I watched the documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" last week. Besides being great food porn, you this great story about work ethic and father-son relationships. So many things here hit home with me.
Some of my favorite quotes:
"Once you decide on your occupation, you must emerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That's the secret to success and the key to being regarded honorably."
"Nowadays, parents say, "You can return if it doesn't work out". When parents say stupid things like that, the kids turn out to be failures."
Jiro's oldest son has continued to be the second in command at the the restaurant for years. And hasn't really been allowed to break away and do his own thing. However, in his own right, he is a major part of the success of the restaurant. The central question here, is tradition keeping the son from reaching greatness, or has he already reached perfection by staying true to his father?