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EU-Japan Fest Channel

EU-Japan Fest supports artists and communists in culture and the arts, arranging exchanges between Europe and Japan in this fields. Most of these activities revolve around the European Capital of Culture initiative. Funding is provided through members of the business community and EU member country ambassadors to Japan.

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Raleigh @ Marbles Kids Museum
Sep 17, 2009

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Budapest @ Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle)
Nov 12, 2010

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New York @ Duggal Greenhouse | Brooklyn Navy Yard
Oct 03, 2013

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Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Feb 18, 2016

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Kaliningrad @ CityJazz Club
May 26, 2017

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Sacramento @ Uptown Studios
Jan 18, 2018

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Halifax @ Seahorse Tavern
May 27, 2018

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Vologda @ Cultural centre "Red Corner"
Dec 01, 2018

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Nottingham @ The Embankment
May 21, 2019

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The Importance of Business Models

BY CARLOS PÉREZ
@ VOL 36 ON JUN 26, 2014

We tend to talk about business models quite often lately. But what exactly does it imply? Does it need t be a long detailed report or can it be more empirical? Carlos Perez will demonstrate that business models are a part of everybody´s company, no matter how big or small or how consciously or unconsciously it was made.

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Making Space for Business

BY NICOLA RUTT
@ MADE IN LONDON ON SEP 17, 2014

Nicola Rutt works for Hawkins Brown architecture, which is a company that helps re-model, refurbish and make old buildings more comfortable for employees and businesses. Here Nicola shows us how they took a building that was built for the 2012 Olympics — Here East — and transformed it into a place wherenew and big businesses can work in harmony.

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The New Business Mode of Social Housing

BY CHIA-MING CHANG
@ VOL 25 ON JUL 11, 2015

From Taipei Vol. 25 - The Imagination of Social Housing

Chia-Ming Chang
 , Real estate developer, shared his perspective from real estate business. From confirming the target object to solve the issues of housing needs and combining the power of the community and so on. Reverse the thinking of a manufacturer to the service provider, promoting the new business mode of social housing.

張家銘 地產開發商, 以不動產經營的角度分享,從確認社會住宅的目標對象、解決住宅需求者的問題,結合社群的力量等,從製造商的思維轉向服務商的思維,推動社會住宅的新商業模式。

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Rare Model

BY ADAM ROTHSTEIN
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Speaker Adam Rothstein talks about the making of his science fiction film and everything that goes into the process.

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What Business Can Learn From Painting

BY PHIL GAYTER
@ VOL 45 ON MAR 06, 2018

Phil Gayter reflects on his work as a painter and aligning this with business practice.

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Bacteria and water voles: A model system to help us understand disease

BY RICHARD HASSALL
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 13, 2018

Richard Hassall presents his work on water voles in the North East of Scotland.

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Living the Dream: Why I Couldn’t Avoid Starting My Business

BY LUCAS CASAREZ
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 03, 2018

There are many reasons why starting a business is a horrible idea. You just had a child, your business model isn't sustainable, people don't want to pay for you to help them make better decisions with their finances. Screw rationality. Those are the reasons why Lucas Casarez thought he had no other choice. He discusses why Family, Values, and Love of Possibilities has propelled him to living a life that he loves.

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On Selfies

BY MICHELLE SMYTH
@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

Michelle Smyth's Dad has been taking selfies for 45 years.  It's contagious.

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Pursuing a Radically Transparent Company Culture

BY NIKOLAY PIRIANKOV
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

In 'Pursuing a Radically Transparent Company Culture', Nikolay Piriankov, speaks passionately and with clear articulation about how he has adopted a radical approach to building up his bespoke jewellery business.

We are sure that after you listen to Nikolay's PechaKucha you will wish that all companies around the world adopted the same approach to company culture as Nikolay does. Bring on the transparency!!!

 

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You Too Can Be A [Girl] Businessman

BY LIZ FISCHER
@ VOL 49 ON MAR 12, 2019

Here's a fantastic 101 on becoming successful in the business world. 

Liz Fischer is a native Chicagoan and a new mother. She is chief marketing officer at a growing technology company called CityBase. She is equal parts cyclist, train commuter, and Über enthusiast.

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Giant Model Building, the Love of Japanese Gardens, and Photos from Beirut

Presentations Yusuke Iguchi shares (in Japanese/English, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 97) his latest project, BABEL, the biggest model he has ever produced. He is also trying to raise money for his next project -- you'll find more info on his website. Jenny Schroder loves Japanese gardens, and she wants the world to know more about Japanese gardens. In her presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 97), she explains how Japanese gardens can teach the attentive observer a great deal about Japan and Japanese design, from design concepts and careful material selection to Japanese history, culture and religion. Learn more on Jenny's website. Posters We've added a poster for the upcoming PKN Manizales Vol. 3 to the Tumblr blog, but today's highlighted poster is for Sunday's first PKN in Riyadh -- you'll find the list of presenters on the event page.  Photos Today we have an event report to share for the recent PKN San Antonio Vol. 8 -- which includes a few photos as well -- and the two photo galleries you see listed below. The photos above are from PKN Beirut Vol. 15, held earlier this month.PKN Beirut Vol. 15 [Facebook]PKN Springfield, MO Vol. 8 [Flickr]Calendar Here's what you can expect from PKNs this weekend. Tonight (November 30), we start with PKN Bangor Vol. 6, PKN Ferrol Vol. 8, PKN Nagoya Vol. 13, and PKN Tampa Bay Vol. 12. On Saturday it's Miami's 20th, and then on Sunday you'll find PKN Ashland Vol. 3, PKN Riyadh Vol. 1, and PKN Tel Aviv Vol. 14.

