zildjian family-owned business

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Zildjian cymbals is a family-owned business that isn’t just Turkish – the company was Ottoman for three centuries before Ataturk even got there. And you want to talk family? Zildjian apparently means “cymbal maker” in Armenian. Either way, this family-owned business has survived and thrived through the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire, World War I, World War II, and even the streaming music revolution. Their history shows that even through all the strife and failure to adopt modern management, the Old School approach to business actually keeps them in business on the long term.