JAPAN.co.jp - Hardhat Required|
Bradley L. Bartz
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Japan.co.jp - Hardhat Required
An American entrepreneur's escapades in Japan
Tokyo, Japan -- Fresh out of college, Bradley Bartz landed in Japan in 1989, just in time. Sure, the country's breathtaking economic bubble was bursting before his eyes. But that didn't matter.
Bartz arrived just in time to set up an information technology business placed perfectly to catch the Internet wave. Hurtling straight down the wave's massive face, Bartz “shot the tube,” building a business that became the toast of Tokyo's new Internet cognoscenti, then gloriously wiped out in a furious wall of white water. Japan.co.jp tells the tale of Bartz's wild ride and how he pulled out of the white water to surf another day as an entrepreneur.
Bartz's account is part of Japan's business history revealed in detail for the first time.
“JAPAN.co.jp takes you inside the founding of several businesses in a foreign country where a recent college graduate from America is heralded either as a brilliant, scrappy entrepreneur, or damned as a rude, outsider upstart who doesn't play by the rules -- depending on which board room he's in and which day of the week it is," said Bartz.
Bartz's business team raised more than $10 million from a hedge fund for the businesses from an Internet Service Provider to a web design boutique, magazine publisher, technology/science newswire and free e-mail service offering more than 100 unique Japanese domain names.
Foreign investors, Japanese bureaucrats, loyal and disloyal business partners and industry rivals emerge as colorful characters in a historical drama-within-the-drama as Bartz retells parts of the story as imagined from the decks of Commodore Matthew Perry's famed Black Ships.
“The successes of my early career are set against the Japanese cultural enigma of closing markets to foreigners,” said Bartz. “The lessons learned and explained in Japan.co.jp are valuable to anyone who wants to understand the inner workings of Japan's economy and industries.”
JAPAN.co.jp – Hardhat Required is available on Amazon.com and on Kindle. https://startup.japan.co.jp
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