The Importance of communication
In episode 5 of the Family Business Podcast (recorded on 4 August 2017), Russ Howarth speaks to Ian Marsh on communication within a family business. In this fascinating discussion we discuss the reasons some people find it hard to communicate, and we even learn what interpersonal neurobiology is.
So Why Do We Give to Charity?
If, as Hobbes said, “every man is presumed to seek what is good for himself naturally, and what is just, … accidentally“1 , what place does philanthropy have in succession planning? At first sight, they would certainly seem to be mutually exclusive. After all, succession is essentially about passing the ownership and control of capital from one generation to the next, typically within […]
Getting your brain in gear: communication in family business
Failure to communicate can seriously damage a family business’ chances of survival. Often communication is only prioritised when conflict breaks out. This reactive attitude can allow the conflict to escalate out of control, and may endanger the family’s chances of restoring the trust on which effective communication depends. Ian Marsh was a lawyer for more […]