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  • SECI model
  • I learned SECI model, which is abbreviation of Socialization, Externalization, Combination and Internalization, by reading a book
    yesterday. It was suggested by business management researchers Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi in their book “The Knowledge
    Creating Company” published in 1996.Anyone has a specific knowledge, which are acquired through individual experience. They inc
    lude skill [続きを読む]
  • Qualification of excellent managers
  • I read a column written by a business administration professor last week. I quote from it.“As a college staff, I sometimes go to
    high schools and talk about lecturers of my specialized field. I had an opportunity of it the other day. I had a bias that high s
    chool students would not be able to figure out the business administration as even fresh persons in a college didn’t. But a stud
    ent asked [続きを読む]
  • Business and common sense in a society
  • At start-up companies in an early stage, the business leaders need to think only about the growth. They need to dedicate to the bu
    siness with full power. It may be necessary to ignore social norms at times.After their business won recognition from the society,
    they need to manage the business in accordance with laws. However, the ways don’t change easily. Their ways might conflict with
    or viola [続きを読む]
  • Application of AI technology to health care
  • I’ve read articles related artificial intelligence applications for health care. For example, California researchers detected cardiac arrhythmia with 97 percent accuracy on wearers of an Apple Watch with the AI based Cariogram application, opening up early treatment options to avert crippling strokes.Many institutions ramp up the AI technology development to the health care. Now the technolog [続きを読む]
  • White lie
  • I’ve never heard this words “white lie” until I encountered it on a book last week, despite that I was familiar with “red
    lie” in Japanese. The “red” in Japanese includes a meaning of “obvious”, so the “red lie” means a lie which everyone
    can figure out.The book I read was a business related one. The writer gives an example. When we think about a scene that a man po
    p a question, it’s [続きを読む]
  • Overseas facilities and mother functions
  • Many manufacturers in Japan have established overseas footholds. As the first step, they start overseas factories assembling produ
    cts. As the products are usually copies made in Japan, it’s not so a high hurdle to make it.As they try to customize the product
    s due to deal with demands of local customers the overseas functions grow including R&D and purchasing. And the production lines a
    lso are m [続きを読む]
  • They Happen
  • I’m reading a book written by a professional investor now. He’s met with company presidents as many as 6,500 ever. Since he visited many companies or looked at the homepages, he’s been aware of points in common if they grow or not. This book collects these kinds of things.He says when a company builds a new luxurious headquarters it may have reached the peak of the business. After it moves to [続きを読む]
  • Root of overseas M&A failures
  • Major electronics company Toshiba has suffered massive deficit and faces on business crisis.It’s a failure of overseas M&A due to large loss on the financial statement by acquired US based nuclear power company Westinghouse Electric Company. The root of the failure is lack of the corporate governance.A parent company which acquired overseas companies is only a controlling shareholder from a v [続きを読む]
  • MECE
  • A director of my company showed me a scheme on a project last week. He said that he wanted to think about it along a thought of ME
    CE. The scheme tells me he is an intelligent person. I suspect if the project plan would be made along his intention. First of all
    , what is MECE? It is a framework in a logical thinking, and to separate a stuff into some categories. When we come up with the ca
    tegories [続きを読む]
  • Investment and risk
  • I realized a relation between an investment and a risk when I analyzed a financial statement last month.I think that business grow
    th is necessary for business sustainability. However, a big investment without scrutinizing return of the investment includes a hu
    ge risk. Sometimes business leaders try to hang on sweet deals. If they don’t calculate the payback period and ensure the profit
    ability, [続きを読む]
  • ISO9001:2015 IATF16949
  • My company is an automotive component manufacturer, and has a certification of quality management system standard ISO/TS 16949. Af
    ter new ISO9001:2015 was released last year, it as well as other automotive companies has to get new certification of ISO9001 and
    IATF16949.I has not been engaged in the quality management standard, so I don’t know the detail. But I understand that IATF16949
    is stric [続きを読む]
  • Cleaning activity
  • June 5th is World Environment Day. My company carried out cleaning activity around the office on Friday, in the sense of supportin
    g it. And I participated in another volunteer activity to clean up a part of seashore today.The company made a mid-term business p
    lan last year, and it has entered the implementing phase. Activity contributing society is one of the contents. However, it’s ha
