Dean R. Fowler, Ph.D. is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts specializing in the emotional dynamics that impact families-in-business and families of wealth. The international association, The Family Firm Institute, recently honored him by selecting him to receive the prestigious “Award for Interdisciplinary Achievement”. His book – Love, Power and Money – has won world-wide acclaim in reviews in the major publications dealing with family enterprises as one of the best books on integrated family transition planning.
In 1995 he developed The Family Business Assessment Tool™ and has since developed The Business Partners Assessment Tool™ and the Family Wealth Dynamics Assessment Tool™.
In 2008 he was appointed to serve with a select group of business leaders on the Coleman Chair Advisory Council at Marquette University’s College of Business Administration.
In 2009 a new television series – Family Inc. – was launched in five Midwestern states with Dean Fowler serving as host. (family-inc.com)
During the past twenty-seven years, Dean Fowler has served over 300 family clients in both the United States and Europe. His firm, Dean Fowler Associates, provides integrated services focusing on the “soft side of hard issues” by working closely with the other professional advisors trusted by the family client.
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Family Business Success Factors
This collection of short articles is based on the stories of the families featured in our full-length book - Love, Power and Money: Family Business Between Generations. We have organized the articles around four major categories: Transforming Communication, Enhancing Leadership, Creating Strategies, Building Responsible Ownership
Proactive Family Business Successors
This article is an edited transcription of a seminar titled "Successful Habits of Family Business Successors" that was delivered to the Family Business Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the Fluno Center for Executive Education. The article examines the Seven Habits of Successful Successors.
Love, Power and Money
In Love, Power & Money the authors share the stories of countless businesses run by generations of families and explore the powerful emotional forces unleashed in the running of a family-owned business. The chapters cover topics ranging from family dynamics, to employment strategies, business plans, and management and estate succession methods.
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