Family Firm Institute Podcast

Family Firm Institute Podcast

From the Family Firm Institute, this podcast features interviews and discussion with thought leaders in professional advising and consulting, legal and financial services, and behavioral and management sciences.

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December 8, 2022 15 min

For this week’s FFI Practitioner podcast, we are pleased to feature Pilar Marques, Associate Professor of Strategy and Family Business at the University of Girona in Spain. She is the first author of the September 2022 Family Business Review article “A Family Imprinting Approach to Nurturing Willing Successors: Evidence from Centennial Family Firms.” Family Business Review was the first scholarly journal to be published in the fiel...

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This week’s FFI Practitioner podcast concludes our series of interviews with presenters from this year’s FFI Global Conference. In this conversation, Camille Korschun and Erik Wetter, both from the Stockholm School of Economics, discuss the unique attributes of family offices that make them well-suited to engage in impact investing. Camille and Erik also share lessons that advisors from around the world can learn from their researc...

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This week’s FFI Practitioner podcast, which continues our series of interviews from the FFI Global Conference speakers, is a conversation with Maria Sinanis of Cambridge Family Enterprise Group. At the 2022 FFI Global Conference, she presented the session “How Does an Aging Society Disrupt Enterprising Families?”

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For this week’s edition, FFI Practitioner is pleased to feature Andrew Gersick, a Visiting Researcher and Lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University and a Researcher in Computer Science at San Diego State University. At the 2022 FFI Global Conference, he and his father, Kelin Gersick of Lansberg Gersick Advisors, co-presented the session “The Demographics of Evolutionary Behavior: Exploring the essential ‘...

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FFI Practitioner is pleased to invite Jon Quinn, Deputy Director at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, to discuss the factors contributing to the rising generation’s philanthropic goals and decisions. In recent years, the Covid-19 pandemic, a worldwide reckoning with racial injustice, and increased political polarization have transformed the dynamics of “next-generation philanthropy.”

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FFI Practitioner is pleased to host Jason Jay, Senior Lecturer and Director of the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative. Dr. Jay is presenting a keynote at the FFI Global Conference, entitled “Creating Climate Futures: Business in a changing world.”

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FFI Practitioner is pleased to invite Robert Randolph to discuss his upcoming Family Business Review article, “When Family Business Meets Social Enterprise: An Integrative Review and Future Research Agenda,” cowritten with Benjamin Alexander, Kristen Madison, and Francesco Barbera. Dr. Randolph, assistant professor of family business management at Kennesaw State University, discusses the connections and the research gaps that emerg...

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FFI Practitioner is pleased to host a conversation with family enterprise advisors Josh Baron and Rob Lachenauer, both from BanyanGlobal Family Business Advisors and co-authors of the article “Do Most Family Businesses Really Fail by the Third Generation?” published in Harvard Business Review last year.

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FFI Practitioner is pleased to host a discussion with Anneleen Michiels, Isabel Botero, and Roland Kidwell, discussing their article, “Toward a Family Science Perspective on Executive Compensation in Family Firms: A Review and Research Agenda,” published in the March 2022 issue of Family Business Review.

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FFI Practitioner is pleased to present an interview with Mark Stevenson and FFI Board chair Debbie Bing. Mark Stevenson is the 2021 recipient of the 2086 Society Applied Research grant as the 2022 FFI Futurenaut-in-Residence.

In this week’s podcast, Mark and Debbie discuss Mark’s role as Futurenaut-in-Residence, the important roles in environmental sustainability that are available to family enterprises and practitioners, and how t...

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FFI Practitioner is pleased to introduce Christian Stewart, founder of Family Legacy Asia and the 2021 recipient of the Interdisciplinary Award. In this week’s podcast, Mr. Stewart, in conversation with Jordan Rich, discusses family governance, family learning and development, and the emerging role of a “Chief Learning Officer” in the family office field, among other … Continue reading “Christian Stewart Receives FFI Interdisciplin...
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In this week’s podcast, FFI Practitioner is pleased to introduce Kathy Wiseman, the 2021 recipient of the Richard Beckhard Practice Award. Ms. Wiseman, in conversation with Jordan Rich, reflects on her memories of Richard Beckhard, the founding years of FFI, and her evolving practice as an observer of dynamic systems. To learn more about the Family … Continue reading “Kathy Wiseman Receives FFI Richard Beckhard Award” →
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FFI Practitioner is pleased to host a discussion with Rania Labaki, Wendy Ulaszek, and Christopher Robichaud, introducing their upcoming FFI Global Conference seminar, “Managing Ethical Dilemmas in Family Business.” They address the effects of such ethical dilemmas, the difference between a family’s aspirational values and descriptive values, the benefits of educational initiatives within the business … Continue reading Managing Et...
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July 13, 2021 17 min
FFI Practitioner is pleased to invite FFI Fellow Patricia Angus to discuss her most recent book, The Beneficiary Primer: A guide for beneficiaries of family trusts. The Beneficiary Primer is a crucial, succinct resource for beneficiaries, trustees, advisors, and other practitioners to navigate, administer, and benefit from trusts. To learn more about the Family Firm Institute … Continue reading Interview with Patricia Angus →
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FFI Practitioner is pleased to invite Arnaud de Coninck, Trusted Family’s Global Head of Partnerships, to discuss how advisors can make the best use of technology in serving their family enterprise clients more effectively. His conversation with Jordan Rich covers cybersecurity, data management, and how more efficient communication methods translate into better governance and communication … Continue reading Interview with Trusted ...
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FFI Practitioner is pleased to invite FFI Fellow Patricia Annino to discuss her experience guiding business families and families of wealth through legacy and estate planning. Patricia Annino is an attorney with Rimôn, P.C. in Boston. She is a former member of the FFI board of directors, a founding member of the 2086 Society, and a … Continue reading The Role of Women in Legacy and Estate Planning →
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FFI Practitioner is pleased to invite Julien Lescs to discuss his research. In this week’s podcast, Jordan Rich interviews Julien Lescs, family office advisor and co-founder of Kanopé Impact, about his research on psychodynamics and its impact on family offices and family governance. To learn more about the Family Firm Institute go to www.ffi.org.
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Sincere thanks to G. Tyge Payne for this podcast discussing the future of academic research in the family enterprise world. Tyge has been the editor of Family Business Review (FBR) since 2018 and will end his term on December 31, 2020.  To learn more about the Family Firm Institute go to www.ffi.org.
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October 26, 2020 18 min
This week concludes our series of podcasts featuring interviews with the 2020 FFI Achievement Award recipients. Thank you to Jordan Rich and Kathryn McCarthy, the recipient of the Richard Beckhard Practice Award, for this podcast, in which Kathryn reflects on what it means to receive the award and on the evolving role of family offices. … Continue reading Kathryn McCarthy Receives FFI Award →
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October 19, 2020 11 min
This week we continue our series of podcast interviews with the recipients of the 2020 FFI Achievement Awards by featuring this year’s International Award recipient, the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project. In this podcast, Jordan Rich interviews Andrea Calabrò, the STEP academic director about the STEP Project’s family enterprise research initiatives and their international … Continue reading The...
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