FIVEStories in Context

Year after year the worriers and fretters would come to me with awful predations of the outbreak of war. I denied it each time. I was only wrong twice.

—Researcher in British Foreign Office, 1903–1950

Managing Family Business


I am a fan of family business, if only it could resolve its problem of succession. I have suspicions about sons who follow their fathers into the business and even greater suspicions about fathers who insist that they do so, let alone bypassing their daughters. (I’ll get back to that.) Family businesses ...

Get Bedtime Stories for Managers now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.