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[Vol.1-1] Kazuo Inamori

Mr. Kazuo Inamori (Born in 1932) is one of the famous entrepreneur in Japan.

When he was 27 years old, he became president of “Kyosera“.
Kyosera” is the big company which include 230 group company now.
About 70,000 people work for this company.

He established KDDI which is one of the Japanese three major mobile companies in 1984.

It is said that people who work for his company is very happy by his business method.
And his company have continued to run in the black since inauguration.

In 2010, One of the Japanese two major airline company “JAL” was bankrupted.
JAL has filed for civil rehabilitation proceedings.
All JAL staff was disappointed.
Then Japanese nation requested Mr. Inamori to be the president of JAL.

Mr. Inamori told at some interview.
He had continued to refuse the request of Japanese nation before the failure of  JAL.
Because he is old age and he don’t have any experience of airline industry.
But he decided to accept the request finally.
If the failure of JAL will be completed,  Japanese economy will hit hard.
The sales amount of JAL is  2trillion yen and 50,000 people worked for JAL.
Many subcontractor may be also bankrupted.
The restructuring of 15,000 people was already decided in those days.
But there were about 35,000 employees.
He thought that it was important to keep their employment.
The last reason was for their customer.
There are just two major airline company in Japan.
If there is only one airline company, healthy competition environment and their service was decline and the price become expensive.
So he decided to become president of JAL.

Besides, he work without payment.

Do you doubt your ear?
Yes! he did his hard work without payment!!

By his operational reform, JAL’s company profits was 200billion yen in 2012.
JAL revived in only two years!!

He is really splended person.

Now many Japanese entrepreneur study his business method, and Mr. Inamori have accepted the demand willingly.

Now he work hard to educate young company president.

His business method is called “Amoeba Management”.

There are his book of the English translation.
Please use it as a reference.