Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: ACCJ Tokyo Office, Boardroom MAP
Speaker: Jim Weisser (General Manager, BroadSoft Japan)
Hosting Committee(s): Independent Business Committee, Sales Development Committee
Member Fee: ¥2,500
Guest Fee: ¥3,500
Meal: Light Buffet & Refreshments
Monday, January 16, 12:00
BroadSoft Japan’s General Manager Jim Weisser will speak to his experience of making a transition from a large, innovative if fraudulent multinational (Enron) to running two different businesses—one in consulting and one in telecommunications. Further he will talk about why he chose entrepreneurship over other options, the difficulties building each business, challenges with employees and hiring, and finally identifying when might be an appropriate time to sell a business.
The talk will not be technical, but will focus on key business experiences like, “How do I know I am ready to start a new business?” “fear of failure,” “avoiding bankruptcy,” and “over trusting accountants."
Thomas Shockley, Chair
Steven Bleistein, Annie Chang, Vice Chairs
A. Barry Hirschfeld Jr., Board Liaison
ACCJ Independent Business Committee
Carlo La Porta, Thomas Shockley, Eric Wedemeyer, Co-Chairs
Kjell Yadon, Vice Chair
Nancy Ngou, Board Liaison
ACCJ Sales Development Committee
NOTE 1: This event is ON THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.