Business is similar to Team Sports 27/04/2019

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Hi Everyone,


I guess that people who have good results in team sports also can get good results in business.

In a business management perspective view, team sports is so similar that a director lets players with various talents and characters concentrate on one outcome.

There is a saying from Katsuya Nomura, the Japanese legend professional beaseball head coach, that

“There is a win without any reasons but there is no defeat without any reasons”

There is always a reason that you have lost in business world too so If you are not aware of it and do not train yourself you will not be a successful business person.


(Katsuya Nomura)

Also, when comparing sports and work, Most people do not understand the difference between a match (during working hours) and training (study for the future).

As work is becoming more advanced, mechanized and competitive in globalization, it is difficult to survive by just working in normal working hours and no training after hours.

I see the difference between Japanese and New Zealand Culture that there is only a few people who continues to study after becoming 20 years old in Japan while there are many in NZ.

Even some Kiwis at their age of 40s start studying or try to become a builder.

Also in Japan most people study only for qualifications and do not think much about how to be successful in business with the knowledge and skills they have gained so it sometimes seems to waste of time and resources.


Thanks for reading.









おか部 雅彦
おか部 雅彦Japan homes Directer
Born in Japan in 1973. At University I learned Japanese History.

After graduation, I worked at a major Dental material company as a top salesman. In 2002 I firstly set my foot on land in New Zealand, and have started to engage in NZ Construction firm since 2004. From the 8 years' experiences at construction sites and sales experiences in Japan, I devote myself to satisfy customers from consultation to construction and after care services.

Within the first 4 years after the foundation, half of Japan Homes' customers were similar ages of mine. So that their life environment such as a number of children were also similar to mine therefore I was able to understand the customers' situations and wants more. Meanwhile there are also many customers of my father's generation, which is always appreciated because I can learn lots of good things from them.

We try our best to provide services that you satisfy, such as schedule, quality and after care service.

"I can trust you with any projects." "You are the man who I can rely on when I am in trouble." I enjoy working to get these words more times and to create as more smiles as possible.