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We should all join to try to make more Japans in other parts of the world.

Akio Morita


Japanese corporations must re-evaluate their practice of paying small dividends to shareholders. Rather than building vast reserves of cash, Japanese companies should show a greater willingness to share the fruits of their profits with worldwide stockholders and employees.

Akio Morita


[On being told ‘I have been in business many years and have never been outmaneuvered. But today you outsmarted me.’] You see. I am a kind of Japanese Jew!

Akio Morita


A society which values MBA’s, lawyers, and financial wizards over engineers and product planners is moving in the wrong direction.

Akio Morita


When I find an employee who turns out to be wrong for the job, I feel it is my fault because I made the decision to hire him.

Akio Morita


There is no secret ingredient, no cabalistic formula that can explain the success of the most prosperous Japanese companies. No theory, no plan, no system of government can assure the success of an enterprise. Only people can do that. The most important task of a Japanese company leader – any company – is to establish sane relations with the personnel, to give them the feeling of belonging to a family in which each member, worker and executive, has a common interest in the future.

Akio Morita


When an engineer or researcher has a well-defined goal, he or she works to achieve it. But if the goal is uncertain, and if the company or organization places a large sum of money at his or her disposal and says, ‘Go on! Invent something!’ then there is no guarantee of success.

Akio Morita

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