It’s all in the family

In this -slightly longer- post, we will discuss a special type of business: family firms. This blog idea was triggered by a blog posting from David Oxley on business change in family businesses (11th July 2017) and a consequent correspondence we had on this. I would like to build on his thinking on business change…

The law of the requisite complexity

Consultants tend to be hired because of their expected content knowledge and extensive experience in tackling specific challenges, similar to the ones the client faces. Therefore, there is an inherent tension between the experience of the consultant helping the client, and the experience of the client themselves. Of course, consultants have proven models and methodologies that codify…