Good insight into the evolving recognition of family firms and the fact that focusing on the long term view can provide great benefits too.  

Family firms are becoming more appreciated and recognised for their contribution but as this piece in the FT concludes, the more success and achievement that is recognised, the more they will come under the media spotlight. Having said that, increasing governance and frameworks to professionalise the family firm help to create a pathway to success.  Add to the mix the fact that successful family firms are entrepreneurial and innovative, strive to add long term value and do not rest on their successes of the past, family firms are well placed to succeed for generations to come, even if that does come with more scrutiny.