Month: November 2017

Mizu to Ikuru

The story of APAC conglomerate Suntory and its “Living with Water” campaign(Link)

Denver

Denver is a cool town that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Lots of under-rated restaurants… …and interesting street art.

First Fridays Oakland – 12/1/2017

RSVP here

On-time

Being on-time may not be enough to catch a Shinkansen in Japan… The best thing about Japan is the culture of timeliness. Many other places could learn from omotenashi. This is really good customer service. Link

Happy self vs Happy society

Robert Putnam wrote Bowling Alone during the 1990s about declining social discourse in America. He chronicled declining civic life since the 1960s. In 2017, this trend has completely reversed thanks to a digital lifestyle powered by the sharing-app economy. Americans are emboldened to connect like never…