One Big, not so Happy Family
I just read an interesting article about a family business. The third-generation son of the CEO recounted in the story how he “fired” his father. The end result was that their relationship was stronger than ever and the company continues to thrive today.
Below you will find a brief list of some of the problems that arose for them; the ones that I found to be the most interesting parts of this story. Having worked for several family businesses, I think it is very common to see issues like the ones I’ve highlighted below.
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