Helping organizations create new value and new forms of competitive advantage
Helping organizations to create new value and innovative forms of competitive advantage between Finnish and Japanese markets
The Official Happiness Guide of Finland
The World Happiness Report 2019, United Nations
Rent A Finn, Visit Finland
It was chilly Christmas evening at Yokohama Port in 1968 when my parents set feet the first time on Japanese soil. They had no idea that Japan would be their home for the next 40 years. They settled in the port city of Kobe and I was born next summer in Tokyo. I would be living in this country for at least 20 years and it would be part of my identity, my story and my destiny.
My parents spent the first two years at a Japanese language school learning to read, write, speak and behave like a Japanese. My nanny and was Suzuki-san who took care of me during the classes. She was like my Japanese mom and I adopted the basis of Japaneseness from her. She made our family to speak mixed Finnish and Japanese with each other for the decades to come.
It took few years and I got one sister and four brothers. We went to the local kindergarden and preschool, got bunch of Japanese friends and finally though that we were Japanese as well. The first trip abroad to Finland was a shock. I was five and I realized that I'm not Japanese but not Finnish either. Years later I learned what the phrase "Made in Oslo, born in Tokyo" meant to me. I was multipotentialite Third Culture Kid, I had hybrid identity and it would define also my career. I would be transfering intelligence between diverse cultures, communities, domains and industries.
Today I'm enthustiastic serial entrepreneur, husband and a father of two children. I have adequate understanding of myself, I'm aware where I'm coming from, I do have decent hunch where I'm going to and I'm getting deeper with all these elements day by day. On top of that I work on things I enjoy and I live in Finland, the happiest nation on earth. What else I can ask for?
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To me... a meaningful business is a combination of good people, vast network, common trust, nonobvious solutions, robust experience, touch of positive madness and bunch of will power to see great results. The crucial success factor is human being as the most important piece in the middle of everything. When touching the emotions of individual and surrounding human network, we are in meaningful business.
These are the business drivers what I implement in four business focus areas. If these drivers sound good to you, this could be the momentum to do some business together!
Are you looking for solutions for content production in Finland or Japan? I have been working in digital media industry for two decades in multiple roles in both countries. Brilliant ideas and deep understanding of cultural nyanses create unforgetable stories.
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How to target your leisure business right way, get connected with unpredictable players and get to know about latest trends in Finland or in Japan? I have been helping dozens of leisure businesses to find their strengths and uniqueness. Let me help you to find relevant solutions for your activities.
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