Mogic considers

With the combination of a small number of people + software + servers and robots
We are promoting a new era of company management.
We hope to share part of this process with you in this corner.

Representative Director Yoichi Yamane

October 23, 2023

Company Operating System

Operating systems (OS) are familiar to us from Windows and Mac computers.

It is an image of the foundation that runs writing and calculation software.

Let's review the definition once again from Wiki.

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The operating system is usually located between the user or application program and the hardware, and provides a standard interface to the user or application program as well as efficient management for each resource such as hardware.

This is a bit long, but let me rephrase it in terms of "company".

The company's operating system sits between its employees and the products it offers and its offices, stores, machines, and equipment, providing a standard interface to them and efficient management for each resource, such as offices, stores, and machines.

Huh, I wonder if there was some sort of operating system in place to run the company.

It is a mechanism that automatically optimizes all resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, not through human intervention like management, not by connecting operations in a patchwork of applications, and not by checking on the team in meetings.

Probably the same mechanism that was most needed in the early days of the Corona disaster to quickly restore the collapsed supply-demand balance without the use of manpower.

I believe that the more diverse and complex the process of creating something is, the better it is to build such a foundation within the company, based on the theory of division of labor between humans and machines or robots.

October 16, 2023

Again, all those professions I didn't know about.

Soon the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona will be completed, and we are making a small papercraft model of it, about 30 cm high, as a tribute.

Even the paper crafts are bolder and more intricate than others, so the thoughtful reverence of the actual stained glass windows and spires will stay with you long after you see them.

It was more than 20 years ago, in the slightly chilly, soft spring sunshine, when I looked up at the cranes carrying construction materials.

At the time, I thought it would be a long time before it was ready, but now I realize that it happened so fast that it is laughable.

I was just in the middle of traveling around Spain while sketching, and I was fantasizing that architecture would be my future career, but in the 21st century, I would like to do electronic architecture in a virtual space.

Of course, there were no such jobs back then, but today the IT industry has become a normal part of creating systems on the Internet.

The stories continue to lie, and again, after another 20 years or so, all the professions will be unknown to us again.

October 10, 2023

Repulsive, but still.

"I'm thinking of starting up a business like this, what do you think?"
I have an idea for a web service, can you help me?
I want to hire good people, how can I find them?

The question may be asked.

The answer is always the same in the end.

'Hmmm, we can think together, but I don't know.'

The first two are the following.

Because I have heard hundreds of stories in the past and was not always sure of the outcome.

However, I can tell if the person who speaks to me is likely to continue to be enthusiastic.

There are areas that the person is avoiding or choosing not to look at because of his or her heightened passion, and I deliberately ask about those areas.

If you are starting up a business, you might say, "After six months, the money I have set aside has run out. If it's not what you imagined, how will you make ends meet?"

If it's a new web service, you can say, "After six months, it's not even a whimper. How would you judge it if no one was looking at it?

If you were hiring, you might say, "I hired a good person, but what would you think if a year later he/she is not the same? But what would you think if a year later they are not the same?

And I am sorry to say that I am all watered down.

I believe that those who are willing to listen and work on it, while rebelling against it, will naturally continue to do so.

October 02, 2023

like a small boat longing to be rowed

There are many indicators that measure individual skills and organizational performance in business.

These range from the numerical, such as the amount of programming, speed of documentation, and accuracy of coding, to the qualitative, written, such as leadership that involves members, a sense of responsibility to complete the work, and a cooperative attitude to fit in with others.

If you then add up evaluations such as sales and cost reductions for each department, you get an overall picture of the company.

This is very common and commonplace.

There is little room for doubt.

Therefore, I dare to reconsider saying so.

In these days when the importance of teamwork and the sense of unity in an organization are being loudly voiced, I wondered how the interlocking of people with people and departments with departments is evaluated.

If one department is doing well and another is not, something seems wrong.

Comparing it to a supply chain, even if one department produces a large number of parts, if the next department that receives the parts does not handle them well, it is called a bottleneck.

Of course, if it is easier to standardize work, perhaps the transfer of tasks between departments could be incorporated into the evaluation.

They would check on the next step, and if there were no problems, they would proceed with the work in a routine manner.

But if we hope to create new value beyond human-to-human interlocking, standardization will be difficult.

Standardization, newness dwells outside the confines of its definition.

Reproducibility, it is established with something missing.

In other words, if we are to look forward to continuous innovation, we have to leave the continent of standardization and reproducibility like a small boat paddling impatiently to islands yet to be seen.

