Category Archives: Business

Big Kids Small Kids

April 13, 2016

  I volunteer at my children’s elementary school. It is fun to deal with kids. And I learn a lot about leadership.         When you study business, you learn ‘3 NO’s’ of people.   NO listening, NO trusting and NO moving. People don’t listen to you. Even though they listen to you, they don’t…Read more >

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Rejection Is Painful

January 24, 2016

  Rejection – I don’t think most people enjoy it. It is not a great feeling to be turned down or ignored when you speak up. The experiment described in this article  shows how a small rejection can upset you and even leave a great scar onto your mentality.     It is true that most of us,…Read more >

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Creative Way to See The World

January 6, 2016

  When I came downstairs to have a cup of coffee this morning, I found this on the kitchen table.         Yes, a water bottle. Nothing special. Just an ordinary, commercial bottled water you can buy at a grocery store. What was new was how it was placed. Kids… I don’t know…Read more >

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The Third Choice

December 3, 2015

  One night I was about to tack my 8-year-old in. We usually have a small talk about how the day went, what he thought about the movie he watched, etc. before we say good-night. In the conversation, I asked him what he wanted for lunch the next day. “Do you want chicken or fish?”…Read more >

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A Creative Person

October 16, 2015

  Christmas is coming. My son has been already excited, talking about what he will ask for Santa. He is also hoping to get some of new Lego sets from his parents, too! He loves Lego. So do I. As the general rule I am not encouraging kids to expect new toy one after another. I am not…Read more >

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Sushi Making Workshop 2015

October 8, 2015

  A girl with the passion for Japanese food made this Sushi workshop. As I mentioned in my former blog, I believe in the chance to meet the right one in the right timing. She was the one who made the commitment for this workshop first. And she was the one who gave me the great inspiration.  …Read more >

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Spirit and Techniques

July 13, 2015

  ‘The knife made with craftsman’s spirit and techniques’ – a typical catch copy in Japan. I grew up with such things and didn’t pay much of attention. But recently I realized that is it. When the spirit and techniques come together, the magic happens. You must have both to realize the high performance.   Spirit is…Read more >

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A Successful Person

June 26, 2015

  A successful person doesn’t have a perfect life. He has all sorts of difficulties and challenges consistently just like anyone else. The crucial difference between a successful person, or happy person, and everyone else is how to see it.   A successful person sees a problem, and then she thinks how to solve it. A non successful person sees…Read more >

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Have Real Things Around #3 – Information

June 16, 2015

  I learned that successful people keep in mind that 99% of the information is false; a lie or someone’s imagination.   99%. Almost all what you hear and see from TV, books, internet, SNS, friends, family, coworkers, doctors, teachers, etc. is not ‘entirely’ true. Most cases it is not an intentional lie. Nevertheless, people speak…Read more >

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Big Picture First

May 14, 2015

  I am volunteering at a local certified organic farm once a week. Yesterday I was working with a young man who was visiting there for a while. He is studying ornamental horticulture at school and quite knowledgeable. In the conversation he asked me an interesting question; what is the most interesting thing I have…Read more >

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Rapport and a Baby

April 1, 2015

  I learned building rapport is one of the most fundamental business techniques. Once you achieve the bond between you and your potential customer, likely he gets more open to your ideas, which naturally increases your sales. Or it becomes easier to build a smooth, supportive relationship with your business partner, supplier or employee.  …Read more >

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Business From Now On #2

January 22, 2015

  Web marketing is very popular these days. Its tools make it possible to target your most potential customers efficiently. I bet you have typed your e-mail address in a box on a website to reach farther information and/or free material at least once or twice. Then here you go, you started getting all sorts…Read more >

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