The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years, written by Emily Oster is a guide to charting a child’s path with less stress and more optimisation for healthy habits and future success.


Our short summary course on The Family Firm will take you through some of the key considerations and insights on developing a business approach to parenting and family life in general. A way to run your family like a firm to help you make daily and difficult decisions well.

The Family Firm

  • Additional Course Information

    Our short book summary courses of non-fiction bestsellers and the latest research have been created to give you the widest range of ideas in the shortest time.

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  • Course Chapters


    Part 1 - Creating the big picture

    The Four Fs and the Efficiency Frontier

    Part 2 - Sleep and nutrition

    Childcare and Parental work

    Part 3 - School and extracurriculars

    Feelings - overview and conclusion

  • Course Length

    7 videos - 25 minutes

  • Guided Learning Hours

    4 hours


    What is GLH or ‘guided learning hours’?


    This number represents the approximate total combined study time required from each user to make the course truly effective. The metric is based on hundreds of thousands of cumulative study hours undertaken by the 15,000 school staff around the world that Guide has developed since 2019. 


    It includes:

    - Length of the videos 

    - Time taken to complete the in-video questions

    - Time taken to read the additional resources

    - Time taken to put items into practice

    - Time taken to ensure teachers are well versed in methodologies and ideas presented within the course

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