Seiroku Honda

Seiroku Honda (1866-1952). Japanese forester, landscape architect, and stock investor. He is known as the “father of parks” in Japan. After studying hard and becoming a professor at the University of Tokyo, he amassed a huge fortune through investments based on his “one-fourth of his monthly salary in savings. From the teachings of Professor Luyo Brentano during his study in Germany, he made diligence and thrift savings a precept for his life. This was because he was taught that financial stability was important for continuing his studies. Upon his retirement from the university, he donated all of his wealth to the University of Babylon, the immortal book “The Richest Man in Babylon,” which was published in the United States in the early 20th century and has produced many successful people. In this book, one-tenth of your income should be saved, not spent. The money you have saved should be invested. However, Professor Shizuroku Honda saves a quarter of his monthly salary, which is a much higher savings rate than that of the Richest Man in Babylon. In your day job, focus on satisfaction. In his side job, he focuses on earning money. And it would be great if he could achieve great results in his main job. Professor Seiroku Honda is a person who has achieved this. We must learn from him.