University of Massachusetts Amherst

Family Business Center

Listen to interviews on my new weekly interview show, Taking Care of Business, on WHMP, Saturdays at 11am, or on the show's podcast page, at

Thom Fox and Angela Lussier Interview Ira Bryck on the radio show "The Engine"

Ira interviews Leslie Arriola, about how her company, Chaos Control, helps people reduce clutter, develop systems, and create space and clarity

Ira interviews Gary Jaffarian, about how his family has sold cars for 4 generations by focusing on family values (more about Jaffarian at

Work in Progress (WHMP) Ira interviews Laurie and Katrina from The Pilates Studio

I Walk a Mile in My Customers' Shoes - Positronic Dave Caputo

Interview with an Expert on All Things Search

Improving Your Presentation through Video Feedback Coaching

Ira - and Dyan Wiley- on WHMP Bill Newman Show about Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival

Growing Emerging Leaders throughout the Pioneer Valley

How a Western Mass Company Let's the Sun Shine In

Holacracy is to Governance as Lean is to Manufacturing

Is Your Company in that Dreaded Stage: Brand Adolescence?

Interview with Peter Rosskothen, on what it takes to run a successful banquet, restaurant and catering company

Interview with Turnaround Specialist, David Sands of Dorset Partners

Interview with Charlie Epstein, on How to Create Paychecks for Life

Interview with a 21st century matchmaker, Lanie Delphin of MassMatch

Thinking About Selling Your Business

Criticizing Someone's Attitudes and Intentions Will Get You Nowhere

What is the Competitive Advantage of Working With Family?

Love It or Leave It

Meaning to Feel

How to not treat family

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