Listen to Pankaj Dinodia, Ben Grossman, Kristin Kotelko and Christine Basile explain their experiences as the next generation working in their family business.
I think a lot of the issues that first faced when I joined the business was that every time I had an idea, it would get superseded by my sister or my uncle, or my father, and I would often get frustrated and hold my voice down, rather than you know, try to bring up something in a client meeting or in a public forum.
Before I joined the business, I talked to other people that had gone into their family businesses to get some advice and the advice ranged from keep your head down, learn about the business before you speak up so that when you speak up, your right and its grounded in facts, but also, how can you establish your credibility with the folks at the organization?
I bring that next level of generation and the new outlook to the family farm.
How many people can say that you know, they get to spend every single day with their family when there are families out there that never get to see their families, or you know, don’t get along. What’s going to make us go on and get bigger is all of our teamwork, not just one individual.