Live Long and Prosper 🤟

In a survey of 5,500 companies over 200 years old

3,100 are based in Japan and 800 in Germany.

If a business wants to live long it needs to have a cyclical business model, not a linear business model.

If companies are to last they should look at environmental damage and what is happening at a nature pace level.

In 1950 a Fortune 500 had been around for 61 years. Now it’s 18 years.

Communities of Practice last 1000s of years, such as martial arts and in nature clonal strategies like the Aspen tree.

The bristlecone teaches us that adversity breeds longevity, an apt inspiration for us all in these Covid times.

Thank you Alexander Rose for this superbly researched work.

The Data of Long-lived Institutions


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