Rediscovering Japanese Business Leadership: 15 Japanese Managers and the Companies They're Leading to New Growth
In Rediscovering Japanese Business Leadership, we gain insights into the leadership strategies of Japan’s most successful global brands, including Toyota, Canon, and Nintendo.
This book will be the first title in a series on Asian business leaders, leading companies and corporate philosophies in the 21st century. The inaugural volume will focus on business leaders and strategies at Japanese companies that are not only driving and reshaping their respective industries in the 21st century, but are demonstrating a knack for consistently meeting the various challenges of today's rapidly changing world.
1 Succeeding by Destroying a Growth Model (Kanemasa Haraguchi, Secom Co., Ltd. (Service).
2 In the Right Place, Good Things Sell Themselves (Toshifumi Suzuki, Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (Retail).
3 Is Something Holding You Back? (Shinzo Maeda, Shiseido Co., Ltd. (Cosmetics).
4 The Customer Always Trumps Legacy (Satoru Iwata, Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Video Games).
5 Standing with Consumers on Deregulated Ground (Kaoru Seto, Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (Land Transport).
6 From Japan to the World’s Dinner Tables (Yuzaburo Mogi, Kikkoman Corp. (Food).
7 Matching Brick-and-Mortar Innovation with the IT Revolution (Tadashi Yanai, Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (Clothing).
8 Growing in a World of Change (Kazuyasu Kato, Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. (Food).
9 Reviving the Engine of Japan Inc. (Akio Mimura, Nippon Steel Corp. (Steel).
10 Adversity is a Reversal of Fortune Opportunity (Fumio Ohtsubo, Panasonic Corp. (Electrical Machinery).
11 When Business Must Not Come First (Yasuchika Hasegawa, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Pharmaceutical).
12 Winning in the New Workplace (Masahiro Sakane, Komatsu Ltd. (Machinery).
13 Increasing Management Quality (Fujio Mitarai, Canon Inc. (Electrical Machinery).
14 Returning to One’s Roots (Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corp. (Automobiles).
15 Work Steadily Toward Objectives, Don’t Rush Results (Sadayuki Sakakibara, Toray Industries Inc. (Textiles).
Tony Kimm is a freelance translator, writer and movie subtitler who makes his home in Tokyo, Japan. He has worked for a major Japanese publishing company and has translated articles and publications for the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, the Asahi Shimbun and various Japanese government agencies. Tony, a Minneapolis native, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.
Japanese companies have proved to be remarkably resilient – they have weathered the Asian financial crisis of 1997, the post-bubble malaise that lasted throughout the 1990s and now, the current global financial maelstrom. Business strategists today are looking to Japan to discover new means of succeeding in global markets and riding out the rough times.
Get behind the experiences and philosophies of 15 Japanese managers who are steering their companies to new growth and global leadership in the 21st century with the newly published book, Rediscovering Japanese Business Leadership: 15 Japanese Managers and the Companies They’re Leading to New Growth (ISBN: 978-0-470-82495-5; John Wiley & Sons).
Written by leading journalist and academic, Yozo Hasegawa, this is a timely collection of profiles of the country’s most innovative CEOs, who are not only driving growth and reshaping their respective industries in the 21st century but are demonstrating a knack for consistently meeting the various challenges of today’s rapidly changing world. It includes such luminaries as Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata, Canon Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai, and Shisedo President and CEO Shinzo Maeda. Together, they represent the core of a growing breed of savvy business leaders who are well-rooted in classical Japanese business values yet also subscribe to and are well-versed in global business realities.
Author Yozo Hasegawa masterfully uncovers the leadership skills, philosophies and key strategies that these 15 leaders possess and distills them into principles that apply to every company and every manager. He also discusses what makes them captains of industry and their companies well-equipped for growth and success through the next century and beyond.
Rediscovering Japanese Business Leadership provides a window into some of the best business minds behind Japan’s most successful global brands, and gives penetrating insight into what makes them tick and what we can learn from them. As other Asian companies seek to expand their global market, this book is a must-read for its valuable lessons from Asia’s first global success story.
Rediscovering Japanese Business Leadership: 15 Japanese Managers and the Companies They’re Leading to New Growth
Published by John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: February 4, 2010
US$24.95; Paperback; 256pp.; ISBN: 978-0-470-82495-5