“So as to do better together than each of us separately…”

How does a family with more than 1000 cousins and over 700 family shareholders keep thriving 100 years into their family enterprise?

My wonderful friend Ruth Steverlynck recently sent me the link to this video of Mr. Antoine Mayaud, of Association Familiale Mulliez (AFM), talking about his family enterprise. I will post it without much comment, other than that it articulates perfectly the dilemma that each generation faces — between going it alone and throwing in together.

Other highlights include his two horses, one furrow discussion, his discussion of love, the focus on maximizing freedom for each person and generation, and the general optimism embedded throughout the video as he describes the success of his family and their business.