Oggy appears at World Marketing Summit Japan 2015 website (Japanese)!
Oggy’s essay (in Japanese) has been posted on the official site of WMSJ2015, World Marketing Summit Japan 2015 held in Tokyo on October 13 – 14, 2015.
Oggy のエッセイが ワールド・マーケティング・サミット・ジャパン 2015 (WMSJ2015) サイトに掲載されました。あのフィリップ・コトラーをはじめとしたマーケティングの錚々たるメンバーが世界中から参加するカンファレンス。2015年10月13日(火)～14日(水)に東京のグランドプリンスホテル新高輪にて、1,000人規模で開催されます。
Today is an anniversary for me. It has been exactly 11 years since I moved to the US for the first time. Back in 1997, March 19th when I was still enjoying my 20s, I had a farewell party called “Oggy FINAL” in Ebisu, Tokyo to drink with lots of friends, co-workers in Japan and then I flew to San Jose on the next day. I worked in Silicon Valley from March 20th 1997 through September 2002 for 5.5 years as a software engineer, technical analyst and planner. I fully enjoyed my first US life like outdoor activities, sports, wine tasting, home parties… I was also inspired and affected by the Silicon Valley events/cultures including the dot com booms and even the recessions during the period. I moved back to Tokyo for 2002-2007 but I have returned to the US (Midwest) now.
Well, amazingly it’s the 11th time already. Time flies and life is short!