Best Selling Books for Family Owned Businesses

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Best Selling Books for Family Owned Businesses

Best Seller Books for Family Business

While none of these best sellers are exclusively for family business, they all contain wisdom and information that any family business leader could find helpful.

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Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

A guide to courageous and empathetic leadership.

Bonus Podcast! There’s also a Dare to Lead Podcast that dives deeper into topics explored in the book.

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

Deep dive research into why some people succeed and others fail.

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The Messy Middle by Scott Belsky

A guidebook to moving past the beginning phase of your business into growing stability and longevity.

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The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman

The contents of a business master’s program in a book.

More Recommended Books for Family Business

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Harvard Business Review—Family Business Handbook by Josh Baron and Rob Lachenauer

A-Z advice for family business owners. Everything from assigning roles to managing conflict.

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Keep the Family Baggage Out of the Family Business by Quentin J Fleming 

A book on the “7 Deadly Sins that Destroy Family Business.” In other words… what not to do.

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The Business of Family by Linda Davis Taylor

How to write a family business plan using proven strategies.

Books on Family Business Succession

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Borrowed From Your Grandchildren: The Evolution of 100-Year Family Enterprises by Dennis T. Jaffe

A look at how large, long-lasting business families succeed across generations.

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Entrepreneurs in Every Generation by Allen Cohen and Pramodita Sharma

Preparing the next generation for leadership.

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Your Business, Your Family, Your Legacy by George A. Isaac

A guide to navigating family dynamics and succession planning to build a business that lasts for generations.

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Family Business Succession by K LeCouvie and J. Pendergast

A detailed how-to guide to family business succession planning.

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Get it Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won’t Have To by Melanie Cullen and Shae Irving J.D.

Not exclusively aimed at family business, but a handy guide to preparing your documents so things go smoothly after you’re gone.

Remember to Buy Local!

Just a little reminder that local and family businesses benefit from your dollar much more than the big sellers. We recommend Green Apple Books in San Francisco. You can order online. Or if you’re local, stop by for a visit.

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