Smith Family Business Initiative
Parth Vedawala, MBA ’19: Learning through observation, leading by example
With his family’s business, Parth developed a passion for interacting with multiple aspects of business management. Now he’s turning passion to practice.
Navigating through my MBA at 20 years old
Entering Johnson at the age of 20, I was apprehensive of being labeled the ‘baby of the class.’ But I was amazed at how my classmates treated me with the same respect and love as they did any another student.
Family businesses thrive through the spirit of entrepreneurship
Family business panelists discuss their roles in opening new markets to complement established businesses at Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration 2018.
After 105 years, it’s time to scale the family restaurant
Talking with administrators during the application process further highlighted the managerial focus of the program. I was not coming here to learn operations, I was coming here to learn how to be a leader in the industry.
Digging into the family business landscape with Daniel G. Van Der Vliet
Cornell’s Dann Van Der Vliet shares his thoughts on family business as guest on Successful Generations podcast.
Forum focuses on longtime family businesses
The men behind three family firms that have survived and thrived for 100 years or more shared their insights at the 2017 Families in Business Conference.
Why MMH? To strengthen our family business in the hospitality industry
A lot of people questioned why I chose to go to school to learn hospitality when I could learn it in my own backyard. But I chose the MMH program, and here’s why.
Award-winning family business documentary opens Families in Business Conference
Taking Stock is a personal drama that explores a father-son relationship while capturing the overlay of a family business in South Africa.
Smith Family Business Initiative creates connections across Cornell’s ecosystem
Catching up with Daniel G. Van Der Vliet, the John and Dyan Smith Executive Director of Family Business, for updates on the Smith Family Business Initiative.