Philanthropic journey examines a new course of direction

When a rich couple of marital status in America reaches a middle-stage, they are likely to talk about a new plan to work together. A new plan often starts with a target area to spend a large portion of their time. …

Japanese-style identification will disappear soon in Tokyo

A school master was busy selecting a commemorative item for pupils aged 12-years old. Girls and boys finished their elementary school, earning a gift for every single child from compulsory education in Japan.

When I reached that stage in Toyota City, Aichi long…

Stay the course, don’t run a risk to divert into three zones

A decade of successful succession is rare in business. Most CEOs don’t survive the turmoil of fast-changing business environment, especially information technology. IT industry keeps transforming adjunct industries such as automobile, retail, and advertizing. …

Tourists investors must rethink reckless bets to the unknown

Twenty years ago, the dotcom boom went collapsed with online stock merchants left behind, having a vast amount of personal savings lost in the capital market. That was just a decade after the Black Monday brew off the financial institutions such…

Starting salaries are rising behind the M&A spree

Back in mid-1980’s, my undergraduate classmates had a very clear goal in mind for their career path. The path is crystal-clear for them. They are going to either law school or medical school. As young as they were turning to twenty-years old…

A Tokyoity likes Bill Gates’ nuclear-power station in Wyoming

Forty-years ago, my host family in Salt Lake City, Utah, took me to Yellow Stone National Park in Wyoming. Karl Pope drove a van for eight hours and a group of his four children, Jacob (7), Eliza (5), David (4), Ellen…

Hiroshi Hatano

Taught marketing @ universities in Tokyo for a decade, ex-I-banker & mgmt consultant @ Kurt Salm (Accenture Technologies now), Georgia Tech educated

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