Empower and Revitalize Japan for Next Generation
Enjoy our initiatives and ideas that embody SOPHOLA's Vision, Mission and Values.
We will update our employees' daily lives and thoughts so that you can understand the SOPHOLA culture.
Confessions of Successful People
Since I wrote about my part-time job at McDonald’s last time, this time I’d like to write about another topic that I wasn’t sure whether to write about last time.
This book, “Confessions of Successful People” by Masanori Kanda, was recommended to me when I was talking with the owner of the osteopathic clinic I go to about various issues related to management. The book is based on Mr. Kanda’s own experiences as well as conversations with many entrepreneurs and business owners, and describes in a well-written story elaborating the various traps and solutions that business owners tend to fall into during their first five years of business. I’ve read a lot of books about the success stories of famous entrepreneurs and business owners, but this book focuses on the darkness behind them, and it’s very easy to understand and learn from!
“Sales are going up, but the atmosphere in the company seems to be getting worse.”
“We are becoming financially rich, but couples are fighting and having affairs.”
“The key people in our business keep leaving.”
The main character is troubled by such typical events, and the main character who is troubled and the mentor who leads him to the solution successfully unravel the cause of the event and take action to solve it. I highly recommend this book not only to new entrepreneurs and CEOs like me, but also to executives and managers who support such people! I’m sure that after reading this book, you will be able to input a set of the issues and solutions that you tend to fall into during the first five years of your business.
Masaki “Mark” Iino
Founder & CEO