In Asia, business cards is like American Express: you never leave home without it. Learn why business cards are essential when doing business in Asia, and a rule of thumb to calculate the number of cards you’ll need on your trip. First in a series on business cards, and in doing business in Asia. By Karn G. Bulsuk
While the 5S's are a great idea to implement Toyota Production System concepts and kaizen, doing it wrong will waste time and destroy credibility. Here's a case study on where it went wrong, and what they did to fix it. By Karn G. Bulsuk
Boss of Japanese game company Square Enix professes to not have known that their products were of interest outside of Japan. Do leaders do enough to see and cultivate the international appeal of their products? By Karn G. Bulsuk
Genchi Genbutsu (現地現物) is another pillar of the Toyota Way. Translated roughly into "go see for yourself", its a methodology which helps people to truly understand a situation, find the root causes and fix it appropriately.
Here we look at a case study in how genchi genbutsu helped Toyota Tsusho win a major government contract in Malaysia supplying noise absorbing walls for highways.