Dynasties: Fortunes and Misfortunes of the World's Great Family Businesses
Publisher: Tantor Media
Date: November 2006
Duration: 13 hours 28 minutes
Through perseverance, solid ingenuity, and unwavering determination, family-run companies---dynasties---have dominated wealth and business throughout the last two centuries. One third of Fortune 500 firms are family owned and, in most cases, the ideal of the family business is one synonymous with continuity, watchful leadership, and dedication to success. But what happens when bad behavior, extravagance, and laziness---all very real enemies of industry---are allowed to proliferate?