Written By hendra wahyono on Kamis, 28 November 2013 | 03.09
His father was Gihei Honda a blacksmith -turned- entrepreneur bicycle repair shop , while his mother named Mika , Soichiro eldest of nine children , but only four managed to reach adulthood. The others died in childhood due to lack of medicine and also due to the polluted environment .
Although Honda Gihei poor , but he likes renewal . When the mouthpiece appeared in Western capitals , he did not hesitate to replace the traditional cigaret pipe is bent , no matter the neighbors think it strange . Apparently the nature and machine handling skills also decreased the eldest son .
Before entering school already delighted Soichiro , helping his father in the iron workshop . He was also very fascinated to see and hear dengum rice mill located a few kilometers from the village .
Lower achievement in school . Honda claimed their repetitive repeat - bad . He does not like to read , while making up felt very difficult . Not infrequently he was truant . " Even now I am more efficiently learn from TV than from reading . When I read , nothing sticks in the brain , " he said .
When it was grade five and six , Soichiro talent stood out in science . Although it was only a dozen years , but in science classes in Japan has raised objects like batteries , scales , test tubes and machines . Soichiro easily capture information easily his teachers and teachers answer the question .
Some time before that , for the first time Soichiro saw the car . " When I forget everything . I chased the car and managed to cling briefly behind him . When the car was stopped , the oil dripping onto the ground . I kiss the ground that dibasahinya . Perhaps my behavior just like a dog . Then I rubbed the lubricant into the hands and arms .
Perhaps at that moment in my heart the desire to one day create my own car . Since that time there is sometimes a car coming to our village . Every time I hear the roar of the car , I ran into the street , it does not matter at that point I was holding little brother . "
Soichiro only experience attending school for ten years . After graduating from elementary school , bad boy was sent to secondary school in Futumata which is not far from his residence . Graduated from high school , he went to his father's house . Gihei Honda has switched from blacksmith to be an entrepreneur bicycle repair shop . Gihei Honda has the magazine The World of Wheels Soichiro read with great interest .
In the magazine a car repair shop of Tokyo advertise for employees . Soichiro hastily applied and was accepted . Although his father worried , but Soichiro also ushered into the big city .
Honda hardly believe his ears as he waited for the Honda felt called upon to learn to be a mechanic it really is the most severe test of endurance , which ever face in his life. In the days after that he was not afraid to face any obstacle thanks to the perseverance he earned during his lackeys .
Honda's long career not know much about the money , Just a little profit that first year . But Honda was lucky because a successful workshop . He decided to save and predict the course of employment will be able to collect up to 1,000 yen .
Honda famous during his lifetime as an inventor . He holds more than 100 patents matter of personal discovery . The first , is the discovery of the technique of making the radius of the metal car . When the cars in Japan wear fingers flammable wood . Japanese companies exporting immediately fingers the metal to India . At the age of 25 years it has benefited 1,000 yen a month .
The company also appreciate young people and are always recruiting young people to give " new blood " and fresh ideas . When Honda withdrew in 1973, was chosen as a replacement for Kyoshi Kawashima , head of Honda's research enterprise . During its history , the company has experienced strikes Honda only once in 1954 . When the Honda and management on the one hand facing workers and
Honda sister on the other party . But as companies in Japan like everything was resolved by consensus .
Since 1973, Honda moved into a four -wheeled vehicle market to be able to keep expanding the number of corporate earnings . Staff were during the Honda increased 10 % each year . When they get older , meaning that the company will increase the weight load . Though Honda face severe competition in the domestic market and abroad . To be able to keep creating new market they should always look for unique and efficient techniques and sell products at competitive prices .
But when Honda and Fujisawa resigned in the fall of 1973, Honda said , " I can resign without feeling worried , because I 'm sure the company will go ahead with full vigor , overcoming various difficulties and flexible , without losing its freshness . "
" Frankly I feel young in terms of both mental and physical , " said Honda . " I guess you can not win from me . But now I must admit I often feel envy in young people . I was told that in America public company leaders 40s and led the company 's 60 -year -old often stagnated .
We now are entering a new era that requires new values . Although I and the deputy general manager felt we were young , we think we 've passed the age to lead . "
When I look back , I see that I've made none other than a mistake , a series of failures and a series of regret , " said Honda . " But I am also proud of my success . Although I often make mistakes and failures , but it has never caused by the same thing . I never repeat my mistakes and always try their best to improve themselves . In my case it worked.
" He still holds the largest stake in the company . When he resigned in 1973 income approaching $ 1.7 billion . Even though retired still heard what he said . He said , the future is not determined by Japanese industry to fast , but by the quality of the goods we make and their effects on the interests of our fellow human beings . If we make stuff that causes a lot of pollution will probably be profitable , but only briefly , after it went bankrupt .
We at Honda companies often joked : Delicious also big companies only think of profit that works great alone . As a result, small companies like Honda got a chance to make good stuff .
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