Indian School of Business
Thomas Schmidheiny Chair of
Family Business and Wealth Management
Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 5, July 2010
Dear Friend,

Professor K RamachandranI have great pleasure in sending you the latest issue of our Family Business News. As always, we have included a choice selection of materials that we hope you will enjoy reading. The short case study on the ‘Krishi Gram Vikas Kendra’ of the Usha Martin group by Alexander Mathew is an excellent example of the leader of a family business preparing a strong second career as he neared retirement from the business. Professor Ajay Bhalla has shared an exciting story “Reconnecting the Generations” of a US family business, Brown-Forman. Anushree Kirtania’s summary of an excellent article from Family Business Magazine focuses on how the family’s wealth should be managed.

We will have our annual training programme on “Perpetuating the Family Enterprise” by Professor John Ward and myself, which will be held from October 25 -28, 2010. Kindly note that the Third Asian Invitational Conference on Family Business will be held during February 4-6, 2011 at the ISB.

Please take advantage of these and similar opportunities to enrich yourself.

Best wishes,
Professor K Ramachandran
Thomas Schmidheiny Chair Professor of
Family Business and Wealth Management
From ‘Family Business Inc. to ‘Family Wealth Ltd.
- Summary by Anushree Kirtania
Reconnecting the Generations
- Professor Ajay Bhalla
How to avoid Retirement Blues – learning from Usha Martin’s (KGVK)
- Alexander Mathew
Forthcoming Events
21st FBN International Summit – Chicago
September 30 - October 2, 2010
“Perpetuating The Family Enterprise”
Ocotober 25 - 28, 2010
From the press
“All in the Family”, Salini S Sharma
Business world, June 19 2010
“Managing a Family Business”, Sunil Shah
Business India, May 31 – June 13 2010
ISB Updates
Talk on 'The Changing Role of Business in Society'
July 15, 2010
Seth Godin visits the ISB
July 9, 2010


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