Davis leads you on a personal and professional voyage back to the 1970s to pay special homage to the groundbreaking work of his late mentor, Renato Tagiuri, who pioneered the field of family business with frameworks that included their notable Three-Circle Model of the Family Business System.

Davis then pivots to the future and offers a modern roadmap for business families to transform themselves to conquer the next economy. FBN invites you to partake in the new paradigm of business families leading the sustainable change required to address the great challenges of our time.

Looking into the Future of Business Families overflows with poignant lessons and forward-looking tools for multigenerational families, researchers, professional advisors, and the entire ecosystem of the family enterprise field.


The book launched at FBN’s 30th Global Summit in October 2019 in commemoration of FBN’s 30th anniversary.


This book is a partnership between The Family Business Network and the Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise on the occasion of their 30th anniversaries.

John A. Davis, Chairman, and Founder, Cambridge Family Enterprise Group; Senior Lecturer, Family Enterprise Programs, MIT Sloan School of Management

The Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise is a global research and education organization dedicated to positioning family enterprises to be successful over generations. CIFE offers transformative workshops and programs, in open and private settings. Its research agenda and publications explore the key drivers of family enterprise success.  cfeg.com

Thierry Lombard
Thierry Lombard, Honorary Member and Former Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Family Business Network

The Family Business Network is the world’s leading organization of business families spanning 65 countries with 17,000 individual members. A vibrant community, FBN brings together 4,000 families through 750 activities and events organized annually.  www.fbn-i.org 



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