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iPads and Innovations

One of the speakers at the last event was Alexander Ryzhkov — head of the «November» and the project «Vyhodnoj», which highlights the fresh and up to date information about events and places in Dnipropetrovsk. He talked about owners of different cafes or restaurants that face with problems connected with POS terminals, because they are quite expensive and inconvenient. Alexander and his team offer a great solution — POS terminal based on the iPad. Intuitive, user-friendly and with very affordable price, it simplifies the work of the waiters, which saves both their time and the time of visitors. 

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Business as a Force for Good

Is dumping supplies on the under-privileged really the best way to help them? After realizing what a force for good business could be through serving on humanitarian missions to New Orleans and Haiti, Evan Keller decided to start a non-profit (Entrust) which leverages business to fight poverty. He sends experienced businessmen to Honduras and Haiti to teach, mentor, and hold seminars. Their first year was extremely successful. In "Business as a Force for Good" from PKN Orlando Vol. 11, watch to see the amazing things they accomplished.

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What IT Companies Can Do Together?

Turn knowledge into action! Ian Chernov, IT project manager, market analyst and researcher, Yalantis, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Reality Vol.10 invited all to join forces and to establish cooperation and co-working. He highlighted that unique feature how to gain this – the creation and development of IT-CxO community in Dnipropetrovsk.

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Ecology as a Model for Agriculture

Can the agriculture industry really be sustainable for generations to come? Francis Thicke explains what agriculture and ecology have in common. In "Ecology as a Model for Agriculture" from PKN Fairfield Vol. 1 we see that he believes that we can utilize ecology in order to create more sustainable agriculture.

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PechaKucha new year event now a tradition at Maastricht School of Management

Following the success of last year’s PechaKucha event to welcome the New Year at MSM, three groups from the MBA31 class once again bravely accepted the challenge to present their dreams, projects and visions to staff, friends, and MSM’s local partners and stakeholders by using the powerful PechaKucha format. Devised by Klein Dytham Architecture in Tokyo in 2003 as a fast-paced presentation format to showcase new ideas, the PechaKucha concept is simple yet effective: each speaker shows 20 slides, each for 20 seconds. PechaKucha events are now happening in 800 cities across the globe and have grown into valued platforms for inspiration, creativity and networking. On Friday 16 January, four beautiful African business-minded women : Ms. Rebecca Freda Namagga (Uganda), Ms. Amina Mahamudu Serwenda (Tanzania), Ms. Oluwabunmi Folowosele and  Ms. Olanike Omobolanle Ojo (both from Nigeria) shared their entrepreneurial ambitions and shared their visions on women empowerment in Africa with great conviction. They were followed by Yosief Iyassu (Eritrea), Emmanuel Balele (Tanzania) and James Bamwete (Uganda) who described the deplorable health and environment effects caused by the use of inefficient traditional charcoal cooking stoves in Africa and showed how the situation could considerably improve by replacing them with energy saving clay-based cooking stoves. Presenting last, Eleftheria Sitara from Greece gave a very personal story of her journey into the MBA program at MSM and how studying with fellow students from 22 different nationalities has brought a new meaning to the word “beauty” for her. Eleftheria said she found it an unforgettable learning experience: “When I first heard about the PechaKucha concept, I thought of a double-edged sword. Based on the power of images – that sometimes may be equal to a thousand words – PechaKucha allows presenters to express themselves concisely but still in a rich and creative way. The greatest challenge though is picking up the appropriate structure and content for your presentation in order to deliver your message to the audience in the most efficient way. My idea was to present a topic regarding ‘beauty’ and the unexpected ways in which I discovered it through my experiences. The reason I selected it was because I wanted to present not only a brief description of my personal attitude towards life, but also because I wanted to express publicly my gratitude for all the precious moments I am currently sharing with my international classmates. Although in the beginning I was thinking that the PechaKucha challenge was far too fresh and uncomfortable for me to engage in, from the moment I entered the room I felt an immediate friendliness. During my presentation I saw people’s nods and smiles, showing that they were eager to listen to what I was saying. That sense of encouragement from the audience to whom you express your inner ideas is a remarkable feeling that can hardly be forgotten. Relying on the inspiring feedback I received from people telling me how much they were touched and surprised by the spirit created through the single means of a presentation, I would definitely recommend to everyone to try the PechaKucha experience even just for once in their lifetime.” Just like last year, the audience enthusiastically reacted to the students’ presentations. The event was followed by a friendly and relaxed network session in the Business Lounge with all participants.

