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  • Improvisation
  • A Jazz festival event was held at a café in Tokyo yesterday. I went to see it. Several musicians and bands participated in it, and my brother’s band, a sax player, was invited and did a good performance. After the stage, the next performer was a piano player, who plays at two bands. He said that he had asked other band members to take part in the event, no one could not arrange their schedule. [続きを読む]
  • Information technology and corporations in Japan
  • Following my latest blog, I’d like to refer to sentences from a business book I’m reading now.A problem with regard to corporate culture over the digital is hovering. It’s caused by Japanese companies that has required development to modify IT systems.The closed corporate culture that Japanese companies keep a distance from standardization and open innovation casts a shadow. Many Japanese [続きを読む]
  • Importance of corporate strategy
  • I’m reading a business book. As a strategist, I always realize importance of corporate strategy despite of top priority of opera
    tion at factory sites as a manufacturer. I found a note underlining the corporate strategy in this book. I’d like refer to it.Bu
    siness strategy which is constituted through viewpoints of customers and competitorsfrom business sites is necessary. Also, corpor
    ate stra [続きを読む]
  • Suggestion and responsibility
  • My colleague made a document about future risk of my company last week, and gave a presentation to a director. Before the presenta
    tion, I checked it and gave him some advice to reconsider the suggestion he had claimed. Though he thought about the conclusion, I
    couldn’t make him correct it again due to lack of time. After all, he made a presentation without modification I suggested.I th
    ink that [続きを読む]
  • Leadership theory
  • I read a business book written by a management consultant who worked at an electric motor manufacturer Nidec Corporation. This com
    pany was founded by a charismatic business leader Shigenobu Nagamori in 1973. At the time of foundation, it was only four people,
    now it has grown at over one trillion-yen revenue and 10,000 employees. The writer mentions leadership of the management.To change
    an enterp [続きを読む]
  • A lot of meetings
  • I had a presentation about yearly schedule of my company’s meeting to a subsidiary today. As I was used to the meetings, I had taken them for granted.The most important meeting for a company is an annual shareholder meeting. This is mandatory for a stock company. The board meeting also has to be held at least four times in a year. My company holds a heads-of-departments meeting four times a y [続きを読む]
  • Necessary attributes for leaders
  • An outstanding business manager Nidec Corporation chairman and CEO Shigenobu Nagamori claims three attributes to require to top le
    aders.1. An ability to convey what the leaders are keen to say to their employees.2. An ability to make a decision clearly whether
    he/she chooses white or black.3. Not to get away whatever happens.A director has a gentle character and smart. He alw [続きを読む]
  • Book; Future prediction in 2030 by Jacques Attali
  • I admire Jacques Attali since I read his book “History in 21st century”, which is a title of Japanese edition published in 2008. I’m always overwhelmed by his vast knowledge and his insight to look over future. We call it a prediction. But I don’t know anyone who could predict the future based on enormous data and knowledge.This is his latest book published in 2016, the original title in Fre [続きを読む]
  • Capability of CEO
  • I heard a lecture about business management from a management consultant today. A sentence he mentioned stayed in my mind, that “Capability of CEO depends on how many people they can manage.”I didn’t have this idea. Some media reports say that outstanding business leaders have managed big organizations. It’s sure that a hand-on management style is impossible to handle all people as the organ [続きを読む]
  • At an Italian restaurant
  • I went out to an Italian restaurant with my family on Saturday. It is a franchisee restaurant of Tokyo based company. There are lo
    ts of franchisees over Japan, so I think the business seems to be good on the whole.When we entered it, I got aware of few custome
    rs. While there were about 20 tables, just only four tables were filled with the customers despite of Saturday evening. A middle-a
    ged woma [続きを読む]
  • Diligence and productivity
  • Few people deny a concept as “Japanese are diligent.” One of the factors that scarce natural resource country Japan still sit
    on the third position of GDP in the world after it experienced the lost 20 years is the diligence of the nation.Nevertheless looki
    ng at a point of view of economical wealth, the diligence doesn’t always result in the wealth. Nominal GDP per capita of Japan i
    s less than [続きを読む]
  • Agenda at the board of directors
  • A director in charge of business management participated in a seminar yesterday. A lecturer, who was a lawyer and an outside direc
    tor of a certain company, spoke about what the board meeting should be. According to my director, the lecturer told the participan
    ts with scathing tone that directors should discuss future of the company, not do respective issue.I’m convinced that he felt it
    hit a so [続きを読む]
  • Control processes and AI
  • There are two control processes in a manufacturing. A routine control process and an irregular control one.At the regular control
