According to the investigation by evernote, there are about 3,000 companies which have over 100 years history.
And 80% of these is Japanese companies.
Why are there many companies has long history in Japan.
The reason seems to be connected with the company at the latter part of the Edo priod(1751–1868).
A lot of company were family-run and it was bad time at that time.
And they view as important the management continuation than the expansion of business.
It is the time that “OHMI-SHONIN” who were superior merchant succeed.
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10 POLICIES OF “OHMI-SHONIN”
Even if their growth was slow, they choose the way that they contribute to society and people by long-term perspectives than the strategy is expanding personal profit.
evernote CEO Phil Libin set three long-term vision by the research of 100-Year-Old Startup.
1. We place importance on long-term strategy not the number of short-term plan.
2. We don’t forget the mind of start-up after 100 years.
( In love with work / Innovative / Act Decisively)
3. We purchase the design without the limit.