In my experience, there are two groups that share their perspective of family businesses.
The first is comes from outsiders, such as academic research or consultants experiencing the family businesses. Very smart professors and consultants write about what they have learned from researching and working with family businesses. They have heard the stories about how families succeeded or failed. This information is valuable, but ignore how intricacies of how family and business blend together creating strifes at home and work..
The second type family business books are written by the families that have been there and done that. They appreciate how complex business and family can become intertwined. There support system is the same group of people that may create the conflicts. The problem with these books is that they protect themselves, their families, and other important people in their lives by eliminating the people from the narrative. Trying to protect everyone they love makes the examples harder to understand and the reader can’t relate to all of the emotional pieces of the family business. Most importantly, they can not associate what they are reading with their own experiences.