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March 3, 2010

Jim Shaw is a force to be reckoned with in the Canadian cable industry. The third-generation CEO of the Shaw empire is known for his cowboy charm, gruff temperament and ability to deliver healthy returns, writes Jennifer East

Jim Shaw is a force to be reckoned with in the Canadian cable industry. The third-generation CEO of the Shaw family empire is known for his western cowboy charm, gruff temperament and ability to deliver healthy returns to shareholders. Shaw's recent bid for bankrupt CanWest Global Communications Corp means the tenacious CEO must now navigate the troubled waters of the conventional broadcast business, writes Jennifer East.

September 1, 2008

Andrew Pindar’s father learnt the hard way that being pressured to join the family business is far from an ideal way to start your corporate career. This has framed how Andrew approaches his management style and GA Pindar & Son is reaping the rewards says Marc Smith

Andrew Pindar's father learnt the hard way that being pressured to join the family business is far from an ideal way to start your corporate career. This has framed how Andrew approaches his management style and GA Pindar & Son is reaping the rewards says Marc Smith

May 12, 2008

Cablevision Systems Corporation, owned by New York's Dolan family, has teamed up with Tribune Company to purchase Newsday Media Group, owners of one of the America's largest daily newspapers.

Cablevision Systems Corporation, owned by New York's Dolan family, has teamed up with Tribune Company to purchase Newsday Media Group, owners of one of the America's largest daily newspapers.

"Newsday is one of the great names in the history of American journalism," said Cablevision chairman Charles F Dolan. "It is both an honour and privilege to return Newsday back to Long Island-based ownership after nearly 40 years."

May 1, 2008

The public loves to read about prominent families and they especially like a morality tale where wealth and ambition brings ultimate sadness, struggle and defeat upon the family.

Dennis Jaffe is a founding partner of Relative Solutions, a family business consulting company.

Hilary Morison is a PR consultant with Media Relations Management, a London-based media company.

Dennis Jaffe says:

April 8, 2008

A joint venture led by two next generation members of Australia’s most powerful families has ended after only two months.

A joint venture led by two next generation members of Australia's most powerful families has ended after only two months. Lachlan Murdoch, son of News Corp chief Rupert, has written to Consolidated Media Holdings stating that the deal he was pursuing with CMH executive deputy chairman James Packer (pictured) to purchase the firm is off.

The letter from Murdoch stated that they are "not in a position to proceed with the Indicative Proposal due to material changes in the overall transaction terms. Accordingly, the Indicative Proposal has been withdrawn."

July 1, 2007

This summer has proven to be an exciting time with the creation of a major media
powerhouse. The $17 billion merger between family-owned Thomson Financial and Reuters is set to shake up the financial news sector, as Shahnaz Mahmud explains …

Shahnaz Mahmud is a freelance journalist based in the US.

This summer has proven to be an exciting time with the creation of a major media powerhouse. The $17 billion merger between family-owned Thomson Financial and Reuters is set to shake up the financial news sector, as Shahnaz Mahmud explains …

May 1, 2004

Engaging with the media is no longer a choice for family businesses – it’s essential

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine

Engaging with the media is no longer a choice for family businesses – it's essential 

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