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We work for family businesses.
We grew up in family businesses.
We understand family businesses.
Who better to interview other family businesses?

It's None of Your Business - The Family Business Podcast Ted Gerstein/ Karen Russo

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

We work for family businesses.
We grew up in family businesses.
We understand family businesses.
Who better to interview other family businesses?

    Michael Klein - "Lots of slamming Doors" (part 1)

    Michael Klein - "Lots of slamming Doors" (part 1)

    In this case, a book’s title, “Trapped In the Family Business”, says it all.  

    Michael Klein has spent more than 20 years working with and advising, individual members of family businesses across the country.  Plus, with a doctorate in psychology, he understands the "bottom line" isn’t always the bottom line.  Emotions, bruised feelings, and fragile egos can sometimes be just as important as profits. 

    • 24 min
    Greenwich Letter Press - "That's a terrible Idea"

    Greenwich Letter Press - "That's a terrible Idea"

    Greenwich Letterpress on Christopher Street tucked away in Manhattan’s West Village is owned by sisters Beth Salvini and Amy Swanson.  The two are third-generation letterpress printers and, honestly, have one of the coolest stores downtown. Greenwich Letterpress offers beautiful custom made stationery as well as some of the most fun, eclectic stationery and assorted items such a the perfect 90210 keychains. Their store on Christopher Street is a “must” for every local and tourist.

    • 32 min
    Paul Sullivan - "In a Family Business, You Can't go Home"

    Paul Sullivan - "In a Family Business, You Can't go Home"

    Paul Sullivan writes "Wealth Matters" for the New York Times. We loved speaking with Paul about the challenges of running a family business, family relationships and thinking long-term about succession. We learned what Paul thinks is often the key ingredient to a successful family business successful.

    • 21 min
    Andy Unanue - "Take Care of the Business, you’ll have a family. Take care of the family, you won’t have a Business”

    Andy Unanue - "Take Care of the Business, you’ll have a family. Take care of the family, you won’t have a Business”

    Andy Unanue is the Managing Partner of AUA Private Equity Partners which focuses on lower to middle market Hispanic and Family Business food-based company. Andy grew up as part of the Goya Foods company and understands family business - particularly large and wildly successful family business - in a way that most people can only imagine. We really enjoyed our conversation with Andy and hearing about his tremendous business experience and acumen. Take a listen.

    • 21 min
    Andy Unanue - "My Grandfather thought he had one family, he had four"

    Andy Unanue - "My Grandfather thought he had one family, he had four"

    Andy Unanue is the Managing Partner of AUA Private Equity Partners which focuses on lower to middle market Hispanic and Family Business food-based company. Andy grew up as part of the Goya Foods company and understands family business - particularly large and wildly successful family business - in a way that most people can only imagine. We really enjoyed our conversation with Andy and hearing about his tremendous business experience and acumen. Take a listen.

    • 26 min
    Mark Sirkin - "Not Everybody is in Psychotic Denial"

    Mark Sirkin - "Not Everybody is in Psychotic Denial"

    We loved interviewing Mark Surkin, a psychologist who specializes in family businesses. Maybe it's because we know how much family business can benefit from having an outsider help family members focus on what is important - and not to not distracted from the chaos that often comes from family. There was a lot here, so we ended up splitting into two parts (with a third web extra). Here’s part 1, “the Kids”

    • 15 min

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