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“Kathy Wiseman Receives FFI Richard Beckhard Award”



In this week’s podcast, FFI Practitioner is pleased to introduce Kathy Wiseman, the 2021 recipient of the Richard Beckhard Practice Award. Ms. Wiseman, in conversation with Jordan Rich, reflects on her memories of Richard Beckhard, the founding years of FFI, and her evolving practice as an observer of dynamic systems. To learn more about the Family Firm Institute go to www.ffi.org.


Managing Ethical Dilemmas in Family Business



FFI Practitioner is pleased to host a discussion with Rania Labaki, Wendy Ulaszek, and Christopher Robichaud, introducing their upcoming FFI Global Conference seminar, “Managing Ethical Dilemmas in Family Business.” They address the effects of such ethical dilemmas, the difference between a family’s aspirational values and descriptive values, the benefits of educational initiatives within the business family, and other important topics. To learn more about the Family Firm Institute go to www.ffi.org.


Interview with Patricia Angus



FFI Practitioner is pleased to invite FFI Fellow Patricia Angus to discuss her most recent book, The Beneficiary Primer: A guide for beneficiaries of family trusts. The Beneficiary Primer is a crucial, succinct resource for beneficiaries, trustees, advisors, and other practitioners to navigate, administer, and benefit from trusts. To learn more about the Family Firm Institute go to www.ffi.org.


Interview with Trusted Family’s Arnaud de Coninck



FFI Practitioner is pleased to invite Arnaud de Coninck, Trusted Family’s Global Head of Partnerships, to discuss how advisors can make the best use of technology in serving their family enterprise clients more effectively. His conversation with Jordan Rich covers cybersecurity, data management, and how more efficient communication methods translate into better governance and communication throughout the family unit, stakeholders, and advisors. To learn more about the Family Firm Institute go to www.ffi.org.


The Role of Women in Legacy and Estate Planning



FFI Practitioner is pleased to invite FFI Fellow Patricia Annino to discuss her experience guiding business families and families of wealth through legacy and estate planning. Patricia Annino is an attorney with Rimôn, P.C. in Boston. She is a former member of the FFI board of directors, a founding member of the 2086 Society, and a frequent contributor to FFI Practitioner. Her most recent book is Power, Strength & Perseverance: What women know about other women, but search for in themselves. To learn more about the Family Firm Institute go to www.ffi.org.


An Interview with G. Tyge Payne, Outgoing FBR Editor



Sincere thanks to G. Tyge Payne for this podcast discussing the future of academic research in the family enterprise world. Tyge has been the editor of Family Business Review (FBR) since 2018 and will end his term on December 31, 2020.  To learn more about the Family Firm Institute go to www.ffi.org.


Kathryn McCarthy Receives FFI Award



This week concludes our series of podcasts featuring interviews with the 2020 FFI Achievement Award recipients. Thank you to Jordan Rich and Kathryn McCarthy, the recipient of the Richard Beckhard Practice Award, for this podcast, in which Kathryn reflects on what it means to receive the award and on the evolving role of family offices. To learn more about the Family Firm Institute go to www.ffi.org.


The STEP Project Receives FFI Award



This week we continue our series of podcast interviews with the recipients of the 2020 FFI Achievement Awards by featuring this year’s International Award recipient, the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project. In this podcast, Jordan Rich interviews Andrea Calabrò, the STEP academic director about the STEP Project’s family enterprise research initiatives and their international focus and application. To learn more about the Family Firm Institute go to www.ffi.org.


Andrew Hier Receives FFI Award



We are pleased to continue our series of podcasts featuring interviews with the 2020 FFI Achievement Award recipients. In this week’s podcast, Andrew Hier, the recipient of the Interdisciplinary Award, reflects on the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to family enterprise advising and how his own background as an attorney has contributed to his current advisory skills. To learn more about the Family Firm Institute go to www.ffi.org.


Rania Labaki Receives FFI Award



FFI Practitioner is pleased to introduce a series of podcasts featuring interviews with the 2020 FFI Achievement Award recipients. In this week’s podcast, Jordan Rich interviews Rania Labaki, the recipient of the Barbara Hollander Award, about her experience in the field and the current state of family enterprise advising. To learn more about the Family Firm Institute go to www.ffi.org.