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Family business: A distinct, vital form of business representing 80 percent of all firms in the US, 85 percent in the European Union, 90 percent in the Middle East, and 99 percent in Japan. As the percentages indicate, family business is everywhere.

In Interrupted Entrepreneurship, multigenerational family business member Raméz A. Baassiri seeks answers to an array of hurdles that every family business has faced and could face, not only from the perspective of his own family business but also from the viewpoint of dozens of family businesses that have confronted interruptions and not only weathered the storms, but thrived.

While this is not a one-solution-fits-all book for business interruptions, it is intended as a glimpse into history from which you can derive lessons and gain inspiration for your own exponential possibilities for the future by offering the following:

  • A wealth of historical knowledge
  • Practical support
  • Valuable insight
  • Viewpoints that span age, gender, and geography
  • Observations not only of the past and present, but of the evolving landscape of the future

Interruptions are uncontrollable, but you can choose how to confront and deal with those interruptions and do so in a beneficial way to your business and your personal well-being.

“Raméz A. Baassiri’s fine book Interrupted Entrepreneurship is full of EI (emotional intelligence) and wisdom on the management of family firms. Structured around his insightful observations on how to appreciate and address the interruptions in our life paths, Baassiri uses his family’s story, and those of many famous families in business, to guide family companies to lasting success.” (Professor John Davis, chair, Families in Business Program, Harvard Business School)

©2018 Ramez A. Baassiri (P)2018 Ramez A. Baassiri

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Great storytelling and wonderful takeaways from an outstanding first book .... want more.

I really enjoyed Dr. Baassiri’s first book ... much more than I even expected. The book reads part business, part tribute, part family and all heart. It is written on an approchable style that brought me closer not only family business, but also to the world of innovation, Entrepreneurship and leadership. What does it take to make it in a multigenerational business ? What does it take to navigate the maze of family legacy not only to ensure survival but to thrive in a constantly disrupted world ? Dr. Baasiri takes us down the river to answer these questions in a delightfully readable book that is as fun to read as to listen to in the audio version. I can’t wait to see where the author takes us next. I look forward to his next work which am hoping will be a follow-up to this one, as I left still wanting more. Highly recommended.