Patterns of Creativity in Japan Lessons from Successful Japanese Companies – A Resource

Forget the Past

Actively discourage discussion of past achievements in order to decrease dependence on ingrained knowledge.

Example: This is part of the Kao Corporation management philosophy.

Example: Keiji Tachikawa, former CEO of NTT DoCoMo “You have to look to the future and forget about the glories of the past.”

Source: Beck, J. and Wade, M. (2003). DoCoMo: Japan’s Wireless Tsunami. ; Dutta, S.W. (??). Kao Corporation – transformation of a company to a university.