Konosuke Matsushita-Founder of Panasonic

Konosuke Matsushita
Konosuke Matsushita

Panasonic founder Konosuke Matsushita
Konosuke Matsushita (born 27 November 1894 - died 27 April 1989 at age 94 years) is a person who was behind the establishment of Panasonic to become a great company when ini.Matsushita born into a modest family in the village of Wasa, Japan, on November 27, 1894 . [As he grew into adulthood, he is the one that tends to cover and somewhat sickly, so menjadikanya have a future that is not clear. He seemed destined to live with perjuangan.Anak youngest of eight children. At the age of nine years, he worked at a bike shop to help the family survive.

Birth - Children's Village (1894)

Konosuke Matsushita was born on 27 November 1894, in a remote village is about five minutes, if within walking distance of the Senda, without a guard rail station in the path of JR Wakayama (Negi, Wakayama Prefecture). The father and mother Tokue Masakusu very affectionate and indulgent youngest of eight children consisting of three sons and five daughters were. Matsushita family name, meaning "under the pine tree", is said to come by, since they take shelter under a large pine tree 800 years old. As the owner of a small farm, the family including the upper class in society. Konosuke childhood itself is very peaceful and pleasant, full of games and activities on the river fishing with his handler. Unfortunately, peace did not last long.

First Four Years - End Of The Quiet (1899)

Because his farm worked by tenant farmers, the father Masakusu spent most of his time to politics and local government activities. He is the type of person who likes to experiment with something new and different, including speculating on rice market, which looks promising as it is quick and sure profits. But Masakusu not have much knowledge about a good investment so that he continues to lose money and eventually go bankrupt at all. The family was forced to sell land and houses that have been passed down dropped it and had to leave the village to work in a nearby town, the Wakayama. With little money left after paying the debt and the help of a friend. Masakusu wooden clogs opened a store. But the venture collapsed two years later. In 1902, he went alone to Osaka to work at the newly opened private schools for blind children and the mentally impaired.

9 Years - The Internship in Osaka (1904)

Konosuke a common education in Wakayama, and his favorite teacher Mr. Murakami, who drove him to play Shogi (Japanese chess). Before going up to fifth grade, his father had written, saying there is an opening for an internship at a local hibachi (coal stove) belongs to the good acquaintance named Mr. Miyata. In the fall, her mother drove to the station Kinokawa to take a train to Osaka. Dihatinya sad to part with her mother, but glad for the first time on the train. The task of cleaning the shop in the store during the early days, wiping furnaces while keeping kids shop owner. He gets an allowance of five cents twice a month every 1st and 15.

10 Years - Bicycle Shop (1905)

Miyata hibachi store closed three months after Konosuke internship there. But the owner arrange things so that Konosuke can work at a bike shop owned by acquaintance named Godai Otokichi Miyata. At that time, the bike mostly imported from the United States and Britain and is still a luxury item that cost 100 to 150 yen and a recent discovery at the time of modern civilization. Mr. and Mrs. Godai and older workers who loved him, and called him "Ko-Kichi" or "Kokichi-don".

11 Years - The death of Father (1906)

In 1906, mother and older sisters left Konosuke Wakayama and moved to Tenma, the southern part of Osaka city. The mother, Tokue, like his youngest son to stay with them and suggested that he worked as a clerk at the school during the day and at night. But his father refused Masakusu saying, "You must pass the magangmu, because pretty soon you can get started on your own and become independent. I'm sure this is the best way for you". Konosuke his father's advice. (Later, after becoming a successful businessman, he says, "Now I realize the truth of the words of my father and how much I benefited a lot from the way he showed them to me."). On September 1906, Masakusu fell ill and died just a few days later. He was 51. Since both brothers had died the previous Konosuke, the death of Konosuke Masakusu make a 11-year-old head of the family.

13 Years - First Bike Sales (1908)

Konosuke help show off the bike head clerk to the buyer. Though he wanted to sell the bike, but was considered too heavy for the young clerk intern, so the opportunity was long coming. At one point, the head clerk was out and there is a phone call from someone want to see the bike. Konosuke had the opportunity to sell the bike and bring to a prospective buyer as well as the spirit of promoting it. "You young people are enthusiastic and attract attention," said a man named Tetsukawa. Tetsukawa actually want to get a discount of 10 percent, but eventually sold at a discount of 5 percent. It is the pride of the first that is remembered always.

