Zennovation

Zennovation

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Taki, Tomio | Taki, Adam John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012 Audio summary available
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In Zennovation, Adam Taki chronicles the career trajectory of his father, Tomio Taki, the leader of a large Japanese conglomerate. An entrepreneur who skillfully leveraged his background and contacts, Tomio Taki expanded the family business to introduce Western fashion to Japan, devised innovative distribution practices, and explored diverse business ventures to greatly increase his firm’s holdings. In 1974, Taki became a partner in the Anne Klein fashion house, and later helped launch the career of Donna Karan by naming her as the company’s chief designer. In 1985, he partnered with Karan when she started her own company and achieved spectacular success. Zennovation clearly details how Tomio Taki’s triumphs came from balancing creativity with business knowledge and leadership skills.