Friday, July 25, 2008

Walton Event At The Imperial Hotel Tokyo

As former investors we were invited to Walton's opening of their Tokyo office last night. Actually this is the second time they've had an office in Tokyo but the first one closed about 3 or 4 years ago.

We watched a presentation on Walton's goals for the future, enjoyed a buffet dinner, Taiko drumming and a performance by a western band. The event was interesting but I feel that Walton missed some prime chances to impress on their clients WIIFM (What's In It For Me). Nowadays people don't care how long your company has been around or what your plans are for the future; they want to know how it affects their returns. They completely focused on WMCIG (Why My Company Is Great) not customer centric enough in my opinion.

It was a fine enough evening and we were lucky to meet some interesting people who had invested in Alberta or were aware of the oil sands.

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