An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 29, 2011 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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The extraordinary story of a child prodigy and his remarkableentrepreneurial accomplishments

If anyone has "been there, done that" in starting and managingbusinesses, it's William Saito. Saito is a truly uniquepersonality, and his remarkable story, An Unprogrammed Life,is the compelling tale of a young entrepreneur. More than just ahigh-tech autobiography or how-to guide, the book is theextraordinary story of a self-taught genius who became a savvy,serial business success story. Founder of multiple profitablecompanies, Saito now devotes himself to helping others to do thesame.

This book chronicles the journey of Saito from a young computernerd programming stock market trading algorithms for a major brokerat the age of ten, to selling three separate companies to Microsoftand becoming one of the world's foremost experts on data security.Saito's story focuses on his two keypassions—entrepreneurship and data security. An authority inencryption, authentication, and biometric technology, he isdetermined to fight the never-ending battle to secure personal andcorporate information from criminals, terrorists, and roguenations. The book provides a peek into the author's work withanti-terrorism and anti-crime units and the threats to personal andcorporate security posed by ordinary cell phones, office copiers,and laptop PCs.

  • The incredible story of a child prodigy who was recognized in1998 as Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Addresses Saito's extensive work consulting for clientsworldwide, including the U.S. Department of Defense'sCounter-terrorism unit, and the U.K., Russian, and Japanesegovernments
  • Includes a foreword from Carl J. Schramm, President & CEOof the Kauffman Foundation

The extraordinary story of a child genius and his remarkableentrepreneurial skills, the book is both a fascinating insight anda 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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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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