Preparing the next generation to inherit and lead the family enterprise is the single most important determinant of a successful generational handoff. It depends significantly on both the senior generation and the next generation taking active roles in the process.

Every year since 1997 at the Families in Business program at Harvard Business School, business families have discussed what each generation can do to help the next generation develop as effective managers, owners, and family members. Next Generation Success offers a convenient summary of these rich conversations over a 10-year period with more than 250 families from 45 countries.

Cambridge Family Enterprise Press, 2014

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

Maria Sinanis, CFEG
Maria Sinanis, Senior Advisor, and Partner, Cambridge Family Enterprise Group

Courtney Collette, CFEG
Courtney Collette, Senior Advisor and Partner, CFEG and C.O.O, CIFE

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.



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