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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 • 9 Ratings

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

    Tony Russo - "You Were Born.. You Were Immediately Put To Work. What Was Your First Job?"

    Tony Russo - "You Were Born.. You Were Immediately Put To Work. What Was Your First Job?"

    This week’s episode is a special one!
    We interview Karen’s Dad Tony Russo.
    It’s the first time we are interviewing our own family members for our family business podcast. Tony is the owner and operator of A. Russo & Sons , the 100 year old fruit and vegetable company based in Watertown, Massachusetts.
    He has worked in the business for more than 70 years and he shares some of his earliest memories of working on the farm alongside his grandparents and father.
    Thanks Dad for answering our questions !

    • 26 min
    Nuts.com - "There Were Days I Would Go Home Crying"

    Nuts.com - "There Were Days I Would Go Home Crying"

    We loved interviewing the Nuts.com family! They have nearly 100 years of history and stories from when their “Poppy Sol” launched the Newark Nut Company. The company proudly sold roasted nuts, which were a huge hit in the community. Eventually, brothers, Kenny and Sandy took over the business. Several years ago, they decided to let the third and current generation run the company - and this is the story of how that happened.

    • 31 min
    Richard J. Bryan - "What can I do for you sonny?"

    Richard J. Bryan - "What can I do for you sonny?"

    Richard J Bryan is now a family business succession planning expert. He learned the lessons he now shares in his books when he took over his family's 100 year old car dealership at a young age when his father became ill.  

    It's a story of ego, emotion and a reminder that we all, "need A Frank in our lives".  

    • 32 min
    Michael Klein - "People are Very Emotionally Trapped.. or Handcuffed .. to the Family Business" (part 2)

    Michael Klein - "People are Very Emotionally Trapped.. or Handcuffed .. to the Family Business" (part 2)

    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. 

    This week, in part two  we find out exactly who is the one “trapped”, in the Famil

    • 20 min
    Mitchell Kaneff - “I Go. Or You Go…”

    Mitchell Kaneff - “I Go. Or You Go…”

    Mitchell Kaneff is the third generation chairman and CEO of his family's business, Arkay Packaging.  For nearly 100 years, Arkay has created packaging for the beauty industry. In this podcast, Kaneff shares his experiences with us about working in his family business, including his bold decision to fire his father.

    • 30 min
    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

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