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The Role of Governance in Family Business Leadership Succession

By Rob Ferguson | July 27, 2018

We are excited to share a recent Special Report: Global Edition from Boyden entitled, “The Role of Governance in Family Business Leadership Succession,” where C.E.O. and Founder of Ferguson Interests, LLC, Rob Ferguson, is highlighted. This insightful article discusses several relevant items of interest to owner-operators of family-owned businesses.  Some of the items covered include…

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Understanding Corporate Culture

By Rob Ferguson | April 25, 2018

We at Ferguson Interests, LLC, wanted to share with you some very useful information for your organization centered around your corporate culture that might help to understand how defining your culture can impact your business in a major way. We recently discovered an article entitled, “It’s Time to Take Culture Seriously” by: Lisa Kay Solomon…

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CEOs who are looking to create an effective leadership team

By Rob Ferguson | April 2, 2018

By Jack McGuinness-March 28, 2018 During a recent meeting with the CEO of a large mid-western manufacturing company, he conveyed his deep frustration with his leadership team as exemplified in the quotes below. “Each team member is extremely talented but they just don’t seem to be on the same page without me inserting myself.” “Our…

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Unexpected Alliance of Bezos, Buffett, and Dimon Disrupt Health Care

By Rob Ferguson | February 12, 2018

Unexpected Alliance of Bezos, Buffett, and Dimon Disrupt Health Care By NICK WINGFIELD, KATIE THOMAS and REED ABELSONJAN. 30, 2018  Click here to read the article in its original format Chase & Co., Amazon.com, and Berkshire Hathaway this week announced plans to create a new company that could potentially disrupt the healthcare industry. Jamie Dimon,…

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How Dynamic Coaching Increases Your Company’s Bottom Line

By Rob Ferguson | February 5, 2018

Are strategic coaching and employee development prioritized at your company? If not, your best employees may become stagnant without your managers even noticing.It’s easy for businesses to focus on training new team members to ensure they’re up to speed, but often, the more experienced employees lack the long-term coaching needed to fully flourish in their…

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PFK Texas–The Entrepreneur’s Playbook Interview by Russ Capper

By Rob Ferguson | January 10, 2018

PFK Texas–The Entrepreneur’s Playbook Interview by Russ Capper Russ Capper interviews, Rob Ferguson about the history of Rob’s business, Ferguson Interests, and how he became an expert in middle market and family-owned businesses.

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Finding a Niche Helping Others Succeed

By Rob Ferguson | January 10, 2018

Finding a Niche Helping Others Succeed As seen in its original format at https://www.partnersinwealth.com Spotlight: Rob Ferguson Some professionals carefully plan out every step of their career. Others let circumstances lead them. Rob Ferguson of Ferguson Interests, LLC is the latter. Though his home was flooded by Hurricane Harvey, he took time to sit down with…

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New Force on Wall Street: The ‘Family Office’

By Rob Ferguson | November 28, 2017

New Force on Wall Street: The ‘Family Office’ In this fanciful article co-authored by Anupreeta Das and Juliet Chung of the Wall Street Journal, the authors discuss how clans with nine-figure fortunes are increasingly investing through unregulated firms known as family offices, impinging on the business of investment banking and private equity Excerpt: On a…

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Long-Friendly Families to Unite in Truck Merger

By Rob Ferguson | November 28, 2017

Long-Friendly Families to Unite in Truck Merger An interesting article written by Paul Page, author for the Wall Street Journal about how Swift and Knight bring together Jerry Moyes and Knight executives after decades of business dealing. Excerpt: Jerry Moyes taught the Knight family the trucking business three decades ago. Now the Knights plan to…

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How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out

By Rob Ferguson | May 23, 2017

How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out In this insightful article by Karen Firestone,  President and CEO of Aureus Asset Management, an asset management firm which serves as the primary financial advisor to families, individuals, and nonprofit institutions, and who also cofounded Aureus after 22 years as a fund manager and research analyst…

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Innovativeness: One of 11 CEO Leadership Qualities

By Rob Ferguson | April 2, 2017

Innovativeness: One of 11 CEO Leadership Qualities Jennifer Pellet, author for www.chiefexecutive.net explores how innovation and innovative thinking propels executive selection while countering with the pitfalls of failure to think beyond the box. Excerpt: At a time when so many legacy businesses are being disrupted by fast-growing upstarts, it’s little surprise that Chief Executive’s selection committee vets…

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