It is natural for owner-managed companies to reflect the founder’s beliefs. In our case, a founding team came together on 14th July 1989, 200 years after the French Revolution, and formed the company ‘Beck et al. Unternehmensberatung’. Freedom, equality, solidarity, the central principles of the French Revolution, are not just terms for us, they define our actions. Integral elements and principles of our actions are collaboration, flat hierarchies and the fact that decisions are made where they are needed.