If you are at Jones and plan to have your son/daughter follow you in the business....that may not be an option. Today Weddle said, "As for your desire to "pass on" a successful branch to a child, we have several great examples of how this can work very well, and we have also experienced some very disappointing failures. It will sound harsh, but your kids inherited a lot from you, but may not have inherited your work ethic. My strong preference is that we transition existing veteran business to individuals. Who have been tested and who have demonstrated both the skills and the work ethic it will take to continue to build that business"