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Many Startups Benefit From a Short-Term Focus
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was produced in partnership with Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, a leading academic journal, as part of our effort to highlight actionable cutting-edge research on Read More...
To Survive a Crisis, Re-Think Your Family’s Ties
As global crises are becoming increasingly frequent and unpredictable, family ties and family relationships—or what are collectively called “family social capital”—become critical for the Read More...
Sleeplessness Can Be Hazardous to Your Venture
Many entrepreneurs speak derisively about the act of sleeping, uttering phrases like, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead!” or “Sleep is for weaklings.” These statements imply that working on the Read More...
Your Voice Can Influence Your Crowdfunding Success
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was produced in partnership with the Journal of Business Venturing, a leading journal in the field of entrepreneurship, as part of EIX’s mission to bring research-proven Read More...
Over My Dead Body: The Unseen Influence of Wives on Succession
Around the world, women have risen to the upper echelons of family businesses. But among women who are wives of the family business leader, even those involved in the business themselves, attitudes Read More...
Does the Family Matter? Improving Executive Compensation Practices in Family Firms
The salaries of top executives can be a hot topic and a source of stress – at family businesses and non-family firms. How can family business leaders decide what’s fair? We looked at what Read More...
Is a Recession a Good Time to Start a Business?
Microsoft, Genentech and Southwest Airlines are all iconic companies that started off with a big disadvantage. All were founded during recessionary times: Microsoft in 1975; Genentech in 1976; and Read More...
Women Can Help Family Firms Innovate – but Socioemotional Factors Matter
Around Europe and elsewhere, the number of women in leadership roles is going up, and they are having a measurable impact on innovation and profits. Many researchers have found that having more women Read More...
Firm But Flexible Parents Raise the Best Family Business Leaders
In their aim to raise the next generation of family business leaders, parents often question if their parenting style is effective. They often ask themselves: Am I being too lenient or too strict? Am Read More...
'Big Family:' Relatives Outside the Family Business Can Help It Thrive
Words like “non-active” or “passive” are misnomers for family business members that work elsewhere. On the contrary, these “satellite” family members are quite active and beneficial to Read More...
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