Matsushita Konosuke (1894-1989)  His Life & His Legacy


A Collection of Essays in Honor of the Centenary of His Birth

The founder of the Panasonic Group and PHP Institute passed away on April 27, 1989. He gave himself body and soul to managing the companies from the time he started his own business at the age of 23. He had left school to make his living in the world when he was only 9 years old, and it was in 1973, exactly 70 years later, that he resigned as chairman to become executive adviser. However, even after retiring from the day-to-day management responsibilities of the group, he continued to work with undiminished enthusiasm to support the development of his companies in his capacity as founder. Since the year of 1994 marked the centenary of Konosuke Matsushita’s birth, it is a fitting time to look back on the man and his legacy.



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Contents

 

MILESTONES

 The Life of a Twentieth-century Industrialist

 KEY TO SUCCESS

 The Matsushita Perspective on Business and Life

 A Half-century with My Father-in-law

 

LESSONS LEARNED FROM MATSUSHITA KONOSUKE

 Don’t Pull Your Punches

 Keep on Your Toes

 Be Steadfast in Your Principles

 The Man Who Couldn’t Dissemble

 The Entrepreneur Who Sold “Happiness”

 The Charisma of Commitment

 Matsushita Konosuke Is Not a “God!”

 Prosperity Begins on the Shop Floor

 

MOMENTS OF MATSUSHITA MAGIC

 Great Patience!

 A Life-An Inspiration

 Matsushita’s Legacy

 The Secret Strength in Weakness