felt trapped. I was under the thumb of people
who were mostly interested in keeping me
doing exactly the same thing. But Im
not blaming anyone. You learn fast in this
business and, once I knew where I wanted
to go, I didnt let anyone get in my
never get the accountants in before I start
up a business.
It's done on gut feeling,
especially if I can see that they are taking
the mickey out of the consumer.
every summer, and in a way, Virgin
does, too. Any successful
has to, who has been coming to Japan since
the early '70s. My first trip
really opened my eyes. I was given a plate
of raw fish and the only thing I got up
to eat was the wasabi.
are like buses, there's always another one
ways of improving
that are beyond your own realm of responsibility.
continue much longer overwhelmed by business
cares and with most of my thoughts
wholly upon the way to make more money
in the shortest time,
must degrade me beyond hope
of permanent recovery. I will resign business
at thirty-five, but during the ensuing two
years I wish to spend the afternoons in
receiving instruction and in reading systematically.
corporate culture, like the human body,
is an ecosystem of interdependent relationships.
If we seek quality with something other
than a principle-centered approach on all
four levels, our efforts will be necessary
am just at that stage of wondering where
I go from here. I came into this business
almost by accident, but now it has become
as a bit of fun,
something to do other than be a model,
has taken on a different
curve. I have been forced to ask where that
curve is going to end up.
someone who loves
and tries to focus
on real things and real friendships.
That's why I live very simply. I'm a jeans
and T-shirt kind of girl. I don't spend
fixing myself up or trying to look cool.
I live like a normal person and even though
I'm in a very high-profile business,
I really don't let it affect the way I live.
been in the business
since I was 16, so Ive had a 14-year
Ive always had acting
my blood. Doing this, whatever it is,
was something I was drawn to since my earliest
memories. Ironically, I lived
but never understood
that all it took was getting an agent and
lot of actors
ask me what do you do? How do you
get into the business?
My only answer
is dont be discouraged.
have to commit
to it, almost, and never give up. Its
a cliché, but its true.
always kind of made sure to maintain the
sense of who I am and never be mean or cruel
or snotty to anyone. Because, at the end
of the day, it's not going to help
you last in the business,
and who wants to be around someone like
that? I don't want to turn into that
think its a real danger, as an actor,
when you try to make some statement through
about what the business
should be doing or ultimately what your
image should be or how you want to be perceived.
I look at every project that comes along
and say, Is this something I can sink
my teeth into and can do a good
on? Thats really how I choose
especially in our business,
we meet a lot of people
and sometimes you spend so much time
being nice to strangers
So, you know,
just keep a clear head [and] be nice to
agree that many people
have had to break or are breaking laws
within the boundaries of their business
that exist there and ethical
conventions that exist here. I was able
to avoid that, and still be successful
of is an art
of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid
of troubling or depressing subject matter,
an art that could be for every mental worker,
for the businessman
as well as the man of letters, for example,
a soothing, calming influence on the mind,
something like a good
armchair that provides relaxation from fatigue.
just have to go at 100 miles an hour in
all our businesses,
be they television
broadcasting, be they magazine
publishing, be they subscription television,
be they online,
be they gaming.
We just have to go at one hundred miles
fact that I have entered into IT-related
is proof that businesses have to evolve
and keep with time.
One has to re-invent continuously.
a professor from Yale, Professor [Jeffrey]
Sonnenfeld. He says the real workplace
doesn't use sex appeal. And I say, you'd
better stay a professor and not go into
The fact is, there are certain women
who are able to use sex appeal to win.
Because I'm such a diplomat, I want to say
to never use it. But the fact is, life
is loaded with it.
have made the tough
always with an eye toward the bottom line.
Perhaps it's time
was run like a business.
will have to see how busy my business
keeps me. For now, I see myself
continuing to model
indefinitely. I really enjoy