WAYNE RIVERS

CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
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WAYNE RIVERS
President

Wayne Rivers is the co-founder and President of The Family Business Institute, Inc.  He has authored four books on the subject of business families the latest of which is Our Family Business Crisis and How It Make Us Stronger.  Wayne has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, “BusinessWeek: WEEKEND” and on the Retirement Living Network.

Wayne is a Wall Street Journal Expert Panelist.  He has also been quoted on the subject of family and closely held businesses by Forbes, Fortune,BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, CFO, Family Business, The New York Times, Washington Post, and by many other trade, local, regional, and national publications. 

He has written hundreds of articles for various magazines and trade publications and has produced an acclaimed blog for over 15 years.  He has done workshops and lectures for North American Home Furnishings Association, Harley-Davidson, CCA Global, YPO, ACA International, Associated General Contractors of America, National Association of Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors, American Council of Engineering Companies, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Window and Door Manufacturers Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, University of Wisconsin, University of Pittsburgh, Wake Forest University, Virginia Tech, University of Hawaii, Babson College, UNC Asheville, and many others.

Wayne has also been honored as a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute.

Recent Posts

What’s Your Leadership Style?

There is no one-size-fits-all leadership style… every leader brings a measure of uniqueness to his/her system. There is, however, one universal element associated with great leaders: they run successful companies with great cultures. Watch our blog this...

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The Golden State Warriors and the Detroit Pistons

We all need to build a great team to be successful. However, building winning and resilient teams is much more than finding a group of people with a certain mix of technical skills. Watch our blog this week as Wayne talks about the importance of building...

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We Need a MAJOR REDESIGN of Life

Watch our blog this week as Wayne shares wisdom from a great article about the dramatic life expectancy gains we experienced in the 20th century. He presents you with five tips for living more fully even as you live much, much longer than previous...

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