[sumo] Sumo Kyokai
Harold E. Shaver
hal6671 at sbcglobal.net
Sat Dec 29 18:42:03 EST 2007
I have to agree that proper management doesn't necessarily mean a
Diluted or changed product. For instance we don't have to mean
The total replacement of the Riji-kai, rather I would envision
something more akin to a House/Senate, Lords/Commons arrangement.
An arrangemet where the Riji continue running the day-to-day
Ozumo business of scheduling Hon Basho, jungyo etc. but turn the
PR, transportation, legal, departments etc. over to hired professionals
who would in turn have to report the the Riji and the Ministry.
Hence they could enter the 21st century and still maintain the demeanor
Of the 18th.
Hal "Chisaiyama" Shaver
From: Paolo Viel [mailto:paolo.viel at iol.it]
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 1:38 AM
To: Sumo Mailing List
Subject: R: [sumo] Sumo Kyokai
To Magnus Berg (see following message):
In my opinion, as I wrote some time ago, having been a Yokozuna does not
make anybody a manager. A REAL manager must be able to manage people and
situations, and this has almost nothing to do with his technical ability.
Therefore you are definitely right: no wonder to see NSK having so many
troubles in handling events like these.
It happens also in private companies; many of us have seen that for example
in a technical company a good technical engineer is promoted to Chief of
technical engineers and he fails completely. Not to speak about worse cases
in which the top management of the same company thinks that a good
technician can be a good marketing manager and promotes him to that
position... and so on !
On 12/29/07, Magnus Berg <magnus.rie at comhem.se> wrote:
> So, to get back to the question: should we really be
> suprised that the NSK have trouble handling events like these? I say
> not. Maybe the NSK would benefit from letting people from the outside
> world into the organisation to help run it?
To Joe Petrow (see following message) :
I agree with most of what you say, but I think that not necessarily the
product would be so different from the sumo of today. The management can
also keep a good sensitivity towards Sumo's main goals without destroying
Here again it depends on who the managers are...
>Da: sumo-bounces at webtrek.com [mailto:sumo-bounces at webtrek.com]Per conto
>di Joe Petrow
>Inviato: sabato 29 dicembre 2007 3.29
>A: Sumo Mailing List
>Oggetto: Re: [sumo] Sumo Kyokai
>Would the Kyokai become more profitable and more transparent if
>outsiders were brought in to run things? Definitely. Would the
>resulting product be anything that resembles the sumo of today?
>Definitely not. Is the tradeoff worth it? That's the question that
>needs to be answered.
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