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Notwithstanding the fact that the following videos were produced more than 20 years ago and the hairstyles, fashions and cultural norms of the day were very different, the family business challenges and opportunities presented have not changed and the best practices and advice contained in the videos are still very relevant today. CAFE would like to thank the Family Enterprise Foundation and the many CAFE members who provided funding and support for the development of these videos, now made available to CAFE Members at no cost. Take a step back in time to learn valuable lessons to help your family business succeed today, and tomorrow.
Winning The Succession Game (Includes Fair Vs. Equal)
Includes Fair vs Equal module. The sequel to “Fair vs Equal”. The founder returns from the grave to be given a second chance to prepare for the next generation of his company. He plans with his family, insurance agent, accountant and lawyer to facilitate a more plausible transition to the children. Great presentation for motivating discussion.
Success - The Prize And The Price
Donald Chisholm is being interviewed about how he built the highly successful Chisholm Enterprises. He feels like the “luckiest man on Earth” and is keen to pass on the business and keep it in the family. His three offspring all have different attitudes and they talk about the family business as “a legacy or an albatross”. Donald is not aware of his offspring’s feelings.
Rights And Obligations Of Successors
David Gallager interviews Leon Danco who is considered by many to be the foremost U.S. expert on families in business. Leon shares his view regarding how to bring the successor generation into a family business.
Improving Your People Skills
This is the presentation of a CAFE family forum conducted by Don Fowke. Talking to Personal advisory Group moderators. Don outlines techniques to improve PAG meetings. He gives simple “tools” to improve the effectiveness of working with people and makes it clear that this can work in any business as well as in your PAG.
Conflict: Different Attitudes Among Family Members
Stan is 60 years old and started as a butcher like his father. He then went into retail and made the six “Stroble Foods of the World”stores into a ten million dollar business. Daughter Sarah, 30, is a C.A. and a single mother while her brother Frank is 28 and has the position of vice president in the firm. Conflict arises over plans for how the business should be run and all three have their own opinion – a typical family business problem.
All In The Family Business
Barbara Benoliel hosts a two part series that aired on community TV in Toronto. Included in the program are many members of CAFE Upper Canada. Including Ralph and Mark Cator, Alex Karkic, Melissa Gracey, Cynthia Pryor, and Chris Waring. These folks all discuss how they feel they fit into their own family business.