How do families build and maintain their wealth? This question has challenged families for generations. In business, any wise entrepreneur would develop a plan to guide the venture. Though most people don't have a strategy in mind for their families, it is precisely what they need. Read More
"The Business of Family is destined to become the standard work in the realm of family wealth management. Well-written, clear, and user friendly, this helpful guide will direct interested individuals upon the right course to best financially manage their most precious asset: their family." — Laura Skandera Trombley, President of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
"Linda elegantly tackles two of the most emotional subjects in the world—family and money. The Business of Family is a valuable resource filled with engaging stories and actionable strategies that can help families find common ground and sustain their wealth for generations to come." — Hannah Shaw Grove, Founder of Private Wealth magazine and author of The Family Office: Advising the Financial Elite
Linda Davis Taylor is the CEO and Chairman of Clifford Swan Investment Counsel in Pasadena, California. A participant in a fourth generation family business, Linda is a frequent speaker on wealth transition, family governance, and philanthropy. In addition to her investment counsel career, she has had over twenty-five years experience in senior leadership positions at Emory University, Claremont McKenna College, Amherst College, and Scripps College.
"The thoughtful guidance provided in The Business of Family is nothing short of indispensable for those who desire to successfully transition their wealth and, as importantly, their values to children and grandchildren." —Richard Patterson, Jr., CEO, San Pasqual Fiduciary Trust Company
"Practical, thoughtful advice for families interested in a purposeful approach for maintaining and growing wealth. Filled with memorable anecdotes and useful references, the book identifies behavioral issues that can have significant, negative impacts on relationships and on wealth. The book is a model of how to think systematically about the interaction of business and family."
—Janet Kiholm Smith, Von Tobel Professor of Economics, Claremont McKenna College
"Money can either unite or divide us. The money doesn’t decide. We do."
—Linda Davis Taylor