Succession Planning

By Barbara Spector

Private and family-owned companies are the backbone of the American economy, and their prosperity drives the country’s fiscal health.

William Randolph HearstEmployment policies make good business sense

By April Hall

How a more effective board of directors can help a family business prepare for the future.


Almost a decade ago, two McDonald’s Corporation CEOs died within nine months of each other. Last year, the CEO of Deloitte Israel tragically lost his life in a plane crash. Unfortunately, such tragic events occur more often than you might think. A study conducted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business found that approximately seven CEOs of public traded companies die each year.