… 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 grandmother.
The End of a 1,400-Year-Old
And to think, this company has been around as long as some
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