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More than half of all businesses globally are family-owned or operated. They are cornerstones of prosperity; their contributions to job creation and global GDP are crucial. Their stories, a source of inspiration for entrepreneurs everywhere, deserve to be told. The Family Business Voice provides the podcast for family business owners, experts and entrepreneurs to share their successes and challenges with a global audience.

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More than half of all businesses globally are family-owned or operated. They are cornerstones of prosperity; their contributions to job creation and global GDP are crucial. Their stories, a source of inspiration for entrepreneurs everywhere, deserve to be told. The Family Business Voice provides the podcast for family business owners, experts and entrepreneurs to share their successes and challenges with a global audience.

    How Can You Market an Ancient Craft in a Modern World?

    How Can You Market an Ancient Craft in a Modern World?

    On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Samuel Bautista Lazo speaks with Ramia about indigenous production methods, the enduring quality they engender and the new channels he's found to market his peoples' product to the world.


    - In the remote mountain village of Xiguie'a (Teotitlán del Valle), Mexico, Benizaa (Zapotec) families combine a consummately modern approach to marketing with ancient artisanship and singular local wisdom. The 14,000-year-old craft of Benizaa textile has gained traction with a global audience on the digital marketplace through Dixza Rugs and Organic Farm.
    - Dixza is a business owned and operated by the Bautista Lazo family, master weavers for countless generations. Their rugs are hand-died and woven from “criollo” native wool, which honours both the timeless method of their ancestors, as well as the enduring quality they produced.
    - Samuel Bautista Lazo is the latest in a long line of Bautista Lazos to run the business. Unlike his ancestors, however, he studied in England where his research focused on eco-efficiency, industrial ecology, eco-design and industrial waste management. It was other more mundane experiences while in London, however, that led to a sea change in the way his family business would operate.
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    Also, read the full article here.

    • 20 min
    What can the Wisdom of the Past Teach us about the Future?

    What can the Wisdom of the Past Teach us about the Future?

    On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Michael Connolly Munda-gutta Kulliwari spoke to Ramia about the important lessons we can learn from aboriginal art and culture.
    - The world is out of balance. The cycle of life was established long before humans, but we disrupted it and altered or destroyed elements that keep the planet healthy.
    - To achieve this balance once again, the next generation must find fixing and maintaining their land more rewarding than supporting a world of economic disparity overseen by billionaires. For the world to heal and grow again, living in harmony must trump living in wealth.
    - It's never too late to learn from the past. The world wasn’t always run like a machine – there was a time when the sun and the seasons guided our actions. In many ways, that message is what Aboriginal stories convey. That message of harmony is exactly what the world needs to hear right now.

    • 23 min
    Has the Future of Family Business Changed?

    Has the Future of Family Business Changed?

    On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Anders Sorman-Nilsson, futurist, Founder of Thinque and part of a family business legacy, speaks with Ramia about how COVID-19 has changed our outlook on the world as well as our appetite for technology.



    The Australian-Swedish dual-citizen has shared the stage with heads of state, penned three books and featured as a keynote speaker around the world.

    Growing up in a family business environment, Anders is well-acquainted with the obstacles that SMEs come up against when faced with a crisis. But he's also quick to point out that in times of upheaval, change and opportunity exist simultaneously alongside each other.

    - Those companies that place a high value on learning and curiosity are better positioned to navigate the crisis, finding opportunity through innovation and creativity.

    - Pandemics of the past have changed the way we work: the Black Death may have led to the Rennaissance and Spanish Flu saw women enter the workforce in unprecedented numbers. Looking past the hardships to pay attention to how our society is changing as a result of the pandemic will serve family business leaders well over the coming months.

    - Artificial Intelligence and Big Data are just two of the technologies that will likely be catalysed by COVID-19. Using these technologies to free up human talent for creative work has the potential to make family businesses even more sustainable.

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    Also, read the full article here.

    • 20 min
    How Can You Create Timeless Value?

    How Can You Create Timeless Value?

    On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Ramia speaks to Jan Ryde, Hästen's fifth-generation CEO, as well as his son and sixth-generation family business member, Lukas Ryde, about leveraging the power of technology in product development while balancing cutting-edge innovation with timeless tradition.

    - Regardless of the decade, there is continuity in the message passed from one generation to the next: the means of production and distribution may change, but there is no substitute for quality, service or value.

    - A return to the businesses' core product offering, exceptional handmade mattresses, has seen Hästens expand on a global scale.

    - Hästens focus on quality adds value to the customer experience over lifetimes; they've found some of their mattresses still in use after a century.

    Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and TuneIn.

    Also, read the full article here.

    • 16 min
    COVID-19: How Can We Maintain Health and Wellbeing Through a Crisis?

    COVID-19: How Can We Maintain Health and Wellbeing Through a Crisis?

    On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Feisal Alibhai speaks to Ramia about how COVID-19 has given health and wellbeing an immediacy that few regarded it with before the crisis. Informed by his work supporting others as the Founder and CEO of Qineticare, the world's first Family Health Office, as well as his own experiences as a survivor, he offers actionable insight on how we can look after our physical, emotional, relational and spiritual selves as well as our businesses while isolated and at home.



    - Right now, most people are in fight or flight mode, which does not allow for logical thought and rational decision-making.

    - Reestablishing a sense of calmness with meditation is one way to regain the clarity of mind necessary to get through this crisis in the best way possible.

    - While change is uncomfortable and uncertainty is stressful, this is also an opportunity for individuals to get back in touch with themselves, and families to get back in touch with each other.

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    Also, read the full article here.

    • 26 min
    COVID-19: Lessons from 100-year-old Family Businesses

    COVID-19: Lessons from 100-year-old Family Businesses

    On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Dennis Jaffe, author and family office consultant, speaks to Ramia about his latest book, Borrowed from your Grandchildren: The Evolution of Stewardship in 100-Year Families, and what we can learn from these longstanding companies in times of crisis.



    Borrowed from your Grandchildren is less of a how-to manual and more of a collection of shared wisdom from families that have gone the distance – a wealth of insight into the experience of enterprising generations. While the families Jaffe surveyed may not yet have survived the economic fallout of COVID-19, they have survived other crises over their operational tenures, and their resiliency provides a framework for sustainability through the downturn.

    - Successful multigenerational family businesses tend to have healthy relationships between the principal owners. Often, they are united by a common goal beyond financial success; their values bind them together and keep them on track. 

    - Generally, the subsequent generations of successful multigenerational family businesses are actively building wealth rather than just living off it. Determined next-gens look for meaningful ways to put their families’ fortunes to good use.

    - Large corporations can learn from family businesses by developing more long-term thinking. They should look to reinvest their money and clarify their financial values.

    - With each generation comes strengths that the previous generation does not necessarily have. Not only does each generation bring its strengths to the alliance, but they are also willing to collaborate.

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    Also, read the full article here.

    • 23 min

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