Weekly Editions

Understanding What Success Means in Family Firms

Weekly Edition • November 14, 2018

From FFI Practitioner

Thanks to Chris Casey for sharing his thoughts on what success means in family firms and some of the difficulties he encountered as he worked on his dissertation “Defining success in family firms using configurational fit: A quantitative study of family-owned construction firms” from Capella University.

Contracting in Family Enterprise Advising: A Critical Factor for Success

Weekly Edition • November 07, 2018

From FFI Practitioner

This week’s FFI Practitioner addresses an often overlooked, but critical phase of the consulting process – contracting. Thank you to Judi Cunningham and Wendy Sage-Hayward for sharing this article that highlights the importance of contracting as an ongoing process, rather than a one-time discussion, and describes two levels of contracting that appear within an engagement.


Weekly Edition • October 31, 2018

From FFI Practitioner

In many parts of the world, October 31 is Halloween, so we couldn’t resist featuring some topics that might seem scary to approach with your clients. In the spirit of Halloween, here are some spooky editions.