Rob Lachenauer is a partner and CEO at Banyan Global. He has been both a consultant and entrepreneur, and has traveled extensively throughout the world doing consulting work and entrepreneurial advice work. Rob has written a book that has been translated into at least 7 languages called Harvard Business Review Family Business Handbook: How to Build and Sustain a Successful, Enduring Enterprise that talks about success and endurance in the family business. Tune in as Rob shares the lessons he learned from his experience working with high-net-worth families who question whether or not they are the ‘worst family ever’.
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Meet Rob Lachenauer:
Rob Lachenauer, a co-founder, partner, and CEO of BanyanGlobal, has been an adviser, a business leader, and a writer throughout his career. As the founding CEO of Banyan, Lachenauer has worked closely with scores of family businesses throughout the world, helping them navigate the decisions they face as owners while strengthening family relationships. He is an expert in leadership and governance for family businesses. Lachenauer is the co-author of the Harvard Business Review Family Business Handbook with Josh Baron. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Cornell University, Lachenauer has also made frequent contributions to Harvard Business Review, including “Making Better Decisions in Your Family Business,” “What Happens When You Lose Your Mentor,” and “Why I Hired an Executive with a Mental Illness.” He also coauthored Hardball: Are You Playing to Play or Playing to Win? with George Stalk. Published by Harvard Business School Press in 2004, Hardball was subsequently translated into ten languages.
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