November 06, 2020
Family Enterprise Entertainment
Dear Family Enterprise Community,

In a family business, founders, succession, and wealth management are all incredibly important areas of consideration. For this week's Family Business Entertainment, we have a mix of examples that explore all three of these areas.

  • Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation: Read how Pulitzer Prize-winner, Joseph Ellis shows a brother-hood like bond between America's Founding Fathers: Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison. Like a family business, America's founders brought their personalities to the table when developing this country.

  • King Lear (2018): You thought your succession story was bad? In this movie, based on the classic play by William Shakespeare, King Lear has finally decided to pass down his kingdom to his three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia. But instead of equal distribution, Lear bestows the power in proportion to the level of affection his daughters express towards him. Of course, this proves to be problematic for the King. 

  
Thank you to the alumni who’ve already sent us your favorites.

If you have any recommendations of your favorite movies, series, or books, please send them to: familyenterprise@gsb.columbia.edu
 
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay tuned …


The Family Business Program