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Our cooperation with John Moore over the past ten years has always been
enriching, professionally and personally.
His knowledge of the Asian marketplace and the publishing industry is remarkably extensive and profound.
We are able to witness many situations where he navigated through and conciliated in inter-cultural business situations.
It was a pleasure working with him.
— Elke Hansel /Managing Director/O'Reilly Verlag GmbH & C0. KG/Germany
I've worked with John for many years.
He is passionate about his books and is always keen to try out promotion ideas and develop new sales channels.
He keeps in close contact with the customers to get an in depth understanding of the markets and works with them to maximize sales potential.
— June Lim/Sales Manager-Non Fiction Division/Pansing Distributors/Singapore
For over three years ago, Fullon Publishing Co. and Mr. John Moore have established a business relationship that is example to what the ideal business partnership should be.
His extensive experience and knowledge of publishing and international business issues is second to none and has helped Fullon to obtain critical book rights contracts as well as other related business agreements with overseas companies.
Apart from helping us international business relations, Mr. Moore frequently went beyond by providing us additional advice to help us successfully execute these business entures.
Besides being someone who is easy to work with, Mr. Moore demonstrates work ethics and punctuality that definitely defines professionalism.
His strengths lie in his understanding of cross-cultural issues that often arises when Asian business deal with western ones and vice versa.
Our relationship with Mr. Moore for over three years is testament to his professionalism and character that has afforded Fullon an exceptional business partner as well as a good friend.
— Brian Song/President/Fullon Publishing Co/Taiwan
I have known and worked with John in Japan for nearly 20 years, first in a competing company and later as a distributor for the publisher he represented.
His years of experience, his fluent Japanese, and his focus on customer needs combine to make him an exceptional partner to work with in the ever-changing environment of academic and educational publishing.
— Mark Gresham/ Academic Distributor/Tokyo Japan
I continue to be impressed with the professionalism and efficiency of John Moore in all my dealings with him.
His contacts in Asia are excellent I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone looking to make inroads into Asia where prompt service and follow up are crucial.
— Frank Foley/Managing Director/Next Big Thing KK/Tokyo Japan
John's enthusiasm, dedication, and resourcefulness are impressive. His connections to publishing businesses in Asia are equally impressive.
If you are involved in publishing want to do business in Asia, John is your man.
— Mark Frauenfelder, editor-in-chief, MAKE/USA
I have known John as he represented O'Reilly for many years. He has been a loyal supporter of ARK and arranged for a very generous donation to us after the 2011 Tohoku disaster, to help in our rescue efforts.
His expertise and experience in Asia and especially Japan is something that has taken years to achieve and I have no doubt that he will apply this to his new venture.
I wish him every success and hope that our friendship will continue for many more years to come.
— Elizabeth Oliver MBE/Animal Refuge Kansai, ARK/Japan
As the General Manager of O'Reilly China, I work closely with John Moore, I consider John Moore is the most responsible, diligent and valuable member of O'Reilly Japan.
After 10 years time, I have come to know him well, he has a wealth of book experience, I've been impressed
by John's leadership and organizational skills over the past ten years, and even more he has the results to show for it.
Japan office has been transformed into a highly successful operation since John joined. Besides the work, he is a man of intellect, but he is also a patient, caring man who is well respected and hashigh standards for what he wants to accomplish.
— Michelle Chen/ General Manager/O'reilly/China
It was my pleasure to work with John for 10 years as an exclusive agent for him in South East Asia.
No-one can rival John's understanding of the Asia-Pacific region, both in business and in cultural terms, based on his depth of experience and long residence here.
John managed the difficult balancing act between protecting his interests and empathizing with our concerns with great success, to the great mutual benefit of both businesses.
— David Buckland/General Manager/Pansing Distribution Pte Ltd/Singapore
John Moore has been my business partner for more than 10 years, since I started a relationship with O'Reilly Media in 1997.
He is an excellentadviser who constantlyworked along with my team on strategies of improving my business which were highly effective.
He has strong business and leadership attributes which give confidence to his partners which consequently result in success for all concerned.
His long experience in Asia coupled with his professional approach ensures that he has built up many strong relationships throughout the region.
— Taeheon Kim, President of Hanbit Media, Korea
I've known John since 2003, when he was appointed Managing Director of O'Reilly Japan.
In that time John transformed that operation into a highly effective and profitable subsidiary of O'Reilly Media Inc.
He was instrumental in hiring new staff and building out a highly respected technical book publishing operation in Japan.
John further developed the Make brand in Asia, publishing new titles and rolling out the Maker Faires in Tokyo.
In the period I've known John, he has demonstrated keen financial acumen, great people skills and has shown great personal integrity. It's been a pleasure to work with John.
— Graham Cameron/Managing Director/O'Reilly UK Ltd
It was a great pleasure to work along with John when I was running O'reilly Media Taiwan as the General Manager.
John is an excellent professional leader.
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, patient and supportive he gives you help and encouragement with all the issues that occur in a working environment .
He has very high standards and an exceptional work ethnic which I am sure comes from his long work experience in Asia.
John was in charge of the whole of Asia but he always found time to address any needs that came up.
He has a passion for his work and employees and I would heartily recommend him to any client.
— Mori Su/General Manager/Oreilly Taiwan/Taipei Taiwan
It has been a genuine pleasure knowing John over the last couple of decades.
He has helped me numerous times on projects that expanded my agency business while I was the President
of Tuttle Mori rights agency where I was there by helping local publishers to finish their translation in time.
He was always both extremely generous with his time and very professional with his support and service.
It was a joy to to work with such a high level bilingual person who was refreshingly flexible.
Personally we became very good friends due to his very sincere and good natured personality.
He has helped me a lot not only when I was very active but when I went through difficult times too.
He's a very special person who is an asset to any client or company that works along with him as he can easily bridge the gap between the east and the west.
— Yuji Takeda, Former Managing Director/Tuttle Mori Rights Agency/Tokyo Japan
I was very lucky and pleased to work with John for over 10 years.
He has always really impressed me with his ultra energy that pioneered a new market area like international Make brand and "Make" fairs in Asia.
I do believe 100% that his new business will be great and fruitful for not only his friends, colleagues but importantly his future partners everywhere.
As he is fluent in Japanese and has been involved in the Asian publishing industry over 25 years and he brings so much to everyone from the West to the East and vice versa.
On a very personal note I love his passion for beautiful music and the knowledge he has shared with me.
— Seung-Won Han, Founder of Agency-One Korea