Family Business

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Johnson BusinessFeed

Knowledge into action: Preparing the next generation of family business leaders

The Smith Family Business Initiative (SFBI) understands family business—how it operates, what makes it unique, and the impact it has on the global economy.

Fisk Johnson in a diving suit above water holding plastic waste in the ocean
Enterprise

Fisk Johnson, CEO of SC Johnson: A champion in the crusade against plastic ocean waste

SC Johnson CEO Fisk Johnson talks about why ending plastic ocean waste is important to him, his company, and human life on this planet.

The Smith Family Business Initiative (SFBI)
Johnson BusinessFeed

Helping family businesses thrive: SFBI turns five years old

A Cornell-wide program, the Smith Family Business Initiative was founded in 2014 with a $10 million donation from John Smith, MBA ’74, and his wife, Dyan.

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Enterprise

A Hotelier’s Perspective: The Little Things Matter

Lani Shufelt, MBA ’12, owner and COO of The Chanler at Cliff Walk, says travelers are looking for unique experiences rather than cookie-cutter accommodations.

Zhu Shen’s Journey: How recovery from loss transformed her life
Enterprise

Zhu Shen’s Journey: How recovery from loss transformed her life

An unlikely journey from biotech scientist to documentary filmmaker

Startup Snapshot: Playing Smart
Enterprise

Startup Snapshot: Playing Smart

Christine Peck, MBA ’09: Wannaplé

Startup Snapshots: Glamping luxury
Enterprise

Startup Snapshots: Glamping luxury

Robert Frisch, MBA ’13, Firelight Camps

Profile in Leadership: George Gellert ’60, MBA ’62, JD ’63
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Profile in Leadership: George Gellert ’60, MBA ’62, JD ’63

Bringing a “Benevolent Competitiveness” to Family Business