Akio Morita Quotes

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  • I often say to my assistants, "Never trust anybody," but what I mean is that you should never trust someone else to do a job exactly the way you would want it done.

    Jobs   Mean   Want  
    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 175), 1986.
  • More people are interested in trying to shuffle paper assets around than building lasting assets by producing real goods.

    Real   People   Trying  
    "The Book of Management Wisdom: Classic Writings by Legendary Managers" edited by Peter Krass, (p. 235), 2000.
  • While the United States has been busy creating lawyers, we have been busier creating engineers.

    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 173), 1986.
  • 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.

    "The future of labor-management cooperative programs" by John Raymond Phillips, (p. 149), 1986.
  • 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.

  • If you don't want Japan to buy it, don't sell it.

    Japan   Want   Ifs  
  • Our plan is to lead the public with new products rather than ask them what kind of products they want.

    Want   Kind   Plans  
  • I established the rule that once we hire an employee, his school records are a matter of the past and are no longer used to evaluate his work or decide on his promotion.

    School   Past   Records  
    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 145), 1986.
  • The only sure thing is that in business there are no sure things.

  • (Japanese Government believes that if you have a big laboratory with all the latest equipment and good funding it will automatically lead to creativity. It doesn't work that way.

    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 166), 1986.
  • Of course we have to make a profit, but we have to make a profit over the long haul, not just the short term, and that means we must keep investing in research and development - it has run consistently about 6 percent of sales at Sony - and in service.

    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 156), 1986.
  • The remarkable thing about management is that a manager can go on for years making mistakes that nobody is aware of, which means that management can be a kind of a con job.

    Jobs   Mistake   Mean  
    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 154), 1986.
  • Executives of the company must have the necessary qualities to direct the personnel by showing them the way to do things.

    "The millionaire's book of quotations" by Mark Fisher, (p. 80), 1991.
  • Curiosity is the key to creativity.

  • 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.

    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 186), 1986.
  • I believe people work for satisfaction.

    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 186), 1986.
  • 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.

    Trying   Made   Employee  
    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 148), 1986.
  • I knew we needed a weapon to break through to the US market, and it had to be something different, something that nobody else was making.

  • We want everybody to have the best facilities in which to work, but we do not believe in posh and impressive private offices.

    Believe   Office   Want  
    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 182), 1986.
  • To gain profit is important, but you must invest to build up assets that you can cash in in the future.

    Important   Cash   Gains  
    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 157), 1986.
  • Once you have a staff of prepared, intelligent, and energetic people, the next step is to motivate them to be creative.

    "The future of labor-management cooperative programs" by John Raymond Phillips, (p. 160), 1986.
  • Advertising and promotion alone will not sustain a bad product or a product that is not right for the times.

    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 158), 1986.
  • Management of an industrial company must be giving targets to the engineers constantly; that may be the most important job management has in dealing with its engineers.

    Jobs   Giving   Important  
    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 168), 1986.
  • My chief job is to constantly stir or rekindle the curiosity of people that gets driven out by bureaucracy and formal schooling systems.

    Education   Jobs   People  
  • You can be totally rational with a machine. But if you work with people, sometimes logic often has to take a backseat to understanding.

    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 202), 1986.
  • In the United States businessmen often do not trust their colleagues. If you trust your colleague today, he may be your competitor tomorrow, because people frequently move from one company to another.

    Moving   People   May  
    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 175), 1986.
  • 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?

  • 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.

    Country   Impact   Ideas  
    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 165), 1986.
  • My solution to the problem of unleashing creativity is always to set up a target. The best example of this was the Apollo project in the United States.

    "Made in Japan : Akio Morita and Sony" by Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura, (p. 164), 1986.
  • Japanese people tend to be much better adjusted to the notion of work, any kind of work, as honorable.

    Work   People   Kind  
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