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.
If you go through life convinced that your way is always best, all the new ideas in the world will pass you by.
Curiosity is the key to creativity.
I believe one of the reasons we went through such a remarkable growth period was that we had this atmosphere of free discussion.
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.
You can be totally rational with a machine. But if you work with people, sometimes logic often has to take a backseat to understanding.
A company will get nowhere if all of the thinking is left to management.
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.
Once you have a staff of prepared, intelligent, and energetic people, the next step is to motivate them to be creative.
Never break another man's rice bowl.
America looks 10 minutes ahead; Japan looks 10 years.
My chief job is to constantly stir or rekindle the curiosity of people that gets driven out by bureaucracy and formal schooling systems.
But make sure you don't make the same mistake twice.
If we face recession, we should not lay off employees; the company should sacrifice a profit. It's management's risk and management's responsibility. Employees are not guilty; why should they suffer?
Carefully watch how people live, get an intuitive sense as to what they might want and then go with it. Don’t do market research.
The public does not know what is possible. We do.
To gain profit is important, but you must invest to build up assets that you can cash in in the future.
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.
The "patron saint" of Japanese quality control, ironically, is an American named W. Edwards Deming, who was virtually unknown in his own country until his ideas of quality control began to make such a big impact on Japanese companies.
Advertising and promotion alone will not sustain a bad product or a product that is not right for the times.
We will try to create conditions where persons could come together in a spirit of teamwork, and exercise to their heart's desire their technological capacity.
Our plan is to lead the public with new products rather than ask them what kind of products they want.
All you need is the best product in the world, the most efficient production in the world and global marketing.
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.
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.
Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Every day we present the best quotes! Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends