The Chinese custom of equal inheritance can sometimes cause difficult transitions at family businesses

Big name family offices want better managed corporations – and are saying this publicly 

The trouble arises when family members only are interested in dividends…

Owners can become like constitutional monarchs – wealthy and with the symbolism of ownership, but with little say in anything anymore

Asset managers can help to improve governance, says report

Family businesses are increasingly being pushed to follow “good” governance, but does better governance lead to better companies?



Creative destruction can be a positive thing, leading to innovation

Despite all the best-practice advisors and case studies, there will always be messy successions, especially as bosses live longer

Education and outside experience is only window dressing. The main reason the next gen get the job is because of trust

Straightforward language is sometimes more adept at describing a business phenomenon