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Superb Service

Superb Service:  Inside a Store Manager’s Notebook

In a small town somewhere in rural Japan, there is a cell phone store manager who reveals everything he learned about what it means to work and how to find happiness. With 10 years of experience under his belt, Superb Service is a thought-provoking title perfect for all who work.

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Sustainable Capitalism

Sustainable Capitalism

There is still hope for capitalism.

It is time to say goodbye to our current brand of capitalism where the pursuit of more and more efficient ways to boost profit is unrelenting.  Failing to do so, Arai argues, will reliably lead us to another collapse similar to that of the Lehman Brothers.

An expert investor himself, Arai believes that changing our relationship with money is the key.  This will require us to cast aside our current system of parasitic capitalism and cultivate an approach that is not only profitable, but beneficial to employees, customers, and the region as well.

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Sustainable Capitalism

Sustainable Capitalism

There is still hope for capitalism.

It is time to say goodbye to our current brand of capitalism where the pursuit of more and more efficient ways to boost profit is unrelenting.  Failing to do so, Arai argues, will reliably lead us to another collapse similar to that of the Lehman Brothers.

An expert investor himself, Arai believes that changing our relationship with money is the key.  This will require us to cast aside our current system of parasitic capitalism and cultivate an approach that is not only profitable, but beneficial to employees, customers, and the region as well.

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Systematic Work

Systematic Work

Minimize mistakes and boost productivity with systemization.

We can reduce the mistakes and overtime work by using systems in the workplace.  No matter the industry, the techniques in this book will help you take your organizations efficiency to the next level.  Prove to yourself the difference that systems can make in your work and in your life.

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Take a Risk!

Take a Chance!

The U25 Survival Manual Series was created in order to help readers 25 and under make it through these difficult times. 

After working at one of Japan’s most elite media-related corporations for six years following her graduation from college, author Mifuyu Ando suddenly decides to quit.

With no real experience, accomplishments, or titles under her belt, Ando finds herself at a crossroads in life. Not knowing what she truly wants to do, she spends six months out of work until she realizes that even without a dream there are still countless possibilities and opportunities out waiting for her. Using her enthusiasm, energetic personality, and social media to her advantage, Ando finds her way into a wide variety of gigs – from television broadcasting, to education, to realty, and advertising, she goes from job to job, earning multiple incomes through a “nomadic working style.”

In Take a Risk! Ando shares with readers her trials and tribulations as a working adult, including advice for how to free yourself from a single company and become a nomadic worker like herself. According to Ando, the most important thing in life “isn’t to become a success story, but instead spend your life trying to achieve more than you already have.”

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Take Action: Ways to Work That Change the World

Take Action: Ways to Work That Change the World

The U25 Survival Manual Series was created in order to help readers 25 and under make it through these difficult times. 

Name: Shin Taejun.

Age: 31.

Bullying. Poverty. A broken system.

Frustrated with rampant injustice in the world, I decided to work part-time operating an NPO while keeping my primary profession at an investment fund company.

Even if just one in 100 people begins to take action, the face of the world slowly, but surely, begins to change. After all, everyone has the power to change the world; but in order to do so, it’s up to you to grab the bull by the horns and take action.

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Tao: The Teachings of Laozi

“Follow your Tao”—Laozi’s teachings liberate us from inauthentic ways of life. Japan’s forerunner of Laozi studies, Professor Yasutomi devoted his fives years to this contemporary, radical interpretation of Laozi.  

The core of Laozi’s teachings lies in a dynamic view of the world. We never enter the same stream twice, and there is nothing that remains static and unchanging. The danger is that we often get fixated on what appears as true in our time. Laozi’s teachings is the most well-read Chinese classical philosophy, not only in Japan, but elsewhere in the world. But, at the same time, it is notoriously difficult to read. We got you. Prof. Yasutomi’s contemporary, easy-to-read interpretation of Laozi will bring you to the next level of understanding, and life. 

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The Age of Aesthetic Gap: Aesthetic Medicine Development

The Age of Aesthetic Gap: Aesthetic Medicine Development

Buying beauty and youth is a privilege given to today’s people. However, do we really know how to use the new technology wisely? This book gives a prescription to people living in the age of aesthetic gap.

Plastic surgery and other aesthetic medical practices are more common than ever today. Such rapid increase in the number of aesthetic medicine providers has created what the author defines as “aesthetic gap,” where people without reliable information are left out in this aesthetic competition. “Be assured,” this book says. It will teach you how to distinguish good practices from bad ones, as well as what you can do with this privilege. 

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