Maximilian Mackee encourages the audience to reconsider the significance of experience, and how it sparks creativity and innovation.
Max Mackee is a half English, half Japanese, lawyer, DJ & entrepreneur. Max grew up in Tokyo, London and Paris and has travelled extensively around the world.
While studying law in London, Max conducted interviews for the "Sputnik: Whole Life Catalogue”, a collection of interviews with musicians, artists, journalists, architects and other people around the world who are independent, open minded, and eager in what they believe in. Max went on to work as a corporate lawyer for a leading international law firm during which time he was involved in various other activities including co-founding blackmaps, an independent music and print label based in London and Tokyo.
After graduating from INSEAD with an MBA in 2012, Max joined the founding team to launch Origami, a Tokyo-based start up looking to change the way people shop. Max is passionate about the potential of entrepreneurship to positively impact Japan and currently leads Business Development at Origami.
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