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Soichiro Honda
Honda Motors - (1906-1992) - Japan

  • "To me success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection." (Soichiro Honda)

Key Work

  • Soichiro Honda started in business as a car mechanic 
  • Founds Tokai Seiki Heavy Industry (TSHI).
  • Cofounds Honda with Takeo Fujisawa.
  • D Type motorcycle - the Dream - manufactured and becomes the leading motorcycle manufacturer in Japan
  • Production of Cub begins.
  • Honda sports motorcycle team won the team prize at the Isle of Man TT races
  • Opens dealership in United States. Super Cub goes into production.
  • With excellent engineering and smart marketing (the fastest motorcycle) Honda becomes top-selling  brand in United States outselling Harley-Davidson
  • The company went into the automobile business
  • More than Ten million Hondas sold in United States. with 
  • Honda Accord car being one of the most popular and best selling models in the world
  • A mechanic who bypassed Japanese networking system or gakubatsa, and made his own way in business with no help from cronies. 
  • He is one of the world's greatest industrialists

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