Soichiro Honda

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Soichiro Honda 本田 宗一郎
BirthplaceHamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Founder of Honda

Honda, Soichiro,

1906–91, Japanese automobile executive. A mechanic and race car driver, he was a self-taught engineer. Honda founded a motorcycle company in the 1940s and began producing cars in the 1950s. His company's clean-burning CVCC engine created an automotive revolution, and its cars won a large share of the U.S. market.
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If Soichiro Honda had given up at this point, he would have been forgiven by the world but his vision would also have become history.
Former Top Gear host May said: "This is a great history story of how Soichiro Honda built a fantastic company and it takes the visitor along a fascinating journey.
Soichiro Honda, an eccentric engineer who valued creativity and individualism above dull, corporate decision-making, built a company that has proved as durable as its vehicles, never having posted a loss in its history.
Honda's founder Soichiro Honda realized many dreams with launch of Honda's 1 st mass motorcycle - Dream D in 1949.
Esta es una de las diferencias entre la filosofia gerencial japonesa respecto a la norteamericana que llevo a Soichiro Honda, fundador de la compania con su nombre, a quien no se puede acusar de academico (como a Zaleznik) o de romantico (como a Deming), afirmar: "La administracion japonesa y la estadounidense son parecidas en un 95%, pero difieren en todos los aspectos importantes".
Now, analysts and industry executives wonder whether Honda can rekindle the underdog ambition of founder Soichiro Honda.
Without racing, there is no Honda," said company founder Soichiro Honda decades ago.
If you think you belong to the group of people who believe in the notion that "believing is seeing" then you are in the same category with the likes of Marconi, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Steven Spielberg, John Travolta, Oprah Winfrey, Roger Bannister, Mohamed Ali, Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Ghandi, The Dalai Lama, Soichiro Honda, Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Louis Pasteur and more.
Using examples such as Soichiro Honda (founder of the Japanese automobile company) and Henry Kissinger, Pfeffer claims that following the "straight and narrow" does not always pay off.
He also appreciated the deep-rooted relations between Honda and AHCL, established by Soichiro Honda and Sheikh Abdullah Hashim more than 55 years ago.
He said the automaker must pride itself on its "human" qualities, exemplified in founder Soichiro Honda, who was well-known for his exuberant love of cars and boyish bubbly personality.