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David C. Bentall is a passionate and acclaimed writer. His most recent book, Leaving a Legacy, offers a refreshingly candid look at what can go tragically wrong in a family enterprise. You’ll learn how to avoid pitfalls and disappointments based on the Bentall family’s experience as well as the experiences from two dozen other business families.

Leaving a Legacy: is an excellent guidebook and a resource designed to help families in business learn how to integrate family and business effectively.

David’s first book, The Company You Keep: The Transforming Power of Male Friendship explores the potential for great friendships and earned two awards from the Canadian Word Guild Awards.

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Family Business ‘Next Steps’ Requires A Proactive Approach

Family business and succession advisor speaks on the importance of planning   VICTORIA – Renowned family business and succession advisor

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Being As Good As Dad is Not Good Enough

In a recent team teaching workshop for professional directors, we spent some of our time discussing the challenges that would-be

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Family Business is Good Business

As 2005 approached, I was asked to predict what I saw ahead for the year. I stated: “I predict that

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Shotgun Clauses and Auction Agreements; Alternative Processes to Problem Resolution

Even if family members decide to one day go their own way, and no longer remain in business together, this

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Succession Planning: Start in the Right Place

Arguably, when it comes to family business, no topic is more important than succession planning. It is vitally important for

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Be Patient! Listen Up! Speak Up!

I come from a family with a successful track record of business achievements that span most of the last century.

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Ownership Options For Successors

EQUAL TREATMENT: My dad wanted to treat all four or us kids equally. In fact, this desire, was so strong,

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In The News

Special to the Globe and Mail

THE CHALLENGE Jay Bornstein is the second-generation owner of his family’s fish processing plant, Bornstein Seafoods, in Bellingham, Wash. At

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How To Ensure Your Kids Hate Each Other

UNEQUAL TREATMENT REGARDING MONEY: Parents may elect to favor one child over another (sometimes unconsciously), but if they do, they

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