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January 2010 Archives

Interview by Seth Godin »

Whenever I get a chance to have a conversation with Seth, I take it. Recently Seth asked me if he could ask me a few questions on my blog. Here are the questions and my answers. Seth: Tell us briefly about the entrepreneurial climate of where you're currently working -Singapore. What's making it work there for you? Joi: Singapore has many interesting attributes. The nation state is small enough that the government is extremely well designed and can run Singapore in a very efficient and flexible way. They have a very open visa policy for smart people, are within a...

Happy New Year »

I apologize for the rather impersonal nature of a canned New Year's message, but the New Year's greeting is an essential part of Japanese etiquette and one which I feel compelled to preserve. First of all, I want to thank all of the people in my life - my family, my co-workers, my friends as well as all of the animals and plants in my life for making this year yet another wonderfully stimulating and fulfilling year in my journey through life. I feel one year wiser and one year happier, looking forward to next year's challenges. Working on Creative...

Diary of my mother and the New Year »

Happy New Year. I was part of an interesting conversation today about mentors and I described my mother as one of my mentors. My mother died 15 years ago after struggling with cancer for about 2 decades. Sitting here pondering the New Year and the past, my thoughts returned to my mother who was my friend, parent and mentor. I pulled up some entries from a diary that she kept on her computer. For some reason I feel compelled to share an excerpt from her diary. I miss my mother very much but I still hear her voice clearly. Slightly...
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