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DIRECTOR - US-ASIA TECH CENTER: An Indirect Career Path

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Richard is the director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University. In addition, he is part of the steering committee for the Japan-US Innovation Awards. His job entails researching the business of technology and the use of technology in businesses that is financially beneficial.

Degree: Linguistics - Music
Job Title: Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center
Employer: Stanford University

Job Summary: Postsecondary Teachers

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Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and vocational subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.

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Postsecondary teachers who teach career and technical education courses, such as culinary arts or cosmetology, may not be required to have graduate-level education. Instead, schools may seek workers who have experience or certification in the field they wish to teach.

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m='13100'>lot</span> <span m='13340'>of</span> <span m='13450'>education</span> <span m='14090'>programs,</span> <span m='14610'>and</span> <span m='14780'>I</span> <span m='14860'>also</span> <span m='15180'>do</span> <span m='15410'>research</span> <span m='16079'>about</span> <span m='16500'>how</span> <span m='16720'>business</span> <span m='17280'>and</span> <span m='17440'>technology</span> <span m='18210'>connect</span> <span m='18600'>with</span> <span m='18750'>each other.</span> <span m='19680'>So</span> <span m='19830'>for</span> <span m='20100'>example,</span> <span m='20770'>you</span> <span m='20800'>can</span> <span m='20930'>have</span> <span m='21110'>a</span> <span m='21160'>great</span> <span m='21490'>technology,</span> <span m='22230'>but</span> <span m='22390'>if</span> <span m='22490'>you</span> <span m='22590'>don't</span> <span m='22840'>really</span> <span m='23100'>know</span> <span m='23250'>how</span> <span m='23410'>to</span> <span m='23500'>make</span> <span m='23710'>money</span> <span m='23990'>with</span> <span m='24250'>it,</span> <span m='24370'>it's</span> <span m='24630'>worthless.</span> </p><p><span m='25870'>We</span> <span m='26170'>talk</span> <span m='26450'>about</span> <span m='26780'>those</span> <span m='27030'>kind</span> <span m='27250'>of</span> <span m='27330'>problems</span> <span m='27870'>and</span> <span m='27990'>how</span> <span m='28190'>to</span> <span m='28280'>handle</span> <span m='28700'>things,</span> <span m='29040'>like</span> <span m='29310'>patents</span> <span m='29990'>and</span> <span m='30230'>intellectual</span> <span m='30840'>property.</span> <span m='31590'>We</span> <span m='31810'>talk</span> <span m='32030'>about</span> <span m='32320'>how</span> <span m='32479'>to</span> <span m='32580'>develop</span> <span m='33010'>business</span> <span m='33430'>models,</span> <span m='34180'>and</span> <span m='34370'>especially,</span> <span m='34980'>we</span> <span m='35170'>look</span> <span m='35400'>at</span> <span m='35500'>the</span> <span m='35620'>connections</span> <span m='36200'>between</span> <span m='36550'>the</span> <span m='36660'>US</span> <span m='37050'>and</span> <span m='37320'>Asia</span> <span m='38120'>because,</span> <span m='38540'>now,</span> <span m='38810'>a global</span> <span m='39180'>business</span> <span m='39475'>is</span> <span m='39770'>where</span> <span m='39990'>it's</span> <span m='40405'>at.</span> <span m='41650'>So</span> <span m='41830'>I</span> <span m='41960'>have</span> <span m='42160'>one</span> <span m='42310'>of</span> <span m='42360'>those</span> <span m='42590'>careers</span> <span m='42950'>you</span> <span m='43090'>couldn't</span> <span m='43420'>plan.</span> </p><p><span m='44230'>I</span> <span m='44400'>started</span> <span m='44770'>off</span> <span m='44970'>in</span> <span m='45070'>music.</span> <span m='45630'>I</span> <span m='45740'>graduated</span> <span m='46320'>from</span> <span m='46460'>a</span> <span m='46540'>conservatory.</span> <span m='47660'>Then</span> <span m='47880'>I</span> <span m='47970'>decided</span> <span m='48540'>to</span> <span m='48730'>academics.</span> <span m='49450'>I</span> <span m='49530'>got</span> <span m='49740'>a</span> <span m='49780'>PhD</span> <span m='50410'>in</span> <span m='50530'>Linguistics</span> <span m='51230'>and</span> <span m='51340'>focused</span> <span m='51720'>on</span> <span m='51840'>the</span> <span m='51910'>history</span> <span m='52280'>of</span> <span m='52380'>language.</span> <span m='53240'>I</span> <span m='53410'>then</span> <span m='53760'>decided</span> <span m='54230'>I</span> <span m='54260'>didn't</span> <span m='54520'>want</span> <span m='54660'>to</span> <span m='54700'>be</span> <span m='54840'>a</span> <span m='54910'>college</span> <span m='55330'>professor.