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.
How do once great companies fail? How would you know if your business was heading down a slippery slope? Listen to our blog this week as Wayne shares hard earned lessons from GE's harsh decline and presents you with ideas to ensure that your business...read more
Keeping your projects on schedule and meeting deadlines is critical to your success. Surprisingly, the underlying cause of project delays or quality failures is much more a behavioral issue rather than a process one. Watch our blog this week as Wayne...read more
Selling your family business is a dream for many entrepreneurs. Sadly, however, most family businesses don’t have the pieces in place to be able to maximize their value and attractiveness to others. What are, then, the five things you need to have in place...read more