The extraordinary story of a child prodigy and his remarkable entrepreneurial accomplishments If anyone has "been there, done that" in starting and managing businesses, it's William Saito. Saito is a truly unique personality, and his remarkable story, An Unprogrammed Life, is the compelling tale of a young entrepreneur. More than just a high-tech autobiography or how-to guide, the book is the extraordinary story of a self-taught genius who became a savvy, serial business success story. Founder of multiple profitable companies, Saito now devotes himself to helping others to do the same. This book chronicles the journey of Saito from a young computer nerd programming stock market trading algorithms for a major broker at the age of ten, to selling three separate companies to Microsoft and becoming one of the world's foremost experts on data security. Saito's story focuses on his two key passions entrepreneurship and data security. An authority in encryption, authentication, and biometric technology, he is determined to fight the never-ending battle to secure personal and corporate information from criminals, terrorists, and rogue nations.
The book provides a peek into the author's work with anti-terrorism and anti-crime units and the threats to personal and corporate security posed by ordinary cell phones, office copiers, and laptop PCs. * The incredible story of a child prodigy who was recognized in 1998 as Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year * Addresses Saito's extensive work consulting for clients worldwide, including the U.S. Department of Defense's Counter-terrorism unit, and the U.K., Russian, and Japanese governments * Includes a foreword from Carl J. Schramm, President & CEO of the Kauffman Foundation The extraordinary story of a child genius and his remarkable entrepreneurial skills, the book is both a fascinating insight and a true inspiration for readers everywhere.
William H. Saito is an international authority in the fields of encryption, authentication, and biometric technology. He has spent the past two decades shaping information security policy, establishing start-ups, and managing public corporations. Having earned recognition in 1998 as Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst & Young, NASDAQ, and USA Today, Mr. Saito now runs InTecur, a consultancy that helps companies identify and develop applications and markets for innovative technologies. He is also a Young Global Leader and Global Agenda Council member of the World Economic Forum.
Foreword by Carl Schramm vii Preface: FBI at the Door ix Acknowledgments xiii Chapter 1 Blame It on DNA 1 Chapter 2 Finding a Business Partner (Opposites Attract) 31 Chapter 3 Learning to Juggle (Med School, Business, and More) 45 Chapter 4 Building a Real Company 59 Chapter 5 Learning from Failure 81 Chapter 6 Developing for Toshiba (Camera Obscura) 97 Chapter 7 Developing for Sony Fingerprint ID 113 Chapter 8 Birth of BAPI 133 Chapter 9 IPO: It's All in the Timing 155 Chapter 10 Using My Japanese Connections to Fight Terrorism 167 Chapter 11 Last Exit: Microsoft Wants the Whole Thing 173 Chapter 12 My Year of Retirement 177 Chapter 13 Back in the Game 183 Chapter 14 From Todai into AIST 189 Chapter 15 Starting My Own Company, Version 2.0 195 Chapter 16 Consulting around the World 207 Chapter 17 Teaching (United States and Japan) 211 Chapter 18 Turning 40 217 Epilogue: The Perfect Storm Hits Japan 221 Appendix A: Famous Quotes and Helpful Advice 227 Appendix B: Creativity and Logical Assessment Test 231 About the Author 235 Index 237
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