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Woodbury: Family Business Matters
Lance Woodbury DTN Farm Business Adviser
Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:33 PM CDT

One of my last columns used Daniel Schulman's recent book, "Sons of Wichita," about Kansas' four Koch brothers to highlight one cause of family business conflict, namely, the lack of a shared decision-making process. But Schulman also has some insightful comments about how the brothers have thought about their respective legacies and what they will leave to future generations.

At a point near the end of Schulman's book, he quotes an observer of two of the Koch brothers' philanthropic strategies, suggesting that one brother wants to improve the world, and another brother wants to change it. The brother interested in ...

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