I learned many things from this book. Here are some of them:
1) It has been said that the Japanese owe their success to running the modern corporation as a family. Peter Drucker adds that the overseas Chinese owe their success to running their family as a modern corporation.
2) People have always worked in teams, because very few people could work effectively by themselves. "The farmer had to have a wife, and the farmwife had to have a husband." Both of them worked as a team with their employees, the hired hands. The craftsman, too, had to have a wife. "He took care of the craft work, she took care of the customers, the apprentices, and the business altogether." Both of them worked as a team with journeymen and apprentices.