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The Survival Guide for Business Families By Gerald Le Van

The Survival Guide for Business Families
by Gerald Le Van

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The Survival Guide for Business Families presents the thirty-nine questions everyone involved with a business family must ask themselves - questions that will make both the family and the business stronger.
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The Survival Guide for Business Families by Gerald Le Van

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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The Survival Guide for Business Families Reviews

"Analyzes the dynamics of family and business in a way that is easy to comprehend, allowing readers to apply sound management principles to their work."
-American Nurseryman 15 May 2002
"One of the genuinely interdisciplinary leaders of our field LeVan has patiently allowed his magnum opus to develop through a couple of generations, and like the best kind of entrepreneur, he has the courage, generosity, and wisdom to pass along that intellectual capital to the rest of us."
-Kenneth Kaye, Ph.D. author of "Workplace Wars and How to End Them: Turning Personal Conflict into Productive Teamwork
"LeVan has made many of the complexities of family dynamics in a family business easier for insiders and outsiders to comprehend. His insights have been useful with each of the family businesses in which Sentinel has been involved. This book should be required reading for anyone who is part of a family business whether they are an owner, and employee (family member, or non-family member), advisor, or heir."
-Fort Flowers, President "Sentinel Trust Company, Houston, Texas
""The Survival Guide for Business Families is yet another highly valuable contribution to the family business field. It is precise and pithy, and reflects a wealth of experience in interdisciplinary consulting to family firms. Like his prior publications, his newest book provides significant insights both to family business members and to their advisors."
-Michael Fay, Attorney, "Hale and Dorr, LLP
"Le Van's approach is to tell one family's story, peeling away layers of the onion as the reader becomes more sensitive to key issues.... He tells the story with compassion for all family members, as he franklysummarizes their mixed emotions.... Le Van provides hope to the reader; others have traveled this road before."
-Kenneth Kaye, "Family Business Review

About Gerald Le Van

Gerald Le Van is founder and managing director of the Le Van Company, a national consulting firm specializing in family businesses. He is an attorney and former law professor with over thirty years experience in estate planning.

Table of Contents

Introduction The 39 Critical Questions PART ONE: THE JACMAR BUSINESS FAMILY 1 Introducing the JacMars 2 JacMar's Business Profile 3 The Family Dimension 4 Restless Successors and Unspoken Opinions 5 Generational Issues 6 The Family and the Future 7 Today and Tomorrow PART TWO: THE 39 CRITICAL QUESTIONS 8 Commitment 9 Keep or Sell 10 Who's In and Who's Out 11 Growing Up Wealthy and Healthy 12 Results Count! 13 Fathers, Sons, and Succession 14 Succession 15 Activating Your Board 16 Reconciling Outside and Inside Shareholders 17 Buying Out Family Shareholders 18 Understanding Needs 19 Family Councils and Family Decisions 20 Key Employees 21 The Community 22 Jack's Dream 23 From Questions to Answers 24 To My Successor ... Appendix A Lawyers, Families, and Feelings Appendix B Estate Planning for the Family Business Owner Notes Suggested Reading

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The Survival Guide for Business Families by Gerald Le Van
Gerald Le Van
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Taylor & Francis Ltd
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