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The Strategy Skills Podcast: Management Consulting | Strategy, Operations & Implementation | Critical Thinking

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Aug 1, 2021

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 165, an episode with Rob Lachenauer. Get Rob's new book here:

Rob Lachenauer is a Managing Partner and the founding CEO of BanyanGlobal. He has been both a consultant and entrepreneur throughout his career. He was a Vice President and Director of BCG for 9 years where he helped multi-national companies plan and implement strategies. He has also worked with family businesses throughout the world by helping them with decision-making while strengthening family relationships. Rob has frequently contributed to the Harvard Business Review, which includes “Making Better Decisions in Your Family Business,” “What Happens When You Lose Your Mentor,” and “Why I Hired an Executive with a Mental Illness.” He also co-authored Hardball: Are You Playing to Play or Playing to Win? with George Stalk.

HBR FAMILY BUSINESS HANDBOOK: How to Build and Sustain a Successful, Enduring Enterprise. Rob Lachenauer:

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