What we can learn from Japan and its taxi drivers

August 7 2019 - 10:00am
What we can learn from Japan and its taxi drivers
What we can learn from Japan and its taxi drivers

A few weeks ago, I had a mini-nostalgia fix when the media ran a story on taxi drivers in Japan. At one point in my career I spent a lot of time in taxis, as I travelled around the heartland of Toyota (both the company and the city), visiting businesses belonging to its vast empire. I would catch up to six taxis a day, and even after all these years I have a very fond spot for Japanese taxi drivers. The pride they show in their job is commonplace in Japan. Whatever people may feel about their work, exhibiting pride not only in one's work, but hobbies and all aspects of public life, is of ultimate importance.

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