Family Business – The World’s Oldest Family Companies

As the saying goes, “blood is thicker than water.” Family-owned businesses have a unique bond that has, in some cases, outlasted political dynasties in their continued legacy of success. For instance, the longest-running enterprise in this article, Japanese temple-builder Kongo Gumi, was founded in 578, almost 1,444 years ago. The key to their longevity seems to be their ability to ensure continued business for themselves; the temples that they have built need constant repair and maintenance, providing a continual stream of work and income. Read full article here


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