Promoting Change

I’ve had some opportunities to advise a wide range of both public and private groups, including various levels of the Japanese Government. No matter what kind of organization I talk to, I try to provide new ideas and perspectives that I believe will help to improve our world. I hope my viewpoints will lead people who are in positions of power to effect meaningful change. In these assorted posts you can see some of the recurring themes that I feel are essential to building stronger, healthier, more vital societies everywhere.

Changing the rules to unleash innovation in development

I am honored that my blog received a guest post from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). By Jon Lomøy, Director of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) Innovation isn’t something that springs to mind when speaking of statistical systems. But right now, the OECD is looking to do just that: innovate the

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Uneventul trip to “Race against time” in 10 minutes

Finally back home in Tokyo – and picking up the pieces. What was supposed to be an uneventful (and quick) trip to the US ended up suddenly turning into a race against time. I arrived in the US (San Francisco) on Thursday for a quick meeting and to return on Saturday on a 7:30pm flight

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Microsoft Digital Youth Awards

I recently participated in something called the Microsoft Digital Youth Award 2013 It was interesting in that it was part promotion of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 Operating System running on the Surface Tablet and also part getting people with diverse backgrounds to think of interesting applications for the new format. I had contributed to some

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Initial proposal to national strategy commission (Part 3 of 3)

This is the third and final part of the proposal I sent to the national strategy commission of the government of Japan (The start of the proposal can be found here). — Developing the Process and Environment that Addresses the Larger Picture A society that can “do more with less” must be created. Thus, innovation through the development

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Initial proposal to national strategy commission (Part 2 of 3)

This is a continuation from Part 1 of the proposal I sent to the national strategy commission of the government of Japan.   —   The Symptomatic Issues   Japan’s problems cannot be solved separately from one another. The causes and consequent problems must be approached in their entirety as closely interlinked issues that have been developing prior to

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