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Masa Takei,

Masa Takei

Imagine getting to hear people’s stories and live in their world. Then sharing that with others.

Favourite book
Drown by Junot Diaz

Six-word memoir
Mostly fun disguised as real work.


  • Got an MBA from McGill, bought a suit, and worked on management consulting projects spanning 15 countries.
  • Grew out the hair, bought a chainsaw, and built a rustic cabin on Haida Gwaii. The yearlong digital-media series Masa Off Grid was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.
  • Wrote features and cover stories for magazines and newspapers, was nominated for National Magazine Awards, rewrote screenplays for movies, and teaches non-fiction writing at Capilano University.

Deepest fear
The regret that I didn’t spend enough time with people and pay more attention to them.