… okay, make that a few days.
Okay, one neat thing I've come across:
Kongo Gumi also boasted some internal positives that enabled it
to survive for centuries. Its last president, Masakazu Kongo, was
the 40th member of the family to lead the company. He has cited the
company's flexibility in selecting leaders as a key factor in its
longevity. Specifically, rather than always handing reins to the
oldest son, Kongo Gumi chose the son who best exhibited the health,
responsibility, and talent for the job. Furthermore, it wasn't
always a son. The 38th Kongo to lead the company was Masakazu's
End of a 1,400-Year-Old Business
And to think, this company has been around as long as some
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