Preserving entrepreneurial spirit is crucial for intergenerational wealth transfer. Ownership strategy should be put into practice on a daily basis.
Christian Schiede draws on over 15 years of experience working with ‘hidden-champions’, the larger German family businesses, and advises entrepreneurial families. With experience in succession, strategy, and governance, he has worked with numerous transformation processes and generation transitions.
He incorporates research expertise gained from his PhD at the Witten Institute for Family Businesses about the worldwide STEP project on successful transgenerational entrepreneurship practices with in-depth and hands-on experience as an advisor, coach, and facilitator.
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Insights Christian has written
A family office strategy for navigating the new normalOperations
The second year of a pandemic has meant shifting from survival mode to re-establishing a new business strategy. By putting stronger systems in place, identifying and rectifying weak points, and confidently moving the business into the digital age, one expert shares how family offices can make the most of the turbulence of the past two years.
The ownership advantageOperations
While operational involvement in a family business has declined in some cases, there's been an increase in active ownership roles collaborating with external executives. For a family business to continue to be its best, the owners must also be at their best. Developing a owner strategy routine can help foster the best of a business legacy from generation to generation.
Made in Germany: five best practices of German family officesJurisdictions
What made family offices in Germany successful and how are they resetting for the new normal? We navigate the top challenges transforming the transgenerational wealth creation of German enterprising families.
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Organization & Operations
Managing wealth is more than just investing. Good wealth management requires both the act of placing capital and that of actively managing those investments. Through professionalizing organizational structures and operational processes, family offices are able to ensure longer-term success.
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