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Family Business Janzen & Co.

The Magic Moment We Became a Family Business

Following on from my previous post about how to define a family business, I remembered the moment when we became a family business.

Of course, bearing in mind my comments about the difficulty in finding a common definition of the term, the moment we “became” a family business was more in our minds than following a specific event that put our business within such a definition. Read more

Who Are My Family Members?

One of the questions that comes to mind when setting up family governance structures is whom to include in such a structure. In other words: who are the members to be governed? Read more

Family Business Advice

What Even is a Family Business?

What Even is a Family Business? Although often talked about and mentioned, little thought is given to what a familiy business actually is.

Family Governance System

Extended Family Business System

The Four Dimensions to Consider in Family Governance and Succession

 

Substantial writing has been done about the three dimensions “Family”, “Business” and “Ownership” when setting up a family governance structure.

However, the prevailing Three-Circle Model of the Family Business System as developed at Harvard Business School by Renato Tagiuri and John Davis in the 1970s is not entirely complete. Read more