Archive for June 2015

The Gerhard’s of Glenside — A Best Practice Family

by Deev Murphy, Guest Blogger Yesterday’s Intelligencer featured an article on Gerhard’s Appliances, now into its fourth generation of being family-owned & run. The best way to describe the article is to say that after reading it, I immediately called up Bud Gerhard’s sister — a friend in her own right & married to someone I’ve known…

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The Roger Federers of Family Business

A few months ago Ted Spiker interviewed David Epstein, a sports science journalist and author of The Sports Gene, about what parents can do to help their kids develop into better athletes. The research, Epstein says, is a bit counter-intuitive. Many parents and coaches today focus on specialization – playing only one sport as early as possible…

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