The company founded by our parents has had a long existence, living with us and beside us – a part of our lives. As we grow, so we realise that sooner or later – regardless of the exact circumstances – we will also become a part of its life, as employees, managers and/or (co)-owners. This symbiosis makes us and the company different. Our companies are different to “ordinary” companies, and so our lives are different too.
Because of this difference, we have come together in Club 2040. We are orientated towards four levels of goals:
The first consists of our personal goals: we want to do what we love to do, or at least love what we do.
The second relates to the families we come from. We want the transition from the first to the second generation, regardless of the form it takes – whether we will inherit ownership or deserve or earn a managerial position – to be as painless and obstacle-free as possible.
The third relates to company goals – we want to help our companies be successful, not only in the short-term, by achieving excellent results, but also to become serious, professional companies in the long term.
The fourth relates to the environment. We want to turn the old curse, “May you work for a private business-owner” into a blessing. And we have a personal desire – not to be perceived as we are not: “spoilt owner’s sons/daughters”, but as we are: young, proud people who are ready to work for the good not just of our company but also that of the environment in which we do business.
Building and strengthening ties and contacts
Improving ourselves and sharing new thing we have learned
Getting involved in things that are going on around us
Promoting high ethical standards
We want Club 2040 to comprise members from different states of the former Yugoslavia and different industries, regardless of whether they plan to be employees or just (co)-owners in their family company.