Year: 1988 Source: Time, v.132, no.6, (August 1988), p.17 SIEC No: 19880521

This brief biography of a director of a Japanese baseball team who jumped to his death after only 6 weeks on the job, illustrates how seriously many Japanese managers view responsibility & how they deal with failure. The author also reflects on some of the cultural differences between Americans & Japanese in their approach to work. (GW)