Mogic Thinking

A combination of a small number of people + software + servers and robots.
We are promoting a new era of company management.
I hope to share some of that process with you in this section.

President Yoichi Yamane

Education as a gift

In Mogic, there are educational-like things going on in various situations.

The reason for the ambiguous term "educational-ish" is that, like classes, there is no solid curriculum or outcome goals, and the way things are done can change in response to random events.

The idea was to create a service called MicroTech, or a lassie, or a bouldering wall, and so on.

I've been doing this kind of education for a long time now, and I know that there are effects that cannot be described in a few words, but there has been no clear understanding among those who practice it as to why it is actually better to do this style of education.

I recently read a book and thought I'd like to quote from it.

Anthropology of guilt

Students eventually forget about the content of college classes.

I don't even remember much of the content of the lectures I took in college.

Not all of them know in advance what good it will do or when they will see tangible results, either to education or to the students.

Perhaps all that remains of the student is "heat". There is no way for the faculty to decide in advance what kind of energy that "heat" will be transformed into next in the students.

To begin with, students have the potential to be anything they want to be.

The words spoken in class, the "learning" evoked there, are not a "commodity" that satisfies the needs of the other person.

It is a "gift" that is handed to you without knowing how it will be received, and without knowing what it will lead to.


Because it is a gift, the "labor" for it cannot be translated into time or money, nor is it a subject that should be calculated as a loss.

If education is viewed as "labor" to be exchanged in the marketplace, the "right answer" will always be to put the least amount of effort into it, since the "results" cannot be properly measured.

That makes "education" a very fruitless task.

In fact, you may have received very little, or you may have received something you did not mean to give.

The only thing left on the part of teachers is the "unreachability".

I think education is an act of continuing to give gifts in the face of this unreachability.

Because of the management policy that emphasizes teamwork, they may see education as a gift rather than as a cost effective way to improve skills and so on.