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.
7 Mar 2013
Wall Street Journal
Studies show Americans blow through family fortunes at a remarkable rate. With trillions being passed on, can today’s baby boomers break the cycle? If things had gone differently, Rogerson could have been enjoying his share of one of the greatest wealth transfers in U.S. history. According to the Boston College Center for Retirement Research, two-thirds […]
23 Feb 2013
10 Questions to Ask Before Family and Friends Become Business Partners
Bringing a family member or friend on board as a business partner may seem like a fine idea, but the relationship can prove tricky to navigate–or to end, if things don’t go well. “It’s easy to get into business, but it’s hard to get out,” says Wayne Rivers, president of the Family Business Institute, a […]
24 May 2017
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.
24 Aug 2016
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 […]
5 Jun 2015
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 […]
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.
19 Jun 2015
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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