Over the past 20 years Tim has started four companies in Japan and worked to grow many others. He's an investor, adviser, hacker, author, podcaster, picker, grinner, lover, sinner.
Ari is showing the startup world that incorporating some of the problem-solving skills and leadership techniques favored by women improves their chance of success.
There are perfectly rational (and even mathematical) reasons why we have not seen a lot of entrepreneurship in Japan over the last 50 years.
Global communication takes place exponentially faster than the project management cycle, and understanding is way too important to be left to machines.
We also talk about Eiko’s transitions from housewife, to single mom, to MBA, to startup founder.
Crowdfunding in Japan is having a larger impact on corporate Japan than on smaller Japanese ventures.
These is as much creativity in Japan as there is anywhere in the world. The problem recently, however, has been in letting the innovation bubble up and commercializing it.
Since so much of modern business culture in Japan is based on the idea of belonging to a specific company, the move to large-scale freelancing will lead to large social changes as well
Innovation in Japan does not have to mean replacing the old with the new
The filter bubble is a term that describes the natural, but harmful, result of search engines and news services giving us more and more of what we want.
The Disrupting Japan podcast is live and unleashed at Super Deluxe in Roppongi!