This year, the National Congress on Family Entrepreneurship revolved around Entrepreneurship with Impact. Ineke gave a (live!) lecture on the importance of stewardship for successful family businesses and discussed the Midas curse, Dannis Jaffe's research into the 100 most successful family businesses in the world and their best practices, and the unfortunately often restrictive role of legal consultants.
Making family & business sustainable is an important mission of mine, I try to change the legal world that still focuses on patriarch, control and privacy. It is precisely the transparent, stewardship-focused entrepreneurs who are successful in the long term. This requires a completely different focus, which you only see when you realise it. The aim is to achieve regeneration rather than degeneration, which unfortunately still leads to the long-term failure of 70% of all family businesses.
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Fortunately, there are lawyers who have never embraced the tournament model and instead focus on results and interests rather than battles and positions.
Shareholder Foundations of Enterprises: the North European style of securing family businesses for the long term In this article, Ineke Koele explores together with Rasmus Feldthusen from the University of Kopenhagen, how and why the traditional business succession system within family businesses needs to be reconsidered.
Enlarging Space for International Philanthropy Following up on her analysis on the topic in her doctoral dissertation, Dr.
Dutch foundations - ANBI or not ANBI With Brexit on the agenda, there is increased attention for the use of charitable organizations in the Netherlands.
Tax issues of public interest generosity In the annual book 2016/2017 of 'De Dikke Blauwe' in relation to Philanthropy, Major Donors and Social Enterprises, Ineke Koele has written an analysis (in Dutch) of the tax issues of public interest generosity.
Quote interview Family Wars As a specialist on Tax and Wealth Disputes, Ineke Koele has been interviewed by Sander Schimmelpenninck for the November issue of 'Quote' on Family Wars.