Yoritomo-Tashi, whose precepts are presented in this book, ranks as one of the three greatest statesmen that Japan has ever produced. He was her most illustrious and wise Shogun, and, as founder of the first Japanese dynasty of Shoguns, the reviser of the Empire's code of laws, and the organizer of military feudalism, he rescued his native land from the slough of demoralization into which it had sunk. In 1186 he established the seat of his government at Kamakura, where he organized an administrative body similar in its methods and operation to the metropolitan government. From what is known of his public career, it is evident that the great Shogun exercised a dominant influence over the minds of his people. To him the art of influencing others was the key to Success. The great philosopher believed that the spirit of the individual continuously exerts influence, even as the flower also exerts influence by spreading its fragrance in the air. - See more at: http://www.hb.org/influence/#sthash.5ArUBikf.dpuf ---------- Yoritomo Tashi fue un filósofo japonés del siglo XII, muy reconocido y admirado por su pueblo y uno de los mayores estadistas que jamás haya tenido Japón. Tashi trabajó como alto funcionario para el estado japonés como corrector y redactor de las leyes del imperio, además de ser uno de los organizadores del feudalismo militar, e influyó notablemente en su época y en la mente de su pueblo con sus actuaciones públicas y su filosofía, rescatando a su país de la falta de principios en la que se encontraba.