He Ain't VP, He's My Brother

Pushing a relative out of the family business isn't fun. But handled well, it can benefit everyone and preserve the loving relationship

A lifelong career in the family business isn't always the right choice. Witness the recent highly publicized stories about Rupert Murdoch and his son, Lachlan. Although the Murdochs' problems were complex, their story does call attention to a rather basic question: How does one exit a family business without exiting the family?

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