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Special seminar in Tokyo and Silicon Valley: How to Implement the Silicon Valley Way
Rochelle Kopp
Aug 25, 2015 11:11 PM
In just four years from the first press release to the start of retail deliveries, Tesla introduced a full-size sedan that became the top-rated car in Consumer Reports history. Tesla’s founder Elon Musk is not an automotive engineer, and the company had only produced one model previously. How can new entrants into a market dominate so quickly?

Business competition is changing. In the past, established companies could count on a stable future. But today, with aggressive startups like Uber, Square and Airbnb disrupting markets, incumbent enterprises are not guaranteed survival. JP Morgan bank CEO Jamie Dimon warns: “Silicon Valley is coming - they want to eat our lunch!"
This is a game-changing moment. New rules for success are emerging from Silicon Valley. And indeed, Japan has been looking to Silicon Valley to get hints about how it can increase competitiveness. As Prime Minister Abe observed when he visited Silicon Valley this Spring, “Japan needs to keep pace with the speed of change” and “Japan needs to learn Silicon Valley’s dynamism.”
 
But what specifically are the techniques, attitudes and ways of doing business that Japanese companies should learn from Silicon Valley – the new “rules of the game.” Will the things that work in California be possible to implement in the very different environment of Japan? How can Japanese companies successfully adopt the Silicon Valley way of doing things?

We’ve planned two special events to bring Japanese companies insights straight from three Silicon Valley – based consultants, Morio Itozu, Rochelle Kopp and Steve McGee. All three of us speak Japanese and work closely with Japanese companies that are making major changes in their organizations, and we’ve planned the contents to be as useful as possible to those Japanese who want to be change agents in their firms.

October 8th in Mountain View and November 4th in Tokyo: 1:30 pm to 5 pm – Leading and Managing Innovation in the Enterprise: The Silicon Valley Way (Conceptual Overview for Leaders)

October 9th in Mountain View and November 5th in Tokyo: 9:30 am to 5 pm – Leading and Managing Innovation in the Enterprise: The Silicon Valley Way (Specific Techniques Training to Start Implementing)

For more information and registration:

Mountain View https://www.eventbrite.com/e/18238850894
Tokyo  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/18238920101

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