Friday, August 23, 2013

Cry Baby Kazuo Inamori story 1

Kazuo Inamori is a founder of KYOCERA Corporation, which has more than 200 subsidiaries in its group.  The KYOCERA group employes more than 70,000 people all over the world.

Inamori was born on January 21, 1935 in Kagoshima city.  Kagoshima is located in Kyushu island.  He was born as the second son among seven brothers and sisters. Around the time Inamori was born, Kesaichi, his father,  started his own small printing shop.  Kesaich was a quiet and honest worker, whose motivation was to do just good jobs.  He was not interested in earning more than he needs to barely support his family.  Inamori's mother, Kimi, on the other hand, was very energetic and cheerful person.  Kimi was the one who managed everything in the house and housewives in the neighborhood who helped the print shop.

Kazuo Inamori says he inherited his fathers prudent personality.  During the WW Ⅱ, Kesaich lost his print shop after many bombing which attacked Kagoshima city.  Although Kimi wanted Kesaich to restart his print shop, he was reluctant to spend money to invest on new machinery.   Kazuo Inamori says he is also prudent just like his father.  His management style without bank borrowing shows that he took after his father.

At the same time, Kazuo Inamori, says he took after his mother's optimistic personality.  He never gives up under any circumstances, and stays always cheerful even in time of trouble.

It is hard to imagine from his present success, but Kasuo Inamori says he was a cry baby when he was a boy.  He followed everywhere his mother went tugging on to her Kimono sleeves.  When she was busy doing her chores and leaving him alone, he just cried. He cried and cried, Kazuo Inamori says.  His mother used to complained to others that once Kazuo started crying, crying lasted three hours, Kazuo says.

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