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Good Governance: It's a Journey

January 2023
Lloyd Shefsky Article

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How Parents Can Promote Resilience in the Family Business

November 2022
HBR Article: Matt Allen

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Why Your Family Business Needs Family Members on the Board

September 2022
HBR Article: Ivan Lansberg

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Crafting an Enterprise Strategy for Your Family Business

September 2022
HBR Article: Jennifer Pendergast

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Sustaining an Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Family Business

September 2022
HBR Article: Matt Allen

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What to Consider Before Taking a Job at a Family-Owned Business

July 2022
Working for a family firm can be rewarding, but you should do your homework first to make sure it's the right place for you.

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The What, Why, Where, How, and Who of Growth in Family Enterprise

March 2022
Jennifer Pendergast, Kellogg Center for Family Enterprises and Drew Everett, Bush Brothers & Company

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A Barbecue Brand With Roots in Slavery

January 2022
Crain's Chicago Business Article

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3 Tips for Taking Your Family Business Public

December 2021
Kellogg Insight Article

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Warren Buffett Adds Daughter to Board, Deepening Berkshire Family Ties

November 2021
Bloomberg Equality

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The real-life family business drama you don't see on HBO's Succession

November 2021
CNBC Leadership Insights

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The Family-Focused Office

November 2021
FFI Practitioner Article

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Evolution Has Shaped How We Relate to Our Families. What Does This Mean for Family Businesses?

November 2021
KelloggInsight Article

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Directors and Boards: Reimagining The Board

October 2021
We are in the midst of a third wave of how we understand the role of the board.

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Quartz at Work: Male CEOs get paid more when they have deep, "manly" voices

September 2021
Research by CFE's Krishnan Nair

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Women Board Chairs Bring Diversity of Thought to the Table

August 2021
Private Company Director Magazine

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Women in Family Enterprise: 4 Takeaways for Success

June 2021
Insights for women in family enterprise.

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NYT: Wealthy Families Look to Help Family Businesses in the Pandemic

April 2021
Jennifer Pendergast in NYT

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How Family Business Owners Can Step Up During A Crisis

October 2020
KelloggInsight Article

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Family Businesses Are Experiencing the COVID-19 Crisis in Unique Ways

September 2020
KelloggInsight Article

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NYT: For Owners of Century-Old Businesses, Shutting Down Brings a Special Pain

July 2020
Obligation cannot be the reason to continue. Long term, that is not sustainable.

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Getting a Grip on Holding Companies

July 2020
A holding company structure can help families govern their multiple entities and can even strengthen family cohesion. Too few families are aware of the advantages.

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STEP Research - COVID19 Learning Cases: Curtis Packaging

July 2020
The top management team regrouped over a three-hour conference call Saturday, March 14th to evaluate the situation and plan for changes needed to continue operations without losing a single day of work, minimizing furloughs, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all.

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STEP Research - COVID19 Learning Cases: Malaxmi Group

July 2020
They felt that their Group can emerge stronger in the post-covid era, if they utilise the lockdown time to revisit every assumption of the current business practices, set strong systems and processes for the future and pivot the organisation to meet the uncertainties of the future.

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Understanding the Board's Key Role in a Crisis

May 2020
Five ways that family businesses can leverage this governance during an unprecedented crisis.

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Have no fear, family enterprise superpowers are here!

May 2020
FBCG Article: Family Enterprise Superpowers Offer Strength in Tumultuous Times

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How HEB has adapted during COVID-19.

April 2020
Learn how HEB - a family-owned regional supermarket chain - has adapted to the unique role of Essential Business during COVID-19.

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How to be Effective Philanthropists During the COVID Crisis.

April 2020
How to be Effective Philanthropists During the COVID Crisis.

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Atlantic Magazine: The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake

February 2020
Kellogg Thought Leadership: Atlantic Magazine - The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake

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BBC: How to Leave a Family Business

February 2020
Kellogg Thought Leadership: BBC Article - Jennifer Pendergast - How to Leave a Family Business

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Managing the Trickiest Parts of a Family Business

January 2020
Kellogg Thought Leadership: HBR Article - Jennifer Pendergast

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The Best Way to Attract Next-Generation Family-Business Leaders

January 2020
Kellogg Thought Leadership: Jennifer Pendergast

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Family Business Magazine Article: Sustainable Governance

November 2019
Article Featuring KCFE Family Leadership Award Winner Huber Corporation.

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Bloomberg Article on Succession

September 2019
2019 KCFE Leadership Award Family Lee Kum Kee

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Kellogg MBA Teresa Matsui

September 2019
Pioneering Orchid Grower Brings Beauty to the World

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Family Business Magazine Article:

August 2019
Overcoming Emotions and Conflicts to Plan for Leadership Succession

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IEDP Developing Leaders Article: Empowering the Family Enterprise

July 2019

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How Family Businesses Can Adapt for the Next Generation

July 2019
Dr. Pendergast discusses how today's investing families are considering a range of different approaches to managing and enhancing their wealth.

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Dr. Pendergast Featured on Crain's Chicago Business Roundtable

June 2019
Roundtable on Family Business: The Enterprising Family

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The Role of Culture in Recruitment of Non-Family Executives.

May 2019
Hiring non-family members for senior positions involves more than assessing candidates' leadership qualities and track records.

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Why Family Businesses Sometimes Make Decisions That Seem Bad for the Family

January 2019
The story of A.J. Bush, founder of the baked bean giant Bush Brothers and Company, presents something of a puzzle for those who study decision-making in family businesses.

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