A Clan on the Cutting Edge

Four generations of Bucks have managed Buck Knives. Now, CEO C.J. Buck has transplanted its operations -- and given it a new lease on life

At Buck family dinners every night, C.J. Buck always sits down with his five adolescent kids to discuss the day's happenings. But the subject matter is far from the school updates and allowance requests one would expect. Instead, issues like globalization, outsourcing, entrepreneurship, and supply-chain management often come up -- with heated debates ensuing. And for C.J., president and CEO of Buck Knives, his family wouldn't have it any other way. "They all have something to say," C.J. says. "It's good for them to discuss the business."

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