Doug Box: “Texas Patriarch – The Rise and Fall of a Family Business”

Thursday, March 2, 2017 4:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/Oakbrook Terrace
1000 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace
United States

As the youngest son of WWII veteran, NFL star, and relentless businessman Cloyce K. Box, Douglas D. Box experienced firsthand both the incredible heights of family business success and the painful depths of struggle and failure.

The Box family was once a formidable player in the Texas business world, controlling a number of public and private companies with interests in oil and gas, cement manufacturing, and real estate. Unfortunately, that success was not destined to last. Following his father’s sudden death and a litigious four-year family ordeal, Doug led the sale of the family’s oil and gas business. Today, Doug is a certified family business advisor, author, and public speaker based in Dallas. He helps clients with succession planning, corporate governance, dispute resolution, and family meetings while espousing a unique philosophy: Family businesses must prioritize relationships over money to truly thrive through the generations.

In this program, "Texas Patriarch—The Rise and Fall of a Family Business," Doug shows that he is no stranger to family business and the inevitable conflicts that can arise. Excessive family conflict is one of the reasons many family-owned businesses don’t make it into the next generation. Doug’s keynote speech provides a real-life example of the staggering impact that conflict can have on a family and relationships and focuses on helping attendees avoid the mistakes his family made.

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