What are typical strategic leadership techniques in German family firms and hidden champions? Why do family firm leaders so often emphasize investments in human capital, responsibility, and a unique and vibrant firm culture? How can family firms ensure a continuous and sustainable innovation culture despite that they often operate in remote regions? These were some of the questions adressed in the MBA course organized by Business School of the University of Mannheim. The audience was an MBA class from Tsinghua University, which is frequently ranked first among China's universities.