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Lessons I learned from Japan
by Nitin Nohria
Not too long ago, I sat in the cabin of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on a Tokyo-to-Boston flight that would bring me home after several days spent visiting business leaders in Asia, including Japan. When Japan Airlines launched the nonstop Narita-to-Logan flights last April, I saw it as a positive sign. During the 1980s and early 1990s, Japan was an object of fascination for people around the world - the source of some of the world's most important consumer products and most significant managerial innovations.