September 25, 2023

Computers, like humans, are

Regular internal meetings are routine and not very memorable.

But if you look at today's regular practice from three years into the future, you will find it very valuable.

With that in mind, I made live recordings of meetings here and there.

If you join online, the audio is automatically transcribed for your convenience.

Here is such a transcription from a regular Branding.

As usual on a certain day in September, we start at 1:30 p.m.
13:37:05 Yes, okay then. Shall we start? Does it look okay?
13:37:13 Okay, we will begin.
13:37:17 Um, yes, oh, I see. I have to share the screen. Hmmm, this is it.
13:37:32 Are you seeing this?
13:37:34 Yes.
13:37:34 Uh-oh.
13:37:37 Okay. So we'll start passing by that guy too? 13:37:38 Yes.
13:37:44 Um, so the audio content is perfect. We're going to record it for now, yes.
13:37:52 Phew.

14:04:20 Shall we go to the next display on the first floor then?
14:04:27 Okay. Yes, I think so.
14:04:27 Well, Halloween is fast approaching, and we are continuing to make preparations, but can you send videos to chat, or not?
14:04:38 Yes, and it depends on the weight. If it is short, you can send it.
14:04:48 You can try sending it anyway.
14:04:43 About the first floor, this is it for now.
14:04:56 Ah. Neon sign.
14:04:56 Tested the neon sign thing a little bit yesterday.
14:05:00 Ah. This is the one I tried to do before.
14:05:03 A-ha-ha.
14:05:03 Eh, I can't see it. How am I supposed to do this?
14:05:06 No, no, no, I sent it to chat.
14:05:10 Ha ha ha ha ha.
14:05:11 Oh, really.
14:05:11 It's true. It's true.
14:05:14 What's this?
14:05:09 Wow. Wow. Wow. I may have changed a little bit for sure.
14:05:15 Hahahaha. No, I've changed quite a bit.

It's a problem. Computers, like humans, cover up inaudible words with laughter.

September 19, 2023

it's the auspicious day when you've just thought of it

When making decisions in a company, we are inevitably concerned about whether we are making choices because we want to or because we have to.

When considering the future, we have several possibilities, but whether we have narrowed them down to 10 options or only 2 options from the beginning is a very different starting point from which to make a decision.

Even if we discount the grandiose catchphrase, "The future is infinite," the number of options should swing toward the many, so it is disconcerting when there are so few options.

If we apply this somewhat aggressively to job hunting, it is similar to the fact that in April of one's junior year of college, one can choose from a wide range of industries, but in April of one's senior year of college, one must carefully narrow down the industries and companies to choose from.

If you find it difficult to move to a different company in the same industry after 5 years of work, and even more difficult after 10 years, the composition is the same.

It seems that the environment that surrounds us in the years that are slowly passing us by is slowly and chemically reacting to and narrowing the world that seems to be automatically possible.

In this situation, I have to assume that this is the only option.

If it is positive, that is fine, but if it suddenly lowers my eyes, I am concerned.

That said, it's almost impossible to remove a sinking assumption just before you make a decision.

So this time around, I'm going to go back a long way and try to do something about it.

You can either constantly strive to have 10 or more options, or you can guide them along the way so that the two that look good can remain as options.

I am still not sure what the future holds, even though I have been racking my brains for a long time, but I am going to take the opportunity to go as far as I can think.

September 11, 2023

Two hundred and twenty days have passed

As the admonition to watch out for typhoons for 220 days counting from Risshun (the first day of spring), typhoons came with a vengeance.

Perhaps it is because I have spent Chou-you-no-Sekku without seeing chrysanthemums, but I started preparing for the far-off shore early.

Once we take a break from the cool mornings and evenings, Halloween will be here in no time.

Yes, you may say I am getting ahead of myself, but the end of the year is in sight.

The annual New Year's calendar project, New Year's greeting card project, and New Year's greeting app project are all on fire.

September 04, 2023

Essay addressed to myself

I rarely make plans, but I just keep track of them.

The list of what I have been doing each month since starting the business is the longest, and the rest is facts for each event that occurred.

What was lucky, what got me into trouble, what went unexpectedly well, what unexpectedly went wrong, what I gathered materials and made decisions, what I talked about and realized, what was trial and error in service, what members were struggling with, what my assumptions were blind spots.

If you look at the records every three months or so, you will have an essay vaguely addressed to yourself.

Connecting events, creating diagrams, adding explanations, and layering stories.

When the stories unexpectedly resonate with you, you will feel freshly inspired, as if you are reading an epic poem that has been passed down through the ages.