Monthly Archives: July 2011

Family Lands: Thoughts On The Family Home

The beloved beach house or a family camp is often the repository of a family’s collective identity.  The memories and traditions these places engender are good things that exist outside of the clapboards, docks, and fireplaces.  And for the family’s … Continue reading

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Family Enterprise: The Family Group

The Family Group or Family Enterprise is a new concept—it is an umbrella structure for families, including family businesses — that supports multiple ventures. Most are familiar with the statistic that only 30% of family businesses survive to the third … Continue reading

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Patience and Planning Rewarded

Of all of the patriots worth remembering on The Fourth, Benjamin Franklin holds a special place.  Not only was he quick, clever, wise and hard working, but he was also one of history’s great visionaries.  Well before Philadelphia’s summer of … Continue reading

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