Ernesto Poza, who writes this issue's Family Inc. column, is a leader in family business education, research, and consulting. He is professor of global family enterprise at Thunderbird School of Global Management. A third-generation member of a business family in pre-Castro Cuba, he understands the opportunity that family businesses represent. An avid traveler, he recently moved from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, to Scottsdale, Ariz., where he lives with his wife and daughter.

Amy S. Choi recently joined BusinessWeek SmallBiz as a staff writer. Amy, who studied journalism and poetry at Northwestern University, was previously an associate financial editor at Women's Wear Daily, where she covered retail and real estate development. When not working on a story, Amy can be found returning impulse buys or updating her poetry blog. She' s gearing up to hike the Inca Trail in Peru this summer and Hawaii's Kalalau Trail this winter.

Miami-based photographer Brian Smith has been shooting celebrities, athletes, and executives for more than 25 years. His first magazine photograph ran in Life when he was a 20-year-old student. Five years later, Brian won the Pulitzer Prize for photographs of the 1984 Olympics. Smith is a frequent speaker at photography seminars and universities. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and Vanity Fair, among others.

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