China – a highly regulated, authoritarian society – has tried to reign in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Japan has willingly sucked up the bleed-over and many of the cryptocurrencies are surging. I for one, joined the boom approximately a year ago on two fronts: buying Bitcoin and mining it collectively at a low low entry point.* My wife bought another… Continue reading "Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and Success in Japan"
What bothers me most – and should cause concern for you) is that so many of the consultants and think tanks in Japan focus on established, mainstream companies finding a foothold in Japan. And while money can buy time and room for success for well-heeled corporations willing to send corporate executives to Japan to stay in uncharacteristically comfortable rented housing… Continue reading "The End of Twentieth-Century Industrialism in Japan"