An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 29, 2011 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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.


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Foreword by Carl Schramm
Finding a Business Partner Opposites
Building a Real Company
Learning from Failure
Developing for Toshiba Camera
Developing for SonyFingerprint ID
Birth of BAPI
IPO Its All in the Timing
Using My Japanese Connections
Last Exit Microsoft Wants the Whole
Back in the Game
Super Creators
Consulting around the World
Turning 40
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About the author (2011)

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.

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