Entrepreneurs Roundtable – “Risk Aversion During Crisis Event”

Tokyo Executive`s first Roundtable Event was held this past Thursday, May 24th.

William Saito and Gerhard Fasol spoke and answered questions concerning, “Risk Aversion During Crisis”.  Both speakers based their responses on experiences from the business world, academia, and working with the Japanese government during the Lehman Shock and 3/11 disasters.

Tokyo Executives will be putting on another Roundtable Event later in 2012.  Members are welcome to propose a theme and/or topic of discussion.  Please contact the Sales and Events Manger Sean Deely at sean@tokyoexecutives.com

The next event will be on June 28th – “Business Mixer with guest speaker Erik Oskamp”

Our Roundtable Speakers : William Saito, Mark Darbyshire, and Gerhard Fasol

On Thursday May 24th, Tokyo Executives will have the pleasure of hosting the Entrepreneurs Roundtable – “Risk Aversion During Crisis” with three very special guests; William Saito, Mark Darbyshire, and Gerhard Fasol.

If your wondering whether or not you should attend this event, below are three very good reasons why…

Born in California, William Saito took up commercial software programming when he was 10 years old and incorporated his company just a decade later. By the time he was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998 (by Ernst & Young, NASDAQ and USA Today), he was 27 and fast becoming one of the world’s leading authorities on encryption, authentication and biometric technologies.
Over the years, Saito has advised national governments around the globe, and continues to do so today. In Japan, he has served as an advisor to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI); Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication (MIC); Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science and Technology (MEXT); Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT); the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST); and the Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA) of Japan, among others.
Learn more at www.saitohome.com

Mark Darbyshire established Cogent Concepts in 1991. He majored in Japanese at Monash University and was a writer and Text Services manager at IR Japan for five years. Cogent Concepts assists public and investor relations agencies and corporations with consulting, production, text, and design services. Prime goals are to enhance the impact of communications initiatives while accelerating delivery and reducing costs for clients.

Gerhard Fasol, currently the CEO at Eurotechnology Japan, has held a number of positions over the years. From University Lecturer at Cambridge University, Associate Professor at Tokyo University in the Electrical Engineering Department to R&D Laboratory Manager and Chief Scientist at Hitachi.
Gerhard also recently appeared on CNBC`s The Tech Call to give his views on Japan’s Tech Companies need to Restructure.


Back to Bartering?

It seems that in these difficult economic times, people have to get creative when it comes to keeping their business alive.  Some businesses in Canada and the U.S. have begun to start bartering goods and services again to make ends meet, eventually forming small business communities where people have been bartering for everything from trapeze lessons to cosmetic surgery.

According to the article, “—the U.S. barter market is a staggering $12 billion annually.” So perhaps the bartering system does deserve some serious thought.

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