The Smith Family Business Initiative at Cornell is dedicated to supporting and strengthening the network of owners, leaders, and alumni that work in, with or for a family business.
Founded in 2014 from a generous gift from John and Dyan Smith, the Smith Family Business Initiative provides education, networking and new knowledge for family business owners, successors, and students from across the globe.
A Cornell-wide program, the Smith Family Business Initiative was founded in 2014 with a $10 million donation from John Smith, MBA ’74, and his wife, Dyan.
In Part 2 of this series, Donnie and Earl offer a list of co-working spaces, initiatives, events, and resources for aspiring entrepreneurs at Cornell.
At the Cornell Family Business Roundtable, women from within the Johnson community and beyond gathered to discuss leadership and their family’s businesses.
Name: Lana Farrell Program: Johnson Graduate School of Business Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida Family Business: Maritime Emergency Response and Wreck Removal Post-Cornell employer: TBD Favorite Hobbies: Reading, traveling, cooking, yoga What makes family business unique? Family businesses often to maintain more of an entrepreneurial spirit as they grow, versus many other organizations that create […]
The Cornell Family Business Club hosted Paddy Walker, MBA ’90, for a fireside chat on October 21, 2019. Paddy is a fourth-generation family business executive and is currently working as MD of J. Leon Group. The following reflection was shared by Prasad Batchu, MBA ’20. It was a great learning experience for students to hear […]
Many professionals have the experience of moving up the chain and finding that it gets lonelier at the top. But for family business owners, it can be even lonelier. Peer networking is a highly popular strategy for business leaders at all levels to be able to talk confidentially about the difficult decisions they face. These […]