The Business Karaoke Podcast is both a podcast but a community of global leaders who exchange stories to modernize the dialogue around business in and with Japan. The Business Karaoke Podcast is sponsored by Design Thinking Japan.
In this episode we are joined by Takuma Iwasa. Iwasa-san is the founder and CEO of IOT consumer electronics company, Shiftall Inc.
I first met Iwasa-san when I visited his Tokyo offices with a mural friend. I say office but it really is more like a buzzing lab. Each person uniquely designed their own workplace with things that inspire them and it's not uncommon to see people walking around wearing prototypes. When Facebook chan...
In this episode we are joined by the Co-Founder and CEO of LUMA Institute, Chris Pacione. Chris leads a highly-skilled, multidisciplinary team of designers and practitioners located around the world who are passionate about fostering the practice of design thinking among individuals, within teams, and across entire organizations. He is co-author of the LUMA System and the book “Innovating for People” and has been awarded numerous U...
In this episode we are joined by Jayne Nakata. Jayne is the creator of PodLaunch with Jayne and the host of the Transformations with Jayne Podcast. Jayne story's one day noticing that there was no voice of other women like herself: foreign, a mother and living outside of the major cities in Japan, feeling isolated and alone in their daily lives to not only publishing over 100 episodes but empowering other women in Japan to ov...
このエピソードで堀江愛利さんあ来ていただきました。堀江愛利さんはWomen's Startup Lab（WSUL）の創設者兼CEO。 WSULはシリコンバレーにあるアクセラレーターです。 WSULは、イノベーションとコラボレーションを通じて女性の成功に取り組んでいます。堀江愛利さんは情熱、結果、そして人前で話すことで国際的に有名です。 さらに、堀江愛利さん最近、アントレプレナー誌によって2020年の100人のPowerful Woman の1人desu。
In this episode we are joined by Ari Horie. Ari-san is the Founder and CEO of Women's Startup Lab (WSUL). A Silicon Valley based accelerator dedicated to creating a world where women thrive and succeed through innovation and collaboration. Ari is internationally recognized for her passion, results and public speaking prowess and was recently listed as one of the 100 Powerful Women of 2020 by Entrepreneur magazine.
In this conve...
In this episode, we have the rare pleasure of welcoming back a guest and its all the more special as its close friend of the Business Karaoke Podcast, Evan Burkosky. Evan is a Digital Transformation (DX) expert in Japan helping businesses adopt new technologies and improve productivity via AI, automation, eCommerce, and retail logistics. He has worked both agency-side and vendor-side selling to Japan’s Fortune 500, co-founded seve...
このエピソードで And Assistの德丸佳世さんが来ていただきました。佳世さんは東京にあるバイリンガルのバーチャルアシスタント会社の創設者です。佳世さんからどうのようにAnd Assistを始めたとか、女性が離職する一般的な理由とか、将来への希望についてなとを聞きます。
💡 Key Conversations
03:20 | And Assistのストーリー
10:45 | 女性が離職する一般的な「もったいない」理由
18:30 | AndAssistの思い出に残る瞬間
23:20 | 働く母親に対する認識と「訳わからないルール」を変える
30:30 | 働く母親を支援するための行動
In this episode we are joined by Kayo Tokumaru. Kayo-san is the founder of AndAssist, a Tokyo-based bilingual virtual assistant company. Like all inspirational businesses, the reason WHY they exist outshines WHAT they do to exist. It became quite clear to Kayo-san that there simply weren't enough hours in the day to invest in both an, at times rigid, corporate career and a new growing family. So she moved from the corporate wor...
In this episode of the Business Karaoke podcast, we have the pleasure welcoming back Ryan Hart. Ryan first joined us in episode 34 to talk about Customer Experience and today he joins us to dive deeper into solving Japan’s Customer Experience Dilemma and why better Research, leads to better Design and better CX.
Ryan currently empowers a team of talented creative and strategic doers to help accelerate experience, digital, and cultu...
In this episode we are joined by Robin Doenicke. Robin is the founder and CEO of Zensho, paradigm-changing ‘blue ocean’ platform that would liberate and reward recruitment professionals to a degree previously unseen. What Robin calls, "being in business for yourself but not by yourself." The market responded with awarding them with “Best Company to Work For” and “Best Newcomer.” And in 2020, APAC Entrepreneur magazine featu...
