Partner David Shlagbaum uses a joke to illustrate the challenging dynamics for a family business. A father calls his son into an office where there are two hats on the table. One hat says "boss" and the other says "dad." The father puts on the "boss" hat and says, "Billy, I'm sorry to say this, but you're not working out. You're not right for this role. You're fired." Then he immediately puts on the "dad" hat: "Billy, I'm so sorry. I just heard you got fired! Are you okay?"