As early as the 13th century in Japan, Bonsai were held up as the ideal accomplishment for persons of discernment, good judgment, and learning. Though they inherited this contemplative practice from the Chinese, the Japanese are the ones who perfected this living art form.

Through caring presence, ingenuity, and disciplined crafting, the caretaker nurtured the plant into a mysteriously beautiful creation.

The Bonsai Business Model serves as a metaphor for a new business ecology, showing how business leaders can apply this same care, ingenuity, and discipline to the crafting of a soulful and successful business.