to family businesses? Or businesses as well? Or even nations? What does legacy mean? What helps in building legacies? What perspectives help leaders from any walk of life to understand the true meaning and value of legacy, making them more powerful

A powerful enabler to the success of your business and your family

Eight years ago in mid-year 2014, the largest family business conference was held by Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Boston, in Asia. Most of our neighbouring countries’ biggest families and more than 85% of top Indian businesses gathered for a five-day family governance summit. The finest practitioners and lead authorities had come to deliver what they

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