FCC November 25 Event | Anthony Willoughby

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:00 - 21:00 JST

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FCC Member ¥8,000 at the door
Non-Member ¥10,000 at the door
Reception from 6:30 PM; speaker from 7 PM followed by networking and a buffet dinner to 9 PM. Drinks available throughout. It is not necessary to print or present a ticket at reception. Payment is by cash only. A receipt is issued upon payment.


If you would like to discover why forward thinking leaders in organizations such as Omnicom, Rolls Royce, Dyson, Hitachi, Fleishman Hillard, TBWA and others in Japan and China are taking their teams ‘Mammoth Hunting’ to improve communication, strategy and performance then please join us on November 25th at the Roppongi Hills Club, to listen to Anthony Willoughby’s unusual story.

Inspired by his expeditions and conversations with tribal chiefs in East Africa and Papua New Guinea, Anthony has developed a visualising process which builds trust across all cultural, hierarchical, language and national barriers to bring clarity and focus to the most complex business situations. Matthew Broadway, Group Commercial Director of Dyson recently described Mammoth Hunting as: “A way which enables teams to fundamentally reappraise what it is they are trying to do and how best to achieve it.”

Anthony was raised in Africa and vaguely schooled in the UK and US. In 1973 at the age of 22 he bought a one-way ticket on the Trans-Siberian Express to Japan in search of inspiration, adventure and opportunities and has lived here for almost thirty of the last forty years developing a number of highly entrepreneurial businesses.

On the 25th Anthony will show videos of interviews with African and Papuan Chiefs as well as telling stories of what he learnt from his various journeys and expeditions which have included climbing 7,546 metre Mt Mustagh Ata in western China without porters or oxygen and crossing Papua New Guinea with 24 bottles of wine and no food. He will also explain why he established the first outdoor team building and leadership development company in Japan in 1989 and called it I Will Not Complain! (

During the evening you will have an opportunity to try out the highly engaging Mammoth Hunting process for yourselves. If you would like to find out a little more about Anthony’s background, programmes or philosophy, here is a link to a speech he gave at TEDxTokyo. (

Regardless of your area of endeavour I believe you will find the presentation insightful and useful from both a business as well as personal perspective - Anthony was also one of the first members of FCC over thirty years ago.

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