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In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, William Reed who is a Japanologist with over four decades of experience in Japan, and in-depth knowledge of the Japanese language and culture. He is dedicated to bridging the language and cultural gap to make accessible the Ways of practical wisdom in Japanese Budo and traditional arts. He is Professor of Japan Studies at the International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University, where he teaches Japanese and International Students from over 30 Countries. His focus is coaching and training in the application of Aikido and Renaissance Samurai principles to idea generation, speaking, and personal branding in a business environment.
Will is the author of several books in English on Aikido and Shodo, and has written a number of books in Japanese; including two which became number one bestsellers on Amazon in Japan, one on the Art of World Class Presentations, and the other on Mind Mapping and Creativity. He is a weekly commentator on Japanese television. He has also appeared in several documentaries as a navigator on Samurai Code and Culture, including the Aizu Samurai.
In our discussion, Will and I talked about:
- His passion process to help get clarity, focus on the right activities, serve and profit from your passion,
- Lessons from the martial art Aikido to business and life - particularly the alignment of head - heart and body, and
- Why “Always Be Learning” is such a powerful mantra.
Listen to the podcast to learn more.