The lesson 2 of Positive Psychology class at the Penn State University World Campus started with these words: Did you know that the opposite of sadness is not happiness? The opposite of sadness is actually...the absence of sadness.What this means is that if you could get rid of everything that is making you sad, you… Continue reading “The opposite of sadness is not happiness”
As business owners and individuals sent words of condolences and encouragement, immediately following the earthquake, I felt miserable because the words wouldn't come. I was in shock after experiencing the same earthquake in Tokyo inside a subway train, and the ominous 6 hours walk home through eerie Tokyo where nothing was broken, yet practically nothing… Continue reading Heart of Japanese 2011
I don't know what percentage of Japanese executives feel this way, but last week, I've heard it directly from the director of major Japanese companies, like I did from many Japanese executives before. We are responsible for providing livelihood for the citizens.Â We have to think of ways to offer meaningful jobs for as many… Continue reading The way Japanese executives think about company responsibility
Uchida Yoko people thought it was another one of those crazy ideas I brought in. Rather than doing Q&A after panel discussion, I proposed that we set it up so that everyone can post question or comment during panel discussion to realize audience participation. I explained that people would feel freer to express their opinion… Continue reading Potential of Twitter in Japan
Thank you for making my 2008 a wonderful year! It was great working together with my friends, colleagues and clients. Had this enjoyable year end meeting.Â A typical one we had at many cafes and diners at various places in the world.
Office is where people work together.Â I noticed when our team worked, 4 times out of 5, it was not at Project Kobo Kagurazaka Studio.Â It was far from my home, 1.5 hours one way.Â We LOVED Kagurazaka Studio.Â But it just didn't make sense anymore So I gave up the studio.Â physically, me and… Continue reading Project Kobo Offices
The secret of all true persuasion is to induce the person to persuade himself. The chief task of the persuader, therefore is to induce the experience. The rest will take care of itself. Inclueincing Human Behavior, H.A
I ran into one of my favorite major company executive at a train station today. Our exchange was brief, but what he said blew my mind
View out of window at Natural Beat cafe in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo Inside the cafe Great to have a choice!
Tokyo is full of fun and exciting distraction, cool stuff, fascinating stuff, all these things I can experience at the stores, and take the experience home with me should I choose to buy any little thing!! I think this is it
The old model communication I am talking about is people working across the border with the advantage of time difference, where some decision could be relayed just slow enough that the people at the other side of the border could not affect the decision made by your side
When I first visited one of my clients in Opera City building in Hatsudai, I did not like it. The building lobby area felt like maze. I have terrible sense of direction, and without good signage and clear visual indication for orienteering, I get lost easily