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By Anonym 15 Sep

Akio Morita

We treat employees as a member of the family. If management take the risk of hiring them, we have to take the responsibility for them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Akio Morita

My solution to the problem of unleashing creativity is always to set up a target.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Akio Morita

More people are interested in trying to shuffle paper assets around than building lasting assets by producing real goods.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Akio Morita

The important thing in my view is not to pin the blame for a mistake on somebody, but rather to find out what caused the mistake.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Akio Morita

Our plan is to lead the public with new products rather than ask them what kind of products they want.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Akio Morita

The only sure thing is that in business there are no sure things.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Akio Morita

To gain profit is important, but you must invest to build up assets that you can cash in in the future.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

I established the rule that once we hire an employee, his school records are a matter of the past and are no longer used to evaluate his work or decide on his promotion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Akio Morita

Without an organisation that can work together, sometimes over a very long period, it's difficult to see new projects to fruition.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

If we do our best and make efforts, a peaceful and great future will become ours without fail. Whether we succeed or not depends on the strength of our resolve and the amount of our endeavor.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

In the United States businessmen often do not trust their colleagues. If you trust your colleague today, he may be your competitor tomorrow, because people frequently move from one company to another.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

An enemy of innovation could be your own sales force.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

A company will get nowhere if all of the thinking is left to management.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Akio Morita

You can be totally rational with a machine. But if you work with people, sometimes logic often has to take a backseat to understanding.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Akio Morita

While the United States has been busy creating lawyers, we have been busier creating engineers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

Americans make money by playing `money games,' namely mergers, acquisitions, by simply moving money back and forth ... instead of creating and producing goods with some actual value.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Akio Morita

The most important mission for a Japanese manager is to develop a healthy relationship with his employees, to create a familylike feeling within the corporation, a feeling that employees and managers share the same fate.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

If you don't want Japan to buy it, don't sell it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

But make sure you don't make the same mistake twice.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Akio Morita

Never break another man's rice bowl.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

I often say to my assistants, "Never trust anybody," but what I mean is that you should never trust someone else to do a job exactly the way you would want it done.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Akio Morita

My solution to the problem of unleashing creativity is always to set up a target. The best example of this was the Apollo project in the United States.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

Advertising and promotion alone will not sustain a bad product or a product that is not right for the times.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Akio Morita

We don't believe in market research for a new product unknown to the public. So we never do any.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

I believe one of the reasons we went through such a remarkable growth period was that we had this atmosphere of free discussion.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

I have always made it a point to know our employees, to visit every facility of our company, and to try to meet and know every single employee.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

I believe it is a big mistake to think that money is the only way to compensate a person for his work. People need money, but they also want to be happy in their work and proud of it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

In the long run, no matter how good or successful you are or how clever or crafty, your business and its future are in the hands of the people you hire.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

All you need is the best product in the world, the most efficient production in the world and global marketing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

If you go through life convinced that your way is always best, all the new ideas in the world will pass you by.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

Executives of the company must have the necessary qualities to direct the personnel by showing them the way to do things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

I knew we needed a weapon to break through to the US market, and it had to be something different, something that nobody else was making.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Akio Morita

(Japanese Government believes that if you have a big laboratory with all the latest equipment and good funding it will automatically lead to creativity. It doesn't work that way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Akio Morita

We all learn by imitating, as children, as students, as novices in the world of business. And then we grow up and learn to blend our innate abilities with the rules or principles we have learned.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

I consider it my job to nurture the creativity of the people I work with because at Sony we know that a terrific idea is more likely to happen in an open, free and trusting atmosphere than when everything is calculated, every action analysed and every responsibility assigned by an organisation chart.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Akio Morita

We want everybody to have the best facilities in which to work, but we do not believe in posh and impressive private offices.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Akio Morita

There are three creativities: creativity in technology, in product planning, and in marketing. To have any one of these without the others is self defeating in business.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

America looks 10 minutes ahead; Japan looks 10 years.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Akio Morita

I have always believed that a trademark is the life of an enterprise and that it must be protected boldly. A trademark and a company name are not just clever gimmicks-they carry responsibility and guarantee the quality of the product. If someone tries to get a free ride on the reputation and the ability of another who has worked to build up public trust, it is nothing short of thievery. We were not flattered by this theft of our name.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Akio Morita

The remarkable thing about management is that a manager can go on for years making mistakes that nobody is aware of, which means that management can be a kind of a con job.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Akio Morita

Management of an industrial company must be giving targets to the engineers constantly; that may be the most important job management has in dealing with its engineers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

Curiosity is the key to creativity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

From a management standpoint, it is very important to know how to unleash people's inborn creativity. My concept is that anybody has creative ability, but very few people know how to use it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Akio Morita

We want to keep the company healthy and its employees happy, and we want to keep them on the job and productive.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Akio Morita

Amenities are not of great concern to management in Japan.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Akio Morita

Japanese people tend to be much better adjusted to the notion of work, any kind of work, as honorable.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Akio Morita

The company must not throw money away on huge bonuses for executives or other frivolities but must share its fate with the workers.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Akio Morita

Of course we have to make a profit, but we have to make a profit over the long haul, not just the short term, and that means we must keep investing in research and development - it has run consistently about 6 percent of sales at Sony - and in service.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Akio Morita

My chief job is to constantly stir or rekindle the curiosity of people that gets driven out by bureaucracy and formal schooling systems.