ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Japan’s Entrepreneurs: Born or Made? | Casey Wahl | TEDxAGU

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Japan’s Entrepreneurs: Born or Made? | Casey Wahl | TEDxAGU

Here’s Great Tip: Japan’s Entrepreneurs: Born or Made? | Casey Wahl | TEDxAGU


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Entrepreneurship is a learnable skill. Risk tolerance is more innate. In Japan, the level of entrepreneurial activity is very low. Lower than Suriname at 3.84%. But this is increasing, because entrepreneurship can be taught; the more people are exposed to it, the more likely they will become entrepreneurs. By exposing more students to internships at startups, coming in to contact with more entrepreneurs that are friends or families, or having unusual experiences abroad will greatly increase the chances of new entrepreneurs being made in Japan. This will create jobs, and make Japan a more dynamic force in the world.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Casey Wahl leads Wahl & Case as Founder and CEO, with an exacting emphasis on the service and experience delivered candidates and clients. He relentlessly looks to innovate recruitment and seeks growth opportunities both locally and globally, giving a platform for the world-class team that the company attracts to challenge, develop, and succeed. Casey is a long-term resident of Japan with fluent Japanese and also has an Executive MBA from IE Business School. Casey is also the founder and CEO of Red Brick Ventures an angel investment and incubation platform in Tokyo. Casey recently published the no. 1 best-selling book “Insights in to the Japanese Entrepreneurial Mind” (「未来をつくる起業家」).

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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