</span> </p><p><span m='55820'>I</span> <span m='55900'>went</span> <span m='56090'>to</span> <span m='56160'>work</span> <span m='56410'>for</span> <span m='56500'>the</span> <span m='56590'>US</span> <span m='56940'>government.</span> <span m='57390'>I</span> <span m='57580'>trained</span> <span m='57960'>American</span> <span m='58420'>diplomats</span> <span m='59130'>about</span> <span m='59470'>Japan.</span> <span m='60420'>Then</span> <span m='60660'>I</span> <span m='60730'>went</span> <span m='60910'>into</span> <span m='61090'>business</span> <span m='61530'>in</span> <span m='61660'>Tokyo.</span> <span m='62440'>And</span> <span m='62680'>finally,</span> <span m='63330'>the</span> <span m='63440'>university</span> <span m='63930'>got</span> <span m='64239'>me.</span> <span m='64480'>I</span> <span m='64620'>came</span> <span m='64860'>back</span> <span m='65120'>to</span> <span m='65230'>Stanford</span> <span m='65545'>in the</span> <span m='65860'>School</span> <span m='66200'>of</span> <span m='66430'>Engineering</span> <span m='67310'>to</span> <span m='67850'>help</span> <span m='68220'>engineers</span> <span m='68800'>learn</span> <span m='69010'>how</span> <span m='69130'>to</span> <span m='69240'>do</span> <span m='69390'>business.</span> </p><p><span m='70700'>What</span> <span m='71180'>I</span> <span m='71260'>really</span> <span m='71590'>wish</span> <span m='71850'>I</span> <span m='71950'>knew</span> <span m='72250'>back</span> <span m='72610'>when</span> <span m='72760'>I</span> <span m='72860'>was</span> <span m='73020'>going</span> <span m='73250'>to</span> <span m='73570'>school</span> <span m='74590'>is</span> <span m='75330'>how</span> <span m='75600'>the</span> <span m='75700'>real</span> <span m='76040'>world</span> <span m='76580'>works.</span> <span m='77540'>And</span> <span m='77700'>the</span> <span m='77860'>only</span> <span m='78130'>way</span> <span m='78330'>you</span> <span m='78460'>can</span> <span m='78650'>really</span> <span m='79000'>learn</span> <span m='79310'>that</span> <span m='79650'>is</span> <span m='79860'>by</span> <span m='80060'>meeting</span> <span m='80520'>people</span> <span m='80860'>in</span> <span m='80910'>the</span> <span m='81000'>real</span> <span m='81250'>world.</span> <span m='81910'>It's</span> <span m='82260'>great</span> <span m='82570'>that</span> <span m='82880'>your</span> <span m='83080'>teachers</span> <span m='83600'>teach</span> <span m='83960'>you.</span> <span m='84280'>It's</span> <span m='84500'>great</span> <span m='84800'>that</span> <span m='84950'>you</span> <span m='85090'>do</span> <span m='85230'>a</span> <span m='85340'>lot</span> <span m='85600'>of</span> <span m='85700'>work</span> <span m='85980'>and</span> <span m='86110'>study.</span> <span m='86900'>But</span> <span m='87120'>you know,</span> <span m='87986'>getting</span> <span m='88420'>out</span> <span m='88660'>and</span> <span m='89170'>hearing</span> <span m='89720'>what</span> <span m='90130'>people's</span> <span m='90630'>lives</span> <span m='91290'>are</span> <span m='91430'>like</span> <span m='92540'>is</span> <span m='92730'>an</span> <span m='93010'>absolutely</span> <span m='93920'>wonderful</span> <span m='94710'>thing</span> <span m='95130'>I</span> <span m='95390'>wish</span> <span m='95770'>I had</span> <span m='96020'>done</span> <span m='96270'>back</span> <span m='96580'>when</span> <span m='96730'>I</span> <span m='96830'>was</span> <span m='96980'>younger.</span> </p><p><span m='97970'>Everybody,</span> <span m='98760'>from</span> <span m='99000'>the</span> <span m='99100'>person</span> <span m='99490'>selling</span> <span m='99940'>newspapers</span> <span m='100740'>to</span> <span m='100860'>the</span> <span m='100960'>person</span> <span m='101370'>running</span> <span m='101620'>a</span> <span m='101730'>restaurant</span> <span m='102520'>to</span> <span m='102780'>the</span> <span m='102890'>person</span> <span m='103320'>who</span> <span m='103690'>is</span> <span m='104250'>a</span> <span m='104350'>research</span> <span m='104910'>scientist,</span> <span m='106150'>what</span> <span m='106410'>is</span> <span m='106590'>it</span> <span m='106720'>that</span> <span m='106880'>they</span> <span m='107040'>love</span> <span m='107280'>about</span> <span m='107580'>their</span> <span m='107710'>job?</span> <span m='108160'>What's</span> <span m='108410'>the</span> <span m='108500'>hardest</span> <span m='108920'>parts</span> <span m='109230'>of</span> <span m='109280'>the</span> <span m='109370'>job?</span> <span m='110470'>The</span> <span m='110610'>people</span> <span m='111060'>come</span> <span m='111330'>through.</span> <span m='112280'>But</span> <span m='112310'>I</span> <span m='112400'>tell</span> <span m='112630'>you,</span> <span m='113120'>you really</span> <span m='113380'>learn</span> <span m='113690'>yourself</span> <span m='114490'>when</span> <span m='114640'>you</span> <span m='114730'>go</span> <span m='114910'>out</span> <span m='115060'>and</span> <span m='115140'>talk</span> <span m='115400'>to</span> <span m='115480'>other</span> <span 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