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September 1, 2002

Innovative vision and strong values have guided GW Sohlberg through 125 years of mixed fortunes and unexpected surprises

Barbara Murray is Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Innovative vision and strong values have guided GW Sohlberg through 125 years of mixed fortunes and unexpected surprises

Family business success often comes at a price and many lessons have been learned by the four generations of Sohlbergs who built and shaped GW Sohlberg. The most notable of these lessons is to make sure meticulous plans for continuity are in place – with the understanding that unexpected events may put these plans into complete disarray.

June 1, 2002

The Gekkeikan Sake Company has been a family business for almost four centuries and is currently in the hands of the 14th generation. Good management style and a pioneering spirit have helped them rise to the top in sake production

Sonia Totten is the founding member of FBN Japan.  Suzy Bibko is Editor-in-Chief of Families in Business magazine.

The Gekkeikan Sake Company has been a family business for almost four centuries and is currently in the hands of the 14th generation. Good management style and a pioneering spirit have helped them rise to the top in sake production

June 1, 2002

Christopher Oughtred is Chairman and Joint Managing Director of William Jackson & Son Limited, which was founded in Hull, England in 1851. Christopher is one of five fifth generation family members who work in the business and is a Trustee of the UK Chapter of the Family Business Network. He is married to Penny and has 2 children, Mark and Joe

Christopher Oughtred is Chairman and Joint Managing Director of William Jackson & Son Limited, which was founded in Hull, England in 1851. Christopher is one of five fifth generation family members who work in the business and is a Trustee of the UK Chapter of the Family Business Network. He is married to Penny and has 2 children, Mark and Joe

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June 1, 2002

The Lindström family is a good example of how serial business families can use their past experience to avoid recurring ‘situations’ – and ultimately run a business that benefits the business and the family members involved

Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez is President and Founder of the Family Business Network Suisse Romande, and Associate of The Family Business ­Consulting Group.

The Lindström family is a good example of how serial business families can use their past experience to avoid recurring 'situations' – and ultimately run a business that benefits the business and the family members involved

June 1, 2002

The ‘zaibatisu’ families were a powerful force in Japan’s economic activity, controlling the profits of all the major industries. Resentment from the public and left-wing politicians alike forced them out of existence – although some management sytems remain

Shigeaki Yasuoka is Honorary Professor (Faculty of Commerce) of Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. He continues his research with a strong focus on Japanese business history.

The 'zaibatisu' families were a powerful force in Japan's economic activity, controlling the profits of all the major industries. Resentment from the public and left-wing politicians alike forced them out of existence – although some management sytems remain

June 1, 2002

As the 13th Grand Master of Enshu School, Sojitsu Kobori has inherited the 400-year old legacy of his forefathers in the business of the tea ceremony – a Japanese art form steeped in tradition. He is already preparing his son for the next 400 years...

Setsuko Sakakibara is the President of Albero Sacro Limited, a consulting company for high net worth individuals and their corporations. She has authored books on investment and financial education.

As the 13th Grand Master of Enshu School, Sojitsu Kobori has inherited the 400-year old legacy of his forefathers in the business of the tea ceremony – a Japanese art form steeped in tradition. He is already preparing his son for the next 400 years...

June 1, 2002

The presidents of Japan’s oldest traditional confectioner, Toraya, have not always agreed on the company’s direction – but their ancient philosophy of tradition, founded on the continuation of innovation, has sustained the evolution of the company

Sonia Totten is the founding member of FBN Japan.  Suzy Bibko is Editor-in-Chief of Families in Business magazine.

The presidents of Japan's oldest traditional confectioner, Toraya, have not always agreed on the company's direction – but their ancient philosophy of tradition, founded on the continuation of innovation, has sustained the evolution of the company

April 1, 2002

The two-volume history, The House of Rothschild by Niall Ferguson, gives remarkable insight into how the Rothschild family prospered as a formidable force in Europe throughout the 19th century and has maintained the tradition to this day

The two-volume history, The House of Rothschild by Niall Ferguson, gives remarkable insight into how the Rothschild family prospered as a formidable force in Europe throughout the 19th century and has maintained the tradition to this day

April 1, 2002

Paul is Europe’s fastest growing bakery chain. Maxime Holder, Operations Director of Paul, talks about the history of the business and how the family have approached the future issue of a generation transition

Paul is Europe's fastest growing bakery chain. Maxime Holder, Operations Director of Paul, talks about the history of the business and how the family have approached the future issue of a generation transition

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