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The Path

Sold more than 5 million copies over the past 50 years in Japan alone, this long-standing book gives readers enduring insights by K. Matsushita into how to live a meaningful life as a human being. Translated into various languages already, he wished it to be sold more than 100 million copies all over the world. His time-tested thinking will surely be a useful guideline when making decisions in the course of your life. 
 

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The Path

Sold more than 5 million copies over the past 50 years in Japan alone, this long-standing book gives readers enduring insights by K. Matsushita into how to live a meaningful life as a human being. Translated into various languages already, he wished it to be sold more than 100 million copies all over the world. His time-tested thinking will surely be a useful guideline when making decisions in the course of your life. 
 

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松下幸之助的创业传奇
迈向成功的壮志历程

阅读松下幸之助的创业人生,探索他的壮志历程。松下幸之助二十三岁时创业,白手兴家领导松下电器发展成全球性企业集团。他把毕生热情投注于经营管理中,构想出至今仍支撑着松下经营的基本理念。本书记录了他一生走过的路,同时辑录了影响松下幸之助人生的五十个关键词,以及陪伴他走过半个世纪的家人、职工等的访问。日本贩卖限定的中文简体字版。


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Practical Management Philosophy
Practical Management Lessons from the Founder of Panasonic

“This collection sets forth my management principles, or my management philosophy; that is, my basic thoughts on how to manage an enterprise based on 60 years of experience and lessons learned. The term “management philosophy” sounds perhaps a bit grandiose, as this work is neither the result of disciplined academic study nor a systematically developed treatise. Rather, it is a compilation of practical lessons which, in my experience, will surely create the foundations for success for any company that builds its management upon them.” (from the Preface)

 

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My Way of Life and Thinking
The Early Entrepreneurial Life of the Founder of Panasonic

In the late autumn of 1904, Japan was caught up in the Russo-Japanese War. All alone, a nine-year-old boy left his hometown for Osaka to begin an apprenticeship. His mother, in tears, watched him board the train at Kinokawa Station in Wakayama. Her lonely figure as the train pulled out of the station was a scene that was to be deeply engraved in his mind forever. His first days on his own began. Struggling in the big city, he lived through his days with hope for the future.

 

This was the start of the career of Konosuke Matsushita, who went on to live out a life filled with lofty aspirations.

 

In 1918, 23-year-old Matsushita 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.

 

My Way of Life and Thinking is the self-told story of one of the most outstanding entrepreneurs of the 20th century. No ordinary autobiography, this inspirational volume provides insight into Matsushita’s approach to life and philosophy of management and is a testimony to his lifelong pursuit of entrepreneurship, leadership and an idealistic vision that began at an early age. The implications of his story are powerfully relevant today to people seeking to question what it is to live a meaningful life.

 

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The Heart of Management

How did Konosuke Matsushita concretely deal with the full range of functional areas and concepts of corporate management, including basic management principles, organization, product development, production, sales, accounting, and personnel? This volume attempts to answer those questions by presenting a compendium of good management. It is a carefully considered selection of Matsushita’s thought on these issues, designed to provide a reliable compass for negotiating the route to management success even in the most difficult of business.

 

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Not for Bread Alone

This work presents a selection of 71 essays culled from experiences described in four books Konosuke Matsushita published in Japanese. Encapsulating the essence of Japanese management and presenting the author’s business ethos and management ethic, Not for Bread Alone is the ideal reference for anyone running a business. It provides a balanced and thoughtful look at the ethical and business issues facing every manager today. 


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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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