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  • Taking risks
  • An expert says that if you think about your career, you should put yourself on a right direction from a historical point of view.C
    onsultants of McKinsey and Company tell us that the growth is developing in middle sized cities which we have never heard in the w
    orld including Kumasi in Ghana, Porto Alegre in Brazil and Surat in India now. We know big cities in the world. But these middle s
    ize citi [続きを読む]
  • GNSS
  • When we drive, automotive navigation systems which are installed in many cars tell us paths to destinations. They are too convenie
    nt to throw them away if we utilize them once.The automotive navigation system works with the help of GPS (Global Positioning Syst
    em), which identifies a current position by receiving signals from more than four satellites. However, I’ve never known that the
    GPS is a [続きを読む]
  • Fast changes of the world
  • I finished reading a book today which consultants in a major consulting firm wrote about future prediction. I had a bad impression
    . They have researched all over data concerning the future prediction, so that they have tremendous amount of knowledge. Though th
    ey exhibited the future pictures led by their studies, at least I wasn’t inspired by them as they are filled with too much examp
    les. [続きを読む]
  • Leadership theories
  • A speaker said at the end of a workshop last weekend that we could go back to the origin of leadership theories 500 year ago. From
    the ancient Rome to 1400s, there were leadership theories featuring on the characteristics. After Machiavelli compiled “The Pri
    nce” in 1532, the leadership theories turned to explore the answer to the action theories.He asked us what the current leadershi
    p theories [続きを読む]
  • Waste of time
  • My company hold a workshop for middle managers in March every year, and yesterday it was taken place. The general affairs departme
    nt made plans what contents they should do. The theme of this year’s workshop was an organization development. The human resourc
    e division works on revision of the personnel system with the help of a consulting firm now. Three consultants from the consulting
    firm wer [続きを読む]
  • Plan after retirement
  • There is a retirement system at companies in Japan, which employees have to retire at the age of 60 or 65 that companies set mostl
    y. Companies have to let workers hoping to keep working do until 65 years old at the current Labor Standard Law. However, many com
    panies apparently have not established the systems. At such companies people past the retirement age are hard to keep being in the
    office. [続きを読む]
  • Development of defense equipment in Japan
  • I had an opportunity to hear a speech about development of the defense equipment in Japan by the commissioner of Ministry of Defen
    se affiliated agency Acquisition, Technology and Logistics today. This organization was launched in 2015. I have never known.The e
    nvironment surrounding Japan is growing tougher including advancing nuclear arms threat of North Korea, China’s maritime expansi
    on in Sou [続きを読む]
  • Simple method to solve problems
  • I attended a workshop about problem solving with my colleagues last week. A lecturer told us a simple way to do it. It’s three steps.1. Where; to identify where a problem is.2. Why; to think what causes the problem.3. How; to have plural ideas how to deal with it.This means can be applied for many cases including proposals. He said [続きを読む]
  • Changing university education
  • Criticism against mediation of violating revolving doors to universities by the Ministry of Education is getting growth. These inc
    idents have happen for a reason. University education has changed led by the government and administration for this 10 years, and
    is changing. I wonder if people over 30 years old might be unfamiliar with words including syllabus, third party evaluation of uni
    versities, [続きを読む]
  • A reason new business don’t launch
  • At a panel discussion where startup company leaders stood on a podium at a forum last week, one of them told us a reason why new business don’t launch well at big companies.It’s because people who don’t have competence pretend to tackle with it by following instructions by their boss.It’s a straightforward description. I was convinced by it. It’s true. We know there are many obstacles to [続きを読む]
  • Uploading on SNS
  • I often visit forums or lectures, and have opportunities to hear speeches and discussions by business leaders. I have never heard
    a following message by organizers until a few years ago; “Thank you for your cooperation with refraining from uploading the cont
    ents and photos of this seminar.”I would often upload them. The contents or words by the excellent business leaders have a power
    to convin [続きを読む]
  • A word letting brain stop thinking
  • When I took a part in a panel session about new business last month, a panelist mentioned a corporate culture that can’t tolerate failures. Big companies have a sense of crisis about the advancement of new technologies including artificial intelligence, because they would possibly lose wide range of internal operations. A book on the future of the artificial intelligence predicts 47% in-house ope [続きを読む]
  • Future of hydrogen energy
  • My company purchased a fuel cell vehicle(FCV) last month. As it is an affiliated company of a major car maker which has already re
    leased the FCV, it has an initiative to enhance the cooperative relationship. The FCVs emit no carbon dioxide which is said to be
    one of main substances causing the global warming, and they are able to use them as electricity supplies at blackouts by disasters
    .Some [続きを読む]
  • I forgot a memory
  • My son starts working at a small company from this April. As he had been struggling with job hunting for a long time since last sp
    ring, when he got an unofficial job offer, my family were pleased and I got relieved.He came to my house on the weekend, and we fi
    lled in a few papers. One of them was a written pledge that he will never violate company rules and corrupt morals and discipline.
