The ‘zaibatisu’ families were a powerful force in Japan’s economic activity, controlling the profits of all the major industries. Resentment from the public and left-wing politicians alike forced them out of existence – although some management sytems remain
As the 13th Grand Master of Enshu School, Sojitsu Kobori has inherited the 400-year old legacy of his forefathers in the business of the tea ceremony – a Japanese art form steeped in tradition. He is already preparing his son for the next 400 years...
The presidents of Japan’s oldest traditional confectioner, Toraya, have not always agreed on the company’s direction – but their ancient philosophy of tradition, founded on the continuation of innovation, has sustained the evolution of the company
The two-volume history, The House of Rothschild by Niall Ferguson, gives remarkable insight into how the Rothschild family prospered as a formidable force in Europe throughout the 19th century and has maintained the tradition to this day
Paul is Europe’s fastest growing bakery chain. Maxime Holder, Operations Director of Paul, talks about the history of the business and how the family have approached the future issue of a generation transition