Thanksgiving in the US is a big deal and brings together families and that alone can be sufficient to trigger some difficult conversations, although thankfully there are lots of families that do get along perfectly well and enjoy each other's company too!
Add to the mix a family business and there are other topics that come to the fore - roles, responsibilities, sibling rivalry, dividend strategy, remuneration and a whole lot more besides.
A good insight into how to get along when sat around the family dinner table this Thanksgiving.
The recent election results are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the teeth-pulling conversations that will take place over Thanksgiving, 2016. With all of your racist, sexist, and misogynistic family members, or your fragile helplessly-liberal college graduates, depending on your perspective, this Thanksgiving is going to be one for the ages. Regardless of your political beliefs, the instinct for many people is to run and hide. For some of you, keeping to yourself is a matter of physical and emotional safety, but for many others it is your privilege that affords you the opportunity to avoid vocalizing your concerns, leave town, and return to your safety net unscathed by the outcomes of being mute. Burying your head in the sand is missing an important opportunity.