    His sig [続きを読む]
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • I had an opportunity to hear a speech related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution at a forum last week. As working in an office al
    most all day, I seem to lag behind a trend that it is happening in the world now. The lecture made me aware of it.The First Indust
    rial Revolution began with a discovery of a steam engine in late 18th century. Electrical energy drove the Second one in early 20t
    h centur [続きを読む]
  • People we rely on
  • My 82-year-old mother told me a yesterday’s night story. As she is old, she goes to a bed as early as 8 o’clock as usual. Around 11pm, her telephone rang.As she picked up the phone, a person said man’s name. It was her son’s name. She was my mother’s friend who was also 82 years old and had trouble about one side of her body. Her husband died last year. She lives alone. However, there is on [続きを読む]
  • intellectual curiosity
  • I realize an importance of human resources. I’m engaged in business planning and related assignments. I learned an engineering w
    hen I was an undergraduate student, so I regard myself as a person who have curiosity about technical matters. Since I was transfe
    rred to the business planning division several years ago, I’ve kept reading books related to management. I found myself having a
    n intellectu [続きを読む]
  • Is AI a tailwind, or a headwind?
  • “The Future of Employment”, which was a paper released by Oxford University researchers Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne in 2013, has shocked the society. They estimated a probability that 702 detailed occupations would be altered by computers by advancing the Artificial Intelligence (AI). Many advanced services requiring expertise could be seized by them.The audit service by certified p [続きを読む]
  • Joy of learning
  • As reading books, I sometimes come across good research. When I touch the research or good consideration, I feel joy to learning new knowledge. I’ve recently read a book about Japanese style management by an emeritus professor of Sophia University Satoko Watanabe. It gave me new comprehension about the Japanese way management.Her study ranges from regional economy to Japanese history regarding [続きを読む]
  • Critical thinking
  • I wonder if everyone can have an aptitude for presentation skill.I assigned a team member to make a presentation document half a y
    ear ago. He grappled with it, and he reported status of progress a few times. I checked the documents at the times, and suggested
    several points which should be corrected. However, his outcome has not convinced me ever.I agree that it’s necessary to obtain s
    kills i [続きを読む]
  • Organization chart
  • I look into organization charts of several automotive companies in Japan. I remember that they put their organization charts on th
    e web sites or public documents like annual reports until a decade ago. These days we can not find them. So I check the annual rep
    orts. And I pick up directors’ responsibilities to build it. It’s a kind of time-consuming and detail work. However, they tell
    us what int [続きを読む]
  • Japanese way
  • We had a meeting with a customer company last week. Directors of my company talked with the guests. I heard an interesting topic a
    bout the way to proceed projects.We are manufacturing companies in Japan. We are good at improvement for everything. It’s called
    as the “lean production system”. The essence of it is based on empowerment at every workplace unit. Each employee is responsi
    ble to thei [続きを読む]
  • Creative thinking
  • When I visited to an exhibition related to the automotive industry last month. An auto component company presented its mid-term te
    chnology management plan. The speaker told us the system and thinking pattern to keep creating innovative new products.In the cont
    ent, he mentioned about human resource cultivation. There are two requirements. Firstly to come up with creative ideas. And they a
    re diffe [続きを読む]
  • Chocolate
  • I went to a department store today. It’s Monday. I worked behind a desk as staring the PC screen at the office in the morning, and I headed for it with my colleague in the afternoon.In Japan, it’s a Valentin season now. It’s different from Christian countries, so it doesn’t have a religious meaning. It’s regarded as a special day to send chocolates from women to men.The department store h [続きを読む]
  • Adjustment function
  • I’m busy for an annual customer meeting held on next week. I’m a contact person and frequently email to a person in charge of
    the client company.The customer is a big company in Japan. So there are a bunch of departments. He has to arrange meetings with di
    fferent departments and suppliers like my company. As looking at his work, I realize that it’s a hard work to adjust various opi
    nions of th [続きを読む]