'sumo' Category

  • Sumo in Osaka: Time for Spring Renewal

    March 26, 2017

    Since I’ve started the habit of posting on sumo championship days, I figure why not keep the momentum. This Osaka basho was especially significant for a few reaons: First, it was Kisenato’s first tournament as a newly-minted grand champion Yokozuna. The first Japanese native Yokozuna in 19 years, “Kise” set out to prove to the […]

  • Hatsu basho: Kisenosato finally breaks through

    February 7, 2017

    It feels appropriate to bring the relief of closure to a topic that I’ve referenced in recent pieces: the fate of Japanese sumo rikishi Kisenosato. In Goeido’s perfect sumo tournament: when talent and consistency converge and Sumo in Kyushu: the lesson of killer instinct, I drew some broader lessons about the qualities of diligent work […]

  • A few more predictions for 2017

    January 7, 2017

    I sincerely appreciated all the positive feedback on publishing my past predictions scorecard as well as on this collection of 2017 predictions from an exclusive all-women cast of investors. Thank you. Some readers also prodded me to stake out my own set of tech forecasts for the year ahead. While I contend that the best […]

  • Sumo in Kyushu: the lesson of killer instinct

    November 26, 2016

    Yokozuna Kakuryu clinched the sumo year’s final Emperor Cup tournament in Fukuoka today. Despite high hopes that previous winner ozeki Goeido could pull off a repeat and thus secure his promotion to yokozuna (grand champion), this November championship sizzled in other, unexpected ways. Just as Goeido’s championship last time highlighted the importance of consistency for […]

  • Goeido’s perfect sumo tournament: when talent and consistency converge

    September 25, 2016

    For the niche segment of entrepreneurially inclined readers of this blog who also appreciate sumo, the latest tournament that ended today in Tokyo offers some relevant lessons. Winner of this tournament’s yūshō, a 30-year old ōzeki from Osaka named Goeido demonstrated a flawless 15 – 0 performance. I extend my sincere congratulations to Goeido for […]

  • Sexy sumo wrestlers

    May 29, 2008

    In Canada, Subaru has followed the familiar ad formula of showing bikini-clad models hosing down a vehicle and each other in slow motion.  But instead of models, there are sumo wrestlers flipping their hair, snapping towels and pouring buckets of soapy water onto each other as the song “Danger! High Voltage” by the rock band […]

  • Sumo tour in Mongolia

    February 9, 2008

    Well, this is quite a year for sumo overseas. In addition to the LA tour, it looks like there will also be a tour to Mongolia on August 27 and 28. This time, instead of just the top ranks of rikishi boarding the plane across the sea, all of the Mongolian boys, of whichever rank, […]

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