Make Mistakes to Succeed with Geert Benoit | C-Suite HotSeat E15

Episode 15 November 10, 2021 00:11:29
Make Mistakes to Succeed with Geert Benoit | C-Suite HotSeat E15
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Make Mistakes to Succeed with Geert Benoit | C-Suite HotSeat E15
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Geert is the founder and CEO of Yamagata Europe, and director at Yamagata Corporation in Japan. Geert holds an MA in Chinese and Japanese languages and an MBA from the Vlerick Business School. He started as a programmer working in the textile industry where he first learned the Japanese quality philosophy. After two extra years of studying in Japan he moved to the localization & translation industry in 1991 and founded Yamagata Europe in 1998. Today Yamagata Europe employs over 60 information specialists, with offices in Ghent (Belgium) and Bratislava (Slovakia). The company creates, translates, manages, and prints technical and marketing information for international companies in a wide variety of industries. Learn more about the show and sign up for the mailing list on: https://www.nimdzi.com/c-suite-hotseat/ Head to https://www.nimdzi.com/ for cutting-edge market research and consulting in the language industry. Visit https://multilingual.com to catch up with the latest news of the language industry. Hosts: Inge Boonen, VP of Consulting, Nimdzi Insights Inge is dedicated to providing localization, globalization, and multicultural insights to enterprise companies and language service providers. Gabriel Karandyšovský, Chief Operations Officer, Nimdzi Insights Gabriel specializes in localization, creative writing, business development & project management. He helps clients along the way to international market expansion one research or data-supported step at a time. This show is made possible thanks to a collaboration between MulitLingual Media and Nimdzi Insights. Oscar Betancourt - Video Director and Producer Evelyn Najarian - Communications & Marketing, MultiLingual Isabel Romero-Ruiz - Communications & Marketing, Nimdzi Insights Nika Allahverdi - Product Antonella Tiezzi - Design 00:00 Geert Benoit 00:43 What does your company do? 00:59 Your dream career as a kid 01:51 3 destinations you'd like to visit 03:17 How do you like to spend your free time? 04:10 What is the best advice you've ever been given? 05:07 First Breakthrough 06:43 3 things that you spend your time on 07:23 Your biggest failure 08:09 Your biggest success 09:02 What makes you a great leader? 09:17 Pet peeve when it comes to clients 09:49 Advice for entrepreneurs

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