Episodes

June 21, 2020

Tim Sullivan: Cross-Cultural Educator & Authentic Storyteller

Tim Sullivan is a cross-cultural educator as well as a very down to earth and culturally astute ambassador for Japan and foreign …

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June 7, 2020

Paul Willis: Omotenashi Consultant

This "remote "episode I sit down with Omotenashi Consultant Paul Willis. Didn't know this was an actual job? Neither did I, which…

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May 21, 2020

Alex Bradshaw: Kagoshima Ambassador for Award-Winning SENGAN-EN

Alex Bradshaw is the ultimate Kagoshima spokesperson. It's rare to meet a foreigner so personally invested in any specific region…

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May 7, 2020

Andrew Silberman: Leadership Expert and Chief Enthusiast

This episode I share craft beers with Andrew Silberman, Chief Enthusiast of the Advanced Management Training Group and author of …

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April 21, 2020

Brett Bull: Scandalous News Reporter

Get the low-down on all things subculture in Japan with Mr. Brett Bull. Brett is the founder of Tokyo Reporter, an English langua…

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April 7, 2020

David Sweet quotes Dr. Seuss & what makes a great sales person

This episode I continue my discussion and sharing of IPA's with Dr. David Sweet. David is 20-year Japan resident, a sales superst…

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March 30, 2020

Ruth Jarman's Top 3 Japanese Cultural Traits

This episode is a follow-up with 32-year Japan entrepreneur Ruth Jarman. She is the founder of Jarman International, and the auth…

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March 20, 2020

Ruth Jarman: Japan Internationalization Pioneer

Get ready for 32-year Japan entrepreneur Ruth Jarman. She is the founder of Jarman International, a company assisting Japanese de…

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March 9, 2020

Timothy Connor: Customer-Centric thinking Visionary

Timothy Connor, is a successful, long-term Japan resident. we discuss in-depth, retail in Japan and how his business Synnovate, s…

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Feb. 26, 2020

Rochelle Kopp: Japan Inter-Cultural & Communications Expert

Rochelle Kopp is one of the sharpest Japan inter-culturally minded people I've ever met. She is a Japanese business culture exper…

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Feb. 17, 2020

Chris Thoma: Master Businessman & Story Teller

Originally from Bavaria, it was not coincidental that Chris and I shared "German" beers at the new and increasingly popular beer …

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Feb. 7, 2020

Michael Howard: "The Salaryman" Author

Michael Howard is the author of the "The Salaryman". A humorous, manga-illustrated memoir from an American who tried and failed …

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Jan. 26, 2020

Masako Yamamura: Retail & Leadership Trainer Extraordinaire

Dive into Hospitality and Retail with professional sales and leadership trainer Masako Yamamura. We discuss Omotenashi, Bartende…

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Jan. 16, 2020

Per Rasmussen: Brand Marketing Guru

If you are interested in Brand Marketing you will love this episode of Business & Beers. I sit down for beers (and martinis) wit…

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Jan. 6, 2020

David Sweet: Japan Entrepreneur & Sales Superstar

This episode I share IPA's with Dr. David Sweet. David is 20-year Japan resident, a sales superstar, best selling author, serial…

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