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Grant Gordon & Nigel Nicholson

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Insights from Famous Family Business Feuds

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A compelling and revealing account of what can happen when world-famous family businesses fall out. Family Wars draws lessons from disastrous conflicts within dynasties such as Gucci and Ford and provides practical advice on successful succession planning, corporate and family governance and conflict resolution.

 

Many of the world's most successful businesses are family owned. With this comes the threat of family bust-ups, sibling rivalry and petty jealousies.

 

Family Wars takes you behind the scenes on a rollercoaster ride through the ups and downs of some of the biggest family-run companies in the world, showing how family in-fighting has threatened to bring about their downfall.

 

Whether it’s the Redstone’s courtroom battles or the feud over Henry Ford’s reluctance to let go of the reigns, the book reveals the origins, the extent and the final resolution of some of the most famous family feuds in recent history.

 

An astonishing expose of the way families do business and how arguments can threaten to blow a business apart, Family Wars also offers valuable advice on how such problems can be contained and solved.

 

About the Authors

 

Grant Gordon

 

Grant Gordon is the Director General of the Institute for Family Business and a fifth-generation member, and former senior executive, of a leading UK family business in the drinks sector.

 

Nigel Nicholson

 

Nigel Nicholson is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at London Business School and a leading writer, executive educator and broadcaster on business and management.

 

 


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ratingInsightful and educational 18 October 2010

Novels are full of tales of family feuds, but often truth is stranger than fiction. In this book Grant Gordon and Nigel Nicholson explain the lessons that entrepreneurial families can learn from the feuds of some of the world's most successful business families. It is insightful, entertaining and an education.

Author: Michael


ratingA book you can tap in to 19 October 2010

Jonathan has tremendous energy and drive. You can tap into that energy in this book. Sahar Hashemi, co-founder of Coffee Republic

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