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If you wish to sign up for a SIM Membership, please click here. If you wish to subscribe to Today's Manager, please click here. If you wish to subscribe to Singapore Management Review, please click here. While in college, he was running a business creating software for corporate giants like NEC, Toshiba, and Sony. In this book, Saito reveals the path to success and gives an insight into his childhood.
While at college, he was making money writing software for information technology companies with the help of selected undergraduates working from spare dormitories. To the outside world, the group looked like a respectable, downtown kind of company.
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Thanks to the magic of the facsimile and the new cellular phone technology, Saito was able to keep in touch with his clients in Japan, and they were unaware that they were dealing with young undergrads. One day, he received a call from an NEC group who were in the country for the Comdex show. He panicked. If they realised that his company was so tiny, they would cancel all future contracts. He rented an office in a small town close by and with his supporters equipped the place so that it looked like a professional office.
The plan worked and the NEC people were satisfied that they were dealing with a professional group.
You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Founder of multiple profitable companies, Saito now devotes himself to helping others to do the same. This book chronicles the journey of Saito from a young computer nerd programming stock market trading algorithms for a major broker at the age of ten, to selling three separate companies to Microsoft and becoming one of the world's foremost experts on data security.
Saito's story focuses on his two key passions entrepreneurship and data security. An authority in encryption, authentication, and biometric technology, he is determined to fight the never-ending battle to secure personal and corporate information from criminals, terrorists, and rogue nations.
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The book provides a peek into the author's work with anti-terrorism and anti-crime units and the threats to personal and corporate security posed by ordinary cell phones, office copiers, and laptop PCs. Department of Defense's Counter-terrorism unit, and the U. By the time he was in college, he was running his own business, creating software for corporate giants like NEC, Toshiba, and Sony.
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Soon afterwards, he was selling his work to Bill Gates. In An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur, the child-prodigy-turned-star-businessman tells his story for the first time, providing business owners and budding entrepreneurs with an invaluable insight into a remarkable story of hard work and success. From volunteering to set up an automated filing system for his local library to helping the Japanese government respond to the tsunami, an unwavering commitment to putting his technical savvy at the disposal of those who need it most has defined Saito's career.
As a result, he has become a preeminent authority on homeland security, as well as a friend to young start-ups around the globe.
Saito knows exactly what makes a company a winner, and he can identify the little things that prevent promising new ventures from ever making it big. In An Unprogrammed Life, he takes a lifetime of wisdom public. Ending each chapter with actionable "takeaway" advice, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to succeed as an entrepreneur. Back cover copy Praise for An Unprogrammed Life "William Saito belongs to a rare group of people whose business success has given them the freedom to dedicate themselves to something in which they believe.
Promoting innovation and entrepreneurship is a vision William and I share, and I have witnessed firsthand how his advocacy, mentoring, and personal example are making a difference in Japan. Roos, U. Ambassador to Japan "As a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, William Saito has demonstrated his commitment to volunteerism and to making a difference in the world through his engagement in several of our initiatives, including the Global Shapers Community.
His story of determination, problem solving, and giving back to the community is relevant to all next-generation leaders.
William's story is not just another dot-com success story. It's a call to action for anyone with a desire to do something different. Saito is a truly unique personality.
An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur
In An Unprogrammed Life, he tells his fascinating tale of a lifetime of entrepreneurship for the first time. More than just a high-tech autobiography or how-to-build-a-business guide, the book is the extraordinary story of a self-taught genius who became a savvy, serial business phenomenon.
Founder of multiple profitable companies, Saito now devotes himself to helping others do the same, and this book chronicles his journey from a young computer nerd programming stock market trading algorithms for a major broker to one of the world's foremost experts on data security. Filled with practical advice, including end-of-chapter "takeaway" tips, An Unprogrammed Life is both an inspirational success story and essential handbook for entrepreneurs everywhere.