A Conversation on Mental Health and Addiction with Gary Mendell and Dr. Paul Hokemeyer



In this FFI Practitioner podcast Gary Mendell, founder and CEO of Shatterproof, and Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, licensed family therapist and founding principal of Drayson Mews, discuss current perspectives on addiction and mental health treatment. Their conversation addresses the concerns of enterprising and ultra-high-net-worth families seeking treatment and how their advisors can best guide their clients.


Running Against Time: An Interview with Henry Krasnow, Carlo Salvato, and Allison Krasnow



In this FFI Practitioner podcast, three marathon runners explore how time, discipline, generational pulls, and much more play out when running a race. Today’s conversation also observes on how these characteristics exhibit themselves in the timing of activities, decisions, and emotional dynamics in a multi-generational family enterprise. Thanks to FFI Fellows Henry Krasnow and Carlo Salvato, and to Allison Krasnow, a next gen who started her father’s running career, for participating in this podcast.


Reimagining Wisdom, Wealth, and Legacy: An Interview with Maasai Elder Emmanuel Mankura



FFI Practitioner is pleased to feature a podcast conversation with Emmanuel Mankura, Maasai tribe elder and cultural ambassador. This podcast is the first in a series of four interviews presented by this year’s 2086 Society grant recipient, the Nomadic School of Business. In this podcast, Emmanuel shares insights into the ancient wisdom of the Maasai people as it relates to some of the classic FFI topics such as succession, transition, cross-cultural understanding, transcending borders, and more.

Perspectives on Family Philanthropy and Social Impact Governance: An Interview with Christina Wing



Show notes: FFI Practitioner is pleased to feature a podcast conversation with Christina Wing, founder of Wingspan Legacy Partners, a family business and family office advisory firm. In this podcast, Christina discusses governance for family philanthropy, social impact investing as a strategy for rising-generation leaders, and the importance of treating foundations as family businesses that require governance.


Time and Time Again: An Interview with the Nomadic School of Business, 2086 Society Annual Grant Recipient



We conclude our January series on Time with a podcast conversation with Anthony Willoughby, founder of the Nomadic School of Business, and Doutzen Groothof, a Dutch sociologist and coach who lives in Rwanda. She is the founder of StandTall, a boutique coaching and consulting enterprise. We hope this podcast is, well, timely, and will inspire you to think a bit more about “timelessness” as it applies to family enterprise consulting and research.

The Nomadic School of Business is the 2024 recipient of the 2086 Society’s annual grant, which will feature inspiring participants who have, and continue to have, nomadic characteristics and values, encompassing and embracing new environments and cultures, challenging themselves to continuously learn and grow.


Systemic Investing: A year-end conversation with 2023 FFI Scholar-in-Residence Jason Jay and John Davis



FFI Practitioner is pleased to feature a podcast conversation with Jason Jay, 2023 FFI Scholar-in-Residence, Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Director of the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan, and John Davis, chairman and founder of the Cambridge Family Enterprise Group, Senior Lecturer in Family Enterprise at MIT Sloan, and a founding member of the FFI 2086 Society. In this podcast, Jason and John discuss Jason’s year of researching and discussing systemic investing with the FFI community.


FFI Practitioner: Neus Feliu Receives the 2023 FFI Richard Beckhard Practice Award



FFI Practitioner is pleased to feature a podcast discussion with Neus Feliu, the recipient of the 2023 Richard Beckhard Practice Award. The Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of multi-generational family enterprise practice.


FFI Practitioner: Doug Baumoel Receives the 2023 FFI Interdisciplinary Award



FFI Practitioner is pleased to feature a podcast discussion with Doug Baumoel, the recipient of the 2023 FFI Interdisciplinary Award. In Doug’s conversation with Jordan Rich, he reflects on the history of his own family’s enterprise, conflict resolution, and thinking like an engineer.


FFI Practitioner: The Manifestations of Money in the Business Family: An interview with Claudia Astrachan, Anneleen Michiels, and Randy Waesche



FFI Practitioner is pleased to feature a podcast discussion with Claudia Astrachan, Anneleen Michiels, and Randy Waesche. In their conversation, they discuss the topic of their session at the upcoming FFI Global Conference, “Incentive, Punishment, Reward, Control: The Many Misunderstood and Underexplored Manifestations of Money in the Business Family.”

 

 


FFI Practitioner: Adam Ifshin and Rocki-Lee DeWitt: Evolving the Entrepreneurial Culture in a Changing Talent Landscape



FFI Practitioner is pleased to invite Adam Ifshin, CEO of DLC Management, and Rocki-Lee DeWitt, Professor of Management in the Grossman School of Business at the University of Vermont to the podcast. In their conversation, they discuss the topic of their session at the upcoming FFI Global Conference, “Evolving the Entrepreneurial Culture in a Changing Talent Landscape.”