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Rediscovering Japanese Business Leadership: 15 Japanese Managers and the Companies They're Leading to New Growth

Rediscovering Japanese Business Leadership: 15 Japanese Managers and the Companies They're Leading to New Growth

Yozo Hasegawa, Anthony Kimm (Translated by)

ISBN: 978-1-118-18157-7

Aug 2011

256 pages

$19.99

Description

Who are Asia's biggest business leaders? What kind of leadership skills and philosophies do they possess that have put them at the forefront of their respective industries? What makes these business leaders, in particular, best-equipped to meet the challenges of a 21st century global economy?

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.

Preface.

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).

Epilogue.

Bibliography.

Index.