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

January 30, 2023

Factor in the fragility.

It seems bad when you hear that there are fragile places.

The edge of the railing is rusty and brittle, the moods rise and fall a lot, the tears are brittle, the teamwork is brittle because of disagreements before the game, the mental brittle because of someone's comments.

If it is fragile, the vectors that need to be strengthened, reinforced, and restored naturally come into play.

However, we must not forget that fragility has its advantages.

I read a long time ago in social network theory that there is a role for each of the strong and weak links in human relationships.

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Social Networks
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%A4%BE%E4%BC%9A%E7%9A%84%E3%83%8D%E3%83%83%E3%83%88%E3%83%AF%E3%83%BC%E3%82%AF

For example, a "tight network" is actually less beneficial to its members than one that contains many blank spaces in the network (structural holes) or one that is loosely connected to other actors outside the main network (weak ties). The following are some of the most common examples.

A more open network contains more social voids and weak connections, and may be more open to new ideas and opportunities than a closed network filled with redundant connections.

In other words, it goes like this.

A group of friends who just do something together have already shared the same knowledge and opportunities.

On the other hand, a group of individuals who are involved in other social worlds have access to a wider range of information.
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Strong and solid can be said to be fixed and rickety, while brittle and fragile can be said to be fluid and changeable.

Therefore, I believe that whether you are running a company or living a life, you should be able to weave in the fragility that we tend to turn a blind eye to.

January 23, 2023

Calendar Communication

This year, we are handing out Mogic's original calendars in front of our office.

We have already received more than 30 letters of feedback on the survey, which you can get for free by completing it.

There were over 50 copies and they will be gone in two days.

Some excerpts from the free-entry form

I'm always looking at (the display). I like that they have ideas."

It's been on my mind for some time."

What store?"

My two year old always looks forward to it. He looks forward to the unique displays each month."

The comments were valuable and not always known.

We will only continue to push forward in the Mogic style.

January 16, 2023

Office as an Idea Device

When I looked at the Japanese section of the common test, it started with the difficult-looking Masaoka Shiki and Le Corbusier text questions.

Now I can understand some of this because of my peripheral knowledge, but I was worried about myself, wondering if I would have understood this properly when I was in high school.

It is also true that it is refreshing to hear a vague feeling that I had not paid attention to expressed in sensible words.

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The Life Force of Vision
https://www.iwanami.co.jp/book/b308221.html

The architect Le Corbusier placed great importance on the "window" as a visual device, so to speak.

He even believed that the composition of the windows was what determined the architecture.

Thus, far more than Shiki's study (hospital room), Le Corbusier realized the diversity of the window as a visual device in the form of design, or representation.

Nevertheless, in terms of the window being a visual device, it is no different from the glass shoji in Shiki's study (hospital room).

However, Le Corbusier was not as mollified as Shiki's glass shoji screens in that he thought of the dwelling as a thorough visual device, like a camera.
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The building that houses Mogic is very unique and is an early work of architect Shigeru Ban, who is known for his paper tube shelters for the earthquake.

From the basement, up four floors to the rooftop, it does not look like an office, nor is it on one floor, nor is it ingeniously wired.

But our minds are at peace in all seasons, in that we have chosen the office as a device for generating thorough ideas.

January 10, 2023

A company that can do fun things and hope.

The New Year's Day service has been released on New Year's Day for 12 years without getting tired of it.

The original calendar has been distributed at the end of the year for the past seven years.

Thankfully, "I'm a fan, looking forward to it!" and this year we issued a press release so that they can use it nationwide.

I can't imagine what this will look like in the future.

However, not a few people visit our site, and we will continue to rely on their support.

We hope to be a company that, forever and ever, can do something fun and exciting as soon as we think of it.

We look forward to working with you again this year.

December 26, 2022

The gap is nothing to worry about.

When I used to interview people, I often heard them say, "I had an image that IT companies were difficult to work for, but I took the plunge and applied.

It may be true.

People who join us from different industries say they don't understand IT terminology at first.

