Invented in the early 20th century, the Gantt Chart is one of the building blocks of modern project management. In this online course, you'll learn how this tool can be used effectively to monitor progress and achieve your team's goals.
The working landscape is continually shifting and being disrupted, so how to employees maintain a sense of stability? Listen to CEO and president of Carl ZEISS Japan Stefan Sacre share his expertise on dealing with change in organizations and entire industries.
The halo effect is often leveraged for marketing and promotion. But as a type of cognitive bias, it can also have a subconscious impact on decision-making in the workplace. Learn why and (how to overcome it) in this online course.
In this course, you’ll learn how compelling blogs, videos, podcasts, and other media can reach customers and drive sales. You’ll also learn steps for creating an effective content marketing plan, and some important ways to measure its impact and success.
Content marketing is a essential digital marketing strategy for companies looking to provide relevant and useful information to support your community and attract new customers.
Get started on your content marketing journey today.
Sustainable Innovation in Times of Disruption: Choices for a Better Society
There are opportunities for progress all around us. The key is to innovate on these opportunities sustainably.
To help identify most effective path forward, you'll need to gain a global perspective to these challenges in an open discussion. How can Japan and the world take action to create a more sustainable, innovative world? Where do you fit in?
Social Media & Digital Communications: Impact on Global Public Opinion
Social and digital media have dominated the communications industry for decades. But it's no secret that social media has the power to sway public opinion, and the way in which many companies use these platforms could be seen as manipulative.
What do companies need to be aware of when utilizing social and digital media? How can these mediums be used to better communicate strategically with the world?
Discover what top media and communications experts have to say.
The 7-38-55 Rule, developed by Albert Mehrabian, suggests that effective communication relies less on the words we choose than on our tone of our voice, appearance, and body language. Learn how to put this theory to use for better communication in business.
Overseas expansion requires careful planning. The Country Analysis Framework can help you look beyond an industry-level analysis and reframe your view based on performance, strategy, and context. Try this short course to learn how it works.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dreamforce, one of the world’s largest sales & marketing conferences, was hosted by Salesforce once again in San Francisco. Over 2,700 sessions were conducted over four days, with topics focused on transformations in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, community, and organization building to realize innovation. Here are the latest key trends that every marketer should keep an eye on for 2018.
Challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Fourth Industrial Revolutionand its related trends were a hot topic during the sessions. According to Miles Everson, PwC’s Global Advisory Leader, 43% of CEOs are not comfortable with current innovation trends, although 100% of them believe that their institutions need to innovate in order to survive.
In short, innovation is very challenging.
The challenge comes at least in part from big data and AI, as may be expected. Currently, only data scientists and those with PhDs in computer engineering have the skills to use these tools to their full potential. Despite this, everyone has experience with AI in one form or another, even if it’s as simple as buying a book on Amazon or connecting with an old friend through Facebook. Of course, companies want to do more, and for this reason, there is a general fear of failing to utilize AI properly and being left behind.
It will take some time for machines and humans to learn to work together comfortably, but rather than worrying about the changes of an unknown future, the best course of action is to embrace change now, one step at a time.
100% of jobs will change with the evolution of AI
Ginni Rometty, the CEO of IBM, claimed, “Singularity will not come for many, many decades. According to a study by MIT, roughly 10% of jobs will disappear, but 100% of jobs will change. It is important to create an environment where anybody, even people who are not computer experts or PhD holders, can work together with machines and build their skills through training.”
Marc Benioff, the chairman and CEO of Salesforce, stated, “Our company’s services are creating an ecosystem that enables data to be handled even if you are not a data scientist. As long as you study, you can become a leader of the digital transformation, even if you are in the middle of your career. We will continue to produce these kinds of leaders and pioneers.”
The company reported that 3.3 million Salesforce-related jobs are expected to be created through IT. Although some jobs will disappear because of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, these will be offset by the jobs being created.
3 New Marketing Trends
Three main marketing trends emerged at the event.
1. One-to-one marketing will be the standard: The barriers between B2B and B2C will gradually disappear.
2. Data science will be essential: A unique customer experience will be required for each customer, especially end users. This will mean leveraging AI and data for companies who want to survive.
3. Community will be key: Employees who are able to create this type of customer experience will be those who were nurtured by companies with unrestricted communities. And those who can develop such a community will be the new leaders of society.
The Age of B2I
Mike Kostow is the senior vice president and general manager of Pardot, the marketing automation tool for Salesforce. His consistent message is that, even for B2B, designing and controlling a journey that considers the end user experience will have a significant impact on the point of purchase.
Originally, the main feature of B2B marketing was that the purchaser, was an organization and not the end user. However, even at the point of purchase, products designed with the end user in mind have more appeal. The issue used to be that technology couldn’t keep up with this need. B2B companies couldn’t directly obtain data about end users’ needs. This problem is quickly disappearing, and B2B companies need to adapt accordingly.
Construction companies may purchase screws, but the carpenters on site are the ones who use the screws. Naturally, a screw that reflects the needs of carpenters is easier to sell.
As IoT advances, everything changes. These days, even elevators speak to the people riding in them. Ms. Rometty says this is clearly a transition from BtoB and BtoC to BtoI, or “Business to Individual.” We have entered an age where the needs of end users must be understood by all.
As of March 31st, 2023, GLOBIS Capital Partners has completed fundraising a total of 72.7 billion yen for its 7th fund. GLOBIS' Chikenroku’s Yoshika Yoshimine interviewed two new general partners, Satoshi Fukushima and Emre Hidekazu Yuasa, about how they choose who to invest in and thoughts on the future.
As of March 31st, 2023, GLOBIS Capital Partners has completed fundraising a total of 72.7 billion yen for its 7th fund. GLOBIS Chikenroku’s Yoshika Yoshimine interviewed two new general partners, Satoshi Fukushima and Emre Hidekazu Yuasa, about the background to the establishment of the 7th fund and its vision for the future.