7 Things You’re Doing Wrong on LinkedIn

Linkedin is now rwoven into every professional`s working life, and it is becoming more important to understand exactly how to utilize it to further your career and/or help your business grow.

Such things as belonging to the right groups and providing your expertise and insight on Linkedin Answer could bring in clients, partners, and new job opportunities. Read the full article to see what Tom Searcy says are the seven things you are doing wrong on Linkedin.

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June 28th Event Speakers for “Tokyo Real Estate Insights”

The next Tokyo Executives event will be on Thursday, June 28th. It will be a Business Mixer with the theme; Tokyo Real Estate Insights.  The event will begin at 7:30pm and finish at 9:30pm.

There will be three guest speakers:


Nathan Cumberlidge
Nathan is a Chartered surveyor with over 10 years real estate experience working in England, Czech Republic, Vietnam and Tokyo. He is a qualified real estate valuer and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He currently works for the international real estate company Jones lang LaSalle who currently have approximately 40,000 employees in over 60 countries.

Nathan specialises in tenant representation and assist companies in accommodation reviews, acquisitions, relocations and renewals


Adam German

Adam German has been working in the Real Estate Industry in Tokyo for over 5 years, as Director of Operations at TokyoApartments.com and currently is General Manager at Real Estate Japan.



Erik Oskamp

Erik Oskamp came to Japan in 2004.  He started buying investment apartments in 2005, and sold his first house within 18 months for a 60% profit.
He found that Japan lacked transparency so he built computer models to assist with statistical analysis and data mining.

He started Akasaka Real Estate, a licensed real estate brokerage specialized in investing in residential property in Tokyo in 2007, and is still running the company today.

SAP’s CIO: You’re Putting Your Executive Career at Risk if You’re Not Social

Having a social and transparent presence both on the web and in real life are becoming increasingly important for executive careers. As SAP`s CIO has demonstrated, being social through Social Media Sites and allowing yourself to be more transparent to clients and partners is becoming an important key to success.

For becoming more social on the web, SAP`s CIO Oliver Bussman recommends that you start by opening Twitter and Google+ accounts, since this is were most business oriented people are found.

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Tips 1-3: What is SEO? An introduction

1. What is SEO, and how Search Engines work
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Search engines do not automatically recognize that your site. They must “index” your site first, which involves finding it and recording it in their archive. SEO techniques are aimed at letting search engines “know” your website is out there and what your site is “about”.

When someone uses a search engine, they enter a “keyword phrase”. The search engine then uses a complex algorithm to query their archive for webpages with this keyword phrase. The search engine presents these webpages on the “Search Engine Results Page” (SERP).
SEO is the process of creating your site so that the search engines can index it properly, and making your web site come up as high as possible on the SERPs for the keyword phrases you are targeting.
PLEASE NOTE: Google is still the primary search engine for most people – by far the largest and most efficient one as well. These articles use “Google” synonymously with “search engine”. The SEO techniques here will improve your site presence in Google and all other search engines.
2. HTML: Get to know it!
The most important concept to understand in SEO is to understand how Hyper-Text Markup Language (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML) works. HTML tags are the building blocks of your website. Web browsers use your site’s HTML to create the visual “web page” that you see when you access your website through the web browser.
IMPORTANT: For your website to be optimized for the search engines, your website content must use the appropriate HTML tags.
3. Learn how to view the source code of your website!
In order to know if the HTML of your website is optimized for the search engine you must know how to examine your web pages. The easiest way to do this is to “View Source”. This is a function built into all web browsers that lets you look at the raw HTML source code of any web page.
To view source in Google Chrome, right click on any page and select “view page source.”
For how to view source code in Internet Explorer 9 click here
For how to view source code in Firefox click here

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How to get lucky: Making serendipity work for your career

Good luck is always welcome, but is there a way to actually create good luck for your business?

Thori Miller explains how through simple practices like finding the people that matter, using surprise events, and solving problems based on unexpected sources you can make your own luck.

However, he also explains how it may require going against your natural instincts in order to do so…

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