MUSINGS

Ideas and inspiration from what I’m
watching, reading and researching.

Vision

Having vision is not about sight, it’s about how you perceive and interact with your reality, whatever that may be.  It’s about taking advantage of the time you have right here, right now.  And discerning what is important and what is not.  If you’re having…

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Worry

Turn worry into curiosity > discovery > strategy > innovation.

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Crying SEO

Stress is real. Tears are a healthy coping mechanism. And had the crying CEO* consulted me, I would have said “make it short and sweet and NOT about you”.

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“Can’t of Coke”

When coaching executives, one point I try to drive home is don’t be a “Can’t of Coke”. What does this mean? Just because the voice inside your head is saying you “can’t do it” with a long list of reasons why it won’t work, challenge…

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How to survive Thanksgiving dinner family and their different “opinions”

Wondering how to avoid heated discussions this holiday season? Try watching “All in the Family” created by Norman Lear in 1971. The principal character, Archie Bunker, mocks or belittles minorities and ethnic groups over 9 seasons in 205 episodes. His wife, Edith, is submissive, eager…

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Top-3 Tips for Managing Change in Trying Times

Jennifer Bush, is president and CEO of JB Advisors Inc. and a trusted advisor to senior leaders in philanthropy in the United States. Jennifer helps achieve clarity & confidence in their day-to-day operations. JB Advisors Inc. helps transform ideas into action, build roadmaps to success,…

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Understanding trusts

Trusts can be difficult to get your head around. Check out George Clooney movie The Descendants. A land baron discovers that a trust holding 25,000 acres of land in Hawaii for his family will soon be coming to an end, and they have some important…

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Sibling wars

As in all families, some siblings get along, while others have the occasional falling out. If you’re having brother or sister troubles in your family business, here are two movies and a book that could inspire you to sort things out! Already a modern classic, Disney…

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Transitions of power

Family businesses are among many of the world’s most powerful companies. But how do they approach the transition of their businesses and the wealth between generations? Check out these three… France – Bienvenueen Suisse gives a comedic look to family business life, showing the importance…

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Global family business

Learning about family business doesn’t always have to come from textbooks. Let’s keep it entertaining with a glimpse at family businesses around the world. Discover the close relationship between business, family, community and country, through the eyes of South African shopkeeper-philosopher Clive Stillerman, in the…

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Family business spearheads

Throughout history, there’ve been countless family enterprise figures whose decisions have shaped their family’s – and their company’s – legacy. Find out more about their stories in these must-watch documentaries. Gianni Agnelli was the extravagant principal shareholder of Italian car giant Fiat. Agnelli showcases how his…

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Family enterprise for all the family

Introduce your kids to family business dynamics with these fun animated movies guaranteed to give them – and you – a new perspective. 15 years after retiring as superheroes, Mr and Mrs Incredible are back in the family crimefighting business, but alongside their 3 kids, in…

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A series of family businesses

There are more family businesses on TV than you think – including these three Emmy winning series. Give them a watch to learn more about the issues every family business faces at one point or another. As the name suggests, Succession is the tale of…

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Mother knows best

Undoubtedly one of the most remarkable women in US (and family business) history is publisher Katherine Graham, who led the Washington Post for three decades. Learn more about her incredible life… The bestselling memoir Personal History. Katherine Graham charts how she saved a struggling newspaper and…

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