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Family businesses are an overlooked form of ownership. Yet, they are all around us. One-third of companies in the S&P 500 index pic-1-Family-Business-5-Dimensions-300x199.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xand 40% of the 250 largest companies in France and Germany are defined as a family business. A family business means that a family owns a significant share and can influence important decisions.

As family businesses expand their entrepreneurial beginnings, unique performance and governance challenges are encountered. The generations that follow the founder may insist on

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Virtually all cyber exposure programs today are directed at addressing the cyber exposures an organization faces from its own resources and activities and from outside sources. This is necessary but not sufficient.

Why? Because most organizations also face secondary cyber exposures that they are neither aware of nor prepared to address. For example, many organizations do not manage, or own their own properties but inhabit facility space managed by someone else. That someone, generally a building

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Now that vacation time is over in the Northern Hemisphere. Did you relax? Unwind? Clear your mind?

Well I sure hope so because the cyber predators have been setting new clickable traps, and sending devious emails to greet you on your return. Also, in your absence cyber predators continued to launch millions of attacks daily across the globe. And many involve ransomware.

The emergence of ransomware is simple to explain. It can be obtained free or easily made. It has a high success rate and generate

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According to professor  Thomas Johnson, it’s easy to talk about the changes wrought by today’s global economy. But most such discussions fail to address the real impact of business practices in the twenty-first century. The growth of industrial societies during the past 150 years – and particularly the aggressive corporate growth strategies of the past 50 years – have done unprecedented damage to the environment and created unsustainable performance pressures on companies.

The threat to our natur
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In their new book Beyond Performance: How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage (2011), McKinsey senior partners Scott Keller and Colin Price make some interesting observations about organisational transformation and the achievement of excellence.

Leaders wanting to „beat the odds‟ must find answers to questions related to:

  • Dramatically (and quickly) improving the organisation‟s performance
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of transforming an organisation
  • Ensuring that performance improvement
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