    process, we set an KPI (Key Performance Indicator) objective, and collect data in a daily production. Then we check the gap betwee
    n the target and the performance, and improve it. Then we go to the next PDCA cycle.At the irregular control process, firstly we d
    efine [続きを読む]
  • House builder hopping
  • A big typhoon passed by my area yesterday. There are few damage in neighboring area. That’s lucky compared to areas damaged by it. However, I failed to sleep last night thanks to strong winds.My house was built about 50 years ago. It’s not adapted by the earthquake resistance standard of the Building Standard Law. Moreover, when I laid down in my bed, as strong winds made it swing. Actually, i [続きを読む]
  • Symposium on vehicle electrification
  • I had an opportunity to hear two presentations on vehicle electrification at a symposium last week. The first presenter was an eng
    ine engineering authority Yasuhiro Daisho, who is specially appointed professor of Waseda University and is engaged in several pro
    jects related to mobility. He spoke about trends of advanced countries’ policies and regulations, strategies of car makers and s
    ome issues [続きを読む]
  • A philosophical thought
  • When I read a postscript of a book about Artificial Intelligence last week, I found a philosophical thought. Sometimes I encounter these new thoughts, it’s pleasure for me. I’d like to introduce it.The writer refers to a conception created by Georges Bataille, “usefulness”. Bataille developed the theory criticizing the usefulness. People who live in the Capitalism are obsessed with the use [続きを読む]
  • Person who wins popularity
  • I checked some entrepreneurs’ personal history. They’ve featured in magazines or news. All of them don’t win success, however, I think their passion and effort deserve to be praise.Hiroyasu Koma, CEO of electric vehicle platform business company GLM, is one of them. When he was 17 years old in 1995, a big earthquake Hanshin-Awaji Disaster hit his home town. He started a band activity by playi [続きを読む]
  • Future created by AI
  • I’m reading a book about Artificial Intelligence. I’ve heard news like these. AI program AlphaGo beat professional master of the game of Go. Or Autonomous driving cars supported by AI are developing.There are many fields the AI technology is applied. These kinds of AI are classified as narrow AI, which applies only for limited area like the game of Go or autonomous cars.The book tells us tha [続きを読む]
  • Seminar of IATF16949;2016
  • An expert in the quality assurance department of my company gave us a lecture on IATF16949;2016 today, which was released last yea
    r. It requires more than the previous standard TS16949. In particular, it underlines the top down management approach.The lecturer
    told us the history of the standard. The IATF (international Automotive Task Force) was composed by American and European auto ma
    kers. No [続きを読む]
  • Two rules to be the rich
  • I read a book about how to be the rich last week. While I’m not rich, when I dropped by a book store I came in my sight of this book’s title. I almost ignore these kinds of books. But I made an impulse buy.What it wants to say is only two rules.1. To work for myself, and earn and save money.2. To work it, and generate more money.Workers get money as wages and salaries. But we spe [続きを読む]
  • Tokyo Jazz Festival 2017
  • It was a nice day to strolling around Yoyogi park on September 2nd as the temperature fell down at 24 degrees. This year’s Tokyo Jazz Festival was held at Shibuya area. I enjoyed Jazz music at NHK hall and Keyaki Namiki Street.Before the performance started at the NHK hall, I saw a band by members selected from Aoyama Gakuin University Jazz Orchestra. They were young and gave cheerful and passi [続きを読む]
  • Book: Lifetime investor
  • I read a former fund investor Yoshiaki Murakami’s book “Lifetime investor” last week. It was interesting for me. When he was involved in an investment to Nippon Broadcast in 2006, he was arrested on suspicious of an insider trading and sentenced to 2 year prison and suspended for 3 years. However, even in this book, he remains questioning the judge.Before he started to create his private equi [続きを読む]
  • Differences how to see the society
  • I finished reading a book written by Yoshiaki Murakami yesterday, a former investor who was arrested and sentenced for insider tra
    ding in 2004. And I looked at a few start-ups homepages yesterday on the Web. Many start-ups are founded by outstanding founders.H
    ideo Tsurumaki is a CEO of a start-up FOMM, developing a cute mini electric vehicle. While he worked at Suzuki Araco and SIM-Drive
    until h [続きを読む]
  • A changing point on jobs for strategists since 1990s
  • I had a chance to look at a presentation resume used in 1990s by a strategy staff of a major company today. It’s useful for even incumbent strategic staff, which means it’s not so changed on the contents.The strategic staff need to think about the company’s growth. It’ necessary to make an effort to collect information both in-house and outside.They have to help directors regarding the bus [続きを読む]
  • To seek growth
  • I’m looking into corporate venture capital (CVC). On this March, a medium sized paper mill company created a CVC with the help of a venture capital fund. It’s an interesting topic as thinking of the company’s size.Awa Paper Manufacturing Company is a specialty paper mill company including filter papers, friction materials and separator paper film for batteries. It was founded in Tokushima Jap [続きを読む]