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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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (13 June 2018) – Vista Entertainment Solutions Signs Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont, Leaders of Exhibition Theatre in France + Successful CEOs share a mistake they apologised for – and what it taught them; Henry David Thoreau on The Vital Importance of Reading; Tim Cook’s Dashboard, with Michael Reece

Companies NEC is aiming to extend its presence in the retail sector through a new partnership with Macromill; Macromill claims…

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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (12 June 2018) – Mercari’s top-of-range IPO set to make founder Shintaro Yamada a new Japanese billionaire + Pain Plus Reflection Equals Progress: Our most painful moments are also our most important. Rather than run from pain, we need to identify it, accept it, and learn how to use it to better ourselves.

Companies Mercari’s top-of-range IPO set to make founder Shintaro Yamada a new Japanese billionaire (JapanTimes) Japanese robot makers Fanuc and…

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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (8 June 2018) – Fanuc Corp., the low-key Japanese automation giant whose machines pepper factory floors across the globe, has fallen from investors’ grace; the volume of robots shipped by the port – mostly Fanuc’s – remains close to its highest in decades + Vision. Dedication. Authenticity. These are workable guide-stars

Companies Lifull (TSE: 2120) – the owner of real estate vertical Lifull Home’s, aggregator Trovit, and digital classifieds group Mitula…

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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (4 June 2018) – Mercari builds buzz beyond flea market apps: Japanese startup turns rivals into partners and reaches into financial sectors + Network Effects, Origin Stories, and the Evolution of Tech with W. Brian Arthur, Marc Andreessen, and Sonal Chokshi

Companies Mercari builds buzz beyond flea market apps: Japanese startup turns rivals into partners and reaches into financial sectors (Nikkei)…

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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (17 May 2018) – Chinese voice recognition firm iFlyTek to raise 3.6 billion yuan to speed up AI development + Pioneering Mathematician G.H. Hardy on the Noblest Existential Ambition and How We Find Our Purpose: the noblest ambition is that of leaving behind something of permanent value.

Companies Japanese internet giant SoftBank considers huge investments into Paytm Mall (KRA) Chinese voice recognition firm iFlyTek to raise 3.6…

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