Americans have a secret weapon in our culture, which the Japanese simply can't develop -- our ability to say "Oops, I goofed!" We react much more easily to failure. Our new entrepreneurism, born out of failure, encourages freedom to fail. And the Japanese have another cultural barrier -- their attitude toward women, which is pretty attrocious by American standards. This causes them to lose the major advantages and benefits that the female work force brings.
Jun 1, 1986