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About Richard Dasher

Richard Dasher has been Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center since 1994 and, concurrently, Executive Director of the Center for Integrated Systems since 1998. His research and teaching focus on innovation systems and the impact of new technologies on industry structure and dynamics. Dr. Dasher serves on selection and review committees of major government funding programs for science, technology, and innovation in Canada and Japan. He is an advisor to start-up companies, business accelerators, venture capital firms, and nonprofits in the U.S., China, Japan, and S. Korea. Dr. Dasher was the first non-Japanese person ever asked to join the governance of a Japanese national university, serving as an outside Board Director and member of the Management Council of Tohoku University from 2004 – 2010. Dr. Dasher received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics from Stanford University. From 1986 – 90, he was Director of the U.S. State Department’s Advanced Language and Area Training Centers in Japan and Korea that provide full-time curricula to U.S. and Commonwealth Country diplomats assigned to those countries.

Richard Dasher on Alan Olsen's American Dreams Radio
Richard Dasher

Richard Dasher has been Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center since 1994 and served concurrently as Executive Director of the Center for Integrated Systems since 1998. He holds Consulting Professor appointments in Electrical Engineering (technology management), Asian Languages (Japanese business), and at the GSB (with the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship). From 2004, Dr. Dasher became the first non-Japanese person ever asked to join the governance of a Japanese national university, serving as an outside Board Director and then on the Management Council of Tohoku University until 2010. He serves on selection and review committees of major government funding programs for science, technology, and innovation in Canada, Germany, Japan, and Hong Kong, and he maintains an active management consulting practice in regard to company creation and growth, strategic management of technology, and new business opportunity identification. He is on the boards of several companies and nonprofit organizations, and he is an advisor to start-up companies in the U.S., Japan, and China. His current research centers on innovation systems and technology-and-business forecasting. Dr. Dasher received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics from Stanford University and is co-author of the book â??Regularity in Semantic Change.’ From 1986 – 90, he was Director of the U.S. State Department??s advanced training centers in Japan and Korea that provide full-time language and area studies training to U.S. and Commonwealth Country diplomats assigned to those countries.

Alan Olsen on Alan Olsen's American Dreams Radio
Alan Olsen

Alan is managing partner at Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP, (GROCO) and is a respected leader in his field. He is also the radio show host to American Dreams. Alan’s CPA firm resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and serves some of the most influential Venture Capitalist in the world. GROCO’s affluent CPA core competency is advising High Net Worth individual clients in tax and financial strategies. Alan is a current member of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (S.I.E.P.R.) SIEPR’s goal is to improve long-term economic policy. Alan has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting and develops innovative financial strategies for business enterprises. Alan also serves on President Kim Clark’s BYU-Idaho Advancement council. (President Clark lead the Harvard Business School programs for 30 years prior to joining BYU-idaho. As a specialist in income tax, Alan frequently lectures and writes articles about tax issues for professional organizations and community groups. He also teaches accounting as a member of the adjunct faculty at Ohlone College.

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