Creating Strategic Entrepreneurial Goals Within A Family Business: Kalpana Waikar of Inspired Indian Cooking
Season 3: Episode #5.
Who starts a new family business with a mortgage and kids in college? Entrepreneur Kalpana Waikar of Inspired Indian Cooking, with the support of her husband Sachin Waikar. Listen to the Waikar's story of familial support systems, pursuing passions, and making strategic goals that fit their expectations of life outside of work.Click here for podcast.
Is This A Story Of A Family Enterprise Failure or The Rebirth Of An Entrepreneur: Ariel Bacal of BLANX
Season 3: Episode #4.
As the third-generation family business leader, Ariel Bacal faced overwhelming obstacles in his footwear manufacturing and retail business in Colombia and Venezuela: an onslaught of cheaper products, a plunge in currency exchange, and ever mounting pressures from the fashion footwear industry. After countless pivots and desperate measures, it became clear that the only option left was to close the family business.Click here for podcast.
Discovering Your Entrepreneurial Niche Within A Family Enterprise: Zack Richner of Arrandale Ventures
Season 3: Episode #3.
Zack Richner is ambitious, daring, and thoughtful, just like his grandparents who founded Richner Communications and his father who currently leads the family business. Within the story of family entrepreneurship, Zack Richner leverages his family's assets to create Arrandale Ventures, an innovative startup that creates a new business model for traditional local media.Click here for podcast.
Leading Entrepreneurial Ventures Within A Family Business: Ian Rosen of Harry Rosen Inc.
Season 3: Episode #2.
When Ian Rosen decided to return to the family business in 2018, Harry Rosen Inc., Canada's leading luxury men's clothing retailer, was only doing 2-4 percent of their business online. In the months before COVID-19 hit, Rosen and his team were creating a thoughtful plan on how to stay relevant in the e-commerce space. When stay-at-home orders shuttered all of Harry Rosen's retail stores, the launch of their digital platform became trial-by-fire.Click here for podcast.
The Entrepreneurial Journey of Writing Your Own Glory In A Family Enterprise: Kartik Wahi of Claro Energy
Season 3: Episode #1.
Though Kartik Wahi's father started a successful OEM business, Wahi wasn't ready to work for the family business. In this episode, Wahi takes us on his entrepreneurial journey from his days at Kellogg School of Management to discovering the opportunities in solar and the founding and growth of the social enterprise Claro Energy.Click here for podcast.
Aligning Stakeholders Around Sustainability: Anderson Tanoto
Anderson Tanoto saw the potential for his family business, Royal Golden Eagle (RGE), to become a leader in sustainability. Through his journey in transitioning the company into more sustainable practices, Tanoto learned that failure, perseverance, and equity are key ingredients to creating meaningful change.Click here for podcast.
Kellogg Insightful Leader Webinar
What Are You Getting Into When You Join a Family Business? Jennifer M. Pendergast, John L. Ward Clinical Professor of Family Enterprise. June 2022.Click here for webinar.
Webinar: Family Enterprise Global Survey on Generational Perspectives
Webinar international research "Family Enterprise Global Survey on Generational Perspectives: current and next-generation family business owners aren't so different after all". 12/09/2021. Jennifer Pendergast panelist.Click here for webinar.
A Hard Reset on Purpose for Family Business: Adam Farver
Adam Farver's life-threatening accident left him facing frightening questions about his future. Adam took stock of his life before the accident, consulting his late great-grandfather and grandmother's wisdom: what would he do now? Listen as Adam tells the story of his realizations, recovery, and resetting his purpose.Click here for podcast.
Embracing a Purpose You Never Thought Possible for Family Business: Stephanie Jackson and Kimberly Paxton-HagnerMelissa Steiner, Stephanie Jackson and Kimberly Paxton-Hagner's road to family enterprise leadership started as a total surprise. Their father's sudden passing left a leadership gap, and the Paxton sisters had to ask themselves: What do we do? Listen as they discuss their trepidation and inspiration finding their purpose within their family enterprise, in roles they never thought they'd take on.
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Walking the Walk of Your Purpose: Kent Johnson
Highlights for Children has been an explicitly purpose-driven company from its inception. Purpose is so ingrained at Highlights for Children that the in-house newsletter is called The Purpose, and the company even has a Chief Purpose Officer! Listen as Kent describes steps he and his family enterprise have taken to ensure they serve their purpose in meaningful ways, even in the face of controversy.Click here for podcast.
Vitalatte and Yorgus Laticinios: Enrico Leta
Enrico Leta and his cousins expected to continue to lead and work in their family enterprise, but they did not expect that the second generation - Enrico's father, aunts, and uncles - would decide the best future for their family business rested on leaving the third generation to find their own ventures. Learn how Enrico navigated a time of uncertainty and how he found success with his "best doable option."Click here for podcast.
