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Midwest Chapter Breakfast October 19, 2017
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Midwest Chapter Breakfast October 19, 2017

The Spark of Happiness: How Family Firms Can Encourage Happiness to Avoid Conflicts

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
From 8:00 am till 9:30 am
Where: Drinker Biddle and Reath LLP
191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL  60606
United States
Contact: Amanda Walker
617-482-3045 x24

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The Spark of Happiness: How Family Firms Can Encourage Happiness to Avoid Conflicts

Conflicts are caused by unhappiness. Three values can encourage happiness in family firms: Respect, Recognition and Rewards. How can these be implemented?

Barbara Hauser, an FFI member, has more than 30 years’ experience working with families and family firms, first as a private client lawyer, then as a broader advisor—concerned about minimizing the natural conflict in all families. Her work in family governance is based on a commitment to a fair and inclusive process, engaged in by the families, to create rules and resolutions for themselves.

She will distill the three key values—Respect, Recognition and Rewards—and give practical examples. Discussion is encouraged.




About the Presenter




Name: Barbara R. Hauser

Company: Barbara Hauser LLC,  Founder

Barbara has more than 25 years experience of working with families in many countries including Europe, Japan and Saudi Arabia. She is active in global networks on topics including global holdings, offshore trusts, family offices, generational transfers and family governance, among others. Based in Minneapolis, MN she is a frequent speaker and is the author or co-author of several books, including her most recent, International Family Governance and International Estate Planning. Barbara can be reached at



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