Ikebata: And each time, Miyamoto-san would ask, “So?”

Miyamoto: Yeah. I simply asked “So?” and had them briefly answer how the project was going. I always ask everyone when regular meetings are over, “So? Briefly, what was today’s meeting about?”

Iwata: In other words, since you might ask them about it, everyone who attends a meeting prepares a summary of its main points, and as a result, everyone concentrates better on meetings.

Miyamoto: Right.

Iwata: That’s your strategy?

Miyamoto: I’m gunning for them. (laughs)

Iwata: (laughs)

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