Podcast

Feb
06

The Levant Family Business Podcast – A Very Special Tandem – Insights From Twins In A Family Business.

Episode 19: Working Together – A Conversation with Nicolas and Anthony Boukather. It can be difficult to navigate family relationships when you work together! It requires patience, open communication and complete trust for the dynamic to work effectively. However, there are many good reasons that are in favour of working with a family member. So […]

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Jan
16

The Levant Family Business Podcast – Diversification For Growth – A Conversation With Imad Alfadel.

Episode 18 –  Diversification For Growth – A Conversation With Imad Alfadel Family businesses are known for their ability to react quickly to changing times and for their resilience throughout times of crisis. Diversification is one of the key strategies family businesses can employ to prepare for difficult times. However, getting the timing right on […]

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Dec
25

The Levant Family Business Podcast – Emotional Dynamics In The Family Business IV – Emotions in the Family Business.

Episode 17 – The Interplay Of Emotions In Family And Business – A Conversation With Rania Labaki. Human emotions are extremely intricate and complex psychological states and the interplay of emotions in family and business is often difficult to address. Emotions can be reactions to internal stimuli (thoughts, memories) or external events that occur in […]

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Dec
14

The Levant Family Business Podcast – Hiring A Non-Family CEO – Is Your Family Business Ready? 

Episode 16: Engaging A Non-Family CEO, A Conversation With Cherine Debbas. There may come a time when a family business needs to find outside talent to run the family business. Though the majority of family businesses tend to prefer next generational leadership and management in their operations, in reality, this is not always a realistic […]

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Nov
28

The Levant Family Business Podcast – Emotional Dynamics In The Family Business III – A Strategic Approach To Philanthropy.

Episode 15 – A Strategic Approach to Philanthropy, In Conversation With Rania Labaki. It is estimated that 81% of the world’s largest family businesses are active philanthropists. Family business philanthropy is an essential support system for many communities and has created change around the world. Engaging in family philanthropy also has many internal rewards, it […]

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Nov
10

The Levant Family Business Podcast – Leadership In Transition – A Perspective From The Next Generation

Episode 14 – The Next Generation Perspective, A Conversation With Georges Abou Adal. Making the decision to join the family business can be an exciting albeit daunting moment for any next-generation family member. It is a personal journey that is unique and different for everyone. So what are the considerations that a next-generation family member […]

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Oct
20

The Levant Family Business Podcast – Marrying Into The Family Business – The “Other” Perspective

Episode 13 – Sitting on the side-lines, A Conversation With Lena Idriss. Entering into a family business through marriage can be a challenging course to navigate, and one which often requires a steep learning curve. It takes time and perseverance for an in-law to fully integrate into a family business and earn the trust, respect […]

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Sep
27

The Levant Family Business Podcast – Sparking Innovation In The Family Business

Episode 12 – Innovation As An Engine For Growth, A Conversation With Nicolas and Anthony Boukather. To thrive in a competitive landscape, family businesses must be willing to adapt and change. Firms must learn to embrace innovative thinking and explore new ideas, processes and procedures in order to stay relevant and ensure success for future […]

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Aug
31

The Levant Family Business Podcast – Microinsurance, a game changer inside and outside the family business.

Coralie Zaccar is a third-generation family business member and Assistant General Manager at Commercial Insurance Co in Lebanon – and is on a mission to bring change to her community.

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Aug
15

The Levant Family Business Podcast – The Evolution Of Women In Family Business: A Conversation With Caroline Fattal.

For a long time, family businesses around the world have overlooked the professional capabilities and competencies of women – yet women have played key roles in firms, albeit away from the public eye and widely unrecognised. In regional family businesses, statistics show that women are still underrepresented, and grappling with ways to define the roles they can, should and wish to play in the family firm.

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Jul
31

The Levant Family Business Podcast – The Rise Of Family Offices In Lebanon – A Conversation With Bilal Zain

Family office is not a new concept. What is new however, is the rapid evolution of the industry on a global level. In this episode of the podcast we welcome guest speaker and expert in the field, Bilal Zein to provide an inside perspective on the current developments and the future of the industry specifically in our region.

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Jul
18

The Levant Family Business Podcast – Emotional Dynamics in the Family Business II – Family Business Secrets

We all have secrets, and we all know of the power of family secrets! The mixture of family members, business and secrecy, however, can result in unwanted complications that initiate dire consequences for a family firm.

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Jul
09

The Levant Family Business Podcast – Emotional Dynamics in the Family Business I – Managing the Succession Process

There comes a time when all businesses must develop and implement succession plans. Crucial for the longevity of the firm, this is a highly important process to get right.

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Jul
07

About the first Levant Family Business Podcast Listening Party

Sometimes a conversation is all it takes. In the world of family business, conversations are a genesis – an exchange of ideas, an exploration of possibilities and a backdrop for resolutions. This was one of the reasons we started ‘The Levant Family Business Podcast’ with our partners AGW family business advisory in Beirut.

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