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July 10, 2014

Family office professionals are too focused on old money, despite the growth of entrepreneurial wealth, an industry professional says, as a new report reveals the world’s most entrepreneurial countries.

Family office professionals are too focused on old money, despite the growth of entrepreneurial wealth, an industry professional says, as a new report reveals the world’s most entrepreneurial countries.

The Global Entrepreneurial Report, by London-based multi family office Oracle Capital, ranked India the most entrepreneurial country in the world, followed by Turkey and the US.

June 3, 2014

Setting up a new microfinance division at her family’s Lebanon-based insurance business, Commercial Insurance, gave third-generation Coralie Zaccar a golden opportunity to combine her financial background with her passion for social entrepreneurship, making sure even the poorest in society have a safety net. 

Setting up a new microfinance division at her family’s Lebanon-based insurance business, Commercial Insurance, gave third-generation Coralie Zaccar a golden opportunity to combine her financial background with her passion for social entrepreneurship, making sure even the poorest in society have a safety net. 

 

May 2, 2014

When third-generation Clinton Ang, 40, joined his family’s Singapore-based wines and spirits distribution firm, Hock Tong Bee, he spotted an opportunity to create wines tailored to Asian tastes. Now his Cornerstone brand is gathering devotees across the continent.

July 23, 2013

Thirty-six-year-old, third-generation businessman Keisuke Takemura has achieved the seemingly impossible with his late grandfather’s underwear company: made it cool among Tokyo’s hipsters.

Thirty-six-year-old, third-generation businessman Keisuke Takemura [pictured, below right] has achieved the seemingly impossible with his late grandfather’s underwear company: made it cool among Tokyo’s hipsters.

July 18, 2013

Entrepreneur Lara Tarakjian and her brother are definitely smooth operators – they made their fortune with a chain of 20 laser hair-removal clinics in the Middle East.

Entrepreneur Lara Tarakjian and her brother are definitely smooth operators – they made their fortune with a chain of 20 laser hair-removal clinics in the Middle East.

March 21, 2013

The next-gens in luxury firms aren’t complacent. Campden looks at 10 who are making a name in their own right.

The next-gens in luxury firms aren’t complacent. Campden looks at 10 who are making a name in their own right.

Kilian Hennessy, 40
He’s an heir of the legendary Hennessy cognac company, but Kilian Hennessy’s luxury interests lie elsewhere: in fragrances. After training under some of Europe’s most prolific noses he worked as a perfumer for Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne, Alexander McQueen and Giorgio Armani.

January 31, 2013

A great entrepreneurial idea was behind most, if not all, family businesses. But are families failing to encourage entrepreneurship later down the line – and what will this mean for their future? 

Not long after Masakazu Kongo took over construction business Kongo Gumi, he disclosed the secret to the family business’s centuries of success. It was simple, he said in a 2003 interview. The family concentrated almost solely on its core business of building temples – which had worked out well for the Japanese firm for more than 1,000 years. 

January 31, 2013

How can business families encourage entrepreneurship among their members and what do future entrepreneurs need to remember? CampdenFB takes a look. 

1: Failure isn’t a bad thing
Most entrepreneurs will fail a couple of times before succeeding. “I don’t think that’s a bad thing. It hurts but I think you can learn a lot from that, if people around you are supportive,” says Johan Andresen, the fifth-generation owner of Norwegian conglomerate Ferd.

 

January 28, 2013

A next-gen member of the famous Clarks shoe dynasty felt the weight of responsibility of the family business. He’s met that head on by his own entrepreneurial efforts – making shoes.

Galahad Clark, 36, is a seventh-generation member of the Clarks dynasty and the founder of Vivobarefoot.

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