May 22, 2019

Kintsugi – A Japanese approach to a troubled past

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

If you are a business owner on the road to find a partner, there will be a point during the talks with your potential partnership candidates where you will be asked to explain the history of the company with all its ups and downs. Business owners in general have doubts about how much in detail they should share their negative experiences.

In such a case a good strategy is to apply Kintsugi to your business. Instead of disguising the not-so-shiny sides of the history, making them part of a lively company with experience, carrying scars might help you in every aspect of the negotiations.

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