Williams Saito started early with his innovative projects. He created an entire software technology company right from his dorm room while attending the University of California, Riverside. Later in 1998 he was labeled entrepreneur of the year by USA Today, Ernst & Young, and NASDAQ. Since receiving his new title he has been a principal investor in over 25 startup businesses.
Always A Leader
William Saito has been on the front lines of leadership in the technology industry. He has held several leadership roles as an advisor for Chertoff Group, World Economic Forum, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He also acted as the main advisor to his Japanese Cabinet and to Prime Minister Abe.
For several years, Williams Saito has been involved in disruptive technologies with cloud computing and network security as well as C-level G2000. He is considered the main authority by many cyber-technology platforms and he is a thought leader.
Reaching Success From Failure
Williams Saito has the belief that a company can be tested by finding failure from its early days. He believes that risking and failing can teach lessons that promote success very quickly. William Saito is a professor. He teaches at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management as well as at the University of California, Riverside.
On Years Of Schooling
William Saito says the best advice he can offer the newbies to this industry is to try and fail and then learn. He says failure is the best teacher. You fail and then you try again. He feels that ones can spend years in classrooms soaking up the studies and earning the degrees but that’s not really learning.
He suggests newbies get an internship, go overseas, start a company, get on the exchange and do something different than the others in the field. From a broader standpoint, he says if the classes were set up to have the student make up failing opportunities it would not be their downfall creatively or financially. He agrees with the idea of walking into a top university or prestigious program is hard, but he says it’s important that you have a different attitude while in the program.
Students must keep in mind that they were accepted with potential, not expertise. Being in school is the best and most important time to learn things, network, continuously fails and have none of it make a permanent effect.