The stories are great and superbly told. The lessons are profound, providing a whole new way of looking at how business visionaries do their thing, explained in ways we all can emulate. Don’t miss Visionarie$ are Made Not Born. It’s a great book to give to a rising entrepreneur, friend, colleague or family member!

— MAXINE CLARK, Founder, Build-A-Bear Workshop

About Lloyd Shefsky

Lloyd Shefsky is a consultant, coach, mentor and advisor to entrepreneurs, family businesses and public companies controlled by families. Over the years he has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, often from their earliest stages through expansions, public offerings, sales of the businesses, and in some cases succession to one or two additional generations of the founders’ families. Shefsky has co-founded several businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Lloyd recently retired as Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Founder and Co-director of the Center for Family Enterprises and Co-Founder of the Center for Executive Women at the Kellogg School of Management. He has taught courses, lectured and spoken in China, Japan, India, Thailand, Canada, Israel and throughout the United States. Shefsky has written professional articles on family business, entrepreneurship, and other related topics. He is the best-selling author of Entrepreneurs Are Made Not Born, published by McGraw-Hill and translated into seven languages, and Invent Reinvent Thrive, published by McGraw-Hill in August, 2014, as well as Visionarie$ Are Made Not Born, published in 2017.

Lloyd serves on corporate boards and has served on boards of private and public companies in the U.S. and elsewhere. 

Lloyd serves as Of Counsel to the Taft Law Firm which recently acquired the Chicago law firm, Shefsky & Froelich which he founded.  

He received his JD from The Law School at the University of Chicago, a B.S. from DePaul University, and is also a CPA.


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