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SECI Model

The SECI model illustrates how knowledge is created and shared. Learn how to put it to use for best practices, and how the Japanese concept of “ba” fits in to broaden your perspective.

Johari Window Model

The Johari Window Model is a self-awareness framework that helps you better understand . . . you. Learn how its four quadrants can help you identify gaps between how you see yourself, and how others see you.

Sunk Costs

Wondering if you should continue an investment or look for something new? Sunk costs can have a powerful psychological impact on decision-making. Learn how to recognize them to ensure rational decisions.

CAGE Distance Framework

Want to expand overseas? The CAGE distance framework can help ensure you're constructing a solid global strategy in four areas: cultural, administrative, economic, and geographic. Learn how to leverage useful differences between countries, identify potential obstacles, and achieve global business success.

Groupthink

Groupthink refers to group pressure and the perception of consensus which together lead to ill-formed decisions—or even unnecessary risks. Learn to identify the warning signs of groupthink and apply countermeasures in this online course.

Deductive and Inductive Reasoning

Solving problems with the best results means using two types of thinking: deductive and inductive reasoning. In this online course, learn to form a broad premise, make observations, and form conclusions from different perspectives.

Critical Thinking: Hypothesis-Driven Thinking

Anyone can come up with a good idea. The real challenge is putting that idea into action. In this online course, explore how to form compelling, testable hypotheses and bring ideas to life in your own organization.

Critical Thinking: Structured Reasoning

Even a few simple techniques for logical decision making and persuasion can vastly improve your skills as a leader. Explore how critical thinking can help you evaluate complex business problems, reduce bias, and devise effective solutions.

Critical Thinking: Problem-Solving

Problem-solving is a central business skill, and yet it's the one many people struggle with most. This course will show you how to apply critical thinking techniques to common business examples, avoid misunderstandings, and get at the root of any problem.

How to Dream

Join globally renowned author and Columbia Business School professor Dr. Sheena Iyengar as she explains how to approach your dreams with a new perspective. Learn to reflect on what you long to accomplish and what stands in your way.

Logical Thinking

Logical thinking is at the heart of confident, persuasive decisions. This course will equip you with a five-point approach to more becoming a more logical thinker. Learn to classify ideas and distinguish fact from opinion.

Investing & Diversity: The Changing Faces of Venture Capitalists

Is the venture capital industry embracing diversity in investors? Watch global venture capitalists from around the world discuss the state of things and what needs to be done for a more inclusive future.

Servant Leadership

There's more to leadership than driving a team to profit. In fact, there's a word for looking beyond self-interest to prioritize individual growth: servant leadership. Try this course for a quick breakdown of what that is, how it works, and how it can lead to organizational success.

Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Ever wonder what makes a great leader? Whether your role requires leadership or not, understanding organizational behavior is useful for your career. This course from GLOBIS Unlimited can set you on your way.

Leadership vs. Management

Leadership and management are different skills, but today’s leaders must have both. Try out this course from GLOBIS Unlimited to understand the difference, as well as when and why each skill is necessary for motivation, communication, and value.

Strategy: Creating Value Inside Your Company

Have you ever wondered why certain companies are more successful than others? The answer is strategy: internal processes that control costs, allocate resources, and create value. This course from GLOBIS Unlimited can give you the tools you need for that strategic edge.

Strategy: Understanding the External Environment

To plan strategy on any level, you need to understand your company's external environment. In fact, your level of understanding can impact hiring, budgeting, marketing, or nearly any other part of the business world. Want to learn how to do all that? This course from GLOBIS Unlimited is the perfect first step!

Using Japanese Values to Thrive in Global Business

Japanese companies have unique cultural, communication, and operational challenges. But they also have values that have led to remarkable longevity. Check out this seminar to hear how these values help earn trust from overseas head offices and develop employees.

Turnaround Leadership: The Differences Between Japan and the West

What's the best way for leaders to communicate a shift in corporate strategy? How do you even know when it's time for such a change? This course explains how Japan might have one answer, Western companies another.

Conflict Management

Conflicts in the workplace are inevitable. But they can lead to positive outcomes if they’re managed well. Check out this online course for a two-step process that can help you manage conflict successfully.

