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At 9:50 on February 27, 2017, FRANK KWABENA said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:( ) for the full details.

Have a nice day

Thanks God bless

Mr frank.

At 13:21 on April 14, 2012, Ed Gonsalves said…

Hi Peter, For sure, although at this early stage I'll probably be one the quieter contributors given that I am still trying to work out what ambitions the alliance has at this stage of its evolution. My email addy for doodle=

Enjoy and speak soon


At 9:54 on April 13, 2012, Dr Louise Humphries said…

Thanks Peter - good idea about Skype.

my email address is


At 12:48 on November 30, 2011, Mike Pretious said…

Dear Peter:

No sooner said than done.

Comment duly made on that discussion!


At 12:07 on November 30, 2011, Mike Pretious said…

Dear Peter,

I have finally added a fuller Profile as requested! I'm a colleague of Claire Seaman's at QMU - we met briefly when you gave a talk there. I'm enjoying seeing this site develop and hope to contribute to the discussion going forward.


At 21:52 on July 26, 2011, Art Stewart said…

Dear Peter,

Thanks for your feedback. I am addressing the leadership styles and other related dynamics as you describe in my current book projects. Indeed, here in the U.S., we are witnessing the decay of old, worn, out-of-date leadership "techniques" and management models that, in large part, played a pivotal role in many of the meltdown scandals and leadership crises in corporate America. Unfortunately family businesses, like any other entity, are not immune. I am greatly encouraged by the new consciousness characteristic of the next-gen leaders in many business families who are refusing to inherent these status quo behavioral norms - not just because they recognize how irresponsible they are but because they understand the inherent risk and liability they carry in negatively impacting success in a competitive landscape that has dramatically changed. In many ways, once we are through this period of painful but necessary transition, the future for next-gen family enterprises as models of the 'New Responsibility Paradigm' is quite promising.

I've attached one of my pieces from our E-Letter series that speaks to the dangerous behaviors we witnessed in the corporate sector that are lessons for all of us going forward.

I applaud your efforts to build a new body of knowledge.

Article: "A Theme Runs Through It"

At 19:25 on July 18, 2011, Art Stewart said…

Here is a link to where a number of my writings are posted - Policy Commons. I'd be interested in exploring collaborative content opportunities with you as you grow the site and its members. Policy Commons - Art Stewart

At 14:20 on July 18, 2011, Stephen Hicks said…


I am interested in helping with that running of the site if that is where you need the help.  I have responded via linked in with my contact number so we can arrange to meet face-to-face.

I would agree that my role is more of a service advisor rather than family business.  My experience is in IT and software development so that is where I am best placed to advise family businesses.


At 13:58 on July 18, 2011, Art Stewart said…
Peter: I fit several "categories" so I'm resistant to being labeled as a service provider. I'm also an educator and we produce a significant amount of original content via publications and speeches, etc. We look forward to adding to the conversation here!
At 0:46 on July 18, 2011, Art Stewart said…
Hi Peter, thanks for your comment in response to my family branding post. I'm a management consultant that has headed his own Boston-based firm for the past 18 years. We work with a wide array of organization types, including family businesses, family business consultants, and others. In this sector, clients have included the Family Firm Institute, Campden Wealth, Paul Karofsky's Transition Consulting Group and presently Continuity Family Business Consulting - headed by Doug Baumoel. While our portfolio of services/expertise is diverse, in the family enterprise sector we are particularly focused on offering NextGen strategic branding and corporate responsibility platforms. I also teach a custom curriculum I designed in corporate and social responsibility - presently at Emerson College in Boston. Here's a link to our web site. I look forward to seeing this site grow as your plans progress. Stewart Strategies Group, LLC
At 14:38 on May 12, 2011, Art Stewart said…
Thanks Peter.
At 13:53 on March 24, 2011, Gary Ives said…
Thanks Peter - Regards Gary Ives
At 13:34 on February 17, 2010, Peter N Thornton said…
Thank you for the invitation Lorna which I am honoured to receive and accept. Peter Thornton
At 18:27 on February 16, 2010, Dr Lorna Collins (Bristol) said…
Welcome to the UK Family Business Research Community!

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