The term Keiretsu is one people may have heard but don’t quite understand.
Miyashita and Russell (Inside the Hidden Japanese Conglomerates)
call them industrial families. Think
of a business organization made up of hundreds of business organizations.
Each business is linked together with their unique ability contributing to
the success of the keiretsu organization.
- A good
example would be the Mitsubishi keiretsu. Most North Americans would think
of cars when they hear Mitsubishi. In fact, their original business was
one of Japan’s
most powerful banks. In an attempt to recover from World War II,
Mitsubishi Bank lent money to many businesses as a means to defend itself
from American capitalism. They also sat on the board of Directors of the businesses
they lent money to, thus giving them controlling interest in these
organizations. Back to the Mitsubishi car. Imagine the thousand components
that are needed to build a car. Imagine if you “owned” all of these
businesses and how this type of organization buffeted you from external
market forces which you could not control.
term you will be familiar with is “It takes a village to raise a child”. The
keiretsu concept in relation to Be Positive is similar. While I have the
opportunity to work with and learn from business owners, often times their
area of opportunity spills off to areas far beyond my expertise. Rather
than send you off to source your missing pieces, I will try to make your
one stop shopping experience simpler by recommending other trusted
- To the right you will find a list of the organizations with unique abilities who I am proud to be affiliated with. The Keiretsu is always looking for new
businesses to work with so keeping checking here to see who has been
- If you
feel your business has a place
in the Keiretsu, let’s talk.
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