I’m not going on this trip but I thought I’d put information out there just in case someone may be interested.
There are definitely differences between how US/Western people and people in Asia consume and adopt technology. To experience and learn about this first hand, there is an upcoming “technology tour” called geeksonaplane that will tour Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai. The trip is between June 7-16, 2009 and you have the choice of doing all three cities or two cities or just one city. You’ll be travelling with other Entrepreneurs. The tour is being organized by Web2Asia, The Founders Fund and Dave McClure.
If anyone does go, I’d love to hear about it afterward.
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