Advocates reconfigure non-virtual business into digital world

In late October last year, Mark Zuckerberg made an announcement that he would change the name of facebook to the new one. I thought that was bold move. He was joking. But to wipe out the bad image of social media and to…

Elite investors for Japan Inc. learned a sad lesson with huge loss and set a path to swim in the mud water

Stakeholder capitalism is a popular subject in business school in America. Stakeholder represents a collection of shareholders, customers, employees, business partners, and the general public. America leads shareholder…

Two modest ways to fight against global warming in local Tokyo

A month ago, the COP26 climate summit ended with a disappointment with no clear path to set a strategic course of direction. The only thing left behind is talk without any specific action. Everyone knows that the planet is…

Tokyoities cannot be proud of a very slow progress

Three decades ago around this time of the year, I was furiously studying organizational behavior, a study of organizations in business, at business school in Atlanta, Georgia. The class of human resources management gave me a lot of challenges such as…

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. …

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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