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Established: Lessons from the World's Oldest Companies

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Heritage. Adaptation. Values. Flexibility.

From the oldest pub in the world to the Liberty Bell and the origins of a nation, Established: Lessons from the World’s Oldest Companies tells the stories of twelve businesses with a combined age of almost 5,000 years. They’ve survived war, plague, rebellion, boom, bust, depression and strange twists of fate. But how and what can w
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Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published February 22nd 2018 by Unbound
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Gumble's Yard
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Established is written by Dark Angels – a writers collective dedicated to creative wirting for business, allowing business writers and communication professionals to improve their writing skills and escape the clichés of business writing.

http://www.dark-angels.org.uk/

It was published by Unbound using their crowd-sourcing funding model, and I was one of those who pre-funded this book. As an aside it is perhaps appropriate for this book, that Unbound’s publishing model actually goes back to the la
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Steven
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very very educational. I would highly welcome a follow-on focusing on different business in other parts of the world!

I very much enjoyed the essay format and even more the different styles each author applied to the same format.
Megan Kelly
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Some lovely human stories, stories of generations, and of some interesting businesses that have survived longer than any internet company today
Dеnnis
Коллектив авторов Dark Angels написал серию репортажей, которые можно назвать «куриным бульоном» для души предпринимателя. В безжалостном мире бизнеса, и тем более стартапов выживают лишь считанные проценты начинаний, а звезды списков Fortune и S&P закатываются с постоянством метеоров. Тем приятнее почитать о компаниях, существующих не смотря ни на что столетия, и поверить, что и ваша фирма сможет проработать поколения. В этот сборник, она, впрочем, все равно бы не попала, так как он ограничен т ...more
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