Creating a Thoughtful Legacy: Meghan Juday
Meghan Juday is among the fourth generation of leaders in her family enterprise. Currently the Chairman of the Board, she has faced challenges on a wide spectrum from the isolation of being a lone female Chairman to mitigating the shortage of trades professionals. Listen as Meghan discusses stewardship, "emotional returns," and the negative aspects of legacy.Click here for podcast.
The Messy Business of Family, and Why It's Full of Purpose: Chris Herschend
Through working out conflict and building bridges, Chris, his siblings, and his cousins have been able to define both the family's and the enterprise's purpose. How have they cultivated the grace, courage, and shared purpose to overcome the obstacles all too common in family enterprise? Listen as he points to what we are "wired to do."Click here for podcast.
KelloggInsight Podcast: Executive Presence - Do You Have It?
Some people just have a way about them. They walk into a room and everyone knows that they're a leader. Now, if you could only bottle that essence up and use it for yourself...
In this episode of The Insightful Leader, we hear from CFE professor Brooke Vuckovic about how to exude an executive presence that's all your own.Click here to for KelloggInsight podcast.
HBR Webinar: Managing the Trickiest Parts of a Family Business
Serving on any board is hard. But being a board member of a family-owned business is even harder. That's because there can be conflicting agendas and taboos that family members want to avoid. Yet avoidance doesn't work and can undermine a board's effectiveness.Click here to view webinar.
The power of education: What do all family business leaders need to learn?
From LGA Lighthouse Podcast Series - For Family Business Success Across Generations. In this episode, Ivan Lansberg and Devin DeCiantis discuss education in the context of continuity with guest speaker Jennifer Pendergast from the Kellogg School of Management.Click here for podcast.
John L Ward: The Most Curious Person I've Ever Met
Leaders from five different industries share how Professor Emeritus John Ward influenced them and their family enterprises during their time at Kellogg and beyond. These five different impacts provide lessons that all family business leaders can leverage.Click here for podcast.
Andreas Kuster - An Entrepreneur in Search of a Family Business
In 2017, the Andreas & Charlotte Kuster family from Basel took over Swiss-based Jakob's Basler-Leckerly and continue to run it as a traditional family business. Through the Kuster family enterprise story, we explore three important and very relevant concepts to family IN Business today. Number one: passing on the entrepreneurial gene. Number two: selling off is not necessarily a sign of failure. Number three: what playing the long game requires.Click here for podcast.
Anne Eiting Klamar: Being ME As A Family Business Leader
Anne Eiting Klamar had not been groomed to succeed her father in the family business. In fact, she embarked on an entirely different career. But when it turned out she needed to run the family business, she stepped into her father's shoes. And she quickly found out they didn't fit her.Click here for podcast.
John Nelson: Family Business Or Family IN Business. That Is the Question
Through SEED Beauty, the Nelson family has disrupted both the traditional cosmetics company model and the notion of what it means to be a family in business.Click here for podcast.
Todd Schurz: We're All In This Together - Whatever 'This' Is
It"s extremely rare for a fifth-generation family business to still be in the same industry they started out in. So, how 88-year-old family business Shurz Communications left the traditional communications industry without leaving any of their family members behind.They have to pivot, but as they pivot, how do they make sure none of the family members get left behind? Todd Shurz of Shurz Communications describes his family's successful transition to a new industry.Click here for podcast.
The pandemic's effect on the food industry has been complicated.
So what have the past several months been like for the companies that supply businesses with food products?On this special episode of The Insightful Leader, Jennifer Pendergast, the director of Kellogg's John Ward Center for Family Enterprises, sits down with two executives from food flavoring producer Griffith Foods: CEO TC Chatterjee and chairman Brian Griffith.Click here for podcast.
Adam Farver: For Longtime Family Businesses Like Pella Corporation, These Are Not "Unprecedented Times"
No matter how often we hear the phrase "unprecedented times" in reference to the coronavirus, fourth-generation family business Pella Corporation knows that they have seen times like these before. Chairman Adam Farver has dozens of examples of difficult situations and market downturns. Family businesses will lead the way through this not-unprecedented crisis.Click here for podcast.
Rethinking Radio Flyer's Little Red Wagon Without Reinventing the Wheel
Soon after joining his multi-generational family owned business, Robert Pasin learned the company was in trouble. Though the company hadn't changed, consumer preferences had. How could they gain a competitive advantage without losing everything that made Radio Flyer an iconic part of Americans' childhood memories?Click here for podcast.