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Josh Baron

Co-founder Banyan Global, Visiting Lecturer at Harvard Business School, HBR author and thought leader

Dr. Josh Baron is a co-founder and Partner at Banyan Global. For over a decade, he has worked closely with families who own assets together, such as operating companies, family foundations, and family offices. He helps these families to define their purpose as owners and to establish the structures, strategies, and skills they need to accomplish their goals. Prior to Banyan, he worked at Bain & Company and The Bridgespan Group. Baron taught family business courses at Columbia Business School in the MBA, EMBA, and Executive Education programs. He is now a Visiting Lecturer in Executive Education at Harvard Business School where he teaches about how to build a family business that lasts, how to manage conflict in a family enterprise, and how family ownership can create a competitive advantage. He publishes and speaks frequently on subjects concerning family enterprises and is the co-author of the Harvard Business Review Family Business Handbook. A regular contributor to, including Why the 21st Century Will Belong to Family Businesses, Why Family Businesses Need to Find the Right Level of Conflict, and Every Business Owner Should Define What Success Looks Like, he is graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Cambridge, and Columbia University. Josh is also the author of Great Power Peace and American Primacy: The Origins