Innovating Out Of Crisis: How Fujifilm Survived (and Thrived) As Its Core Business Was Vanishing

No. Pages: 216
Dimensions: 5.40 x 8.30 inches
Format: Hardcover & Digital
Price: US: $24.95 CAN: $27.50 CAN
ISBN: Print: 9781611720235 ebook: 9781611729153
Release Date: 5-May-15


"This wonderful book by CEO Shigetaka Komori is full of wisdom. Any company that is facing an earthshaking disruption must read how Fujifilm managed to survive while its long time nemesis, Kodak, ended up closing its doors."—Philip Kotler, Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University

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In 2000, photographic film products made up 60% of Fujifilm's sales and up to 70% of its profit. Within ten years, digital cameras had destroyed that business. In 2012, Kodak filed for bankruptcy. Yet Fujifilm has boasted record profits and continues strong. What happened? What did Fujifilm do? What do businesses today need from their leaders? What kinds of employees can help businesses thrive in the future? Here, the CEO who brought Fujifilm back from the brink explains how he engineered transformative organizational innovation and product diversification, with observations on his management philosophy.

Shigetaka Komori is Chairman and CEO of Fujifilm Holdings Corporation. Mr. Komori was appointed CEO in 2003 and chairman in 2012.