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What can we learn from extremely old institutions?

The Long Now Foundation has some fascinating stats on long-lived institutions.


October 29, 2020

Society has a fascination with people who are 100+ years old.

Whenever we hear of a centenarian, we inevitably try to figure out how they did it, dissecting their diet, daily routine, and priorities.

But that same curiosity seems to be lacking for long-lived institutions.

Thankfully, we have The Long Now Foundation

Established in 1996, the San Francisco-based non-profit seeks to promote long-term thinking. It recently released some data on long-lived institutions.

Among the highlights:

Here’s a look at the current longest-living Fortune 500 companies:

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