The Million-Dollar Knack for Successful Management summarizes Matsushita’s timeless essentials of the knack of management gleaned from more than sixty years of business experience. As you will learn from Matsushita, “Grasping the knack of management is worth a million dollars.”
The 38 essays in this volume will help you discover ways to successfully develop your career by enjoying your business life and devoting yourself to it. They are all themes that Konosuke spoke about to the employees of Panasonic throughout his business career.
『商売心得帖』の英文版。商売は朝に発意、昼に実行、夕べに反省の繰り返し――。事業一筋半世紀、その豊富な体験と深い思索から説く商売のコツとは。ビジネスの基本と本質がつまった一冊。This long and best-selling book relates, in simple and direct terms, the essence of doing business that he acquired through the operation of his own business and through deep contemplation.
Practical management lessons from the founder of Panasonic
“This collection sets forth my management principles, or my management philosophy; that is, my basic thoughts on how to manage an enterprise based on 60 years of experience and lessons learned. The term “management philosophy” sounds perhaps a bit grandiose, as this work is neither the result of disciplined academic study nor a systematically developed treatise. Rather, it is a compilation of practical lessons which, in my experience, will surely create the foundations for success for any company that builds its management upon them.” (from the Preface)
“Advocating a New View of Humanity” by K. Matsushita, founder of Panasonic
He engaged in business for more than 80 years, since he was nine years old. He thought about man and society through his long business life and experience as well, seeking peace, happiness, and prosperity for the world.
This book was originally published in Japanese in 1972, and will give us hints and ideas to the question “What is man and how should he act in society?”. He said, “I have limited my discussion in this volume to what seems to me to be the most basic and important aspects of man. I sincerely hope that this book will make a small contribution to the realization of peace, happiness and prosperity.”
“経営の神様”と呼ばれた松下幸之助は、講演先や雑誌・テレビのインタビューで、数多くの質問を経営者やビジネスマンから受けている。本書は、その中から実践で役に立つと思われるやり取りを、「経営者」「経営理念」「人材」「組織」「先見性と決断」「経営危機」「商売」の項目に分類してQ&A方式に編集したケーススタディ集である。「人材育成のコツは?」「組織活性化のポイントは?」「不況克服の心得は?」など、時代を超えた課題について、松下幸之助がその質問に答えてくれる一冊。『松下幸之助の経営問答』の英文版。“K. Matsushita, Founder of Panasonic, Answers the Questions about Your Management” The founder of the Panasonic Group called “King of Management” received a large number of questions from audience at lecture meetings and in interviews with TV stations and magazine publishers.
Many of the anecdotes contained in this autobiography reflect the background of postwar Japan and its industrialization within the global economy. The fundamental spirit and ideals expressed are universal and should provide food for thought for readers of any background.
The Early Entrepreneurial Life of the Founder of Panasonic
In the late autumn of 1904, Japan was caught up in the Russo-Japanese War. All alone, a nine-year-old boy left his hometown for Osaka to begin an apprenticeship. His mother, in tears, watched him board the train at Kinokawa Station in Wakayama. Her lonely form as the train pulled out of the station was a scene that was to be deeply engraved in his mind forever. Struggling in the big city, he lived through his days with hope for the future. This was the start of the career of Konosuke Matsushita, who went on to live out a life filled with lofty aspirations.
現代のマネージャー全てが直面する経営における課題を解決するヒントとなるエッセンスを、松下幸之助の著作『商売心得帖』、『経営心得帖』、『決断の経営』、『経営のコツここなりと気づいた価値は百万両』から選びぬき、まとめた一冊。This work presents a selection of 71 essays culled from experiences described in four books Konosuke Matsushita published in Japanese. Encapsulating the essence of Japanese management and presenting the author’s business ethos and management ethic, Not for Bread Alone is the ideal reference for anyone running a business. It provides a balanced and thoughtful look at the ethical and business issues facing every manager today.