Civil War Syndrome, Queen of the Hill Syndrome, or Smiling Cobra Syndrome – these are some examples of dysfunctions encountered in family businesses. But they sound familiar, even to those who manage other types of businesses. In fact, is a family business different from other businesses? Yes and no. A family business is an ordinary business, but with unusual family problems. But also with the advantages of a family. We all know these brands: Heineken, Bank Santander, Samsung Electronics, Disney. These are companies rooted in families. That’s why it’s worth it read this book to find out what’s behind the enduring success of family businesses.
The authors are professionals in consulting who have been working with companies, including family ones, for nearly 40 years, hence their considerable experience speaks for their theses. At the same time, the book is written in light language and is a quick and pleasant read, which is not without significance for managers with limited free time. And most importantly, it is a book for every manager, rules that serve domestic companies can and even should be successfully implemented in every company, as long as we have the ambition to become champions. After all, every company creates a family of employees.
I’m afraid I have something of the queen of the hill ;-)