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 Made 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

Attitude and Gratitude

Given a choice, would you want to work around people with great attitudes who also express gratitude, or would you rather work in a company where… well, not so much. The answer is obvious, isn’t it? This week watch Digging Deeper as Dennis talks about the importance...

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Four Habits to Maximize the Effects of Recognition

Many of your employees, as much as we all wish this weren’t the case, take compensation and benefits for granted. After all, they can get competitive pay at any construction company, right? How then do you set yourself apart as a contractor that genuinely values...

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Passing The Torch

No matter how talented the entrepreneur, we all have a “shelf life.” For over 30 years, we at FBI have watched senior construction leaders stick around beyond – some well beyond – their effective leadership shelf lives. Doing so is detrimental in a host of ways, and...

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