Member of the Board, Research Division, PHP Institute, Inc.
Area of Specialization
Sato specializes in research on Konosuke Matsushita and his PHP Philosophy.
He engages in wide-ranging, multi-dimensional research into Matsushita's views on the universe, human beings, life, society, and in particular his management philosophy, and has edited and produced books on these subjects.
Sato joined PHP Institute, Inc. in 1980 after graduating from Keio University's Faculty of Letters. He devoted himself to research into the PHP Philosophy and founder Konosuke Matsushita's views on such topics as management and human nature. At the same time, he authored, edited, and produced related publications, tapes, CD collections, and other materials. During this time he attended meetings of the PHP Philosophy Research Study, chaired by Institute Director Konosuke Matsushita himself, helping to formalize the PHP Philosophy.
Beginning in 1989, as one of the project leaders, he compiled the 45-volume Collected Speeches of Konosuke Matsushita, which was completed in February 1993. In April 2002, he became Director of the First Research Division (currently the Research Division). In December 2011, he became Executive Director. He is a special lecturer at Bunri University of Hospitality and a member of the Forum for Entrepreneurial Studies.
Publications (partial list)
Matsushita Konosuke kara mirai no riidaatachi he ("From Konosuke Matsushita to the Leaders of the Future") , Achievement Publishing Zukai: Matsushita Konosuke no kodogaku ("Konosuke Matsushita's Theory of Action Explained"), Toyo Keizai, Inc.
Matsushita Konosuke: seiko he no kiseki—sono keiei tetsugaku no genryu to keiseikatei wo tadoru ("Konosuke Matsushita's Path to Success: Tracing the Roots of His Management Philosophy and How He Developed It"), PHP Institute, Inc.