Diffusing a ticking time bomb

How an emerging issue – “the liquidity challenge” – is catching many families off guard, and what they can do about it…

Celebrating the McCain family

Here we celebrate one of Canada’s true entrepreneurial success stories, told from the vantage point of Wallace McCain’s eldest son, Scott McCain…

The inspiring story of Heineken

How Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken made the bold (and sudden) decision to step into her father’s shoes and run the family business…

The legacy of Milton Hershey

The company he created still thrives more than 70 years after his death, and continues to reflect his unique humanitarian vision for the world…

Hermès’ fight to keep it all in the family

Our original story. The battle between Hermès and Louis Vuitton is the David and Goliath story of the fashion world. Hermès is one of the last family-run luxury brands. Five years ago, Louis Vuitton revealed that it had acquired a significant stake in the smaller company.

Building a brighter future

Our independent research report on the profound impact of Canada’s leading business families on our nation’s economy…

The tragedy of Mark McCormack and IMG

Our original story. At the beginning of 2003, IMG was in an expansion phases financed by $200 million in bank loans. That January, McCormack suffered a fatal heart attack. He was 72 and the sole owner of the company. His death changed everything…