Japan

Linda Sherman lived and worked in Japan for 20+ years as an executive, researcher and consultant, and maintains a strong interest in the country.

My Wonderful Trip to Mauritius with Francoise Morechand

As CEO of Club Med Japan, I had the pleasure of visiting many fabulous resorts around the world. Mauritius remains one of my favorites. Why? - Gorgeous beaches - Multilingual population - Combination of the best qualities of the French, British and Portuguese influences on the island. - … [Read more...]

My Top Ten Speaking Tips

My public speaking tips were developed by doing, watching and teaching. Public Speaking Training I love public speaking. I began doing it during my 20 years as an executive in Japan. Early on, I took advantage of participating in Toast Masters at the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ). … [Read more...]

Leadership Tips for Running a Foreign Subsidiary

What is it like being a female manager in Japan? I have been asked this question hundreds of times with the expected answer that it must be terrible. It does not need to be. The lessons I learned running foreign subsidiaries in Japan apply to both men and women. Manage Up It is easy to give … [Read more...]

Esther Dyson Visionary Extraordinaire

When I met Esther Dyson over 20 years ago she was already playing a very important role in tech. I subscribed to her Release 1.0 newsletter and flew in from Japan to attend her star-studded annual PC Forums in Arizona. Esther has never stood still. She is an observer, analyst, connector, … [Read more...]

How to Pronounce KARAOKE

It is the season of karaoke parties, including TechKaraoke, giving me plenty of opportunity to hear the word karaoke mispronounced and even misspelled to fit the mispronunciation. Tonight, it was Ryan Owens on ABC World News with Charles Gibson that put me over the top. Karaoke originated in … [Read more...]

No Global Definition of Valentines Day

You may not realize that February 14th is not celebrated universally in the same way. My friend on Twitter Shashi Bellamkonda explains that he had not even heard of Valentines Day before he arrived in America 11 years ago. In Japan, February 14th has been successfully commercialized as the day … [Read more...]