Publications by Continuity Family Business


Continuity offers original content on a range of essential topics for family enterprises. See the list below for currently available products.



Continuity Partners Doug Baumoel and Blair Trippe recently presented a webinar in partnership with Trust and Estates magazine, and their parent The webinar provides a comprehensive overview of Continuity’s unique developmental perspective and methodology for managing conflict in family business. Doug and Blair illustrate some of the dynamics of family systems and stakeholder relationships as well as their groundbreaking Conflict Equation – all included in their recently published book, Deconstructing Conflict: Understanding Family Business, Shared Wealth and Power. The webinar also features a Q&A with the audience.




“The Five Paths to Effective Family Business Governance”

Private Company Director magazine | March 2016

“Why Clients Really Call”

The Practitioner, The Family Firm Institute Journal | April 22, 2015

Case Study: “Developing an Independent Family Business Board”

Private Company Director magazine | March 2015

“Are ‘Best Practices’ the best practice for your family business?”

Family Business magazine | Fall 2014

“Mediation’s Limits in Conflicts Arising in Family Business”

Family Business magazine | July-August 2014

“Getting a Grip on Conflict”

Family Business magazine | Winter 2012

“Managing Sibling Wealth Disparity”

Family Business magazine | July-August 2012

“Developing the Next Generation Entrepreneur”

Massachusetts Family Business magazine | Winter 2011



Newly Published!

Deconstructing Conflict: Understanding Family Business, Shared Wealth and Power
Doug Baumoel and Blair Trippe


Order here.



Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide

Includes Chapter 42 by Doug Baumoel updated for the 2015 edition.

“Managing Family Business Conflict: A Collaborative Approach”

Thomson West
This chapter is devoted to Continuity’s methodology for managing the particular types of conflict inherent when families share wealth or work together.

Mom Always Liked You Best – A Guide to Resolving Family Feuds, Inheritance Battles and Eldercare Crises

Co-Authored with Continuity colleagues Blair Trippe, Rikk Larsen and Arline Kardasis

A practical guidebook for the millions of Americans currently struggling with adult family conflict, especially around issues to do with eldercare, family property, estate planning or inheritance issues. Mom Always Liked You Best helps family members become better decision-makers, mindful negotiators and more effective communicators.
$14.95. Order here.


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