The Phillips 66 name is one of the most enduring in the fuel business. How much do you know about this multinational energy company and its founders, the Phillips family?
Time to test your co-workers’ knowledge of famous family business pioneers!
Every Family Business NxtGen has a “Moment” when they make the ultimate decision of entering or leaving the Family Business. For some NxtGens, it comes as early as five years old. For other NxtGens, it can happen in their 20s, 30s, 40s or they never figure it out....
Batman Born Bruce Wayne to wealthy and successful Doctor Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha, the man who would strike terror into the hearts of criminals as Batman was devastated when he watched his parents gunned down in front of him at the tender age of eight. This...
It's a Wonderful Life is not only a classic Christmas movie, it is also a classic example of the issues facing the next generation of Family Business owners. George Bailey, the oldest son at Bailey Brothers Building and Loan, faces terrible personal and professional...
Taylor Swift Taylor Swift is a pop music sensation worth around $250 million. She was the youngest artist every signed by Sony/ATV Music and has won nearly 300 awards for her talents, including multiple Grammys. In fact, she was the first woman to win the Grammy for...
Possibly one of the biggest and most tragic family business stories in science fiction is the Star Wars Saga.
Sometimes, it’s hard to express what you want to say to relatives in the family business. Here are some “Family” songs that could set the mood.
How far would you go?
What’s your company’s policy on volunteering?
Ever search for just the right thing to say about your family? These famous people have done it for you. Here are some of the most famous quotes people have delivered about family. For fun, quiz your co-workers and see if they can guess who said what! "Happiness is...
Who you gonna call?
Is the next generation already in the business?
Which ’90s classic takes your vote for best business movie of the decade?
Which ’80s classic takes your vote for best business movie of the decade?
How do you address your boss?
One of the most famous family businesses around is Wahlburgers, thanks to one of its celebrity owners, actor Mark Wahlberg, as well as the reality show based around the restaurant. How much do you know about this family burger joint?
How confident are you in your company’s cybersecurity?
You use them every day, but how much do you actually know about them? Here are some fun facts about office supplies courtesy of Jennifer over at Food & Supply Source. 1. Astronauts use pencils in space. The pencil isn’t just for taking tests in school. In fact,...
Where’s your dream satellite office?
The robots are coming: are you ready?
Is the size of your current staff meeting your business’ needs?
What did you do the last time you hung out with a non-related colleague?
How long will your family business last?
Are you a fan of the classic British series or the American interpretation?
Forget the smartphone — what low-tech piece of office equipment can you not live without?
New year, new phone?
The family that plays together, stays together.
Which is worse – reunion or review?
Sink or swim, kid!
Morpheus weighs in on the work from home debate.
Good luck with your brackets!
What’s your main method of caffeine consumption?
Is your office in the cloud?
Dreaming big, living large.
Open layout or the land of cubicles?
How presidential is your CEO?
Finding the sweet spot.
What are your goals for the new year?
What’s at the top of your tree this year?
Which relative kicks it up a notch at the family business holiday party?
What’s your favorite holiday indulgence?
How far do your products, services or people travel?
When is your preferred time of day to work out?
How old-school is your office?
It’s 5 p.m.: do you know where your office supplies are?
For how many years has your family business been operating?
What’s your favorite holiday beverage?
What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving?
Mac vs. PC: the debate rages on.
Office Mad Libs: the birth of a new product.
Which superhero is your boss most like?
What’s the first thing you do when you come in in the morning?
What is your favorite extracurricular work activity?
Do you send or receive personal emails at work?
Of all the family businesses out there, baseball is one of the most enduring. How many of these baseball family business facts can you name?
The “Rocky” saga is a series of movies that has gone back generations, since Sylvester Stallone introduced us to the “Italian Stallion,” boxing underdog Rocky Balboa, way back in 1976.
One of the most popular celebrities among Millennials and Gen-Xers alike is Jessica Alba, famous for her roles in such films as Sin City, Fantastic Four and Into the Blue. But perhaps more impressive than her on-screen rules is her business acumen.
Your Board of Directors probably has a couple of odd ones on it already, but which member of this odd couple would make a perfect addition to the team?