Books & References

  • The Complete Family Office Handbook
    Rosplock PhD, Kirby
    John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, NJ 2014
  • Generation to Generation – Life Cycles of the Family Business
    Gersick, Kelin E.; Davis, John A.; McCollom Hampton, Marion; and Lansberg, Ivan
    Harvard Business School Press, Boston, MA 1997
  • Co-Leaders – The Power of Great Partnerships
    Heenan, David A. and Bennis, Warren
    John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, NY 1999
  • The House of Mondavi
    Siler, Julia Flynn
    Penguin Group, New York, NY 2007
  • Strategic Planning for the Family Business
    Carlock, Randel S. and Ward, John L.
    Palgrave, New York, NY 2001
  • Stewardship in Your Family Enterprise
    Jaffe PhD, Dennis T.
    Pioneer Imprints San Francisco, CA 2010
  • The Daughter Also Rises – How Women Advance in Family Business
    Francis, PhD
    B&A Books, Lawrence, Kansas 2012
  • Building a Successful Family Business Board
    Pendergast, Jennifer M.; Ward, John L.; and Brun de Pontet, Stephanie
    Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY 2011
  • Myths and Mortals – Family Business Leadership and Succession Planning
    Keyt, Andrew
    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York, NY 2015
  • Mastering Change: The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect
    Adzies, Ichak
    Adzies Institute Publications, Santa Monica, CA 1991
  • The Family Business Leadership Series
    Aronoff, Craig and Ward, John
    Family Enterprise Publishers, Marietta, GA 1996
  • Transferring the Privately-Held Business … Creating a Succession Plan to Meet Your Changing Tax, Estate, and Business Needs
    Blackman, Irving
    Probus Publishing Co., Nashville, TN 1993
  • Business Stories, Business Savvy … How to Compile and Publish Your Business History
    Chapman, Cynthia B.
    Authors & Editors, Corvalis, OR 1993
  • Keep or Sell Your Business … How to Make the Decision Every Private Company Faces
    Cohn, Mike and Pearl, Jane|
    Dearborn Publishing, Chicago, IL 2000
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
    Covey, Stephen R.
    Simon & Schuster, New York, NY 1989
  • Leadership is an Art
    DePree, Max
    Doubleday, New York, NY 1989
  • Getting to YES
    Fisher, Roger and Ury, William
    Penguin Books, New York, NY 1991
  • Children of Paradise – Successful Parenting for Prosperous Families
    Hausner, Lee
    Jeremy, P. Tarcher Inc., Los Angeles, CA 1990
  • Passing Wealth Along to Our Children: A Guided Tour
    Kiersted, Margaret and Blouin, Barbara
    Trio Press T/A the Inheritance Project Inc., Blackburg, VA 1995
  • The Story Hayward Guide to the Family Business
    Leach, Peter
    Kogan Page Limited, London UK 1994
  • Born to Power – Heirs to America’s Leading Businesses
    Pottker, Jan
    Barron’s Educational Series, New York, NY 1992
  • A Thousand Acres
    Smiley, Jane
    Facett Columbine, New York, NY 1991
  • Building Family Unity through Giving – The Story of the Namaste Foundation
    Stone, Deanne
    The Whitman Institute, San Francisco, CA 1992
  • Keeping the Family Business Healthy
    Ward, John L.
    Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA 1987

Journals & Newsletters

  • Family Business Magazine
    Published bimonthly by Family Business Publishing Company, Philadelphia, PA
  • Family Business Advisor
    Published monthly by The Family Business Consulting Group, Chicago, IL
  • Family Business Review
    Published quarterly by SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA


  • Global Perspectives on Family Business
    Edited by Drew Mendoza
    Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center, Chicago, IL 1994
  • Siblings and the Family Business
    Edited by Laurel Sorenson and John Ward
    Loyola University Chicago Family Business-Forum, Chicago, IL 1986
  • Did You Know That More People in Chicagoland Work For Family Businesses Than Publicly Owned Businesses?
    Edited by John C. Schmadeke, Glenn C. Hansen, et.al.
    Loyola University Chicago Family Business-Forum, 1983