Harvard Business School Executive Education Program for Family Offices

November 19th, 2020

On November 19, 2020, Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D., contributed to the teaching of "Genomics in the Family Office", a case study she co-authored with Harvard Business School Professor Lauren Cohen and Spencer Hagist. The case profiled a prominent Israeli family challenged by a rare genetic disorder and addressed its impact on family dynamics, health planning, and philanthropic strategy. The novel concept of a Family Genomics Charter was introduced and served as stimulus for provocative group discussion.

Excerpt (first page) of the case:

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Case Study Summary Points:

  • New technology will change the way we interact with the world around us, other people, and even ourselves
  • Engaging with innovation and learning what is and what is not applicable to our families at this stage is imperative
  • As the broad field of genetics continues to progress, we continue to find new ways in which genetics plays critical roles in our lives
  • We are just beginning to appreciate the complexity of gene expression and epigenetics - addressing these issues tomorrow may be too late

This first virtual program of the HBS Executive Education Program for Family Offices was attended by professionals from six continents.

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