New York City (Continued)


I spent Sunday, October 17, in “style.”  I got up at 5 a.m., went to the golf course in New Jersey to play with my stepson, his friend and our friend.  It was supposed to be a nice day without wind, but it was quite chilly.  When we left the city it was 50 degrees F, but it was 37 degrees at the golf course.  We had to wait almost two hours for the frost to melt.

But it turned out to be a beautiful fall day at 60 degrees F with beautiful foliage. It almost looked like a picture you see in museums.  Little wind, not too many people on the course; it was just gorgeous.  I did not play well, but it was so much fun in such a beautiful setting with great company.

After I came back to the city, I managed to catch the Broadway show, Memphis.  I almost did not try (though I reserved a ticket online last night and paid in full), but I called the theater in case.  They said that I could come.  So there I was, catching the latter part of Act 1 and all of Act 2.  It was a great show and made me feel so happy and energized.

Golf in New Jersey and a Broadway show!  What a way to spend a nice fall Sunday in NYC!  I am very fortunate.

Yoko Ishikura
Yoko Ishikura is a Professor at Hitotsubashi University ICS in the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy in Japan. She has held positions as a professor at the School of International Politics, Economics and Business of Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, as a consultant at McKinsey and Company Inc. Japan and a visiting professor at Darden School.

Professor Ishikura is a consultant to a number of multinational companies and has been a frequent speaker at management conferences, seminars, and workshops throughout the world. She was a member of the Regulatory Reform Committee for the Japanese government and the International Competitiveness Commission for METI. She is currently a Forum Fellow of the World Economic Forum.

She is the author of Strategic Shift from OR choices to AND paradigm, Building Core Skills of Organization , and the co-author of the following publications: Managing Diversity in the 21st Century, Strategy for Cluster Initiatives in Japan , and Building a Career to the World Class Professionals – all in Japanese. Her books in English include: Asian Advantage, Hitotsubashi on Knowledge Management and Trust and Antitrust in Asian Business Alliances.

Professor Ishikura’s current research interests are focused on global competition, innovation, and knowledge management. She received her BA from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan; MBA from Darden School, University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia; and DBA from Harvard Business School.
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