15 Years - Electric Light Company (1910)

Lorries in the city of Osaka system began operating in 1903 and lorry lane network throughout the city was completed in 1909. Given the lorry, lorries, Konosuke think that the future of the bike would not be so bright. Konosuke decided to come out and applied to the Osaka Electric Light Company with the help of brother iparnya.Konosuke have to wait three months until there is a vacancy at the power company. While waiting, she stopped working at the bike shop, and worked as a truck operator in the hands of the cement company. On October 21, 1910, Konosuke was recruited by the Osaka Electric Light Company to work on the electrical installation in a room at the branch office Saiwaicho. As an assistant technician who installed the electricity in homes and offices, Konosuke went thither with a two-wheeled cart containing a variety of tools and tooling. Because talented, then in three months he was promoted to the installation technician, a position that is usually given after working a year. Then he was transferred to a new branch office in another part of the city of Osaka.

17 Years - Night School (1912)

Between age 16 to age 20 he married, Konosuke stay home one of your works. He was glad to forget school work again. At the urging of his friends, his school again in the Kansai Commercial and Industrial School, the only night school in Osaka at the time. He was joined in a class containing 500 students. A year later, around 380 people and Konosuke graduate program was ranked the 175th. He went to the regular program with a major in electrical engineering. The instructors do not use textbooks, so students must be diligent in writing. Konosuke not afford it with the method and eventually drop out of school.

19 Years - Disease (1914)

Who ever handled a major project when a technician installation Konosuke electricity is an electrical connection for lighted signs in the seaside resort bath Hamadera Park in Sakai (1912). Another major project is the installation of electricity in Tsutenkaku Tower, built in the district Shinsekai in 1912. Because the physical is weak since birth, then he fell. Mucus begins to fulfill her lung cavity.

20 Years - Mumeno and Marriage (1915)

Konosuke mother died in 1913, and when he was 20 years old, his eldest brother urged to get married. Her brother set up a meeting with a woman named Mumeno. The meeting was in May 1915 on the road in front of the Theatre Yachiyo Osaka area. Eventually they were married on 4 September 1915 when Mumeno was 19 years old, and lived in Ikaino now a district of Ikuno.

22 Years - Early establishment of Matsushita Electric (1917)

Konosuke was young technicians are reliable. In the spring of 1917, he was promoted to inspector whose job it is to check the quality of the work of technicians and decide which ones should be fixed. But there are two problems, firstly there is less challenge, the health is not supported because his lungs are often problematic. In addition he felt underappreciated in the Osaka Electric Light Company. In his spare time he returned to his design outlet she had done before becoming a superintendent. From here there are thought to their own business and the necessity for frequent rest at home for the sake of health, then he came out of the power company, precisely June 15, 1917. With only about 100 yen capital he began doing business in the house petaknya 4.5 tatami size (approximately 9 square meters) assisted two former colleagues at the Osaka Electric Light Company, and his brother 12-year-old Mumeno, Toshio Iue (who later founded the Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.). Toshio has just graduated from elementary school on the island of Awaji.


Matsushita will probably even do that well. However, while working at Osaka Light, he managed to create a new type of light socket, which is better than that existing at the time of the discovery to his boss itu.Matsushita show, making her boss was impressed.

At that time Matsushita had no money and had no real business experience, but he has the power of creativity and desire kuat.Jadi, in 1917, he decided to produce devices that sendiri.Dengan help of his wife and three assistants, Matsushita started vigorously usahanya.Dengan five levels of educational provision which was still below the high school education, and have no experience in the manufacture of a plug listrik.Tapi they have the will to besar.Dalam a cramped tenement house of two rooms, they work long hours, seven days a week. After a few months they become very thin because of working tirelessly, with great effort they finally managed to finish a few examples of new products. That's when the company called Panasonic stand. Not much known as Sam Walton or Henry Ford or Honda or any other business giants who use their names on their products. But his company, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd, has produced an extraordinary income over their lifetime than others. Although better known outside his native land, Japan, sales of the company eventually exceed sixty-three billion dollars annually.

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