The Million-Dollar Knack for Successful Management

Born in a small farming village in rural Wakayama, Konosuke Matsushita was forced to leave school at the age of 9 for an apprenticeship in Osaka because of his family’s poverty. At 23, he set up his own business and began working on his own inventions. Relentlessly pursuing innovation in products and management, that tiny workshop grew into the global corporation we know today as Panasonic.


Known as the “God of Management” in Japan, Matsushita's business books  have sold more than 18 million copies in Japanalone.


The Million-Dollar Knack for Successful Management summarizes Matsushita’s timeless essentials of business management gleaned from more than 60 years of business experience. As you will learn from Matsushita, “Grasping the knack of management is worth a million dollars.”


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128 pages


Sample Pages




Part One

1. When It Rains, Open an Umbrella ·

2. To Motivate People, Set an Example

3. Manipulation Will Not Develop People

4. Raise Your Banner High ·

5. Second-Generation Presidents Need Fire in the Belly

6. Losing Money Has No Placein Business

7. Good Times Good, Bad Times Even Better

8. Small- and Medium-Size Businesses Get the Most from Their Employees·

9. Delegate Responsibility with a Watchful Eye

10. Fast-Track Employees Need Support

11. Intuition Makes Sense

12. Meetings Are Usually Inefficient

13. First Adopters Contribute to Progress

14. Good Purchasing Managers Earn Trust by Demanding Lower Prices

15. The President Is Not a Strategist

16. Is Your Management Skill Keeping Pace with Your Business?

17. Business Shapes the Times

18. Give Yourself Leeway

19. A Society Where Ethical Managers Thrive ·

20. The Wisdom of the Many

Comes to Those Who Wish for It

21. When Things Go Badly, The Problem Is You

22. A Manager Inspires Employees to Dream

23. The Million-Dollar Knack for Successful Management

Part Two

24. Final Responsibility Rests with the President

25. Even the Most Ordinary Day Holds Valuable Experience

26. Managers Are Not Magicians

27. Employees Take Their Cue from Management ·

28. Stand Fast and Solutions Will Come

29. In an Emergency, Can You Borrow from Your Employees?

30. Are You Ready to Die for Your Subordinates?

31. Encourage Yourself

32. Worries Are a Source of Resolve

33. Management and Politics

34. There Are No Dead Ends in Business

35. You Are the Hero of a Real-Life Drama

36. Health and Lifespan Are Different for Everyone ·

37. Youth Is Youngness at Heart

Afterword ·