Barry Lustig
Sep 30, 2016

Japan can leave innovation to the rest of the world: Scott McNealy

Speaking at Ad:tech Tokyo, the Sun Microsystems co-founder had a sobering message for a country that still fails to give entrepreneurs the support they need.

Scott McNealy at Ad:tech Tokyo

Last week at Adtech Tokyo, Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy was asked why Japan doesn't have a more robust startup and tech entrepreneur culture.

You might think that McNealy would answer this question with a diplomatic acknowledgement of Japan’s unique culture and industrial heritage and then follow up with some encouragement and suggestions about moving forward. McNealy though is famously blunt. Most famously, in 1999, he lit the tech world on...

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