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March 27, 2011


Jason Zielonka

I've had the pleasure of doing business and seeing Japan many times -- the cultural gap, even in business, between Japan and the US is vast. In addition to kaizen ("incremental improvement"), which you've discussed often, the Japanese adopt Bushido ("the way") as a guiding principle of business. The way you conduct yourself in a commercial enterprise (whether in terms of integrity or quality) reflects directly on your personal and family reputation. Many American family businesses have a similar ethic; most American and trans-national corporations do not. The world is richer for those family businesses that live and love their businesses. Thank you, Levenger, for allowing us to share the quality and integrity of such products. Please keep finding and highlighting them for us ...

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