Family Enterprise Entertainment

Catch up on some great Family Enterprise Entertainment. From movies to books to podcasts, we've got something for everyone! 

Send us your favorite movies, series, or books to: familyenterprise@gsb.columbia.edu

Movies / Online Series

  • All the President's Men. Watch how the culture set by Katherine Graham (behind the scenes) empowers her two most famous employees. 
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding When the star, from a business-owning family, brings someone new into her life, family culture is on full display.
  • The Bachelor And you thought your family tried to tell you how to live your life?
  • The Godfather Trilogy Epic portrayal of a family tied together by blood and money.
  • The Inheritance (2003; Danish, “Arven”) Dramatic portrayal of what happens when a family member gets called back to lead the business.
  • The Post. Standing up for your principles in family business can change the world. 
  • Succession The tale of a media empire as it faces challenges in family and business across generations. We dare you to watch only one episode.

Books

  • The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire Open the box and read the stories of this gem of a business as told by the granddaughter of one of the founding brothers.
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof You’ve seen the movie, why not read the play? Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer prize winning classic provides a scathing portrait of family dynamics centered around the patriarch’s birthday celebration.
  • King of Content Look behind the scenes at the family with controlling ownership of two publicly traded companies. 
  • Personal History. Katherine Graham. She saved a floundering newspaper and kept her family going at a time of existential crisis for both. A must read for any student of family business. 

More to come!

Send us your favorite movies, series, or books, please send them to: familyenterprise@gsb.columbia.edu