Families, it is said, lose their business in the first generation for lack of insight, in the second for lack of harmony, and in the third for lack of interest. Therefore, a scientific study of the socialization of shareholder children is of great importance. For they will shape the family business and the entrepreneurial family in the future.
Passion. For many years, Hellmuth Weisser was co-owner, chairman of the board and supervisory board of Marquard & Bahls AG, a global energy trader and tank farm operator based in Hamburg. Now he is building a 22,000 hectare animal sanctuary in South Africa, investing around 30 million euros in the project.
Innovation. Brain-computer interfaces send information directly from a living brain to the electrical circuits of computers. In this way, people today can control machines simply by thinking. And this is only the beginning.
Mathias Heller wants to revive the classic soda culture with his siphon manufacture. That's why he restores old siphons - creating unique pieces with a history for true bar culture enthusiasts.
We were a small group of friends, and as bourbon lovers we loved to go to cocktail bars. On a trip to New York we stumbled upon an old Sparklets Soda Siphon at a flea market, which we bought for about 20 dollars. Wouldn't that be a cool thing, we thought, to get this already a bit battered siphon working again?
We hadn't even thought of a deal yet. We wanted the syphon for our own use. In the past, bars used to mix drinks like bourbon with soda water - and the soda water was made in these siphons. At that time, the only thing that stood in the...
Tradition. The Döllerers from Golling near Salzburg prove that money can be earned with top-class gastronomy - if it is integrated into a harmonious overall concept. Now in its fifth generation, more than 20 family members are involved.