Marie Kondo’s Father Gave Her 1 Powerful Piece of Advice That Every Entrepreneur Should Remember

She spent so much effort on work and international travel, she let something personal drop.

Marie Kondo, tidying guru, author, and centerpiece of the Netflix hit Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, is also executive of her own lifestyle brand and consultancy, KonMari. Inc. asked several entrepreneurial luminaries to share a piece of career (or life) advice that changed everything. For Kondo, the advice came from close to home, after she found success and celebrity after the publication of her first book. –As told to Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

Back in 2015, when I was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Japanese TV was producing a big feature on my career and background; when they interviewed my father, they asked what he thought about his daughter’s being selected for Time’s list.


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