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February 28, 2016

Disrupting Japan: The High Profits of Low Tech

I love low-tech solutions. They are more likely to be solving real problems, and if we are being honest with…

February 21, 2016

Disrupting Japan: Why Men Need Women Founders

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.

February 14, 2016

Disrupting Japan: Creativity, Risk & Process

There are perfectly rational (and even mathematical) reasons why we have not seen a lot of entrepreneurship in Japan over the last 50 years.

February 7, 2016

Disrupting Japan: How Open is Too Open?

Global communication takes place exponentially faster than the project management cycle, and understanding is way too important to be left to machines.

January 10, 2016

Disrupting Japan: Innovating by Asking for Help

We also talk about Eiko’s transitions from housewife, to single mom, to MBA, to startup founder.

January 3, 2016

Disrupting Japan: Crowdfunding in Japan is Not About Startups

Crowdfunding in Japan is having a larger impact on corporate Japan than on smaller Japanese ventures.

December 27, 2015

Disrupting Japan: A New Agency Model for Innovation

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.

December 20, 2015

Disrupting Japan: From Salarymen to Freelancer

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

December 13, 2015

Disrupting Japan: Tea Ceremony in Blue Jeans & Startup Lessons

Innovation in Japan does not have to mean replacing the old with the new

December 6, 2015

Disrupting Japan: Bursting the Filter Bubble

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.

August 25, 2015

Disrupting Japan: Live and Unleashed

The Disrupting Japan podcast is live and unleashed at Super Deluxe in Roppongi!

August 19, 2015

Disrupting Japan: The Japan Startup Factory

An interesting discussion with a long time entrepreneur about the challenges and opportunities of starting a business in Japan.

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