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Market-Based Solutions to Vital Economic Issues
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Nov 1, 2012

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Abstract

In this second part of our family business series, we take a look at Vietri, America’s largest company selling fine Italian tableware. The metaphor of beautiful, fragile crockery is rather apt in the context of family-owned businesses, which can be destroyed in the blink of an eye unless there is an abiding commitment to handling it with care–across generations. Yes, we are talking succession planning, still the Achilles’ heel of several painstakingly built enterprises.


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