William Saito is a highly regarded individual in the technology industry. He founded his own company during his high school years, and went on to be named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998. Over the years, he worked with countless companies on several projects. This would give him the prestige needed to be appointed to Japan’s council on national strategy and policy in 2012. William Saito is often cited among the “100 Most Influential People for Japan” by Nikki. The website Ideamensch recently conducted an interview to learn more about career approach.
There are many business philosophies, but the concept of failing forward has stuck with William Saito. A person’s business can not succeed if they never try in the first place. It doesn’t matter if the idea was a success or failure, there is something to be learned form it. He refers to this as “Design thinking” within the interview. Since we are in the age of information technology, the only limit is our own imagine. Anything is within our grasp if someone just makes an attempt.
As someone at the technology forefront, Willaim Saito lives in a fluid day-to-day routine. He works with clients and colleges alike to determine what issues are occurring. Then brainstorm a solution to fix it once and for all. He is fully aware that failure is just part of the path to success. Later in the interview, Willaim Saito cites creating a product that encourages repeat visits by consumers as an successful business model. The transition to mobile technology has definitely kept him on toes during newer product development.
The world is full of smart minds, but few are as prolific in their output as Willaim Saito. He started at such a young age, and become noticed on the corporate stage within years. His resourcefulness was recognized when he joined the Japanese government, and began working on a national scale. At the core, Willaim Saito is a innovator. He enjoys testing ideas in order to push the current boundaries. His efforts have no doubt had a profound impact on the direction technology is used and developed.
In town for Interpol World 2017, William Saito, special adviser to Japan’s cabinet, talks about the Japan-EU trade deal and the third arrow in Abenomics.