A Fourth Generation Family Business Looks Back and Ahead
The Network of Family Businesses has scheduled an on-line educational seminar with George Brown, a fourth-generation family member and employee of Highlights for Children, Inc. The on-line seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 15th at 11:00 AM EST.
In a White Paper found at www.netfamilybusiness.com, George Brown outlines the issues and opportunities the Myers’ Family, Highlights for Children, are tackling in the journey to build and maintain their legacy. Their family has a goal of long-term stewardship of the family and the business, and to pass it along to future generations. Brown states issues and opportunities will come and go; as a family it is important to use the tools developed over four generations to guide them. The values of the founders, passed from generation-to-generation have become a shared set of values for the family.
George Brown is Manager of Asset Services involved in the archiving and repurposing of 65 years worth of content from Highlights magazine, and Highlights consumer products. He focuses on supporting business functions such as International partnerships, domestic licensing, permissions to re-use content, and rights management. A fourth-generation member of the family, he has worked for Highlights for Children, Inc. in a variety of roles over the past ten years including sales, planning, editorial, product development, and content management.
Highlights for Children is committed to the same values that guided the Myerses' work. Their belief that children experience fun and joy when they use their innate creativity, curiosity, thinking ability, and imagination and their commitment to the motto "Fun with a Purpose" can still be found on every page of Highlights magazine and in an expanding family of products, from Highlights High Five, aimed at children ages 2 through 6, to the games, puzzles, and crafts in book clubs such as Puzzlemania, Puzzle Buzz, and Which Way USA?
The Network of Family Businesses is an Exclusive Private Network with a growing community of families that have a desire to keep their finger on the pulse of industry trends while building their family legacy. The Network supports Business Families in that journey with an Elite Network of International Renowned Experts, Innovative on-line Educational Seminars, Information Hub of Relevant Articles, and most importantly Connections with Family Businesses from around the world.
Registration for the On-Line Educational Seminar is available at www.netfamilybusiness.com