News & articles

  • The Duality between GDP and Ecology: The Case of IKEA

    The following article has been reproduced from Tharawat Magazine, where it was initially published in 2014.

  • 20/02/2016

    Archipielago: Promoting Family Unity Through Storytelling

    With great pleasure we share the interview with Boris Matijas,Founder of Archipielago, made by Tharawat Magazine team. Tharawat spoke with Matijas about the vision of his organisation, how storytelling allows for greater cohesion and the reasons why family businesses are great role models.

  • Dealing with Complexity through Different Contexts

    This article was published on The Practitioner. Click here to read.

  • The Compatible Narrative and the Wizard's Wand

    “We simply need to get it, in order to stay alive”, said the commercial director to the founder of an important Spain-based family business. He was trying to explain to the founder the necessity of getting a new vehicle for the distribution of frozen cakes in order to sell them to the restaurants all along the coast. The reason for this was that during the summer season, the stock was loaded onto a truck, only for half of it to melt under the burning...

  • Grandeur in Difficult Times - Spain and its Family Businesses

    Boris Matijas, Director and Founder of Archipiélago, explores in the following report just how family businesses in Spain have been affected by the current economic downturn and how they can champion a new outlook aimed at recovery. 

  • Byte Up!

    In this issue The Practitioner is pleased to have a blog by FFI member and member of the Practitioner Editorial Board, Boris Matijas. He comments on the transformation of the industrial era towards the information society, and the impact it has to the family businesses.

  • The Expert is the Client

    This article published at The Practitioner (Family Firm Institute), outlines the method for working with the family enterprise client in an objective, clear and sincere manner. His suggests that ego take a back seat to the needs of the client and cautions advisors to steer clear of “dangerous liaisons.”

  • Seven generations of bankers behind a financial coach

    Article produced for ESADE ALUMNI FAMILY BUSINESS CLUB NEWSLETTER: FAMILY BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

  • Investing in R&D and internationalisation to escape the crisis

    Article produced for ESADE ALUMNI FAMILY BUSINESS CLUB NEWSLETTER: FAMILY BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

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