Should managers focus on making workers happy, even before satisfying the shareholders? Yes, according to Dr. Kazuo Inamori, management expert, billionaire entrepreneur, and Buddhist priest. Inamori has spent decades applying and honing his organizational philosophies, and he's done so with great success. He created the $64 billion phone carrier known as KDDI Corp, and he rescued Japan Airlines from bankruptcy just a few years ago. His ideas are unique, complex, and yet also super-simple in the essence: "If you want eggs, take care of the hen. If you bully or kill the hen, it’s not going to work."
Zach Braff may be in the hot seat for utilizing crowdfunding website Kickstarter to raise money for his newest film project, but at least the recent controversy has also shed a brighter, positive light on this peer-to-peer donation craze that seeks to launch projects by unknown filmmakers, musicians, tech companies and startup entrepreneurs who otherwise might not be able to get the funding they need.