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Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Lance Woodbury DTN Farm Business Adviser
Fri Jun 27, 2014 09:05 PM CDT

I've recently been listening to the audio version of Daniel Schulman's new book, "Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty," which chronicles the history, growth, politics and especially inter-family conflicts of the Koch family from Wichita, Kan., some of whom are owners of one of the largest family businesses in world, Koch Industries, Inc.

No amount of financial success prevents family conflict. In fact, business success can be a contributor to family squabbling. While the evidence of success -- money -- is a tangible item over which to argue, many family business conflicts ...

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