    rd to def [続きを読む]
  • Responsibility of business leaders
  • Electronics giant Toshiba is on the verge of collapse due to massive deficit. Japan Post revealed huge red ink on the bottom line
    last month. They have in common that both tripped on overseas acquisitions.While the number of enterprises which make moves to the
    overseas M&A as a growth strategy increases, it is said that more than 80% are failure cases and successful cases are just few pe
    rcentage [続きを読む]
  • There is no answer
  • I believe that there is no answer about business management if it gets along with mission. As we have no specific answer, we can t
    ake any ways to manage a company. Strategic staff need to work on after they understand it.My colleague has been trouble with an a
    ssignment which he was instructed by a director half a year ago. He has not completed it yet. I have often advised him on it. Howe
    ver, his [続きを読む]
  • Piano recital
  • My colleague gave me tickets of a piano recital a month ago. I like music, but I had never heard classical music except my school
    days. She gave me them by free, so I went to see it with my wife last weekend.A soloist was Akiyoshi Sako. He seems to be famous m
    usician who has won lots of prizes, and he is a professor of Faculty of Music Department of Instrumental Music in Tokyo University
    of the [続きを読む]
  • Power unit for electric vehicles
  • An annual exhibition of automotive suppliers with a conference of the automotive industry in Japan was held at Pacifico Yokohama f
    rom May 24 to 26. I visited it and interviewed persons at several booths.European suppliers exhibited products and prototypes at t
    he space. At the electrification trend in the auto industry, some showed a power unit for electric vehicles, which is integrated w
    ith elec [続きを読む]
  • Financial statement of Sharp Corp.
  • I held an in-house workshop on financial analysis for my colleagues in particular young members yesterday. Listed companies have t
    o disclose the financial statements in accordance with relevant laws. Not so many people know them. Or even if they know the finan
    cial statements, they don’t understand how to see them.Firstly, I explained them main three financial statements; balance sheet
    statement [続きを読む]
  • Developing a sense
  • When I read a business book last week, I found a sentence in Japanese “Sensu wo migaku”. If I try to translate it into English, it could be “to develop a sense.” I don’t know whether it’s proper as I’m not good at English. However, I thought the meaning of the “sense” here probably was different from the original meaning of English. I assume that “capability” may be appropriate in this [続きを読む]
  • Analysts
  • Many companies revealed the last fiscal year’s financial statements from late April to mid-May. Financial sectors analyze the contents of the publicized financial statements. And they deliver the analyst notes to their customers. I got it yesterday. It included vast data of several companies related to my company. And it noted some comments about the financial results. An analyst specializing i [続きを読む]
  • Doubled overseas car production
  • The overseas production of the auto industry in Japan exceeded double of the domestic production in 2016.In 2007, the overseas pro
    duction went beyond the domestic one. After the shrinking domestic production due to the global recession and the Great East Japan
    Disaster, it has regained the moment gradually.The overseas production has expanded mainly in the emerging countries. The most ex
    panded [続きを読む]
  • Payment statement
  • When I talked with coworkers last week, we started to talk about a payment slip. My company is scheduled to introduce a web pay st
    atement system form this summer. It seems to be necessary to get employees’ consent.A colleague said that she didn’t hold any.
    After she checks the amount of take-home money, she throws away it. Another guy told us that he got the paper pay slip first time
    at this c [続きを読む]
  • Geopolitical risk
  • The term “geopolitical risk” is favorably used in the financial market. It indicates that military or political conflicts or the concerned threats affect the financial market.The risks have often appeared at the cases of chemical weapons usage in Syria and the counter missile attack by the US, or development of nuclear arms in North Korea and the countermeasure by Trump administration in the U [続きを読む]
  • Change or not
  • As reading books related to business management, I often encounter a sentence that management is to change something. I have kept
    in mind of it as a corporate strategist.A several years ago when a colleague, who retired a couple of years ago, sat next to me in
    the office, I used to talk to his about the business strategy of my company. As I had an above faith that “ business management
    is to ch [続きを読む]
  • The holidays almost are over
  • My company set nine consecutive holidays from April 29th to May 7th in this Golden Week. Tomorrow is the last holiday. While I didn’t go any far places in this holidays, I’ve really relaxed.TV news tell us that long lines of car congestions have occurred at some places on Expressways, and load factors of Shinkansen bullet trains have surpassed 100%. People living in urban areas came to their h [続きを読む]