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Family : the Compact Among Generations.

Author: James E Hughes
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
Series: Bloomberg.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do some families thrive for generations? What accounts for the sad deterioration that others experience? This book takes families and the professionals who serve them beyond the now widely accepted practices offered in Family Wealth and offers a view of Hughes's panoramic insights into what makes families flourish and fail. It lays out the basis for the vision of family governance the author has been developing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James E Hughes
ISBN: 9780470882580 0470882581
OCLC Number: 638860388
Description: 1 online resource (353 pages).
Contents: Family; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part OneFamilies of Affinity: Their Nature and Practices; 1 A Family of Affinity; 2 Defying a Proverb; 3 Obstacles to Affinity: The Seven Paradoxes; 4 The Physics of Affinity; Part TwoDefining the Journey; 5 Essentials for Success; 6 Happiness: Finding the Spiritual Path; 7 Self-Actualization: Lessons from Psychology; 8 The Evolution of Family; 9 From Family to Tribe: The Emergence of Governance; Part ThreePrinciples of Family Governance; 10 A System for Joint Decision Making; 11 Participation and Commitment. 12 Function and Structure13 Change and Accommodation; Part FourFamily Leadership; 14 Family as an Organization; 15 Ensuring Dynamic Ownership; 16 The Second Generation: Leadership's Critical Stage; 17 Women and Ownership; Part FiveTools and Pathfinders; 18 The Essentials for Learning; 19 Educational Assessment Tools; 20 The Personne de Confiance: Service Redefined; 21 Roles and Characteristics of a Personne de Confiance; 22 A Father's Wisdom; Epil.
Series Title: Bloomberg.

Abstract:

Why do some families thrive for generations? What accounts for the sad deterioration that others experience? This book takes families and the professionals who serve them beyond the now widely accepted practices offered in Family Wealth and offers a view of Hughes's panoramic insights into what makes families flourish and fail. It lays out the basis for the vision of family governance the author has been developing through his work and research. His advice addresses not only what to do but how to think about the complex issues of family governance, growth, and stability and the ongoing challen.

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