The Extraordinary Think And Do (TANDO) Tank
Julian Gresser (1998)
discovery engineering
East Asia
strategic alliances

Julian Gresser is an international attorney, professional negotiator, inventor, and recognized expert on East Asia, and CEO of Big Heart Technologies, a humanitarian Benefit Corporation founded to provide tools and resources to empower collaborative innovation and negotiation training.

As a negotiator his most dramatic success involved helping a San Francisco-based trading company transform its $8 million after-tax branch into a $1 billion Japanese company in seven years. He has served as legal advisor to numerous U.S., Japanese, and European companies on a wide array of business issues, including joint ventures, limited (venture capital) partnerships, technology licensing, export controls and customs fraud, antitrust, and intellectual property protection, particularly patent infringement disputes. Julian Gresser has been twice  Visiting Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese law at the Harvard Law School and a visiting professor at MIT, Doshisha University (Kyoto) and the Beijing University. He has been a senior consultant to the U.S. State Department, The World Bank, The Prime Minister’s Office of Japan, The People’s Republic of China, and the European Commission (where he trained the Commission’s Japanese negotiating teams).

Julian Gresser is the author of four books, Environmental Law in Japan (MIT Press, 1981), Partners in Prosperity: Strategic Industries for the U.S. and Japan (McGraw Hill, 1984; in Japanese, Cho Hanei Sengen), and Piloting Through Chaos: Wise Leadership/Effective Negotiation for the 21st Century (Five Rings Press, 1996), (in Japanese, Ishi Kettei Isutsu no Hosoku–Koshodo no GokuiTokuma Shoten Publishing Company, Tokyo, 1997), and Piloting Through Chaos—The Explorer’s Mind (English publication: August 2013, Bridge 21 Publications), in addition to numerous articles in English and Japanese on technology, economics and law.

Julian Gresser is the innovator of a 21st humanitarian/business model embodied in the work of Neurogenics and Alliances for Discovery. The model is described in two recent articles Beyond Shared Value—Character as Corporate Destiny ; and in a visionary piece published in July 2016, “Seeing the Big Picture in Medical Science. Julian Gresser’s latest book, Laughing Heart™–A Field Guide to Exuberant Vitality for All Ages was published in March 2017.

Julian Gresser Precedents and Precursors in Developing “The Resilient Negotiator”.

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