H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (10 July 2018) – Sony reclaims electronics crown after 15-year hiatus; Strength in gaming, music and film pushes market value ahead of Keyence + Billionaire’s Secret Buyout Formula: 110 Instructions and an Intelligence Test: Robert Smith’s private-equity firm revamps software companies by following detailed protocols; ‘their process is like a factory’

Companies Cookpad enters food EC business, announces “Cookpad mart” which can buy “commitment food” of the shop in town by…

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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (Weekend Reads 7-8 July 2018) – Getac has around nearly 20% of share in the ruggedized PC market and has been aggressively strengthening its software-hardware integration and product lineup for enterprise clients + The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness Hardcover – May 8, 2018 (Amazon)

Companies One of the first to deploy patented machine-learning technologies in its cybersecurity solutions, the company has an enviable reputation…

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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (27 June 2018) – Trend Micro Embraces AI to Advance Cybersecurity + How 2 Guys With No Fashion Experience Built a Billion-Dollar Clothing Company for Millennial Women; The founders’ analytical approach to fashion has put them on track to pull in more than $1 billion in sales in 2018

Companies Trend Micro Embraces AI to Advance Cybersecurity (SB) Toyota’s ‘connected’ Corolla and Crown signal shift to mobility; Automaker envisions…

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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (26 June 2018) – Instagram Is Estimated to Be Worth More than $100 Billion + The secret to a meaningful life is simpler than you think. Sometimes life is brutal, but meaning is derived from perseverance. The Tao says, “One who persists is a person of purpose.”

Companies Japanese networking site Wantedly looks to expand in Southeast Asia, help companies ‘date’ millennials. Wantedly differs from other job…

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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (Weekend Reads 23-24 June 2018) – The Legend of Nintendo: With the Switch, the 130-year-old gaming giant has once again turned reports of its demise into Nintendo Mania + Tim Ferris: How to Succeed in High-Stress Situations; Interview with Relentless author Tim Grover: Michael Jordan’s Personal Trainer on Mindset and Performing Under Pressure

Companies The Legend of Nintendo: With the Switch, the 130-year-old gaming giant has once again turned reports of its demise…

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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (22 June 2018) – More Nintendo Switch Videogames May Be Coming Via the Cloud + Long tails drive everything. They dominate business, investing, sports, politics, products, careers, everything. Rule of thumb: Anything that is huge, profitable, famous, or influential is the result of a tail event.

Companies More Nintendo Switch Videogames May Be Coming Via the Cloud; Companies look up to the cloud for game services…

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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (14 June 2018) – Mercari Inc.’s $3.7 billion coming-out party will deliver a 149-times return to early investor United Inc + How to Lead When You’re Feeling Afraid: Your first step is to build your emotional courage – your ability to act thoughtfully, strategically, and powerfully while feeling afraid

Companies Mercari Inc.’s $3.7 billion coming-out party will deliver a 149-times return to early investor United Inc., which engineered a…

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