Business ideology and management approach is considered as heart and soul of a business in particular, and of an industry as a whole. These factors differentiate high and low performers in a same industry and play a critical part in forming business strategies and management methodologies of an individual business as well as business communities.

The world history of business and commerce has explicit evidences to prove that business greatness is built only by business ideology and management mindset that are based on timeless principles and universal values. Additionally, these business ideology and management mindset are also the key to transform a business to a sustainable development.

At nation scale, the above affirmation itself proves it trueness.Consider Meiji Restoration, happening within several decades, this “reform” has transformed the entire feudal Japan society into one of the most developed nations in the world. That is the reason why Japanese Business ideology and management mindset attract much sought after by researchers on management matters.

Growing up in Japan and inheriting Western education and subsequently leaded the office in Japan of Boston Consulting Group, a world-learning consulting firm with headquarter located in the U.S, Dr. Koichi Hori has both insights of Japanese Business ideology and management mindset and comparative wisdoms of Business ideology and management mindset from both Western and Eastern cultures.

In his coming visit to Vietnam, Dr. Koichi Hori will dialogue with Vietnamese business community at Talk and Think Forum organized by PACE Institute of Management. Details of the thought exchange are as follows: 

- Title : Japanese Ways in Business and Management
- Speaker : Dr. Koichi Hori
- Time : 1:30pm – 5:00pm, Wednesday, October 8, 2014
- Agenda : Welcome; Presentation; Dialogue
- Venue : Rex Hotel, 77 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, HCM City
- Language : Bilingually, with English – Vietnamese translation
- Fee : N/A (as Talk&Think is a not-for-profit forum)
- Participants : For business leaders only
- Organizer : PACE Institute of Management

To join this Talk&Think Forum, please register here

As venue capacity is restricted, please register before 18h00, October 6, 2014
(The organizer reserves to right to block seats for early registrants)


Koichi Hori

Koichi "K2" Hori is one of Japan's best-known consulting gurus.

In 1981, Mr. Hori joined the Boston Consulting Group, where he eventually became partner and senior vice president, heading the Tokyo office.He has also written 60 books, taught at Keio, appeared on TV, lectured widely, and generally made a name for himself as a change agent pushing the drones of Japan Inc. toward greater self-reliance and encouraging individual entrepreneurship.

In May, 2000, Hori launched Dream Incubator, a new consultancy focusing on Net startups.

He graduated from Tokyo University's Faculty of Law, and achieved an MBA from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholars).

In February 2014, Mr. Hori and Professor Clayton Christensen met in Boston to exchange opinions on management, based on their rich experiences and deep insights. They both worked for Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and are graduates of Harvard Business School (both are Baker Scholars). For the in-depth interview, please visit this link.


About Talk&Think Forum-Talk to Think

Talk&Think is a not-for-profit monthly forum (with no participation fee) co-organized by PACE Institute of Management and Good Book Project.

The greatSocrates once said: “I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think”. Making people think is a foundational activity of education, and when an individual truly thinks, he/she learns, learns authentically.

Talk&Think was, therefore, founded to help “make people think”, and focused on core and in-depth aspects of economics, business, management, leadership, culture, education… With this spirit, the Forum attracts great support and participation of leading experts and thinkers in their fields to share the insights and wisdoms to wider communities.