In 1946, amid the rubble of defeated Japan, a small group of college friends decided to go into business for themselves. Because of their engineering background and interest in high technology, their first product was a tape recorder. One of those young men was Akio Morita, who is now the chairman of the multinational Sony Corporation.
The son of a wealthy family of sake brewers, Morita had grown up in a relatively Westernized home, where early phonographs and Western music and recordings were appreciated. His interest in the techniques and problems of quality sound recording developed early and led to his pursuit of a physics degree at Osaka University. As eldest son, he had also been introduced to the world of his father’s business.
In the first half of the book, elements of autobiography and company history are intermingled. Technological changes and innumerable trips abroad to further the business (Sony was the first Japanese firm to license the transistor patents from Western Electric) receive equal time with anecdotes of family and friends.
The second half of the book consists of informal essays on topics such as personnel management; the differing corporate styles of East and West; the importance of competition; and Japan’s role in world trade. Export of American jobs overseas and the decline of the United States’ industrial base receive extensive attention, although Morita’s comments on the cause and cure are by no means original. Despite the difficulties which he foresees, Morita remains eternally optimistic about the future.
For the lack of a better word, any atheist can read this book by pretending it to think of this book on “anthropology” but not religion.
Although, reading a text book on Bodhisattva in Pali would take more than half a month even if you are a stoical reader like me(WPM 5-6 hundred above), so then I opted for a book written by a white author-David Smith-A regular adherent of zen-Buddhist culture.
Dharma Mind~Book deals with hedonistic approach of metaphysics and curiosity of human mind for the self awareness and realize from ego and self. It refers us as a warm-blooded, sensitive mammals who have predominant nature to lead the experiences of life. Also, the basics of the buddhism and zenism are clearly mentioned in support to make a person’s mind healthy in ethical context.
The Nobel Truths and the three jewels are described in a lofty way which circulates around the teachings of buddism. Myriad levels of practice on meditation, totality and equanimity are explained with relating instances gives the reader a better perception of living a life in the healthy way.
For a Beginner in this domain, I advice to not lose your common-sense whilst reading a book that is beyond your reach at once.
If You know this, You know Everything.
Now, see the things and the mirror at First, After watching the video.