Since I was a staff helping to run the seminar, I did a lot of running around and did not focus my attention on the seminar. But parts of it I watched I enjoyed.
Frankly, I am finding that I am focused more and more on serendepitous meeting with people. Although I am a member of Orkut, LinkdIn and gree, I don’t expect to develop any meaningful relationship with people I meet solely on the web.
I’ve had good number of very satisfying, very stimulating meetings on long airplane flights. I may not have developed long term relationship with these people, but they are truly memorable encounters in my life.
Of course this means I am getting old. I am at a point that I can no longer change the way I process my thoughts. It is no longer fun. So I decided to try out living in the old way as much as I could. It feels liberating, just to live in the way that feels good to me, right to me. I respect men and women of younger generation and have high hope for them. They do crazy things, but no crazier than things I did in teenage years or twenties.
This has been a round about way of saying that yes, I do think web social networking has good business potential in Japan.