I love watching Samurai movies; especially those that capture the mood of Japanese culture during the 16th and 17th centuries.
I'm also a fan of Akira Kurosawa (Films: RAN, Yojimbo, Seven Samurai, and Rashomon). Kurosawa has a way of exploring and revealing the bushido of the Samurai of that time period.
Bushido is a moral code of honor developed by the Japanese samurai that centers around eight principles:
These principles should be universal in any culture, more specifically, a business culture.
A real leader is one who embodies the 8 principles of bushido and is able to institutionalize them into their organization. That is the essence of a true business samurai.