“Learning is not for oneself. Cultivate character and then act. Real learning, or ‘jitsugaku’, is applied learning.”
Shibusawa-San was a great civic-minded industrialist who contributed to the rise of Japanese capitalism at the turn of the 19th century. The “jitsugaku” philosophy was the secret for success.
Japan’s original serial entrepreneur began small essential projects that grew into large impactful corporations: Mizuho Financial Group, The 77 Bank, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Imperial Hotel, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Tokyo Gas, Toyobo, Keihan Electric Railway, Taiheiyo Cement, Oji Paper Company, and NYK Line.