The Flower Of The Delicious Chestnut

Entrepreneurs are rightly valued as people who take great risks and inspire others to follow in their footsteps but, as the legendary former CEO of Toshiba Semiconductor, Tsuyoshi Kawanishi points out in his book Chip Management, many others are also responsible for a company’s success.


“Society is not only made up of successful entrepreneurs”, writes Kawanishi, “behind every success story is the quiet effort of many people who go unrecognised. They are like the flower in Basho’s haiku: ‘Little known is the flower of the delicious chestnut’.”


“In the Japanese business world”, continues Kawanishi, “the entrepreneurs who lead the business and the many employees who support the business should both be equally praised.”




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