Wealth of Wisdom
The Family Business Podcast
by Russ Haworth
2d ago
Summary In this episode of the Family Business podcast, Tom McCullough and Keith Whitaker discuss their book, The Wealth of Wisdom. They share their backgrounds and how they came to collaborate on the book. The second version of the book focuses on providing practical tools and exercises for families to enhance their communication and address important topics. One chapter highlights a family self-assessment tool that helps families evaluate their situation and identify areas for improvement. Another chapter introduces a three-step process for enhanced communication, which can be used by couple ..read more
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The Importance of Storytelling
The Family Business Podcast
by Russ Haworth
1w ago
Summary In this episode, Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks discuss the importance of capturing and sharing family stories. They highlight the reasons why families choose to tell their stories, such as passing on values and creating a family culture. The guests emphasize the need for families to identify their purpose and why before embarking on a storytelling project. They also discuss different types of family stories, including founder stories and multi-generational stories. The guests explore the concept of voice in storytelling and the importance of selecting the right format for capturing the ..read more
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Are you ready to hire non-family execs?
The Family Business Podcast
by Russ Haworth
2w ago
Summary In this episode, Bill Stranberg discusses the readiness of family businesses to hire non-family executives. He shares his own experience growing up in a family business and highlights the distinct challenges that families face in executive recruitment. Bill emphasizes the importance of addressing the readiness of both the family and the business before making a senior executive hire. He provides case studies to illustrate the potential risks and conflicts that can arise when these factors are not considered. Bill also discusses the need for clear job descriptions and expectations to en ..read more
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Selling the Family Business Pt 2
The Family Business Podcast
by Russ Haworth
2w ago
Summary In this two part episode, the guests discuss the considerations and communication strategies involved in a family business deciding to sell their business. They emphasize the importance of open and proactive communication within the family system, as well as with external shareholders and the C-suite. The guests also highlight the significance of early planning for the post-sale phase, including identifying purpose and impact beyond the business. They stress the need to address potential regrets and ensure a smooth transition to life after the sale. This conversation explores various a ..read more
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Selling the Family Business Pt.1
The Family Business Podcast
by Russ Haworth
3w ago
Summary In this two part episode, the guests discuss the considerations and communication strategies involved in a family business deciding to sell their business. They emphasize the importance of open and proactive communication within the family system, as well as with external shareholders and the C-suite. The guests also highlight the significance of early planning for the post-sale phase, including identifying purpose and impact beyond the business. They stress the need to address potential regrets and ensure a smooth transition to life after the sale. This conversation explores various a ..read more
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Family Business UK
The Family Business Podcast
by Russ Haworth
1M ago
Summary In this episode, Fiona Graham discusses the rebranding of Family Business UK and their focus on advocacy and policy. She highlights the key areas in their 2024 manifesto and the importance of long-term planning for family businesses. Fiona also shares insights from Family Business Week and previews the upcoming annual conference, which will focus on people and the challenges faced by family businesses. In this conversation, Russ and Fiona discuss the importance of family businesses and the challenges they face. They delve into topics such as succession planning, governance, communicati ..read more
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Wealth 3.0 - with The Ultra High Net Worth Institute
The Family Business Podcast
by Russ Haworth
5M ago
Regular listeners of the show will be familiar with all of my guests on this weeks show. I am joined by Jim Grubman, Denis Jaffe and Kristin Keffeler as they discuss their new book - Wealth 3.0 - The Future of Family Wealth Advising. In this episode we cover some of the key areas of focus within the book and what it means for families of wealth and in particular those that advise them. This episode is a special collaborative episode with The Ultra High Net Worth Institute in preparation for the launch of their very own podcast later this year. I will keep you all updated on that as and when ..read more
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Right Mindfulness and Concentration - The Mindful Family Business
The Family Business Podcast
by Russ Haworth and Martin Stepek
5M ago
THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS The First Noble Truth: be aware that life brings with it many forms of dissatisfaction, frustration, irritation, and many levels of suffering. The Second Noble Truth: recognise that these different types of suffering are produced by your mind, even if the apparent cause is external. The mind reacts negatively to life experiences that we didn’t want, and does the same when we don’t get things we were hoping for. The Buddha called these wants and dislikes “thirsts”. It is thirsts that cause unhappy states of mind. The Third Noble Truth: we can learn to cultivate skills that ..read more
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Right Mindfulness and Concentration - The Mindful Family Business
The Family Business Podcast
by Russ Haworth and Martin Stepek
8M ago
THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS The First Noble Truth: be aware that life brings with it many forms of dissatisfaction, frustration, irritation, and many levels of suffering. The Second Noble Truth: recognise that these different types of suffering are produced by your mind, even if the apparent cause is external. The mind reacts negatively to life experiences that we didn’t want, and does the same when we don’t get things we were hoping for. The Buddha called these wants and dislikes “thirsts”. It is thirsts that cause unhappy states of mind. The Third Noble Truth: we can learn to cultivate skills that ..read more
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Right Effort - The Mindful Family Business
The Family Business Podcast
by Russ Haworth and Martin Stepek
9M ago
THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS The First Noble Truth: be aware that life brings with it many forms of dissatisfaction, frustration, irritation, and many levels of suffering. The Second Noble Truth: recognise that these different types of suffering are produced by your mind, even if the apparent cause is external. The mind reacts negatively to life experiences that we didn’t want, and does the same when we don’t get things we were hoping for. The Buddha called these wants and dislikes “thirsts”. It is thirsts that cause unhappy states of mind. The Third Noble Truth: we can learn to cultivate skills that ..read more
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