I don’t  recommend falling in love with a supermodel, male or female.   Sounds great, but I can only imagine the kinds if problems you might have. To begin with, they may not be right for you. I don’t recommend  falling in love with a business model either, especially if it is a global business model.  There’s no such thing as the perfect model that will work in every country or every division.  And there’s no guarantee that the business…

When I leave my home in Japan to go to work in the morning, I say, “itekimasu”, I’m going. My partner, Hitoshi  sees me off at the door, gives me a kiss and tells me “itte rashai”, please go and come back. He adds something else too, “have fun”.  That’s right, he tells me to have fun. Although I have heard this from him a million times, I love hearing this.  It makes me think about my day and it…

It’s hard to break people of that notion that work has to be serious. It’s as if there is a sign in some office buildings that  announces “no fun allowed.”  Or, another sign, “all laughter will be subject to immediate disciplinary action”. I love it when I hear laughter in a company and see people laughing so loud that they have to grab their gut. I listen to clients talk about their Key Performance Objectives and toothpaste marketing campaigns with…

Imagine you’re talking with a colleague and they just keep  looking at their computer screen. Or you go to an event and  start talking to someone  who doesn’t look at your face and instead is looking around to find someone who might have better business potential? If you are like me, you feel lousy in these situations. I hate it. That’s why I don’t do these things.  When I am with someone, I am with them.  If I don’t want…