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Reputation

06

May

Cool Japan

By Dominic Carter

 

On a recent business trip to Singapore I was taken aback when told by someone well connected in the American business community there, “Japan? Oh that’s just a niche market, nobody’s that interested in it anymore”. What a wake up call for anyone who has devoted his career to this market! With its tendency to control and limit foreign goods and influences, it’s fair to say that Japan seems to have worked very hard to earn this position as a niche player. To anyone living in this huge market, the description as “niche” seems, frankly, ridiculous. However when you consider the Everest-style learning curve required and all the challenges of growing a foreign-owned business here, it’s easy to see how some would think of Japan as a large, but largely irrelevant market.

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08

Aug

In Today’s World, Reputations Hinge on Information Security

By Debbie Howard

 

Two recent high-profile data breaches – at Sony Corp. and U.S. marketing firm Epsilon – have once again highlighted the critical importance of information security. Each of these incidents was referred to as the largest and/ or worst information leak in history and affected millions of people, if not hundreds of millions.

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02

May

Convergence of Quake Aid Brings Hope, Inspiration to Forge Ahead

By Debbie Howard

 

I am filled with hope as I watch literally everyone I know scrambling to find ways to contribute to the rebuilding of the Tohoku region in this post-quake period. Indeed, it is difficult to think of anything else these days.

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