Lauren Lanphear: How Can You Protect a Living Legacy?

May 07, 2019
After learning the art of tree care as a college student in the early 20th century, a young WP Lanphear travelled around the northeastern United States working on such prestigious projects as the Vanderbilt and Roosevelt estates. Moved to start his own business, he founded the Forest City Tree Protection Co. in 1910. A long-standing position as the City Forester for the city of Cleveland Heights sustained the business through the Great Depression. As it grew, Fore...
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Introducing: The Family Business Voice

May 07, 2019
More than half of all businesses globally are family-owned or operated. They are cornerstones of prosperity; their contributions to job creation and global GDP are crucial. Their stories, a source of inspiration for entrepreneurs everywhere, deserve to be told. The Family Business Voice is a podcast for family business owners, experts and entrepreneurs to share their successes and challenges with a global audience. Here are some of our favourite excerpts from the show, with Ander...
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Michael Haenlein: Why are So Many Businesses Missing the AI Revolution?

April 30, 2019
According to Michael Haenlein, Marketing Professor and Scientific Director of the ESCP Europe Research Centre on Big Data, not only do we struggle to define artificial intelligence (AI); we have problems qualifying intelligence in general. Our failure to understand the concept and therefore implement AI effectively – at least when it comes to maintaining a competitive adv...
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Christina Armentano from Paraco Gas: When is it the Right Time to Join the Family Business?

April 23, 2019
Paraco Gas is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The third-generation family firm is the 10th largest propane retailer in the United States, serving 120,000 customers throughout the northeastern U.S. Half a century ago, Pat Armentano,...
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How Can You Bring Authenticity to Marketing?

April 14, 2019
On this episode of The Family Business Voice, Phillip Kalli, Managing Director of Ideal talks to Ramia about Ideal's early days, authenticity in marketing and strength in family. - The idiosyncracies inherent to family business make Ideal unique and are a competitive advantage. - Consumers need something they understand to identify with.
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