Rediscovering Japanese Business Leadership: 15 Japanese Managers and the Companies They're Leading

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Title: Rediscovering Japanese Business Leadership: 15 Japanese Managers and the Companies They're Leading to New Growth
Author: Yozo Hasegawa
Translated by: Anthony Kimm
Pages: 256; Paperback
Publish date: February 04, 2010
Price: US$24.95
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Japanese companies have proved to be remarkably resilient – they have weathered the Asian financial crisis of 1997, the post-bubble malaise that lasted throughout the 1990s and now, the current global financial maelstrom. Business strategists today are looking to Japan to discover new means of succeeding in global markets and riding out the rough times.

Get behind the experiences and philosophies of 15 Japanese managers who are steering their companies to new growth and global leadership in the 21st century with the newly published book, Rediscovering Japanese Business Leadership: 15 Japanese Managers and the Companies They’re Leading to New Growth (ISBN: 978-0-470-82495-5; John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd).

Written by leading journalist and academic, Yozo Hasegawa, this is a timely collection of profiles of the country’s most innovative CEOs, who are not only driving growth and reshaping their respective industries in the 21st century but are demonstrating a knack for consistently meeting the various challenges of today’s rapidly changing world. It includes such luminaries as Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata, Canon Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai, and Shisedo President and CEO Shinzo Maeda. Together, they represent the core of a growing breed of savvy business leaders who are well-rooted in classical Japanese business values yet also subscribe to and are well-versed in global business realities.

Author Yozo Hasegawa masterfully uncovers the leadership skills, philosophies and key strategies that these 15 leaders possess and distills them into principles that apply to every company and every manager. He also discusses what makes them captains of industry and their companies well-equipped for growth and success through the next century and beyond.

Rediscovering Japanese Business Leadership provides a window into some of the best business minds behind Japan’s most successful global brands, and gives penetrating insight into what makes them tick and what we can learn from them. As other Asian companies seek to expand their global market, this book is a must-read for its valuable lessons from Asia’s first global success story.

About the Author:
Yozo Hasegawa was born in Tokyo in 1943. After graduating from Keio University's Faculty of Economics in 1967, he joined Nikkei Inc. as a journalist in the business and foreign-news departments and was posted as a foreign correspondent and bureau chief in Warsaw and Vienna between 1982 and 1985. He returned to Japan as senior staff writer until his retirement in 2007. Hasegawa is now a full-time professor at Teikyo University and adjunct professor at Gakushuin University in Tokyo, while also serving as a regular commentator in radio and television. He regularly interviews top business leaders as host of a weekly television show, “Top Leadership, Up Front.” His books include: Clean Car Wars: How Honda and Toyota are Winning the Battle of the Eco-Friendly Autos; Lexus: A Challenge of Toyota; Would You Like to Work for Carlos Ghosn?; Passing on the Honda DNA; Carlos Ghosn’s 5 Revolutions; and Jack Welch & Japan's Recovery.

Tony Kimm is a freelance translator, writer and movie subtitler who makes his home in Tokyo, Japan. He has worked for a major Japanese publishing company and has translated articles and publications for the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, the Asahi Shimbun and various Japanese government agencies. Tony, a Minneapolis native, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.

About Wiley:
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