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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.

    From family enterprise to family office - How does Tavares de Melo maintain family cohesion?

    From family enterprise to family office - How does Tavares de Melo maintain family cohesion?

    On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Maya Prabhu and Dr Dennis Jaffe speak with Ramia about their work on the Tavares de Melo case study, which was published by Tharawat Magazine and written with Carolina Cintra.





    Read the full interactive article here. 



    Dennis Jaffe is a family business consultant and acclaimed author of books in the field. He is based in San Francisco. 



    Maya Prabhu, based in London, leads J.P. Morgan Private Bank’s Wealth Advisory practice for the EMEA region and the International Family Governance practice.



    Tavares de Melo’s story is one of constant reinvention — an instructive example for family businesses that must deal with changing contexts, personnel, and dynamics over time.After 90 years in business, Tavares de Melo sold its physical assets and became a family office. Their work to keep the extended family engaged and unified since then is a lesson in governance and organisation.



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    • 23 min
    What Enables Family Entrepreneurship Over Generations?

    What Enables Family Entrepreneurship Over Generations?

    In this episode of The Family Business Voice, Tom McGinness and Andrea Calabró discuss the findings from KPMG Private Enterprise and the STEP Project Global Consortium's Annual Report, which surveyed 2,439 CEOs and other leaders from top family businesses across 70 countries and territories. Using this extensive data set, the report outlines three success factors that underpin multigenerational family success around the world.

    Tom McGinness is the Global Leader of Family Business for KPMG Private Enterprise and an Experienced Senior Partner at KPMG.

    Andrea Calabró is the Global Academic Director, STEP Project Global Consortium.

    - The entrepreneurial orientation of upcoming leaders — a quality that allows them to take calculated risks that benefit the growth and innovation of the business — is a learned behaviour that can be developed by letting next-gens use small amounts of family capital to explore their entrepreneurial instincts from a young age.

    - Unlike their non-family peers, family enterprises also measure their success through their socio-emotional wealth. This factor, which speaks to the intangible assets, including relationships, that an organisation holds, enables better decision-making and holistic, long-term strategising.

    - With such strong ties to the organisation, family business members tend to exhibit motivational and transformational styles of leadership, which, coupled with their entrepreneurial orientation and emphasis on socio-emotional wealth, can contribute to better performance.

    Read KPMG Private Enterprise and STEP Project Global Consortium's Annual Report "The Regenerative Power of Family Businesses" here.

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    • 28 min
    How Different is the Next Generation of the Family Enterprise?

    How Different is the Next Generation of the Family Enterprise?

    On this episode of The Family Business Voice, we speak to Neus Feliu, Partner at Lansberg Gersick Advisors, about her work on the Family Enterprise Global Survey on Generational Perspectives.


    This important study indicates 'stress' areas that family businesses might want to focus on, while also breaking down stereotypes about generational perspectives in family enterprises. Next-gens and current leaders might not be as different as we may think, although there are some important distinctions that are worth paying attention to.

    Read the full survey here.
    - Younger generations often think that senior generations don’t have the dynamism to undertake the change necessary to move forward, and trying to avoid conflict both generations avoid the subject, which can set this misconception in stone. 
    - Next-gens and their elders often disagree on the skills necessary to lead, which is significant because families must find common ground if they are to provide a structured road map to develop next-gens within the organisation.

    - Interestingly, both generations are generally in alignment when it comes to sustainability.

    - The survey shows that men and women have different priorities within the business. Women are generally more interested in sustainability and family, while being less aspirational about executive positions, which belies the fact that there still exists a level of discrimination that must be dealt with before family business can truly grow as equitable organisations.

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    • 26 min
    How Can You Uncover and Address Addiction in the Family?

    How Can You Uncover and Address Addiction in the Family?

    On this episode of The Family Business Voice, we spoke to Jonathan Edgeley, the Founder of Montrose Advisory, about dealing with addiction in the family enterprise.


    Jonathan grew up in a family enterprise environment and as a young man, was outwardly successful while at the same time struggling with addiction and other mental health issues. Now, Jonathan uses those experiences to help others on their lifelong journey of recovery.

    - There is still a stigma associated with mental health in the family business. People are more willing to talk about it now than ever but much more work is needed.

    - Family businesses are generally very private, and this tendency to protect reputation can work against those who are suffering. Part of the problem lies in that people see what they want to see.

    - Blame or shame has no part in the recovery process. Instead, family members must approach the situation with love and compassion, while at the same time understanding how their behaviour might enable another’s addiction and ceasing that behaviour.

    - Acknowledgement, acceptance and action are fundamental to the healing process. Family members around those who need help with addiction also need to go through a process of recovery so that everyone is on the same page.

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    • 23 min
    Editoriale Domus: How did this legacy publishing house survive industry disruption?

    Editoriale Domus: How did this legacy publishing house survive industry disruption?

    On this episode of the Family Business Voice, we speak with Dr Sofia Bordone, owner and CEO of legacy publishing house Editoriale Domus.
    Sofia works closely with her mother, Giovanna, to bring their grandfather's business to new heights in the face of a heavily disrupted publishing industry.



    We talk to Sofia about the mindset required to enable innovation as well as Editoriale Domus’ celebrated history, her experience as a woman in publishing, and how she maintains influence in the age of social media.
    - Sofia's positivity allows her to see change as an opportunity. Editoriale Domus has changed time and again over the last 90 years and innovation remains at the core of the family publisher's outlook.
    - According to Sofia, there are distinct advantages to family ownership, especially when it comes to quick decision-making. As both CEO and owner, fewer obstacles stand in the way when the situation necessitates speed.
    - For women entering key positions in the family business, Sofia's advice is: be yourself. Act, dress, and think like a woman because that’s who you are, and it’s one of the positive attributes you bring to a company. Diversity adds value and brings power to any organisation.
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    • 20 min
    How Did This Family Transform a Passion for Peanuts into a Multigenerational Legacy?

    How Did This Family Transform a Passion for Peanuts into a Multigenerational Legacy?

    On this episode of the Family Business Voice Ramia speaks with Marshall Rabil, third generation owner and Marketing Director of Hubs Peanuts.
    See the full interactive article here.
    Marshall discusses what his family’s legacy, started by his grandmother, means to him, why peanuts are in fact a superfood and why his vision for the future centres around community.



    - Community is at the core of Hubs Peanuts. The way Marshall sees it, their community helped his grandparents Dot and HJ build the business, so it’s their responsibility to give back.

    - Hubs Peanuts has an incentivised volunteer program for it’s employees called Hubs Hearts, which allows them to choose the causes they donate their time to, because volunteer service doesn’t count for anything if it’s not from the heart.

    - Hubs Peanuts also works closely with their peanut farmers, and has even started a single-origin product line that is partly inspired by Marshall’s experiences in the development sector, where he saw the value of single-origin coffee and cacao initiatives.

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    • 23 min

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