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The Family Business Podcast

Russ Haworth

The podcast dedicated to Family Business. Working with your family can be both rewarding and challenging and this podcast provides you with practical tips and guidance on how to tackle some of these challenges. Check out the series on Governance, Succession, Family Dynamics and Family Business Theory. Each week we will explore the uniqueness of family businesses and provide you with the tools to help your business thrive.

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Series Preview - The Quest for Legitimacy
29-06-2022
Series Preview - The Quest for Legitimacy
For the past 5 years or so I have been working alongside the brilliant Dr Jamie Weiner on a research project that has been asking members of the rising generation "what is it like to grow up in the Land of Giants?" In this series we bring you the findings from the research project and share stories from those we spoke with during this ground-breaking research. Jamie has written an amazing book called The Quest for Legitimacy: How Children of Prominent Families Discover Their Unique Place in the World which has brilliantly captured the unique challenges of growing up around significance. You can order the book on Amazon here: (Amazon US) (Amazon UK ) Support the Show The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing. www.fambizpodcast.com/support Work With Russ If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to www.familybusinesspartnership.com Sign up to the Newsletter You can get podcasts, videos and blogs delivered directly to your inbox by signing up to the newsletter. Head over to www.fambizpodcast.com and sign up now
The Quest for Legitimacy
6d ago
The Quest for Legitimacy
In the first episode of the series we meet Jamie and hear about the depth of his experience across all of society, from Cook County Jail to large family enterprises. He shares the experience of growing up as the son of a Rabbi and the impact it had on his own life.  We dive into the research and what motivated it along with an outline for the four phases of The Quest.  The Quest for Legitimacy: How Children of Prominent Families Discover Their Unique Place in the World is available to buy on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It will also be available in book stores.  You can follow these links to order the book:  (Amazon USA ) (Amazon UK)  (Barnes and Noble ) If you would like to speak to us about a bulk order for your family, your clients or team members please email us: hello@questforlegitimacy.com   Support the Show The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing. www.fambizpodcast.com/support Work With Russ If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to www.familybusinesspartnership.com Sign up to the Newsletter You can get podcasts, videos and blogs delivered directly to your inbox by signing up to the newsletter. Head over to www.fambizpodcast.com and sign up now
Series Preview - The Quest for Legitimacy
29-06-2022
Series Preview - The Quest for Legitimacy
For the past 5 years or so I have been working alongside the brilliant Dr Jamie Weiner on a research project that has been asking members of the rising generation "what is it like to grow up in the Land of Giants?" In this series we bring you the findings from the research project and share stories from those we spoke with during this ground-breaking research. Jamie has written an amazing book called The Quest for Legitimacy: How Children of Prominent Families Discover Their Unique Place in the World which has brilliantly captured the unique challenges of growing up around significance. You can order the book on Amazon here: (Amazon US) (Amazon UK ) Support the Show The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing. www.fambizpodcast.com/support Work With Russ If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to www.familybusinesspartnership.com Sign up to the Newsletter You can get podcasts, videos and blogs delivered directly to your inbox by signing up to the newsletter. Head over to www.fambizpodcast.com and sign up now
Wealth 3.0
18-04-2022
Wealth 3.0
In this interview I speak with Dennis Jaffe, Kristin Keffeler and Jim Grubman about what developments and evolutions are happening within "Wealth 3.0". We discuss the history of modern wealth advice and what we can learn from Wealth 1.0 and Wealth 2.0. Jim spends some time at the beginning of the episode explaining these terms in case you are unfamiliar with them. We look at what can be learned from a study of 100 year old family businesses as well as other fields such as positive psychology. You can find out more about Dennis Jaffe here: ( can find out more about Kristin Keffeler here: ( can find out more about Jim Grubman here: ( the Show The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing. www.fambizpodcast.com/support Work With Russ If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to www.familybusinesspartnership.com Sign up to the Newsletter You can get podcasts, videos and blogs delivered directly to your inbox by signing up to the newsletter. Head over to www.fambizpodcast.com and sign up now
Family Wealth Integration
11-04-2022
Family Wealth Integration
On this episode of the show I speak with Dr Jim Grubman and Tom McCullough about the topic of Family Wealth Integration. We discuss what the term means for you as a family but also for you if you are a practitioner working with families of wealth. We explore the four levels of integration that currently exist within the market; - No Integration  - Basic Integrated Financial Management   - Integrated Wealth Management  - Family Wealth Integration We then explore the challenges of developing a practice across the levels of integration and the skills needed to do so. The article that I reference in the show can be found here: ( can find out more about The Ultra High Net Worth Institute here - www.uhnwinstitute.org and to contact them the best email address is info@uhnwinstitute.org Support the Show The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing. www.fambizpodcast.com/support Work With Russ If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to www.familybusinesspartnership.com Sign up to the Newsletter You can get podcasts, videos and blogs delivered directly to your inbox by signing up to the newsletter. Head over to www.fambizpodcast.com and sign up now
