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  • Today Nintendo hardware development chief Genyo Takeda repeatedly uses the word hansei ( "reflective regret") when he refers to the difficulties of programming Nintendo 64 games.

    It's Hip To Be Square

  • Were you to attend a hansei meeting following a resounding success at Toyota, you would be shocked at the tone of the meeting.

    The Elegant Solution

  • It was the postmortem investigation, the hansei, that not only told the story of the shift in market dynamics, but also, and more important, led to the immediate follow-up product considered by most to be one of the true breakthrough innovations in the automobile industry: the 1957 Ford Thunderbird.

    The Elegant Solution

  • Fortunately, we can learn to build hansei into our efforts to solve problems innovatively.

    The Elegant Solution

  • Even if five minutes is all you can spare, set aside time each day for personal hansei—reflecting and introspecting.

    The Elegant Solution

  • In Western culture, about the only time anything close to true hansei occurs is when a catastrophic failure happens.

    The Elegant Solution

  • The practical application of hansei is the After Action Review AAR, developed by the U.S. Army.

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  • 'Hansei (self reflection on one's mistakes)' is a common part of Japanese life and right now if you asked Matsui about his career in MLB, he would tell you it is 'hansei bakari

    Mets Geek

  • ‘Seiban Kondō’ shi no hansei o monogataru "Kondō the Barbarian" Tells his Life Story: A Key to Understanding the Truth about the Wushe Uprising .

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • By the way, you’ve already had a taste of hansei if you’ve been diligent in considering the questions at the end of each chapter.

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