William Saito is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of cyber security. He has a wide range of interests, and his advice is respected in many quarters.
Mr. Saito started his business career early in life. While he was still in high school, he started his first company which he eventually sold to Microsoft.
In 2013, Mr. Saito began working as an adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Abe. In 2011, Mr. Saito was on the team that investigated the nuclear accident at the Fukashima nuclear reactor.
William Saito continues to offer his services to the government of Japan and to businesses around the world. Mr. Saito is the recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Japanese government.
Recently, William Saito was interviewed by IdeaMensch and was asked a series of questions about his business success and the principles by which he lives his life. When asked what his typical day was like, Mr. Saito was quite clear that his goal was to find out what a person or company’s problem was and then create a solution.
One point that Mr. Saito emphasized again and again in his IdeaMensch interview is that in order to be truly successful, a person has to be willing to fail and fail again. Mr. Saito admitted that he had not failed once, but he has failed many times. In his view, you aren’t on the cutting edge of whatever it is that you are doing if you are not trying new things and failing some of the time. Failures happen. However, a person has to learn from his failures so that he can be successful down the road.
Mr. Saito urges people to not be in a rush to find out what they want to do in life. In his opinion, the most important thing is to find what you love and then be persistent in doing that one thing. You won’t be an expert right away. However, if you keep on doing what it is that you love to do, you will succeed over time.