As an entrepreneur, manager, and problem solver, Tomio Taki has shared his advice with businesspeople ranging from managers of mom-and-pops to high-powered executives from across the globe. Zennovation showcases his breadth of life experience and illustrates how you can mesh the principles of Eastern and Western business practices as a powerful source for success.
Zennovation imparts insights won through a lifetime of growth as a leader. Taki's business and related successes are striking, having helped companies rise from the ashes of potential bankruptcy to streamlining and growing corporate giants. Learn the benefits of asking the simple questions, the importance of establishing one's credibility, and the wisdom of going against the grain. Discover the keys to getting others to see things your way, through a mixture of reason and hard negotiating tactics.
While language barriers will always exist, Taki's personal experiences illustrate how cultural differences affect communication among businesspersons most acutely. Yet, certain fundamental aspects of business and life are universal and cross latitudinal and longitudinal lines. When businesspeople seek to understand the cultures of their counterparts, they will discover lasting success with their global business relationships.
The breadth of Tomio Taki's understandings and exposure to a dazzling panoply of cultures and industries has produced a treasure trove of life lessons that anyone can apply to their own journey as an entrepreneur, manager, or simply an individual.
"This is a great book by an enterprising Japanese entrepreneur, Tomio Taki. It is written in such a way as to give the reader insight into the Japanese culture as well as experience the tough decisions that people go through starting a business, no matter what part of the world you're in. This book can apply to anyone in any country—its message will clearly translate to readers in any language."
—Karl Eller, Chairman and CEO, The Eller Company
"As the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Philadelphia University, with confidence I can say that reading this book underscores everything I believe about business and education."
—Bill Whitmore, Chairman, President, and CEO, AlliedBarton Security Services
"He is the exact opposite of a typical business man. He is the most trusting, and the most trustworthy, person I know. He was my teacher."
—The late Ricky Sasaki, President and CEO, Link Theory Holdings Co.
"He is a great follower, a team player, which enables him to be a great leader."
—Marin Alsop, Music Director, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
"He is a symbol, an example of how best to combine disparate cultures into one personality. I always learn from him."
—The late General Meir Amit, former head of Mossad and former chairman of Israel's Center for Special Studies