The Japanese Samurai Code: Classic Strategies for Success

The Japanese Samurai Code: Classic Strategies for Success

by Boye Lafayette De Mente
     
 

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This fascinating Japanese culture and business guide explains how bushido samurai culture has influenced modern Japanese behavior and business practices.

Bushido, the ethical system of Japan's famous samurai class, which ruled the country from 1192 until 1868, eventually came to encompass every aspect of the lives of the people—their

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This fascinating Japanese culture and business guide explains how bushido samurai culture has influenced modern Japanese behavior and business practices.

Bushido, the ethical system of Japan's famous samurai class, which ruled the country from 1192 until 1868, eventually came to encompass every aspect of the lives of the people—their philosophical and spiritual beliefs, their etiquette, their family life, their dress, their work, their aesthetic sense, even their recreation.

In The Japanese Samurai Code, Japanologist Boye Lafayette De Mente attempts to identify the positive factors in Bushido that were primarily responsible for the astounding economic success of the Japanese, and still today play a vital role in their economic prowess. Perfect for those interested in doing business in, or with, Japan, or just trying to improve their own personal skills and performance, this book is a success manual for people in any endeavor.

Chapters include:

  • The Power of the Samurai Culture—Kyoui no Bushi Bunka
  • The Spirit that Motivates the Japanese—Nihonjin no Seishin
  • Taking the Best & Leaving the Rest—Shusha Sentaku no "Myou"
  • The Power of Dignity—Hinkaku no Chikara
  • The Samurai Work Ethic—Bushi no Roudoh Rinri
  • Knowing Without Being Told—Anmoku no Ryokai
  • Adjusting to Change—Henka ni Taiou
  • The Discriminating Mind—Urusai no Hitotachi
  • and more!

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A must-read for anyone who wants to tap into the teachings of the samurai. Boye Lafayette De Mente identifies the warrior traits that helped transform Japan, then explains how you can apply them in today's society."—Black Belt

"This book should become must reading for executives, managers and investors doing business with and in Japan."—Donald Westmore, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804836524
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Boye Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, and Korea since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, trade journalist, editor, and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (now Thunderbird: The School of Global Management). His 70-plus books include Japan's Cultural Code Words, Business Guide to Japan, and Japan Unmasked.

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