Family Firms

  • Family Firms

    Carlson mommy to son: you’re grounded… and fired.

    It’s family business hump day here at DealBreaker, with those wacky Bancrofts (or at least some of them) trying to stonewall the News Corp bid for Dow Jones. In other, more Midwestern family troubles, Curtis Nelson, former COO and President of the Carlson Companies, has sued his former employer and its current CEO, which happens […]

    / May 2, 2007 at 9:15 AM
  • Companies, Economics, Family Firms

    Keeping It In The Family

    We’re sort of obsessed with family firms. They’re intriguing because their persistence and success seem to go against the grain of so much contemporary thinking. Unlike in times past, people now are kind of uncomfortable with the idea that who you are and what you’re capable of depends on who you are related to. Sure, […]

    / Nov 2, 2006 at 3:01 PM

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