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12717654_956212481132840_8177575587043561525_n Last night Feb. 12, we hosted session #34 of Davos Experience in Tokyo series. Despite the fact that it was Friday in between national holiday and Valentine weekend, we had over 90 people registered and some 70 participated (I believe this was the record!)
Our guest was Soichiro Minami of BizReach who participated in Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (not in Tokyo!) for the first time as Young Global Leader.
At the beginning of the session, I welcomed the participants (almost half were first timers) and talked about how we can watch webcast of main programs of AM of WEF whose theme was “Managing the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Then I asked each to think about the what jobs existed 5-10 years ago, but no longer and the other way round. (I talked about the job I had when I was in college, which seemed to be from ancient times..)
Then I introduced our guest, Soichiro, who shared his impression of the AM in Davos. His use of metaphors and examples were very vivid and impressive as well as his takeaways. (I strongly recommend you watch the video archive as it becomes available.) They reminded me of the first few years I went to AM decades ago. (It was the opportunity for me to expand my horizon, probably in the same way as Soichiro felt.)
IMG_8695Breakout sessions in 8 groups began with the broad topic of “What you want to be?”, following the job change with the time and the complex and changing landscape of the world.
After about 45 minutes or so, each group reported back their discussion. After the brief wrap up on my part, we started networking event with drinks and snack. I talked with the first timers, some people who came after some absence, and those who attended my other workshops series. We finally got kicked out as the building shut down at 11:00 pm. It was fun! Thank you Soichiro, and all who came.  Our next session in on Friday, March 18.  We will post the details soon on our website.  Our video archive of this past session will be available soon.  So stay tuned…

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