The Future-Oriented, Pragmatic, Innovation-Minded, and New-Challenge-Seeking University

Learning from Stanford University Where Japan and the World Are Headed

Cover of the book "Mindset of Stanford"

A chapter from the volume Mindset of Stanford: Change Lives, Change Organizations, Change the World. 

This chapter is a dialogue between Kiyoteru Tsutsui, professor of Sociology and the Henri H. and Tomoye Takahashi Professor and Senior Fellow in Japanese Studies at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, and Hiromitsu Nakauchi, M.D., Ph.D., professor of genetics at the Stanford School of Medicine, a leading figure in stem cell research.

In this volume, Japanese researchers, entrepreneurs, and innovators — all Stanford alumni — share lessons they learned while at Stanford and how are they applying them to their work as they create social change across the fields of education, science, technology, and business and envision the future of Japan and the world.