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January 1, 2005

From selling postcards in his room at the Kansas City YMCA in the early 20th century, Joyce Hall’s greetings card empire has become a financial giant. Hallmark has also been dubbed a ‘magical place to work’. Scott McCulloch discovers the secrets of its success

From selling postcards in his room at the Kansas City YMCA in the early 20th century, Joyce Hall's greetings card empire has become a financial giant. Hallmark has also been dubbed a 'magical place to work'. Scott McCulloch discovers the secrets of its success

January 1, 2005

The Simon family’s Publishers Printing Company has held its own against the corporate giants for some time. Loyal employees and reinvested profits have played no small part in the success, as Jim Grote discovers

Jim Grote is a development officer and freelance business writer in Louisville, Kentucky, jimgrote@hotmail.com

The Simon family's Publishers Printing Company has held its own against the corporate giants for some time. Loyal employees and reinvested profits have played no small part in the success, as Jim Grote discovers

January 1, 2005

The Jenkins family parted ways with OFEX in a media frenzy that exposed anti-family business sentiment. But family principal Jonathan is every inch his father’s son – he remains committed to championing the cause of enterprise. Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

The Jenkins family parted ways with OFEX in a media frenzy that exposed anti-family business sentiment. But family principal Jonathan is every inch his father's son – he remains committed to championing the cause of enterprise. Melanie Stern reports

Someone – a distinguished captain of industry whose name and exact words escape memory – once said that a successful entrepreneur is one who manages to keep bouncing back from business failures.

January 1, 2005

Marchesi de Frescobaldi may be one of the world’s oldest winemaking dynasties, but that hasn’t stopped the family business from grabbing the mantle of modernisation with gusto. Scott McCulloch reports

Scott Mcculloch  is editor of Families in Business magazine.

Marchesi de Frescobaldi may be one of the world's oldest winemaking dynasties, but that hasn't stopped the family business from grabbing the mantle of modernisation with gusto. Scott McCulloch reports

November 1, 2004

Theresa Flynt is no successor waiting in her father’s shadow. The daughter of controversial publisher Larry tells Melanie Stern how her Hustler-branded retail spin-off is bolstering LFP’s bottom line, as it arrives in Europe

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

Theresa Flynt is no successor waiting in her father's shadow. The daughter of controversial publisher Larry tells Melanie Stern how her Hustler-branded retail spin-off is bolstering LFP's bottom line, as it arrives in Europe

November 1, 2004

Fresh from winning the 2004 IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Distinguished Family Business Award, Joachim Schwass reports on the Barilla family and the history behind their flourishing bread and pasta empire

Joachim Schwass is Professor of Family Business, IMD and co-director of The IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Family Business Research Center.

Fresh from winning the 2004 IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Distinguished Family Business Award, Joachim Schwass reports on the Barilla family and the history behind their flourishing bread and pasta empire

September 1, 2004

The end of succession by autocratic decree wasn’t the threat it appeared. Career choice has paved the way for a uniquely business-savvy next generation – who join the fold because they’re passionate about their family business. Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

The end of succession by autocratic decree wasn't the threat it appeared. Career choice has paved the way for a uniquely business-savvy next generation – who join the fold because they're passionate about their family business. Melanie Stern reports

September 1, 2004

Qian Hu’s dragon fish should save a little of their mysterious luck for patriarch Kenny Yap, as he boldly swaps his company’s wholesale business for a retail empire. Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

Qian Hu's dragon fish should save a little of their mysterious luck for patriarch Kenny Yap, as he boldly swaps his company's wholesale business for a retail empire. Melanie Stern reports

Even on the other end of the telephone line, the sound of gritted teeth behind the trademark happy grin of Qian Hu Corporation's Kenny Yap is palpable.
 

September 1, 2004

How do you grow a tiny family business into a €1.5bn manufacturing multinational? Keep things simple, says JCB’s chairman. Scott McCulloch talks to Sir Anthony Bamford in this exclusive report

Scott Mcculloch is editor of Families in Business magazine.

How do you grow a tiny family business into a €1.5bn manufacturing multinational? Keep things simple, says JCB's chairman. Scott McCulloch talks to Sir Anthony Bamford in this exclusive report

Spend an hour with Sir Anthony Bamford and it becomes blindingly obvious why his company is a model of efficiency: the man cherishes simplicity.
 

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