Category: Japan

Building a Tech company like Sony

Sony is not what it used to be. Japan, Inc. is relevant, but no longer a powerhouse. Old school rarely gets noticed in this age of warp speed. John Nathan’s story of Sony is a cautionary tale but also highlights conscientious leadership. Sony might…

The problem with social media

What’s the point of connecting in the first place?

Four Keys to Understand Japanese Culture

A recent talk shared by entrepreneur friend Ted Katagi in Tokyo. Good tips for anyone who’s new to Japan or has a desire to live there.

Don’t waste what is valuable

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Universal Family Care

Nearly everyone I know is tasked with caring for an elder family member. Hawaii and Washington have passed legislation to help their residents. This bipartisan concern deserves national attention. Link Not surprisingly, Japan leads the way in tech for eldercare.

Age of work peak? 60?

Interesting article by social scientist Arthur Brooks. Air traffic controllers are forced to retire at 56. In Japan, CEOs power through their 70s and 80s. I’ll never forget giving a tech demo to Yashiro-San who became CEO of Shinsei Bank at 71 and still serves as…

Natsukashii

Japanese translation of “nostalgia”