However, time has passed, and those who said it would be difficult have been with the company for 5 or 10 years, happily working while snacking on snacks.

That's right.

In any industry, in any job, you don't know what you are doing at first, and then you get used to it.

Now, even though there is a 50-year age gap from a 19-year-old intern to a 69-year-old part-timer, they work together smoothly, and even the generation gap is nothing to sneeze at.

Click here for an interview KOMADO with these workers.
https://pr.mogic.jp/category/interview/

December 19, 2022

13 full years

Since December 16 was the day the company was registered, a full 13 years have passed.

Since it is the end of the year cleaning, I am looking back a bit, throwing away a lot of past e-mails and data as usual.

It had only been a few years, but the structure of the company, the way it operated its services, and the way it made things fun and exciting were completely different.

My sense was that the land was gently connected to the past, but in reality it was like a steep peak with layers of sheer cliffs, and I wondered how we had managed to climb it.

At the same time, I can only express my gratitude once again to all those who kindly watched over us from far and near, and called out to us strongly.

I am looking forward to building up to another important day.

December 12, 2022

Pour in as much wisdom as you can think of.

If a project deadline is approaching and resources are limited, the first priority would be to meet it on time.

However, it is precisely when I am in such a tight corner that I would like to have the courage to try if a little effort can open up a much brighter future.

Such a secret was hidden in the fact that the Voyager spacecraft, launched 45 years ago, is still sending radio waves from more than 20 billion kilometers away (100 AU: 1 AU is the distance between the sun and the earth).

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Scientific American2022:Voyagers to stars
(Nikkei Science January 2023)
https://www.nikkei-science.com/?p=68562

About 60 years ago, the four giant planets of our solar system were slowly aligning their orbits, and NASA built two spacecraft to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Voyager 1 and 2, identical in every detail, were launched one after the other in less than half a month in the summer of 1977.

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The first four years were positioned as the primary mission," says Suzanne Dodd, who returned as project manager in 2010 after 20 years away from the Voyager team. But if there was an option to add something to the four-year mission that wasn't needed but would cost 10% more, the engineering team chose it. And they didn't specifically report it to the top."

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They didn't have microprocessors in them. It didn't exist." The engineers who designed Voyager could not rely on a vast computer program to help drive the spacecraft. The mission could have lasted this long because it was built almost entirely into the hardware," he said. Today's engineers wouldn't know how to do that. It's doubtful that anyone today could build a spacecraft as simple as this one."
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We must use all the technology we can think of at the present time to meet the challenges that lie ahead, and we must think about the margins and build them up a little further in advance.

We want immediate results, we want to find the right answer as quickly as possible, and we want to make things as easy as possible, but we need to remember that there is an opposite approach.

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The journey will continue even after the two spacecraft have completely stopped observing. Voyager 1 will pass its neighbor, Proxima Centauri, in 16,700 years, and will be followed by Voyager 2 3,600 years after that. And after that, the two machines will continue orbiting the galaxy for millions of years.
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December 05, 2022

In the very long run.

Some time ago, the hypothesis of Skill-Biased Technological Progress (or Skill-Biased Technological Change: SBTC) was used to explain the disparity problem.

The idea was that the acquisition of new skills not previously available would create a rise in income, which later became known as STEM education, and programming education began in schools and was learned as reskilling in the workforce.

For reference, STEAM education (an extension of STEM) from the wiki

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STEAM Education
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/STEAM%E6%95%99%E8%82%B2

STEAM education is a method of education that integrates STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with Arts (Liberal Arts). STEM education is an educational approach that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with Arts.

STEAM education develops the mathematical and scientific foundations of student children while teaching them to think critically (critical thinking) and apply technology and engineering to address problems that exist in the real world through imaginative and creative approaches.
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It is tied to the argument that wage growth is lower in Japan than in other developed countries, but it is worth thinking a little bit about whether a reskilling education in the DX era really improves the earnings of companies and raises the income of individuals.

In the very long run, it could be about income redistribution, which came about after the industrial revolution of the 20th century, or it could be about how you want to spend your life.