How are managers chosen and what is the key to success in family capitalism? Family Manager has two aims: to provide entrepreneurs with food for thought, suggestions, tools and methodologies to choose the most suitable managers; and to give managers useful ideas and instruments for best performance, long life and harmony within family firms. In building this pathway the authors gathered the testimonies of four extraordinary managers: Aldo Bisio of Vodafone, who worked with the Merloni family; Gianni Mion of Edizione Holding, who works with the Benettons and has worked with Marzotto; Lorenzo Pellicioli of De Agostini, who works with the Drago-Boroli family and has worked for the Costa and Mondadori families; and Paolo Scaroni of Rotschild, who previously worked in ENI, ENEL, Pilkington and with the Rocca family. Our theoretical analysis is completed by four of the world’s leading experts on the subject: John Davis (MIT Sloan School of Management), Sonny Iqbal (Egon Zehnder), Robert Kaplan (FED, Harvard Business School and Goldman Sachs), Eric Salmon (Eric Salmon & Partners).
teaches Family Business Strategy at the Department of Management of the University of Turin and is co-founder of 3H Partners – entrepreneurial Solution Provider, a provider with offices in Turin, London, Paris, Rome. Member of boards or statutory auditor boards of many listed and non-listed companies, he is also a member of the Scientific Committees for AIDAF (the Italian Association of Family Businesses) and of the Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise at Harvard. Vice-president and co-founder of the Club degli Investitori, the first Italian business angel club. He published Sergio Marchionne at Chrysler with Harvard Business Publishing. He is a columnist for Il Sole 24 Ore.
Fabio Corsico è Direttore Affari Istituzionali e Sviluppo Relazioni Istituzionali del Gruppo Caltagirone e Direttore del corso in Family Business Management della Luiss Business School. Già a capo della Segreteria del Ministro dell’Economia e delle Finanze e membro del Comitato per l’introduzione dell’euro, è consigliere del Centro Studi Americani. È autore di Interessi nazionali e identità italiana (1998), Da Frankenstein a principe azzurro: le fondazioni bancarie tra passato e futuro (con Paolo Messa, 2012) e Manager di famiglia (con Bernardo Bertoldi, nuova edizione 2019).