Where Are You in the Lineup?

Where Are You in the Lineup?

(As originally appeared on DaughtersInCharge.com) I recently heard Shankar Vedantam, NPR’s social science correspondent, talk about the effects of birth order on how children develop; read more about it here. No surprise, the segment got me thinking about how birth...
Communication Key to Productivity in Family Business

Communication Key to Productivity in Family Business

(by John Berry, Penn State Extension, as originally appeared at LancasterFarming.com) Many professionals tell us a family business typically outperforms a similar business that is not family owned and operated. A key reason for this productivity difference is the...
Raising Wealthy Children

Raising Wealthy Children

(by solamardev as originally appeared on DaughtersInCharge.com) I recently heard about an entrepreneurial woman who started a business that now employs her husband and over 100 employees. The business has been enormously successful. The couple has two young children...
Ask Ira – Machine Shop Succession Woes

Ask Ira – Machine Shop Succession Woes

Dear Ira I’m glad to have the chance to write you, to see if you have an opinion that could break the stalemate between my parents, my siblings and myself, in our 3rd generation precision machine shop. The predicament is this: none of the 5 of us made a conscious...

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