Your Business, Your Family, Your Legacy: Building a Multigenerational Family Business That Lasts

You’ve spent the majority of your career building your family business. You’ve learned what works, endured lean years, enjoyed success, and watched your company grow, but now it’s time to think about what’s next.

Consultant and prior Gen 3 CEO, George Isaac, has been helping families start, build, and maintain their enterprises for more than forty years. Whether you’re getting ready to retire, about to assume a new leadership role, or are looking for ways to run your business smarter, Your Business, Your Family, Your Legacy is the comprehensive guide you need to build a family business that lasts. Using real-world, experiential examples, Isaac introduces:

  • Seven essential initiatives for business survival and growth
  • Techniques to navigate family dynamics and prevent conflict
  • Strategies for establishing effective governance
  • A road map to forming and executing a workable succession plan
  • Preparing your business for sale, and understanding the unintended financial and personal consequences of a sale
  • Practical approaches to multigenerational wealth management and  raising the next generation
  • Training on understanding and analyzing financial statements for non-financially oriented family stakeholders

Avoid the pitfalls and traps that keep most family businesses from surviving past the current generation. Secure your multigenerational family business’s legacy with this indispensable guide.

What People are Saying   

“There are more than a few books out there written for family business owners, but few cram so much practical advice and hard-won wisdom as George A. Isaac’s Your Business, Your Family, Your Legacy. It is a great addition to the University’s Growing Family and Entrepreneurial Businesses course that I’m teaching.”

Angie Jones,
Director at The University of Toledo Family Business Center
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“Drawing on his long experience, George Isaac provides essential wisdom for establishing a legacy that will survive from generation to generation.”

Harvey Mackay,
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

“George draws from decades of experience as a Deloitte Consulting partner, CEO of The Isaac Group, and advisor to multigenerational families to create a compelling guide filled with best practices, checklists, and action steps. Highly recommended reading!”

James K. Cornell,
Seventh-Generation Family Business Owner, Chair of The Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Family Office Principals Group

“George Isaac has captured the essence of the family enterprise—built by family for family—and how to perpetuate it throughout generations…A must read for anyone in their family’s enterprise.”

James G. Ellis,
Dean of The Marshall School of Business, The University of Southern California

“This little book ought to be in the briefcase or (these days) smartphone of any ‘family champion’ who is exploring or pursuing multigenerational family ownership!”

Steve Lytle,
Fourth-Generation Chair of the Agnew Family Ownership Council, Past Chair of the YPO Global Family Business Network

“Every so often a book emerges that makes a difference in people’s lives. George Isaac’s is one of those — a well-written, easily digested guide packed with information, advice, and practical measures to help all family business owners participate meaningfully in their business. The result is an advancement of their family’s prosperity for many generations.”

Laurence Pearson,
U.S./International Business Writer and Communications Strategist

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