Kyocera Corporation and Productivity Press today announced the first printing of Amoeba Management by Kazuo Inamori, a new guide to stronger business leadership practices now available in select retail stores and online.
Amoeba Management: The Dynamic Management System for Rapid Market Response focuses on Inamori’s business philosophy and the unique leadership system he developed over decades, both as an entrepreneurial founder of high-tech companies and in guiding numerous other multinational, multi-billion dollar enterprises.
Inamori, creator of the Amoeba Management System, is widely regarded as Japan’s most respected living business leader. He advocates a business philosophy based on “doing the right thing as a human being” and involving all employees in management. Simple, precise micro-divisional accounting systems distribute management responsibility into small, self-supporting units called amoebas, which can help organizations achieve a high degree of flexibility to accommodate ever-changing markets. All amoeba members are encouraged to focus their creativity on accomplishing common goals. As amoebas develop creative ways to improve their own profit margins, productivity and cost structure, the enterprise as a whole becomes more profitable – while promoting leadership development at all levels.
Dr. Inamori is founder of Kyocera Corporation, his first company that is now a $14.5 billion supplier of telecommunications equipment, printers, copiers, solar power generating systems, ceramic components and semiconductor parts. He also founded DDI Corporation (now KDDI Corporation), a $43 billion telecommunications provider ranked number two in Japan. He is director and chairman emeritus of the recently re-listed Japan Airlines, joining the bankrupt airline in February 2010 at the request of the Japanese government and revamping the business to profitability in less than two years. He is also the creator of the Kyoto Prize, an international award for lifetime achievement that was created out of his belief that a human being has no higher calling than to strive for the greater good of society.