Taking Over: Insider Tips from a Third-Generation CEO

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Mitchell Kaneff, Nov 22, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 150 pages
The genesis for Mitchell Kaneff writing “Taking Over: Insider Tips from a Third-Generation CEO” occurred when he was taking over his own family's business, Arkay Packaging, in 1997. Navigating succession issues, complex family politics and emotional upheaval with his closest relatives, Mitchell knew even then that there had to be a smoother, more effective (and infinitely less stressful) way of dealing with the powerful issues of transitions within a family business. And Mitchell was one of the winners: he had managed to emerge successful – although decidedly not unscathed. The germ of an idea had taken hold for this book.No stranger to journaling – an endeavor Mitchell has relished since he was a student – “Taking Over” is a culmination of the many experiences, both business and personal, Mitchell has recorded over the years. Drawing on his own background, Mitchell began putting all the stories together – his own, as well those shared with him by his friends and associates. Treading a similar difficult path, some were successful – but far too many were not.With “Taking Over,” Mitchell brings fresh insights and practical, helpful tools to people involved in family businesses – regardless of their capacity or level. A book that combines an intriguing and unique use of family anecdotes with Mitchell's strong business acumen, “Taking Over” is a must-read for anyone involved in – or interested in becoming a part of – a family business today.
 

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Contents

If You Dont Run the Business Itll Run You
1
Doing Your Homework
13
Carrying On the Family Legacy
25
Building a Loyal Team
39
Looking Outside for Help
49
Mapping Out Your Future
73
Choosing the Right Replacement
85
Transferring Ownership
99
Preparing for the Unknown
111
Stepping Aside
121
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Mitchell Kaneff, first-time author of “Taking Over: Insider Tips from a Third-Generation CEO,” is the Chairman/CEO of third-generation family business, Arkay Packaging. With his unique insider's view, Mitchell has written a revealing book about the hidden faultlines and obvious triumphs of life inside a family-owned business.Mitchell's company has been an industry leader in the value added folding carton arena for almost 90 years. Guiding it forward since 1997 – and consistently defining and redefining its direction and goals – Mitchell has used his experiences in this privately held family company as a main resource for his book. While committed to his leadership role at Arkay, Mitchell devotes much of his time to writing and is currently editing his next book about pride in the work place. An ardent musician, Mitchell performs with his band, The Young Presidents, in the metropolitan area and remains passionate about his family, photography, physical fitness and the New York Yankees.Mitchell lives in Manhattan with his wife and twin sons. For more information, please visit his website: www.mitchellkaneff.com

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