Japan's Business Renaissance: How the World's Greatest Economy Revived, Renewed, and Reinvented Itself (英語) ハードカバー – 2005/10/26
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RENEWAL. REINVENTION. REGROWTH.
These are just a few of the timeless success strategies that companies around the world can learn from the Japanese.
The world is changing--fast. If you want to succeed in today's global market, you need to reexamine your old strategies and face the new competition head on. But how? How can you rethink your management style, reorganize your company, and redefine your corporate goals for continued success and growth? The answer: Look at Japan.
Why Japan? In spite of several economic downfalls and countless challenges, Japan is on the verge of a major economic revival. Time and again, the Japanese have managed to reinvent themselves and reestablish their role as world business leaders. Inspired by the ancient ways of the Samurai, they have altered their strategies and corporate cultures, set higher goals--and achieved bigger wins.
Managers at all levels can take a lesson from Japan's leading companies. Japan's Business Renaissance details a powerful new approach to business that combines Japan's oldest traditions with today's newest management innovations. In the book, the authors reveal how fundamental Japanese philosophies can be applied to modern management situations and plan a clear course of action to spark unprecedented growth in any organization. You'll discover time-tested ways to harness positive change, develop effective renewal strategies, and cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset--the hallmarks of the way of the Samurai and the reason behind Japan's current success. The book will detail the key principles that have guided Japan through the ages, and are now being used to reinvigorate Japanes business:
- The Samurai spirit of renewal and resourcefulness
- The warrior's tactics to defeat your opponents
- The philosopher's way to out-think your competition
- The life-changing lessons of Ronin
Packed with real-life stories and examples, Japan's Business Renaissance is an essential and useful guide to business renewal that transcends culture, restores leadership, and inspires success. It will truly show you "The Way" to your organization's regrowth.
Mark Fuller is the cofounder, Chairman, and CEO of the Monitor Group.
John C. Beck is the co-author of two critically acclaimed books, The Attention Economy and Got Game, president of North Star Leadership Group, and former Director of International Research for Accenture.
It's a change model, and uses Japanese history and cultural analysis to demonstrate how the model works.
I loved it.
There are many chapters that will offer truly useful insights. One example is a Chapter called "Youthful." It offers some fascinating examples (and lessons) of how some Japanese companies are harnessing the talents of younger workers and managers - to enormous benefit. Japan has constantly shown that it has the ability to be nimble- and renew itself throughout its history. How? The authors describe how the country has periodically opened itself to the ideas and influences of others (China, the U.S. and others), while retaining its identity. Today's "modern samurai" are again showing a great willingness to try new ideas and approaches- and appear to be helping drive another dramatic Japanese renewal.
A great variety of readers- executives, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, general professionals and those simply curious about the world will find great value in this book. You may find yourself looking at renewal and change in a very different way.
We, the Japanese usually are not conscious that we are descendants of Samurai. As authors say, however, those factors of Samurai spirits are part of our nature, and they might enable us to continue to revive.
The lessons from Japan's renaissance can be applied to Western business, but of course, just learning them does not revitalize your business. In order for you to enhance your value through this book, the essential process would be to think over the lessons and embody them in your business strategies, tactics and daily operations.