The Eccentric Billionaire Who Ignores Investors to Get Them Rich

  • Shigenobu Nagamori has turned Nidec into a $27 billion company
  • Japanese electronic motor maker has a war chest for deals

Shigenobu Nagamori.

Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

South of the famous temples of Kyoto, where factories and subsidized homes dot the landscape, a single skyscraper stands out. Perched at its top is Shigenobu Nagamori, replete in a luminous green tie, pocket square and spectacles, holding forth on his distinctive business ways.

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