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

August 28, 2023

Learn and draw a spiral

The eLearning LearnO logo features a snail.

The image of slow and steady progress and a little bit charming seemed to match the new online learning system, and was adopted.

For this 10th anniversary rebranding, we are reworking the logo, making it a little more three-dimensional and adding depth.

It is so obvious if you look closely, but there is a hidden and important thought there.

I quote from a snail research history that happened to have some similar nuances.

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The Singing Snail
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History and snails are very similar.

Both repeat and spiral.

Whether it was tragedy or comedy, Roman historians and Marx agreed that history repeats itself, and what Hegel, Francis Bacon, and Nostradamus had in common was that history seemed to them to be a spiral staircase.

The growing snail shell, on the other hand, has to make a full turn, adding a new calcium carbonate shell on top of the current shell, and then go all the way around the back before returning, in order to reach the position where its future head is - literally right under its nose.

This is repeated many times to form a spiral shell.
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I believe that the message of going far, far in circles to reach one higher self is very hopeful for those who are serious about learning.

August 21, 2023

My First Retirement

Today, for the first time, I saw off someone who had reached retirement age.

We have worked together for about 10 years now.

I could go on and on about such-and-such a time or such-and-such a thing I did.

He was a very beloved person, so everyone naturally gathered around, wiped their cheeks at his little backside with his many gifts, and waved at him until he finished a brisk ride up a gentle slope on his rain-shielded bicycle.

It wasn't so much work as play.
I made friends with people as old as my grandchildren.
I started playing games on the Switch after I joined the company, and I taught my sister how to play.

I will never forget the carefree, smiling profile.

What makes me happy about starting a company is when I meet people I don't know and when memories are painstakingly spun one by one.

We will weave today's gratitude into the fabric of our lives and walk again with new people.

August 17, 2023

I don't set goals for the organization.

An acquaintance I met during the Bon Festival laughed at me and said, "You still haven't set goals at your company?" I decided to think about it again.

It is true that we have never set company-wide or departmental goals since the company was founded.

The reason is simple.

It was my policy to do my best today, I'm not sure about tomorrow, and yesterday was yesterday.

To put it bluntly, organizational goals are hard to set and confirm.

First, the current status of the organization is to be determined.

Next, consider the future vision of the organization you want to reach.

Roughly speaking, let's take the difference between the future vision and the current situation.

Extract only those differences that are feasible.

Then, the feasible items are butchered in a set period of time.

To be sure, check to see if there is linkage between the goals of the organizations.

The finishing touch is to properly document the feasibility that has been cut out.

Overnight, he shows the text to the head of one of the departments.

Naturally, they look a little uncomfortable because it's a stretch goal.

I laugh and tell them to keep up the good work.

will be done to all department heads.

Each responsible person will inform his/her members.

However, somewhere there is a gap or a lack of understanding.

To prevent this, we hold regular plenary meetings to say the same thing.

And so a few months pass, and I have to set another goal.

Speaking of which, we need to scrutinize our accomplishments against our current goals.

Everyone has a different interpretation of achievement that needs to be corrected.

Then let's set an example by awarding exemplary people.

Then let's format how to create goals.

After a while, he inadvertently comes up with a new business idea and changes course halfway through his goal.

Both the person in charge and the members were disappointed that they had gone to all this trouble.

Even so, think with a company-wide mindset, and gather the responsible people together for a training camp.

Then, they will be disciplined to face opinions and mend to scoop up all of them.

Now, I'm anxious to see if it will shine, despite the time and effort put into the goal.

repeatedly.

At some point, they become afraid to stop the goal system.

Therefore, we have not set a goal for the organization.

Well, to be more honest, I have not liked setting goals or achieving them for a long time.

August 07, 2023

Era of Speed, Era of Maturity

The rebranding project for the LearnO e-learning system will soon come to an end.

I started in 2020, before the Corona disaster, and it has been three years now.

Do you see this as long or short?

For us, the rhythm was just right.

We discuss the details of the project, build it up tightly, and conduct a series of detailed tests.

The amount of work alone takes a lot of time, as it should.

Above all, the team needed time to mature to another level.

I found a suitable expression for this in relation to machine learning, and I quote

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The "Tricks" of Socializing Solved by Dr.
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There are always a number of possible paths to take, so it is no wonder that we are not quite sure which is the shortest path to our goal.

Fortunately, machine learning is useful here as well.

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To answer this problem, an algorithm called "gradient descent" is used in machine learning.

This is the method used when trying to optimize a process and minimize its cost function (error).

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The gradient descent method teaches us to identify paths experimentally.

The way to do this is through trial and error, constantly reevaluating the environment and adapting to changes, and not being afraid to turn back.

And the last important lesson is not about the direction of the steps, but about their length.

This is the issue known as "learning speed.

To obtain results with the highest precision, the algorithm should be made to have correspondingly shorter steps, to move forward gradually, and to slowly build up its findings.

On the other hand, if the learning speed is faster, it arrives at the bottom of the valley faster, but the accuracy of the steps is coarse, so the lowest point may simply be overstepped.

In other words, fine-tuning the learning rate to get the best results as quickly as possible, one of the biggest challenges of the gradient descent method.
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In the early days of IT services, everyone was chasing speed.

To be precise, the timing was good, so if we could speed up the process, we were able to meet the times, even if we had to put quality aside.

Now, however, everywhere you look, the landscape has become completely mature.

Perhaps we have shifted to a world where speed alone is not enough.

If that perception was correct, the answer was that we would just wait for the team to mature.

Behind the scenes of the rebranding from the birth of LearnO
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