ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The Power of Difference: Driving Social Innovation and Spiritual Growth | Maiko Tajima | TEDxYerevan

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The Power of Difference: Driving Social Innovation and Spiritual Growth | Maiko Tajima | TEDxYerevan

Here’s Great Tip: The Power of Difference: Driving Social Innovation and Spiritual Growth | Maiko Tajima | TEDxYerevan


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Understanding difference inspires social innovation. Understanding
difference advances personal growth.

A child grew up feeling obliged into the same paths as others left the
country one day and realized that understanding the ‘power of
difference’ was the key to professional and spiritual growth.

Maiko believes an open mind, curiosity and eagerness to grow make us
ready for breaking internal barriers against differences and turn our
daily routine into a life-learning experience through its power.

(The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not
necessarily reflect the views of the World Food Programme)

Maiko is a ‘DIFFERENCE’ advocate. She was born in Tokyo and grew up in Japan – a society that often appreciates homogeneity more than difference. Since that time she has lived and worked in seven countries, and collaborated with people from dozens of nations.

She believes that overcoming our own internal fear of differences is the key to professional growth, spiritual maturity and quality of life.

Maiko is the author of book “How to Become Global Communicators – Keys to Improve your Global Business Skills (ranked 4th top seller on 11 May 2015, Kindle Japan, Amazon ISBN-10: 4757426054)”, and has delivered inspirational talks at renowned universities, job seminars, youth camps and contributed to magazines and on-line websites.

Maiko holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Oxford and has worked for KPMG and the United Nations.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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