Leaving a Legacy: Navigating Family Businesses Succession
Foreword by Dr. Stephen L McClure
TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Castle Quay Books is pleased to announce the release of its newest title by best-selling author David C. Bentall entitled Leaving a Legacy: Navigating Family Businesses Succession.
David's first book The Company You Keep was awarded book of the year in two categories at the Canadian Word Guild Awards and has earned him a reputation as a gifted communicator. This new title covers the complicated and diverse world of family owned business, especially as it relates to succession planning and business management. Those who own a family business and those who work in one will recognize the challenges that reside in them, and will be greatly enriched by the wisdom and insights that David and several prominent entrepreneurial business families share. David skillfully marries his own experience with family business insights gleaned from 20 years of working with The Bentall Group and Dominion Construction, with best practices in this field, offering concrete solutions to the distinct challenges faced by all families in business.
Family owned and family managed business as a family enterprise currently form the backbone of the Canadian and American economy, with families owning or controlling an estimated 80 per cent of all businesses. The fundamental principles applied to most businesses simply do not address the unique issues that confront modern business families.
Practical examples are included from the following prominent entrepreneurial business families who share successful strategies for succeeding in family business:
Peter Armstrong of Rocky Mountaineer, Victor Bachechi of Carlo Inc., Keith & Ryan Beedie of Beedie Development Group, Murray Berstein of Nixon Uniform Service and Medical Wear, Jay Bornstein of Bornstein Seafoods, DJ Devries of Newton Omniplex, Ashleigh Everett of Royal Canadian Properties, Karen & Charles Flavelle of Purdy's Chocolates, Ken Finch & Robert Foord of Kal Tire, Paul & Michael Higgins of Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee, Richard Ivey of Ivey Foundation, Greg Kuykendall of Kuykendall Hearing Aid Center, Peter Legge of Canada Wide Media, Stuart McLaughlin of Grouse Mountain Resorts, David McLean of The McLean Group, Jack McMillan of Nordstrom, Paul Melnuk of FTL Capital Partners, Dave Miller of Fix Auto, Larry Rosen of Harry Rosen, Greg Simpson of Simpson Seeds Inc., Jane Tidball of Thunderbird Show Park, Bill Yeargin (Meloon Family) of Correct Craft
What people are saying about this book:
"David has experienced the 'best' and 'worst' in family business. As a result, he really 'gets it.' This is a must read for anyone involved in family enterprise."
- Chip Wilson—Founder and Chairman, Lululemon Athletica
"David has been uniquely gifted to help families learn to hear each other and work together. He's lived through a lot and can empathize with family members."
- Nan-b de Gaspe Beaubien, Co-Chair, Business Families Foundation
About the Author
David C. Bentall is a third generation member of a Vancouver family who are well-known real estate developers. For 20 years, he worked in the family's business, including 7 years as president and CEO of Dominion Construction.
Leaving a Legacy: Navigating Family Businesses Succession is available at most bookstores, through Foundation Distributing Inc Canada
ISBN 978-1-894860-97-0 hardcover
$37.95 in Canada
336 pages, colour, size 6" x 9"
SOURCE Castle Quay Books
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