In the Press

John A. Davis is a sought after expert by the media. His commentary and research regularly appear in the business press in print, on radio, and on television.

Below is a collection of the most recent interviews and press appearances by Professor John Davis. View an archive of John Davis' historical media interviews.

 

24 May 2017

Family Capital

Viewpoint: Millennials in business families…future leaders of family enterprises?

The millennial generation is, arguably, the most researched generation in history. Hundreds of survey-based studies on millennials from all around the world have inquired about their attitudes and behaviors regarding their lifestyles, relationships and careers.

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Family Capital
24 Aug 2016

Family Capital

Viewpoint: Succession with Chinese Characteristics

Perhaps the most challenging issue for China’s private businesses in the years ahead is how they deal with succession. Given the country’s brief 30 year experience with a market economy, China’s family businesses have yet to fully embrace succession. That, of course, is changing – as the founder generation begins to transition to the second […]

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Thomson Reuters
5 Jun 2015

Thomson Reuters

Waltons cement grip on Wal-Mart with new chairman

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) named the son-in-law of chairman Rob Walton as his successor on Friday, cementing the founding family’s influence over the retailer as shareholders defeated a measure calling for an independent director to lead the board. Some investors, including large pension funds, had been pushing for a chairman without ties to the Waltons, Wal-Mart’s […]

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The New York Times
25 Mar 2014

New York Times Magazine

What Comes After Rich Baby Boomers? Kids With a Big Inheritance

The Waltons might be the closest thing we have to the Carnegies or Rockefellers today. The heirs to the Walmart fortune occupy six slots on the most recent Forbes 400 list, and just those six Waltons — not counting their lucky progeny — are worth $145 billion.

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Business Today
19 Jun 2015

Business Today

Why Indian Family Businesses are Seeking Mentors from Outside

“I have a bright CEO but he is spoiling my organisational culture. What should I do?” “My father is very dominating and tends to blindly rely on some executives. How do I make him see my point of view?” “How should I approach negotiations?” “How do I manage independent directors?” “Should I go to Davos […]

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Media Inquiries

Professor John Davis is available for media interviews for a variety of family enterprise, family wealth, and leadership topics and stories. He is interviewed in print, radio, and television media. Reporters and producers are invited to contact media@johndavis.com with requests for interviews.


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