Series 9 Trailer - Family Wealth
11-04-2022
Series 9 Trailer - Family Wealth
Welcome to this trailer for Series 9. This series I will be looking at the topic of Family Wealth in a little more detail and in particular some interesting thought leadership from some great guests. I have an interview with Jim Grubman and Tom McCullough in episode 1 of the series looking at Integrated Family Wealth, we then move on to an episode that looks at Wealth 3.0 with Dennis Jaffe, Jim Grubman and Kristin Keffeler. I then have an interview with Dr Moira Somers where we explore some of the psychology of wealth and lastly a great conversation with the founder of The Good Ancestor Movement, Stephanie Brobbey. As I mention in this show it would be great to hear from you. You can email at Russ@FamilyBusinessPartnership.com or contact me on social media, @RussHaworth on Twitter and ( on Linked In. Support the Show The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing. www.fambizpodcast.com/support Work With Russ If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to www.familybusinesspartnership.com Sign up to the Newsletter You can get podcasts, videos and blogs delivered directly to your inbox by signing up to the newsletter. Head over to www.fambizpodcast.com and sign up now
Family Business Myths
21-02-2022
Family Business Myths
In this episode of the show I discuss three common myths that are often thrown at family businesses as rules or facts in order for them to act to avoid becoming a statistic themselves. The first myth is that around the number of family businesses making it to the third generation and what the often cited statistics are actually related to. We then look at the shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves myth, which has been around far longer than the statistics about succession, but is equally as unreliable as the stats. I also cover the common statement that "all you need is Governance" and highlight why I believe that in fact the discussions around the issues that can lead to governance are far more valuable than governance itself. Support the Show The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing. www.fambizpodcast.com/support Work With Russ If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to www.familybusinesspartnership.com Sign up to the Newsletter You can get podcasts, videos and blogs delivered directly to your inbox by signing up to the newsletter. Head over to www.fambizpodcast.com and sign up now
Success or Succession?
14-02-2022
Success or Succession?
On this weeks episode of the show I discuss the fact that often the definition of success for a family business is its ability to pass the legal ownership of the business between generations. This is obviously a fantastic part of a family business, if that is what everyone wants. But, what happens if that isn't the case and yet all the advice that is being received is focussed solely on the technical, legal and tax benefits of passing the business to the next generation? I cover some of the alternatives and use a couple of examples of how focussing on wellbeing and discussing the alternatives lead to positive outcomes for all. Links: The link to the show discussing Employee Ownership Trusts is - ( The link to the interview with Debbie Ekins is: ( can also find out about her new businesses here: ( and here: ( you would like a copy of the wellbeing 'tool' that I discuss in the show, please email me: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com Support the Show The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing. www.fambizpodcast.com/support Work With Russ If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to www.familybusinesspartnership.com Sign up to the Newsletter You can get podcasts, videos and blogs delivered directly to your inbox by signing up to the newsletter. Head over to www.fambizpodcast.com and sign up now
'Professionalising' the Family Business
07-02-2022
'Professionalising' the Family Business
On this weeks show, I speak about the topic of 'professionalising' the family business. The term is not one that I am a huge fan of as it can suggest that until that point everything you did was unprofessional. I explain what the term 'professionalisation' means and the circumstances under which it can arise. I also look at some of the common concerns or barriers to professionalisation and how to overcome them. There are many benefits to professionalising your family business and I summarise these as well. The episode I refer to where I speak in more detail about Non-Executive Directors can be found by following this link: ( the Show The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing. www.fambizpodcast.com/support Work With Russ If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to www.familybusinesspartnership.com Sign up to the Newsletter You can get podcasts, videos and blogs delivered directly to your inbox by signing up to the newsletter. Head over to www.fambizpodcast.com and sign up now
Ownership Philosophy
31-01-2022
Ownership Philosophy
On this weeks episode I discuss ownership philosophy. Have you as an ownership group sat down and discussed why you own a business together and what ownership means to each of you? My thoughts are that when a business is set up, ownership is a byproduct of the founders passion, but as the business becomes something to pass to the next generation different perceptions of what ownership might mean to each of you can tensions within the business and the family. Having the conversation around what ownership means to each of you, whether that is before or after ownership transition has happened, can be a really positive step in creating the foundation for a multi-generational business. Support the Show The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing. www.fambizpodcast.com/support Work With Russ If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to www.familybusinesspartnership.com Sign up to the Newsletter You can get podcasts, videos and blogs delivered directly to your inbox by signing up to the newsletter. Head over to www.fambizpodcast.com and sign up now
