The Book by Miura-sensei
There are the crossroads where the turn of the World history is possible. The effort to make this turn may be nothing at the moment when it is done, but it may lead to significant consequences in succeeding years.
Sometimes I think that if the book “Go: An Asian Paradigm for Business Strategy” had been written in 1932, the world history would have gone in a different way.
Many people know that Soviet Union had constructed the World intellectual empire of Chess and grasped the leadership in this field.
That leadership was not damaged by the following USSR’s collapse and reorganization of post-Soviet republics. It was a hand-made miracle – a victory of the country and society!
Just imagine – what if, using the game of Go as the basis of such system instead, our country had constructed the similar Go empire – the one that would have been leading in the World? The empire that can produce strategically thinking people in army, politics, economics, state and social system?
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About the author: Miura Yasuyuki is a special person, from the galaxy of special people. One of those who created Japanese “Miracle”. These people are still among us – and usual standards are not applicable to them.
So, who is Miura-sensei? A Master of Go? A Master of business? A Master of strategy? A Master of Life? During his career, he had invested millions of dollars in USA and Japan economies, built hotels, developed new horizons – and had been constantly developing himself.
Combining his business experience and Go philosophy, Miura-sensei concluded that Go can be used as the foundation of a new approach to modern business and political strategy.
This book is a look at modern business using centuries-old wisdom of Eastern sages. Step by step the author accompanies the reader in his trip to the beautiful territory of Go, explains difficult rules concepts, transforms uncertain associations into practical recommendations, and constructs the bridge between the game of Go and the world of real business .
Business is not a war, as it is believed in Japan. The true nature of any business is a harmonious coexistence.
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On behalf of all Russian readers, we would like to thank mister Miura Yasuyuki, one of the greatest Japanese thinkers of the present time, for his wonderful gift to all Russian readers – the free-of-charge right to translate and print 5000 copies of his book in Russian. We are also very proud of the foreword that mister Miura has written especially for this first Russian edition.
Mikhail Emelyanov, the Vice-president of the Go Federation, 2004. Translated by Victor Kryukov.