Posts by DanSlater


Thinking about Trust


Posted By on Dec 2, 2019 in Columns, Japan | 0 comments

Thinking about Trust With the Master Class on building trust coming up on December 11, I have been thinking what a tricky topic ‘trust’ is.  I have always admired concepts like trust and loyalty. I first came across the trust in academic terms when I read Francis Fukuyama, who talked about trust as “social capital’. High trust countries do better than low trust countries. He famously compared Japan to a slab of granite, while...

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Dear Members, Advisers and Friends,  As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, please find the first DN Master Class event outlined below. Invitation only. One invitee told me he thought this event was aimed at new arrivals in Tokyo. That is not my intention. Deepening CEO relationships and gaining trust with Japan Inc is difficult – however long you have been in Japan, and I believe we have an unusually good speaker on the...

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Time: 8-9.30am  Location: A small private room insdeThe Tavern (lobby Restaurant) Andaz Hotel, Toranomon Hills. We are NOT at the lunchtime, bento box lunch venue, which is at the far end of the lobby.  1-23-4, Toranomon, Minato-kuTokyo,  Japan, 105-0001 https://tokyo.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/the-tavern-grill-and-lounge.htmlTel: +81 3 6830 1234k Cost & menu: 5,000 members (no non members for this type of...

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Delphi Lunch Salon – Understanding how to understand culture as a CEO in Japan.  Cost: 5,000 members; 7,000 non-members. The excellent Andaz “bento” box, will be service, as well as tea, coffee and dessert.  Speaker: Roger Pulvers Profile: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Pulvers Intro:  The issue of “culture” is a difficult one for gaishikei CEOs in Japan – especially when...

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Real Estate as a tax hedge


Posted By on Nov 6, 2019 in Events | 0 comments

Delphi Network Salon (location details below intro)  Brad Schmidt and Greg Lyon on their experience investing in US real estate as a tax hedge. November 14, 7.30pm.  Speakers: Brad Schmidt CEO and founder Makoto InvestmentsGreg Lyon president and founder Gregory Lyon, Inc.  Profiles: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradschmidt1/https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregory-lyon-203900/ Location: Boardroom of Vega...

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