With 40% of the world's businesses older than 100 years, Japan can teach us a few lessons in not-so-typical economics. Nineteen Japanese businesses have existed for more than 1,000 years . So what is the secret to Japanese business longevity that your neighbor's LulaRoe operation hasn't? To reach these heights, a business " cannot just chase profits ." Do one thing. Do it well. And don't be greedy.