Blogger feature, blogging and update

Yeah! Blogger’s latest editor now has a spell check feature. Its frightening to see all the mistakes in my older blog entries. Fix or not?

The feature itself is a little buggy.  Namely, if you save/post a blog entry with “spell check” on, it will leave the highlights (in yellow) in the post itself.  Nevertheless, even with its very basic features, its a godsend to those with bad spelling habits – and will continue to perpetuate them.  Its also embarrassing to see all the misspellings instantaneously.

For the 3 people who read my blog, no I have not lost interest in writing periodic entries.  I have been a little busy with a number of activities, but mostly in creating presentations for four (1, 2) presentations I have in the coming weeks.  I hope to post excerpts of those presentations here.

One of the four presentations I will be speaking is at yet another Economist Conference (YAEC – my third this year) on Thursday, May 20th.  This particular presentation will be put on by the Corporate Network group at The Economist and I will be on a panel with my two friends Ted Matsumoto (SVP Softbank Mobile) and Jun Yamada (Chairman Qualcomm Japan).  I will talk about this event in a near future blog when I finish the presentation.

Finally, I received many comments on how ugly my personal website looked.  Therefore, I am in the process of updating the content and porting it to WordPress.  I decided to use WordPress since Blogger didn’t give me the flexibility of making the site non-blog looking.  How is my website and blog site different?  I asked myself the same question.  I guess I’m using the website to show relatively static information organized/grouped in a logical format and the blog site a more dynamic chronological representation of my thoughts and activities.  Anyway, I hope to have the new site up in the next couple weeks.

Stay tuned!

William Saito
Special Advisor at Cabinet Office (Govt. of Japan)
Named by Nikkei as one of the “100 Most Influential People for Japan,” Saito began software programming in elementary school and started his own company while still in high school and was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998 (by Ernst & Young, NASDAQ and USA Today). As one of the world’s leading authorities on cybersecurity.

After selling his business to Microsoft, he moved to Tokyo in 2005 and founded InTecur, a venture capital firm. In 2011, he served as the Chief Technology Officer of the National Diet’s (Parliament) Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission. Later that year, he was named as both a Young Global Leader and Global Agenda Council member for World Economic Forum (WEF) and subsequently been named to its Foundation Board. In 2012, Saito was appointed to a council on national strategy and policy that reported directly to the Prime Minister of Japan.

Saito also advises several national governments around the globe. In Japan, he has served as an advisor to Japanese ministries; the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST); the Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPAS); the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, among others. He is currently the Special Advisor to the Ministry of Economic Trade and Industry (METI) and the Cabinet Office for the Government of Japan.

He went to medical school at UCLA and Harvard Kennedy School; serves on various boards of Global 2000 companies; frequently appears as a commentator on TV and is the author of seven books in addition to writing several weekly newspaper columns. His management book, The Team: Solving the Biggest Problem in Japan, was published by Nikkei BP and became a best-seller in 2012. In 2016, Saito received the Medal of Honor from the Government of Japan for his work in the field of education.

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