For Globetrotting Execs En Famille

In the global environment, opportunity can knock suddenly. Called in by the boss, you learn the company plans to open a foreign subsidiary and wants you to move abroad to get it rolling. It means money, a big title, and experience that will heighten your value on your return. Any career-minded exec may see the offer as unrefusable. But be aware that relocating is a major undertaking. It may involve packing up a family, selling a beloved home, and arranging a zillion other personal and financial details. So consider some advice--and warnings--from globetrotting vets.

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