I’d like to start with society’s view of businesspeople, because this is an area where we’ve faced contradictions throughout our careers and still do today. There are inconsistencies in the public’s perception and expectations of businesspeople. On the one hand, we’re assumed to have the means and authority to do many things. At least, that’s how it seems to us. Is there any justification for this? I suspect there might be. Because big companies grew even bigger and then merged to create gigantic new organizations. They command huge resources, networks that cover the world, and enormous financial means. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the private sector is largely accepted as the driving force of the economy. However disaffected we might be with the current situation, there doesn’t appear to be a viable alternative. All these factors have increased society’s expectations of us; we’re constantly confronted with indications of this. On the other hand, there’s a different view: Businesspeople only care about their own profits and their own interests, and they don’t do anything else. How does this perception affect society’s expectations of us? For instance, we’re often asked why we don’t enter politics; I face that question time and again. But why should we? We’re in a completely different field. Yet, it shows there’s an expectation, as in: “You’ve achieved so much, you know how to make money; so you must know how to run the country, too.” Does that feeling or belief really exist? What do you think about these contradictions?