Family Business Week - Sir John Timpson
26-11-2021
Family Business Week - Sir John Timpson
To celebrate Family Business Week we are looking back over some of our favourite interviews with UK family businesses. Today's interview is with Sir John Timpson. Timpson's is one of the UK's most recognisable brands and their culture is the envy of most. We hear about how this culture is embedded into the business and reflected across the country by empowered staff. We also hear about Sir John's experience of fostering many children alongside his late wife Alex. As someone who grew up in a home that fostered those less fortunate than me, I can relate to how impactful the experience must have been for them. The link for the Alex Timpson Trust is - (here) About Family Business Week Family Business Week is a week long celebration of family businesses as a force for good The pandemic has once again highlighted the vital role that businesses play in supporting their local communities, and it is these community-focused values that are at the heart of family businesses. Rooted in their local communities, family businesses provide a long-term, sustainable model which views business as a force for good.  Family Business Week 2021 is a week-long celebration of family businesses, particularly in relation to supporting local communities across all parts of the UK, and providing a platform to highlight the role of business as a force for good.  Led by the Institute for Family Business (IFB), the voice of the UK’s family business sector. Find out more at (www.familybusinessweek.co.uk) Support the Show The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing. (www.fambizpodcast.com/support) Work With Russ If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to (www.familybusinesspartnership.com) Sign up to the Newsletter You can get podcasts, videos and blogs delivered directly to your inbox by signing up to the newsletter. Head over to (www.fambizpodcast.com) and sign up now
Family Business Week - HMG Paints
25-11-2021
Family Business Week - HMG Paints
To celebrate Family Business Week here in the UK we are looking back over some of our favourite interviews with UK family businesses. Today's interview is with Jonathan Falder of HMG Paints. We talk about how their culture is embodied throughout the business with multiple generations of the same families working for HMG. We also hear about Jonathan's experience of coming face to face with an alien! About Family Business Week Family Business Week is a week long celebration of family businesses as a force for good The pandemic has once again highlighted the vital role that businesses play in supporting their local communities, and it is these community-focused values that are at the heart of family businesses. Rooted in their local communities, family businesses provide a long-term, sustainable model which views business as a force for good.  Family Business Week 2021 is a week-long celebration of family businesses, particularly in relation to supporting local communities across all parts of the UK, and providing a platform to highlight the role of business as a force for good.  Led by the Institute for Family Business (IFB), the voice of the UK’s family business sector. Find out more at (www.familybusinessweek.co.uk) Support the Show The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing. (www.fambizpodcast.com/support) Work With Russ If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to (www.familybusinesspartnership.com) Sign up to the Newsletter You can get podcasts, videos and blogs delivered directly to your inbox by signing up to the newsletter. Head over to (www.fambizpodcast.com) and sign up now
Family Business Week - The Arbikie Distillery
24-11-2021
Family Business Week - The Arbikie Distillery
To celebrate Family Business Week we are selecting some of our favourite interviews with family businesses here in the UK. Today's interview is with Iain Stirling from Arbikie. We discuss the collaboration that led to them creating the worlds first carbon positive Gin. About Family Business Week Family Business Week is a week long celebration of family businesses as a force for good The pandemic has once again highlighted the vital role that businesses play in supporting their local communities, and it is these community-focused values that are at the heart of family businesses. Rooted in their local communities, family businesses provide a long-term, sustainable model which views business as a force for good.  Family Business Week 2021 is a week-long celebration of family businesses, particularly in relation to supporting local communities across all parts of the UK, and providing a platform to highlight the role of business as a force for good.  Led by the Institute for Family Business (IFB), the voice of the UK’s family business sector. Find out more at (www.familybusinessweek.co.uk) Support the Show The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing. (www.fambizpodcast.com/support) Work With Russ If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to (www.familybusinesspartnership.com) Sign up to the Newsletter You can get podcasts, videos and blogs delivered directly to your inbox by signing up to the newsletter. Head over to (www.fambizpodcast.com) and sign up now
Family Business Week - Maurizio Bragagni
23-11-2021
Family Business Week - Maurizio Bragagni
