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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Rainbow Quiz - Identify the personality - Week 62

Here is the next weekly "Rainbow" quiz , where I would be giving 7 clues (Hence the name Rainbow) about a personality. Try to discover the person in the least number of clues . You can either leave the answer as a comment / email me . Feedback/ suggestions welcome. Googling is not preferred but then its just for fun and so go ahead if you need to.

X's autobiography is one of the best business books that I have read. Its a very simple, down-to-earth book that is devoid of hep jargons.

clue # 1 : "X" was born in the city of Nagoya, to a family of sake brewers. Under the strict eyes of his father, "X" was groomed to become the heir to the family business.

clue # 2 : From an early age, "X" was fond of tinkering with electronic appliances, and mathematics and physics were his favorite subjects during school days.He would become engrossed in taking apart the phonograph and putting it back together.

clue # 3 : "X" was invited to join the faculty of the Tokyo Institute of Technology by one of its professors.He packed his belongings and prepared to leave for Tokyo, when an article about a research laboratory founded by Ibuka appeared in a newspaper. "X" visited Ibuka in Tokyo and they decided to establish a new company together.

clue # 4 : In 1946, Ibuka and X founded Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K.K. (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation) with approximately 20 employees and initial capital of 190,000 yen.

clue # 5 : In 1949, the company developed magnetic recording tape and in 1950, sold the first tape recorder in Japan. In 1957, it produced a pocket-sized radio (the first to be full-transistorized) and a year later renamed itself "Y" (from the Latin for sound). In 1960, it produced the first transistor television in the world.The company soon became one of the most known brands in the world of electronics.

clue # 6 : In 1986, "X" wrote an autobiography titled "Made in Japan".It was an instant best-seller and one of the early books offering insight on Eastern management techniques.

clue # 7 : "X" was the first Japanese to be awarded the Albert Medal from the United Kingdom's Royal Society of Arts . He also received the National Order of the Legion of Honor , the highest and most prestigious French order.

Who is X? Name Y .



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