The combination of family and big business is a fertile setting for conflict and secrecy.

“I detest most of the members of my family. They are for the most part thieves, misers, bullies, and incompetents. I ran the company for thirty-five years—almost all the time in the midst of relentless bickering. They were my worst enemies, far worse than competing companies or the government”. -Stieg Larrsen, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Writing Prompt: Create a scene between family members engaged in a struggle for power.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when members of your family were engaged in a power struggle.

Art Prompt: Family power struggle

Nonfiction / Speech Writing Prompt: Write about an historical power struggle that destroyed a family and what lessons we can learn from it.

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