Evernote Founder: How Tech Startups Can Break through in Japan

Can startup models from Hollywood and Silicon Valley succeed anywhere? Phil Libin, cofounder and CEO of startup incubator All Turtles, explains how AI can solve everyday problems to bring products to market.

Women Empowerment: Lessons from Cartier

How can women overcome gender inequality and reach their leadership goals? Cartier Japan CEO June Miyachi shares her secret in this special course from GLOBIS Unlimited.

Marketing: Reaching Your Target

Every company works hard to get its products into the hands of customers. Are you doing everything you can to compete? In this course, you’ll find a winning formula to turn a product idea into real sales. Follow along through the fundamentals of the marketing mix and see how companies successfully bring products to market.

Marketing Mix

Seeing good products into the hands of customers is no easy task. The marketing mix can help. It's a collection of strategies and tactics companies utilize to get customers to purchase their products or services, and is an essential part of the overall marketing process.

The Principles of Negotiation

With the proper skills and attitude, anyone can become a successful negotiator.  But first, you'll need to learn the basics to prepare for, assess, and respond to offers for the best results. GLOBIS Unlimited can help.

Negotiation: Creating Value

Want to create more shared value between yourself and your negotiation opponent? Discover how cognitive bias affects the judgment of others. Try this course from GLOBIS Unlimited to master the value of negotiation.

Finding Your Life Purpose with Ikigai

Ikigai can guide you in your quest for self-discovery. Listen to Japanese brain scientist Ken Mogi explain why and how.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Want to leverage Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs as a leader? Try this short course to see how the theory can be applied in practical work scenarios.

Confirmation Bias

We all subconsciously collect information that reinforces our preconceptions. It's natural . . . but it does lead to a kind of flawed decision-making called confirmation bias. To become more objective and impartial, check out this course from GLOBIS Unlimited!

An Investor's Lesson to Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs have the power to transform societies for the better. But how do you attract investors to start or grow a business? Or to sell one? Check out this seminar for the answers to these and more, straight from a master venture capitalist!

Managerial Accounting

Managerial accounting is a powerful way to measure progress, identify problems, and meet your goals. Check out this course to learn how data-backed decisions can help you run your business.

Finance Basics: 1

For a healthy mix of quantitative planning, evaluation, and management, you need solid decision-making. And finance is the secret sauce! Get the essentials of finance in this two-part course from GLOBIS Unlimited.

Basic Accounting: Financial Analysis

Want to compare your performance vs. a competitor? Or evaluate a potential vendor? Then you'll need to conduct a financial analysis. This course will teach you how to use three financial statements and evaluate financial performance in terms of profitability, efficiency, soundness, growth, and overall strength.

Career Anchors

What drives you to be good at your job?

Career anchors are based on your values, desires, motivations, and abilities. They are the immovable parts of your professional self-image that guide you throughout your career journey.

Try this short GLOBIS Unlimited course to identify which of the eight career anchors is yours!

Digital Marketing Psychology to Transform Your Business

How does digital marketing really differ from traditional marketing? How is social media changing things really? And what's going on in Asia?

Pyramid Structure

Having the pyramid structure in your communication toolkit can not only help you approach a problem, but convince others that your solution is valid. Break away from linear thinking and test your logical thinking with this course from GLOBIS Unlimited!

Leadership with Passion through Kokorozashi

The key ingredient to success? Passion.

Finding your kokorozashi will unify your passions and skills to create positive change in society. This GLOBIS Unlimited course will help you develop the values and lifelong goals you need to become a strong, passion-driven leader.

AI First Companies – Implementation and Impact

AI is changing the way companies operate. How do you structure teams to increase efficiency?

Technovate in the Era of Industry 4.0

Is Industry 4.0 is the next step of human evolution human civilization? Dr. Jorge Calvo seems to think so. Join him to learn how the past can help you set goals for an exciting future of digital innovation.

Technovate Thinking

Business leaders of tomorrow need to harness the power of technology and innovation. That means understanding algorithms and how they drive business results. Discover opportunities to make technology work for your competitive edge.

Product Life Cycle

Every product takes a natural course through the market—there's a how, when, and why customers adopt products at different stages. Check out this course from GLOBIS Unlimited to find out how a product you use every day is part of this cycle.

