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Dr Dennis Jaffe Inducted Into Family Business Hall Of Fame


We are delighted to announce that Dr. Dennis Jaffe has been inducted into the Family Business United ‘Family Business Hall of Fame,’ which recognises the exceptional contribution of individuals and their work in advancing the field of family business.


Dennis works with large, global, multi-generational families to define their goals, relationships and develop all forms of their family capital.


Dr. Jaffe, a San Francisco-based advisor to families about family business, governance, wealth, and philanthropy, is Senior Research Fellow at BanyanGlobal Family Business Advisors. He is author of Borrowed from Your Grandchildren: The Evolution of 100-Year Family Enterprises; Finding Her Voice and Leaving a Legacy; Cross Cultures: How Global Families Negotiate Change Across Generations; Stewardship in your Family Enterprise: Developing Responsible Family Leadership Across Generations and Working with the Ones You Love.


His global insights have led to teaching or consulting engagements in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The Family Firm Institute awarded him the 2017 International Award for service, and in 2005 he received the Beckhard Award for service to the field. In 2020 he was awarded a special commendation as an individual thought leader in the field of wealth management by the Family Wealth Report.


He has a BA degree in Philosophy, MA in Management, and Ph.D. in sociology, all from Yale University, and professor emeritus of organizational systems and psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco.


As Paul Andrews, Founder and CEO of Family Business United adds, “Dennis has really made his mark on the family business sector and is recognised the world over for his work. He undoubtedly deserves his place in the Family Business Hall of Fame.”


As Dennis concludes, “You don’t own a family business, you borrow it from your grandchildren. I am delighted that my work with the non-financial wealth of global families is being recognized here."


"I am delighted to work as an ‘elder’ to mentor and help advisors and families to enlarge their sense of possibility for the impact of their family resources on the future. I am delighted to be inducted into the Family Business Hall Of Fame.”

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