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How to Work With Relatives Without Driving Each Other Crazy Consider these secrets from a fourth generation company for managing a family business.

By Christopher Hann

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Keeping tradition alive: Lili Fable and son Paul in their Greek pastry shop, Poseidon Bakery
Photo© Andrew Hetherington

Q: How do you work with relatives without driving each other crazy?

A: OK, so the question comes with a built-in bias. Working with your next of kin needn't drive everyone nuts. In fact, a family business can offer its own rewards. Just ask Lili Fable, whose family has run New York's Poseidon Bakery, a landmark Greek pastry shop, for four generations. "With family," she says, "there's love and there's trust that you can't have with other people."