Thomas Schmidheiny Chair of Family Business and Wealth Management
Volume 1, Issue no. 1, September 2009

Message from Dr Thomas Schmidheiny, Founder, Spectrum Value Management  

Dear All:

I am delighted that ISB is bringing out a Newsletter for the benefit of family businesses. There is an acute need for creating awareness among all those involved with family businesses about the positive energy they can unleash for the benefit of themselves and the society. This is yet another sign of the commitment and passion of the School to undertake activities under the Chair. I wish Professor Ram and his team all the very best in all their initiatives.
Best wishes

Message from Professor K Ramachandran

Dear Friend:

Yet another milestone for us! Here is the inaugural issue of the ISB Family Business Newsletter.

This Newsletter is a platform for us to reach out to a large section of the society that is interested in perpetuating family businesses. We will be sharing with you interesting thoughts that help build harmony and wealth in families and businesses across generations.

This issue contains a summary and brief review of a book that discusses experiences of family businesses that have survived several generations. Links are also given to some of the interesting articles that you are welcome to download. One of the ways to get enlightened is by attending conferences and training progammes, we have listed a few.

This is the beginning of a journey, and we need your support and suggestions on making this a rich resource for all those interested in family business.

Best wishes

Perpetuating the Family Enterprise : We will be offering the annual training programme on family business in October. This will be 6th time Professor John Ward and Kavil Ramachandran will be offering this programme.

Please view the below link for further details.

Interesting Readings
Leading People Building Organisations
K Ramachandran
People’s Matters, July 2009

Popular Family Business Myths
Wayne Rivers
Family Business Institute, 2009, Volume 9, Issue no.1

Family matters: What Can Family Business Do To Improve Governance?
K. Ramachandran
BSENSEX, February-March 2008, pp. 54-56
Forthcoming Events
Risky Business: Assessing and Managing Risk In The 21st Century Family Enterprise
Family Firm Institute, Inc, New York
September 23-25 2009

The European Family Office Leadership Summit
Hedge Funds, London
September 2009

The Conference for Family Businesses and Their Professional Advisers
The International Centre for Families in Business, The Watershed Media Centre, Bristol
October 1 2009

Fight recession with passion
FBN Global Summit 2009, Annual Summit of the largest network of family businesses across the world, Amsterdam
October 1-3 2009
Book Appreciation
Managing for the Long Run
Lessons in Competitive advantage from Great Family Businesses
Miller, D. and Breton-Miller, I L, Harvard Business School Press, 2005

Sharing Wisdom, Building Values
Letters from Family Business Owners to Their Successors
Denise H Kenyon – Rouvinez, Gordon Adler, Guido Corbetta, Gianfilippo Cuneo, Family Enterprise Publishers, 2002

Contact Us
Professor K Ramachandran, PhD
Thomas Schmidheiny Chair Professor of
Family Business & Wealth Management
Indian School of Business
Hyderabad - 500 032
Ph: +91 40 23187101
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