Another TIL from a few weeks back taught me that he may not really be the "great grandson" at all. It's Japanese custom for the CEO of a company to adult-adopt the next-in-line for the company in order to pass along the last name. Akio Toyoda might've just been adopted by his predecessor after showing that he had the business know-how to become CEO, and his predecessor might've also been similarly adopted.
You know, like Gozaburo Kaiba finding an intelligent orphan to pass the "Kaiba" name onto so that KaibaCorp wouldn't just be run by some guy with the last name of "Sato" or something.
I learned in business school that in Toyota factories they will stop the whole production line if an employee spots a single mistake made. They don’t start it back up until the problem has been found and fixed. They believe in quality over volume. They also use the same parts in different models to further improve efficiency.
So why isn't the company called "Toyoda" instead of "Toyota?"
Best company ever , Japanese cars , absolutely unbreakable engines and durable not to mention insanely fast , Japanese cars is G.
Best cars on the planet. Gave a “rock on” salute when I saw gramps died.