To celebrate Family Business Week here in the UK we are selecting some of our favourite interviews with family businesses here in the UK. This episode is a fantastic discussion with Maurizio Bragagni who is the CEO of Tratos, a multinational, multi-generational family business. We discuss the importance of looking after your local communities and highlight how family business can be a force for good! About Family Business Week Family Business Week is a week long celebration of family businesses as a force for good The pandemic has once again highlighted the vital role that businesses play in supporting their local communities, and it is these community-focused values that are at the heart of family businesses. Rooted in their local communities, family businesses provide a long-term, sustainable model which views business as a force for good.  Family Business Week 2021 is a week-long celebration of family businesses, particularly in relation to supporting local communities across all parts of the UK, and providing a platform to highlight the role of business as a force for good.  Led by the Institute for Family Business (IFB), the voice of the UK’s family business sector. Support the Show The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing. (www.fambizpodcast.com/support) Work With Russ If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to (www.familybusinesspartnership.com) Sign up to the Newsletter You can get podcasts, videos and blogs delivered directly to your inbox by signing up to the newsletter. Head over to (www.fambizpodcast.com) and sign up now
Family Business Week - Interview with Josie Morris MBE
22-11-2021
Family Business Week - Interview with Josie Morris MBE
To celebrate Family Business Week we are re-releasing some of our favourite interviews with family businesses here in the UK. In today's episode we revisit the conversation that I had with Josie Morris MBE from WoolCool. We talk about their journey to becoming a Certified B-Corp and Josie's experience of being awarded the MBE. About Family Business Week Family Business Week is a week long celebration of family businesses as a force for good The pandemic has once again highlighted the vital role that businesses play in supporting their local communities, and it is these community-focused values that are at the heart of family businesses. Rooted in their local communities, family businesses provide a long-term, sustainable model which views business as a force for good.  Family Business Week 2021 is a week-long celebration of family businesses, particularly in relation to supporting local communities across all parts of the UK, and providing a platform to highlight the role of business as a force for good.  Led by the Institute for Family Business (IFB), the voice of the UK’s family business sector. Support the Show The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing. (www.fambizpodcast.com/support) Work With Russ If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to (www.familybusinesspartnership.com) Sign up to the Newsletter You can get podcasts, videos and blogs delivered directly to your inbox by signing up to the newsletter. Head over to (www.fambizpodcast.com) and sign up now
Family Business Week  - Sir James Wates
22-11-2021
Family Business Week - Sir James Wates
On this weeks show I am joined by Sir James Wates as we discuss Family Business Week. Sir James is the Chairman of The Wates Group and also the Institute for Family Business. Family Business Week 2021 is a week-long celebration of family businesses, particularly in relation to supporting local communities across all parts of the UK, and providing a platform to highlight the role of business as a force for good. We also discuss The Wates Principles. In late 2017, Sir James Wates CBE, was invited by the Government to lead the development of corporate principles for large private companies. The resulting code – now known as the  (Wates Principles) was launched in December 2018 and provides a framework to help companies to meet legal requirements while promoting long term success. The Wates Principles encourage these companies to adopt a set of key behaviours to secure trust and confidence among stakeholders and benefit the economy and society in general. Follow Family Business Week on Twitter  (@FamilyBizWeek) Join the conversation using the hashtags #FamilyBizWeek and #WeSupportFamilyBiz You can read fascinating case studies or download content to share on social media at  (www.familybusinessweek.co.uk). About Family Business Week Family Business Week is a week long celebration of family businesses as a force for good The pandemic has once again highlighted the vital role that businesses play in supporting their local communities, and it is these community-focused values that are at the heart of family businesses. Rooted in their local communities, family businesses provide a long-term, sustainable model which views business as a force for good.  Family Business Week 2021 is a week-long celebration of family businesses, particularly in relation to supporting local communities across all parts of the UK, and providing a platform to highlight the role of business as a force for good.  Led by the Institute for Family Business (IFB), the voice of the UK’s family business sector. Find out more at www.familybusinessweek.co.uk Support the Show The podcast is entirely self-funded by me. I am not looking for sympathy as it is something that I love to do and I have a passion for providing great content for family businesses across the world. Some listeners have asked for ways in which they can support the show, be that through reviews, sharing with friends or a donation. As such I have set up a page that outlines all the ways that you can support what I am doing. (www.fambizpodcast.com/support) Work With Russ If what I have spoken about in the show resonates and you want to discuss how I can help you and your family business drop me an email: russ@familybusinesspartnership.com or head over to (www.familybusinesspartnership.com) Sign up to the Newsletter You can get podcasts, videos and blogs delivered directly to your...