Japan Venture Show: Getting Smart with Street Academy

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Have you ever wanted to try something new but felt you did’t have the right skills? Or do you wish you had more time to learn something new? With the growth in online learning you can now get yourself a “smart education.”

The truth is that, in our society, if you want to stand out from the crowd, you’ll have to keep learning all of your life. Whether you want to keep up with your industry, change career, or simply learn a new hobby, chances are that there’s somebody out there who is willing to teach you. That’s what my guest, Takashi Fujimoto has been focusing on with “Street Academy”, a C2C learning service he started in 2012.

Takashi is highly educated with two masters degrees from top American universities, but he realized that a diploma is not a guarantee to success and that he would have to learn new skills on his own.

In this interview, we talk about the future of education and how universities are challenged by the rise of both e-learning and offline C2C learning. We also cover many other topics such as how to find great business ideas; what’s the best timing to quit your corporate job etc.

This episode, I’m sure, won’t only whet your thirst for knowledge but will also give you clues on how to develop the right skills for making your projects come to life.

Check out the Japan Venture Show for more episodes on entrepreneurship and the startup scene in Japan.

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