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The Family Edge

How Your Biggest Competitive Advantage in Business Isn't What You've Been Taught . . . It's Your Family

By Gibb Dyer

What's the most important asset any entrepreneur or business owner needs to succeed? After more than thirty years consulting for Fortune 100 companies, international organizations, and family businesses around the world, Gibb Dyer confirms that the secret ingredient to business and entrepreneurial success is not an MBA from a great school, a fantastic marketing plan, or even a blue ocean strategy. It's access to three types of capital: financial, social, and human. Dyer's three decades worth of research and data conclude statistically that the most effective and successful entrepreneurs have immediate access to these three—all within their family. 

A groundbreaking book for any business owner, family business, or budding entrepreneur, The Family Edge provides clear evidence and powerful tools to help you leverage the asset you need but have probably not paid enough attention to: family capital. 

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If “The business of America is business” then Gibb Dyer’s book, The Family Edge, makes a national case to the academy, to Wall Street, to politicians, and to ordinary Americans that "family capital," the greatest generator of entrepreneurial souls, is the deepest foundation of our nation’s economy. 
-Patrick F. Fagan, PhD, Director, MARRI, The Catholic University of America

"In this excellent new book, Gibb Dyer puts forth the most compelling case to date for why the sustainability of supportive, trust-inducing family ties is not just good for the quality of relationships within enterprising families, it is an essential strategic advantage for the growth and continuity of the enterprises that these families own and manage.
- Ivan Lansberg, founding editor of the Family Business Review

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July 01, 2019