A combination of the British attachment to property and American entrepreneurship – and hardwork – preserved the family’s legacy

Maybe the next big startup is somewhere about to happen at a university. Investors should take note…

A new Chinese list of all the world’s billionaires suggests that many are self-made, but if you look beneath the surface you see that families are well represented. 

Family firms can be obsessed with control of the core business, but this is a mistake. Instead, they should concentrate on finding new opportunities. 

All of John Mills’ children have worked for his business JML, but only one remains and the company is now manager-owned. Is this the shape of family firms to come?