Business Resume : A Theory of Myself to Achieve Your Dreams
The publication period of a manuscript I recently wrote at the request of a corporate PR magazine has ended, so I am reprinting it here.
The subject is “How to make your dreams come true,” but the truth is that there are a lot of failures and blunders, but this is a place where you can make your dreams come true. I’m just trying to cheer up the businessmen, so forgive me if I’m bragging in a cool way!
I don’t often look back on the past, but since this is the occasion, I wrote this as I recall it.
We are truly grateful for the many and varied work requests we receive each and every day.
Art production, corporate brand consulting, celebrity agency, startup investment, longevity, health food development, and other SDGs-related Consultations have also increased.
Before Corona, he conducted about 5-8 interviews a day and answered those requests. I meet with about 200 companies a year. Now it is easier online, but the number of consultations remains the same due to the age of uncertainty.
The two things I won’t discuss are.
One is the kind of profitable business. I am not interested at all. I say, “Please make money on your own.
The other thing is that we basically refuse to be asked to raise funds in combination with the content of the project. We ask that they raise the funds themselves.
My first fundraiser was when I was in the ninth grade. Until then, I had been making independent films in 8mm, but it was only in 16mm that I could be recognized by adults and enter them in competitions around the world. With a project for this purpose, I visited the homes of several filmmakers. I didn’t know that producers were supposed to raise funds for their films.
At the time, there were books like the “Film and Television Industry Almanac” and I was able to note down the address at a bookstore. I was lucky enough to catch the eye of director Yoichi Takabayashi, and the Osaka College of Photography, where he was a teacher, loaned me equipment free of charge and, as I recall, paid me about 100,000 yen for it.
Later, when he was in high school, he coupled a film he had made with Hiroshi Teshigawara’s “Woman in the Dunes” and screened it in Osaka with some success. The film was advertised in the magazine “L Magazine” (which was like Osaka’s “Pia”) with a picture of the film. The first time I saw the film, I was impressed by the fact that it had been shown at the same time as the first film.
The next step in bringing the project to fruition was to create a theater company during his time at Nichiggei and turn the performances into a profit. Student projects were all in the red because the prices were low, as only relatives and friends would come. However, I thought that the price should be set high because it was only for the inner circle. I was able to make a profit because people would come anyway.
Then, I went out into the world. At Tohoku Shinsha, I worked as a bag man for the owner, Mr. Banjiro Uemura, and was able to closely observe and learn from the new businesses that were being launched one after another. There was all kinds of new work, from how to build a TV station to installing banners in supermarkets.
At Sony Pictures Entertainment, I was also involved in many media development projects as the head of new business, and I learned a lot about Jewish thinking in Hollywood. I was able to learn a lot.
When I founded Sony Digital Entertainment, Nobuyuki Oneda, who was CFO of Sony at the time, gave a single presentation He invested ゙700 million yen in me. At that time, he told me, “If it doesn’t work out in three years, quit. I won’t interfere until then,” and he did exactly as he said. Thankfully, we were blessed with a hit in our second year of business and have been profitable ever since.
At the age of 52, he resigned from Sony and started what is now Speedy Inc. He started his business as a coffee shop with 10,000 yen in capital, but so far, all of his businesses are on track. He is blessed with staff and friends. That may be the secret to success.
In my career, I have never raised money from VCs to start up a company. This is probably because I was in a seasoned owner-operated company or a large corporation. It saves time when there is only one person to schmooze.
Now, to the main question, “how to make a businessman’s dream come true,” my method is simple.
I will boil down the project I want to realize until I can explain it in about one minute.
Write down the plan in bullet points (barrettes) on a sheet of paper.
The project will be copied into several copies and placed in a clear file for each. (Incidentally, my recent dreams include building an EV car, becoming a rapper, building a city with a 3D printer, and buying a radio station.)
And the last one is the most important: no matter who you meet, talk about your project regardless of their circumstances. If you don’t talk to people about your plan, it will not be realized. That energy is important, and the more you talk about it, the more you understand the weakness of your plan and how the world feels about it. The more you talk to people, the better your plan becomes. The changes will be corrected each time on the paper one proposal.
And the secret to success. This is the easiest. Never stop until you succeed!
This is my “how to realize my dream. Everyone’s way may be different. However, I would be grateful if you would find it helpful to know that there is such a way.
Eat well, sleep well, and talk a lot. Then your dreams will definitely come true!