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What is the Purpose of Life? Ehime Civic Forum (August 6, 2014)

What is the Purpose of Life?

While leading Kyocera and other companies, Inamori reflected constantly, asking himself, “What is the purpose of life?”

This section introduces part of a lecture Inamori gave on this theme during a Civic Forum* organized by Seiwajyuku held in Japan's Ehime Prefecture in August 2014.

*Civic Forum: Starting in 2002, from his earnest desire to help people advance and better themselves, Inamori has lectured on his personal philosophy of life. These civic forums have been conducted not only for Seiwajyuku students, but for the general public as well. The forums have been held mainly in Japan, with a total audience of more than 100,000 attendees.

Key Points
What is the Purpose of Life?
Why Do We Need Philosophy in Management?
What Guides People and Enterprises Toward Growth and Development?
Learning about the Ideal State of a Leader from Nanshu Saigo
Reflections on Kazuo Inamori's Practical Study
Amoeba Management Brings Sustainable Corporate Growth