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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.

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So many things that are labeled as “cultural differences” have much simpler explanations. There are perfectly rational (and even mathematical) reasons why we have not seen a lot of entrepreneurship in Japan over the last 50 years, why we are starting to see a lot more of if now, and why we are likely to see an explosion of Japanese startups in the coming decade.

In this episode, we look what happens in Japan when the gatekeepers who stand between the creative people and the broader public are removed. It happened before in movies and anime and it is just beginning to happen now with startups.

The current unleashing of creativity, the changing nature of risk, and the introduction of repeatable, documented startup processes are coming together to change the face of innovation in Japan.

Let me explain how…

For more podcasts about the startup scene in Japan, check out Disrupting Japan.

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