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I just found out that the Japanese translation of Bill Strickland‘s book Make the Impossible Possible was published in Japan from Eiji Press. I AM THRILLED! It is a wonderful book about Bill’s life story in which he explains how he ended up creating a job-training and arts organization in Pittsburgh for the underserved community. The book was translated by Hiroki Komazaki, also a member of our network, who started an organization in Tokyo to help working parents with sick children. I hope Bill’s book will be widely read not only by aspiring social entrepreneurs but also by young people in Japan.

We first met Bill in June 2006, when we held a retreat at SY Partner‘s office. Then we decided to invite him to a retreat in Tokyo in January 2007. It was his first trip to Japan. Last February, he gave a speech at Japan Society. Here is a link to a summary of the event.

Congratulations!

(Fumiko)

©Satoru Ishikawa

©Satoru Ishikawa

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ネットワークのメンバーのキース・ヤマシタさんが会長を務めるSY Partners (SYパートナーズ)に関する記事が、リクルート社発行の雑誌Works 89号に掲載されました。タイトルは「シリコンバレーレポート『カオス発、創造』の条件」。 こちらのリンクでもどうぞ。サンフランシスコを本拠地とするSYパートナーズは、2009年には東京オフィスを設立予定。

SY Partners is featured on “Works”, Japan’s leading magazine on HR management published by Recruit Co.  The rough translation of the article’s title is, “Report from Silicon Valley – Conditions to create emerges from chaos.”  (Sorry if it sounds too esoteric……) The article is only in Japanese. SY Partners are planning to open the Tokyo office in 2009.

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