Centuries of Success: Lessons from the World's Most Enduring Family Businesses

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Adams Media Corporation, 2004 - Business & Economics - 330 pages
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Centuries of Success is the first book to chronicle the colorful success stories and timeless lessons of some of the world's oldest family businesses. This one-of-a-kind work blends complete family histories with corporate philosophies and business sensibilities that are practical, adaptable, and enduring. From Japan's Hoshi Ryokan -- a hotel that dates back forty-seven generations to 718 -- to the sprawling Tuscan vineyards of Marchesi Antinori -- winemakers since 1385 -- Centuries of Success brings to life the strength and dedication that puts family-run businesses in a league of their own. William T. O'Hara, president emeritus of Bryant University, has produced a unique work that is certain to influence business philosophies and practices for many years to come and stir renewed excitement for family businesses worldwide. Book jacket.

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O'Hara is the president emeritus of Bryant College.

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