Category: Leadership

  • Japan’s future. Bill Emmott and Gerhard Fasol, a discussion.

    Japan’s future. Bill Emmott and Gerhard Fasol, a discussion.

    Japan’s future: Bill Emmott and Gerhard Fasol Bill Emmott is an independent writer and consultant on international affairs, board director, and from 1993 until 2006 was editor of The Economist. http://www.billemmott.com Gerhard Fasol is physicist, board director, entrepreneur, M&A advisor in Tokyo. https://fasol.com/ Japan’s future: A conversation Bill Emmott: I came first to Japan in […]

  • 9th Ludwig Boltzmann Forum Tokyo 2017

    9th Ludwig Boltzmann Forum Tokyo 2017

    Energy. Entropy. Leadership. 9th Ludwig Boltzmann Forum, 16 February 2017, at the Embassy of Austria in Tokyo Gerhard Fasol, Chair Program Welcome by the Ambassador of Austria Gerhard Fasol CEO, Eurotechnology Japan KK, Board Director, GMO Cloud KK. former faculty Cambridge University and past Fellow, Trinity College Cambridge“Entropy, information and Ludwig Boltzmann” Masato Wakayama Executive […]

  • Corporate governance reforms in Japan – talk given at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo on 6 October 2016

    Corporate governance reforms in Japan – talk given at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo on 6 October 2016

    Corporate governance reforms in Japan Changing the way Japanese corporations are managed: Can it make Japanese iconic corporations great again? A talk by Gerhard Fasol at the Embassy of Sweden organized by the Embassy of Sweden, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan (SCCJ), and the Stockholm School of Economics Abstract: Changing the way Japanese […]

  • Japan’s globalization paradox: is Japan global? or struggling to globalize?

    Japan’s globalization paradox: is Japan global? or struggling to globalize?

    Japan’s globalization puzzle: intriguing questions by one of my great European friends, a great European banking sector leader How do you explain Japan’s lack of internationalization with so many big Japanese holdings managing successfully businesses abroad (e.g. Toyota, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, etc.) Japan’s globalization paradox – a closer look Its not so simple: Japan is a […]

  • Ludwig Boltzmann Forum on Women’s development and leadership 2016

    Ludwig Boltzmann Forum on Women’s development and leadership 2016

    Women’s development and leadership Tokyo, Monday 16 May 2016, 9:00-11:00am Gerhard Fasol, Chair Program 9:00-9:20 Gerhard Fasol CEO, Eurotechnology Japan KK, Board Director, GMO Cloud KK. former faculty Cambridge University, and Trinity College, and Tokyo University Objectives of the Ludwig Boltzmann Forum on Women’s development and leadership 9:20-9:40 Dame Carol Black DBE FRCP FMedSci is […]

  • Corporate governance in Japan – views of an Independent Board Director of a listed Japanese Company

    Corporate governance in Japan – views of an Independent Board Director of a listed Japanese Company

    Prime Minister Abe urges reform of corporate governance Slow but steady change… Reuters reports that Japan’s Prime Minister Abe urges company boards to reform corporate governance to include independent directors. I added the following comment. Corporate governance in Japan: exercise of shareholder power and emergency situations The question of independent Board Directors is often framed […]

  • Japan’s electronics conglomerates: Whats the difference between Apple/IBM vs Sony/Panasonic/NEC?

    Japan’s electronics conglomerates: Whats the difference between Apple/IBM vs Sony/Panasonic/NEC?

    Why are Apple/IBM/Microsoft/Google so very different compared to SONY/Panasonic/NEC Need for corporate governance reforms in Japan My friend’s question: Why are Apple/IBM/Microsoft/Google so very different compared to SONY/Panasonic/NEC Gerhard Fasol’s answer: Profit and growth. Apple and IBM grow and are highly profitable. Sony, Panosonic and NEC have no growth and no profit for 15 years […]

  • Foreign companies in Japan’s high-tech markets: new opportunities versus old mistakes (Lecture at Stanford University)

    Foreign companies in Japan’s high-tech markets: new opportunities versus old mistakes (Lecture at Stanford University)

    Success stories vs failure. Why some foreign companies succeed in Japan’s high tech sector, and why others fail. Stanford University Japan Technology Center lecture by Gerhard Fasol, given in 1999 – most still applies today! New opportunities vs old mistakes – foreign companies in Japan’s high-tech markets Stanford University lecture, given on October 28th, 1999 […]

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