Succession Psychologists

March 17, 2014, 5:12 P.M. ET
Succession Psychologists
By Robert Milburn
What do bankers do to help a take-no-prisoners entrepreneur pass the reins on to his or her younger family members? If the clients are at Abbot Downing, a Wells Fargo unit for ultra-wealthy clients with $37 billion in assets, the bankers increasingly call Arne Boudewyn, head of the firm’s Family Dynamics and Education office.
Boudewyn, a clinical psychologist, works closely with super wealthy clients on their family governance issues; how to pass on wealth to the next generation in a healthy way; their interpersonal family relationships; and articulating the family’s long-term goals.

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Shirtmaker sees global success from ‘old-fashioned values’; Top-notch customer service helped Nick Wheeler grow Charles Tyrwhitt, the online shirt and suit retailer, into a £160m-turnover business

Shirtmaker sees global success from ‘old-fashioned values’
Top-notch customer service helped Nick Wheeler grow Charles Tyrwhitt, the online shirt and suit retailer, into a £160m-turnover business

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Nick Wheeler, founder of shirtmaker Charles Tyrwhitt, has grown his business 25pc year-on-year for 25 years. Photo: Copyright Alex Rumford.
By Rebecca Burn-Callander, Enterprise Editor
7:00AM GMT 19 Mar 2014Nick Wheeler has been running Charles Tyrwhitt for more than 25 years. He has survived two recessions, one administration and grown his online shirtmaker into an international £160m-turnover business.
There’s no secret to his success, he claims, other than a rigid adherence to “old-fashioned values”.

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Tencent versus Alibaba: a complete guide to an increasingly fierce rivalry (INFOGRAPHIC)

Tencent versus Alibaba: a complete guide to an increasingly fierce rivalry (INFOGRAPHIC)
March 19, 2014at 9:00 am
by Paul Bischoff
Tencent (HKG:0700) is the world’s fourth largest web company, and Alibaba is on the verge of history’s largest tech IPO. Both of these behemoth companies occupy many of the same verticals in China, which is the biggest and possibly most isolated internet ecosystem on Earth. To summarize the massive product and service war between Tencent and Alibaba, we’ve put together an infographic showing which of their offerings are winning or losing in all of their competing sectors.

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New Alliances in Battle for Corporate Control; The abrupt rise and increasing success of activist investors are forcing big money managers to reassess their traditionally passive role as shareholders

MARCH 18, 2014, 9:40 PM Comment
New Alliances in Battle for Corporate Control
By DAVID GELLES and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
For ages, institutional investors like mutual funds and pension funds were content to take stakes in public companies, trust their managements and bet on long-term gains. Companies trusted that these investors would be passive shareholders and not rock the boat.

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Billionaire Tan Sri Tan Chin Tuan: “You know, Khim, diamonds don’t pay dividends.” “It suddenly made me realise that there is a big difference between an item of show and something that generates a return.”

Chew Gek Khim Unlocks Value at Straits Trading
by Jennifer Schultz Wells | Mar 17, 2014

Despite the legacy of her grandfather, she’s proving herself
Chew Gek Khim recalls a day in her early 20s when she was shopping with her maternal grandfather, wealthy Singaporean banker and philanthropist Tan Chin Tuan. They ended up in a jewellery store where she wanted to make a purchase, but he balked and tried to dissuade her. Finally he said, “You know, Khim, diamonds don’t pay dividends.”

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How Ben & Jerry’s brought maverick ideas to mainstream business; As Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s, turns 63, Brad Edmondson explains why the company is proof that profits and purpose can co-exist

How Ben & Jerry’s brought maverick ideas to mainstream business
As Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s, turns 63, Brad Edmondson explains why the company is proof that profits and purpose can co-exist
Brad Edmondson
theguardian.com, Tuesday 18 March 2014 18.02 GMT

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Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of ice cream makers, Ben & Jerry’s. Photograph: Felix Clay
The story behind Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and its 35-year struggle to achieve “linked prosperity” started with a simple but radical idea that everyone and everything the company touched should benefit from its profits. The sale of the ice cream makers to Unilever in 2000 therefore was a surprise twist to those who knew the two founders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield.

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The possible pitfalls of ‘Liberation Management’

The possible pitfalls of ‘Liberation Management’
by Nicolas Arnaud, Celine Legrand, Colleen Mills | Mar 19, 2014
In LM, a widespread shake-up of how employees interact brings with it not just new ways of innovating, but also new challenges to the very nature of how the firm functions

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