Logic Tree

Logical thinking is the most valuable asset any business professional can have. That's why logic trees are such a valuable tool—they can help you identify a problem, break it down, and build it back up to a solution.

MECE Principle

Using the MECE principle can help ensure you categorize without gaps or overlaps. Check out this course from GLOBIS Unlimited for a practical demonstration of how it works!

Being an Italian living in Spain in these terrible days of COVID-19, I have a front-row seat to the plight of Mediterranean families. People here are living longer because of their healthy diet, sharing their homes with younger siblings…

And getting infected at a tremendous rate.

This is not just a Mediterranean problem, of course, as a friend from Wuhan told me recently. Southern European habits are similar to those in her hometown, where the rising cost of apartments obliges young couples to live with older relatives.

Just as this is not a localized problem, it is also not a recent one. The Spanish flu killed at least 20 million people only 100 years ago, 49% of whom were aged between 20 and 39. We had spent centuries in an immunologically organized society characterized by borders and fences.

Then came capitalism.

Then came globalization.

Then came the digital revolution.

Our society is more technologically advanced than it was during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, and it’s easy to assume that that would be enough, in itself, to protect us. But before we can even consider a technological solution, we have to ask…

What is the strategy?

Testing Is Key, but Testing Who, Where, and When?

The only way to collect coronavirus info is through tests—expensive tests that come to about USD$25 each. What’s more, they’re increasingly unavailable.

According to Professor Mazzuccato’s opinion piece in The New York Times on March 18, the vaccine will be even more expensive.

Only those countries that did tens of thousands of tests like Korea and Bahrain, or were very strict from the beginning like Singapore, have begun to see a flattening infection curve.

This is proof that strategy comes first. Not technology.

Korea’s strategy, for example, was to massively invest in testing. This incorporated a simple technology: mobile testing labs that sped up testing, limited infection zones, and caught infections before they could get too far.

In the US, the strategy is less clear, though research projects are plentiful.

A joint project by Microsoft Research, the National Library of Medicine, and the Allen Institute for AI is cross-referencing 29,000 papers for patterns. The resulting COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) is available to the public for free.

Wired reported that Kaggle, a platform that runs data science competitions, is creating challenges around ten key questions related to the coronavirus.

AI algorithms might help discover possible treatments or factors that make the virus worse for some patients.

Another proposal consists of using AI to cross-reference patient X-rays for patterns.

These are all very real possibilities with the technology available today, but without a strategy to guide them, efforts will remain unfocused and progress slow.

Of course, there’s another problem in the US: many people lack health insurance. Danni Ashkini reported in Time that her bill for COVID-19 treatment came to a whopping $34,927.43. She is just one of 27.5 million uninsured Americans.

That issue will need to be incorporated into the US strategy, as well.

Local Strategies vs. Global Solutions

Each country, even regions within each country, is reacting and getting infected differently. The resulting frustration leads to political friction and finger pointing, like the case of Rio de Janeiro’s governor disagreeing with the Brazilian president on what to do to contain the virus. Or the South Korean outbreak that was accelerated by a “cult” church.

Reasons for the spread can be cultural, as well, like the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana, which is possibly responsible for the world’s fastest virus growth as of March 26. They can also be socio-economic, like India’s lockdown, which could lead to starvation among millions of people.

The solution, however, must be global.

Regardless of the region, beating coronavirus requires complete coordination based on game theory. That is to say, if all countries but one take up isolation and quarantine, it’ll be people from that one who keep spreading the coronavirus.  

But isolation and quarantine are not enough.

The solution is prevention and cure, lockdown and vaccination, local strategy and global solutions—simultaneously.

The superposition principle in quantum mechanics is the state of a system being in different states at the same time. Every government has to develop a local lockdown strategy of its own to target and protect diverse social groups. The actual cure, however, will be global. The vaccine will be the result of global teamwork, as is already demonstrated by the Australian lab that recreated the virus outside of China—something made possible by Chinese scientists unprecedently sharing the coronavirus genome sequence.

If such generosity continues, we will certainly find a way to pull together for a global strategy, leveraging the technology of our time to overcome the threat of COVID-19.

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