Episode 25: Tadahiro Kawada (Kawada Industries Inc.), Tokyo, Japan

When the golden time of the Samurai in Japan passed, Mr. Chutaro Kawada’s childhood dream of becoming a Samurai swordsmith was shattered. Using his swordsmith skills, he completed any steel work projects he could find. After World War II, Mr. Kawada focused his energy and talent in rebuilding Japan and turning Kawada Ironworks into a civil engineering company to help his country with infrastructure development. Fast forward to 2016: his great-grandson, YPO member Tadahiro Kawada, is now the president of Kawada Industries Inc., and has recently expanded the company portfolio to include robotics. In this episode, Kawada shares his insights on innovation with the focus of building robotics technology.


Guest: Tadahiro Kawada, President of Kawada Industries Inc.
Host & Executive Producer: Kevin Daum
Executive Producer: Van Van
Music: DreamArtist Music.

Made possible with grants from Gazelles Growth Institute.

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Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of 5 books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. Drawing on his background in theatre and business, Kevin is a compelling speaker who has engaged and inspired audiences around the globe. Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters program and has received the Global Learning Award 3 times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization, where he held several board positions. Kevin has designed, produced, and led award-winning executive training programs and events for C-level executives and entrepreneurs on four continents. Previously, Kevin was named one of the 40 people to watch under 40 in San Francisco by the Business Times and in 2006 was named Distinguished Alum of the Year by his alma mater, Humboldt State University.