Most companies come and go, as do organizations. Even former great ones can collapse or merge with others.
Most do, but not all. Here’s two really good studies of companies and organizations that have lasted for a very long time:
- The Data of Long-lived Institutions | by Alexander Rose | Long Now | Medium
- See the oldest company in each country around the world
It’s a quirky feature of vox.com that explains things with diagrams versus “listicles”. I like it, and of the various posts that they’ve done, I got the most from this one: 40 maps that explain the Roman Empire
Should you share this with kids? It depends: one of the 40 items talks frankly about sex. If you are ok with that, then yes! for the overall piece is highly education. Kids or not, I highly recommend it to you.