Hugh MacDonald, owner and founder of the Canadian Succession Protection Company, provides a fun approach to succession and estate planning with this guidebook. Relying on his background as a musician, he uses the metaphor of music and the metronome to show that a family needs to compose its own songbook in the form of a Family Agreement and rehearse it before their opening performance as owners.
There are simple steps you can take to get your house in order before you, the conductor, leave the stage. You can learn how toprepare family members for the responsibility of ownership; provide a framework for your enterprise to survive for centuries; create a plan that establishes a shared vision for future generations; and build consensus among family members in and outside the business.
Help your family deal effectively with succession and estate planning, and have fun along the way by learning from an expert who has years helping family enterprises succeed.
Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life.
Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game’s highest honors. But as he reveals in this searching autobiography, off the court he was often unhappy and confused, unfulfilled by his great achievements in a sport he had come to resent. Agassi writes candidly about his early success and his uncomfortable relationship with fame, his marriage to Brooke Shields, his growing interest in philanthropy, and—described in haunting, point-by-point detail—the highs and lows of his celebrated career.