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PK 2 - Chupacabra! Check out Glen Vigus's interview in the Eagle! We had an amazing evening and met lots of new friends. Suresh Pillai, Professor of Microbiology, talked about using electrons to help clean, heal, feed and shape the world. Artist Karen Hillier showed work from her series “Unforgotten,” involving artifacts from the daily ablutions of her grandparents. Richard Lester brought a horde of young entrepreneurs who all joined in to share news from the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, where he serves as Executive Director. Russell Reid, architect and artist, reflected on the process of artmaking from analog to digital and back. Technologist Benedict Nguyen shared the amazing world of 3D scanning and printing. Amateur photographer Glen Vigus led us through the history of photography, and inspired us with 32 years of love and pride in his work, earning his title of amateur. Thanks to Jennifer and Ruthie for organizing and leading the evening! We’ll be back in the summer, and hope you’ll nominate yourself or someone else for next time!

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MBA students embrace PechaKucha

No less than seven students, and for the first time, one member of MSM’s mentor program took the stage on Thursday 28 January for the annual New Year PechaKucha event, organized in collaboration with PechaKucha Maastricht.   For the third year, MBA students at MSM are invited to present their dreams, insights and visions to staff, friends, mentors, and MSM’s local business partners and stakeholders, by using the powerful PechaKucha presentation format. The PechaKucha concept is simple yet effective. Devised by Klein Dytham Architecture in Tokyo in 2003 as a fast-paced presentation format to pitch new ideas, each speaker presents 20 slides, each for 20 seconds. PechaKucha events have grown into valued platforms for inspiration, creativity and networking and are now taking place in close to 900 cities across the world. It has existed in Maastricht since 2009. After receiving a special introduction and coaching session by PechaKucha Maastricht co-organiser and MSM affiliate communications officer Sueli Brodin, seven MBA students from countries as varied as India, Lebanon, Yemen, Brazil, Zimbabwe and Trinidad and Tobago came forward and volunteered to take up the challenge. Upon hearing about the event, MBA program mentor Jan-Martin Ahrendt, from Maastricht’s expat center, enthusiastically decided to join them. They said they were motivated by the opportunity to share an inspiring story not only with the public at MSM but also later online with the rest of the world, through the PechaKucha Maastricht website.   The presenters were free to choose their own topics and own slides. Many of them fully embraced the chance to demonstrate their creativity. Mohammed Mahdi from Yemen said: “I wanted to talk about the ability of people to be resilient under extreme conditions, by taking the example of my own country. But I didn’t have enough pictures to illustrate my topic. So I asked my friends back home for help and they went on the streets to take photographs for me. One of them even designed the slides for me. I am very grateful for their help and want to credit them all.” The presentations were as informative and as varied in topic and in style: MBA32 students Gireesh  Shrivastava spoke about the extraordinary variety of religions and outings that make up the Indian culture, Antoine Jeha highlighted the value of emotional intelligence as a factor of synergy in the workplace, Anwer Azzan looked at the future of university education, Julia Taddei shared the compelling and dramatic story of the Old Chico river in her home region of Brazil, Beverly Best described a little known yet impressively successful model of regional integration within  the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). And last but not least, Ivy Musora inspired the audience with an insightful presentation on the priceless life lessons that can be learned from dogs. The topic chosen by MBA mentor Jan-Martin Ahrendt could not have been more suitable topic for the international MSM audience: he spoke about the relentless efforts of the Maastricht expat center to establish a regional network of institutions and service providers with the goal to create an attractive climate for internationals in the Maastricht Region. Mr. Ahrendt said he enjoyed this first PechaKucha experience. “Due to the 20×20 time frame I was very nervous before the presentation, but at the same time I was very much looking forward to it. It is a great way to present, to send a message and to draw people’s attention to it. Despite the variety of the topics presented, I did not lose my attention for a minute. The response of the students to my presentation afterwards was very enthusiastic,” he said.

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Being a Teenage Business Owner

"I think it’s a little silly to ask a 14 year old what they want to do with their life.” In "Being a Teenage Business Owner" from PechaKucha Night Santa Barbara Vol. 18, Mackenzie Fell recalls the challenges she faced launching a business, while being in the last semesters of high school. She started a marketing business with multimedia design after winning the Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge, a business plan competition through SBCC. Mackenzie addresses the pressures teenagers are faced with to decide what career path they want to take so early on in life. 

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Bringing The Outside In

“Nature is a massive role in our business.” At PechaKucha Night Galashiels Vol.2, Bronagh O'Kane shares her journey to the making of her print company, called "Orwell and Goode". She talks about how the company came into being, and what infroms their work. She belives that nature can attach with our emotional connection which influence her business. Her business won an award at Top Drawer for Best New Product!