このエピソードでVenture Café Tokyoオペレーションマネージャーの漆原琢雄さんが来ていただきました。
Venture Café Tokyoオペレーションマネージャー。米Northeastern University卒業後、Boston Red Soxのビデオ部とマーケティング部に7年間勤務。Babson CollegeにてMBAを取得の他に、アート、イノベーション、不動産等の多様なビジネス背景を持ちいます。自由な時間には、スポーツを楽しみ、東京に戻ってからは美味しい食事を楽しんでいます。
💡 Key Conversations
01:45 | することは良...
In this episode we are joined by Takuo Urushihara, who just goes by Tak. Tak wears many hats; not only is he the director of Operations at Venture Café Tokyo but he also leads a long standing traditional family business in Japan.
In this episode, we take a deep dive into the importance of embracing unlikely connections in the service of others and how they can provoke new opportunities. And who better to walk us through through thi...
In this episode we are joined by Boris Jitsukata. Boris is the Managing Director of the German entity of Goodpatch, a Design Studio, and an executive board director at their HQ in Tokyo. Goodpatch went public in 2020 at Tokyo Stock Exchange, making it Japan's first IPO as a design firm.
In this episode Boris shares with us the power of leaning into uncertainty like a designer, his journey of not only growing a company but also g...
In this episode, we are joined by Azarel Chamorro. Azarel is the Smart Mobility Lead at Mirai Share and transport consultant based in Japan with passion for Mobility-as-a-Service, public transport and new mobility technologies.
I have been an avid LinkedIn follower of Azarel's work and commentary on mobility for some time now. When I shared with him that I love how he brings fun and excitement to mobility he quickly responded, &...
In this episode we are joined by Helen Iwata. Helen is the Founder and President of Sasuga Communications and is dedicated to helping professional women to excel in their work without being exhausted through the power of the Sasuga! Success Cycle. She's a bilingual Brit, wife, and mother, with a 3-decade corporate and entrepreneurial career in Japan, including 10 years with McKinsey & Company in Tokyo.
I was so interested i...
02:30 | 多様性のビジネスメリット
10:05 | 職場で外国人の才能を活用する
15:15 | 日本に貢献したいファビアン
In this episode we are joined by Fabian Hoshino. Fabian is an HR strategist and cross cultural communication expert who share his insights from consulting Japanese companies on the best ways to attract and retain the world's best talent. We deep dive into the business case for diversity, the opportunities that exist in engaging a diverse talent pool and some strategies in how to bridge the gaps.
I hope you enjoy this episode as...
In this episode we are joined by Kana Akagi. Kana is a multi-faceted entrepreneur on and off who leads with passion and a big heart. To give you an idea of just how deeply she lives this mantra, Kana wrote a book on how business success, particularly her business success, follows making family a priority. In this episode we learn about challenges and opportunities of founding the first ever hackathon in Japan. And Kana shares how c...
03:35 | 日本でハッカソンを設立するモチベーション
13:50 | コミュニティービルディング
26:45 | ビジネスの成功が家族を優先する
36:10 | 人々に力を与える
43:40 | 多様性による改善
In this episode we are joined by Jared Campion. Jared is the founder of DreamDrive, a company based in Tokyo who are leading the way for people to experience Japan by camper van. Join Jared and I on this road trip as we explore how Jared's childhood passion of camping with his family evolved into a business which is now part of a movement that is challenging not only how we think about travel but also is challenging the current...
If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.
BOB SAGET’S HERE FOR YOU is a podcast that is like no other— For one, this podcast has guests who are friends of Bob’s, or just really interesting people who many of you know and love. Secondly, this podcast is unique because it goes inside Bob Saget’s mind, and then quickly filters out through his mouth. Bob has a way of calming people he has conversations with as well as being entertaining and often informative. Bob talks with his guests with genuine empathy and humor, while reaching his unusually diverse audience that he talks to as a friend, Bob is the dad with great advice, the irreverent funny guy who’s always there when you need a laugh, and the free-associative Bob who goes off on crazy tangents then returns to the subject at hand, as serious or as comedic as it may be, to wrap up each episode in a way only Bob can do. Because he really does believe, “He’s here for you."
Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.
According to the official story, on April 4th, 1968, a lone gunman assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. That man, James Earl Ray, pled guilty and for most people the case was closed. The MLK Tapes, a new true crime podcast from the creators of Atlanta Monster and Monster: DC Sniper, explores rare recordings of eye-witness testimony and new interviews with people who were there to reveal the true story of the plot to kill Dr. King.
This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.