An Investor’s Lesson to Entrepreneurs￼
Business has the power to impact society for the better. But that doesn't mean entrepreneurs can't go wrong—and investors know that. Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Doug Mellinger shares some tips for realizing meaningful change.
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.
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.
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
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Women Empowerment: Lessons from Cartier
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Marketing: Reaching Your Target
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Negotiation: Creating Value
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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.
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 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.
What drives you to be good at your job?
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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?
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
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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.
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.
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.
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Have you ever considered the possibility of a synchronous world recession? I found myself thinking about this lately, envisioning various scenarios. And I began to think about the era that would follow such a situation.
Imagine this: the US economy goes into decline, and shortly after that we have a worldwide recession. It’s easy to predict that this would last a long time. Amidst this global depression, a question arises:
Is capitalism really the best system for humanity?
Creating Value beyond Capitalism
Since communism collapsed, the economic models governing the world have been rooted in capitalistic ideology, which mobilizes the economy through a lust for money. This same capitalism is destroying nature and giving rise to lots of problems, like global warming and environmental toxins. It may not necessarily be the best system for the environment and human health.
It’s time we begin a quest for a new framework.
Several years ago at Harvard Business School (HBS), the bastion of capitalism, I learned all about the concept of markets and the principles that make our current society work. At HBS, as with the Forbes ranking of wealthy people, the net worth you accumulate is the basic structure of the value system. In other words, “those who make money = great.”
But over the past two years, I have scientifically studied methods for making money by creating value for society. In all seriousness, I even bet a friend one dollar that I would have the higher net worth by the first day of 2001. But when I look at the bubble in Japan and the way people maintain a life of materialism amid the bubble in Asia, I wonder whether the scale of money really is so important.
Money, at the end of the day, is a scale of material value, a medium of exchange, a means for saving. It is nothing more and nothing less than coins and notes representing an economic concept. Even if you acquire enough money to become a billionaire, “greatness” is hardly guaranteed.
If we did face that synchronous world depression, our way of thinking would surely change as a society. I’d expect a paradigm shift away from the value system of capitalism. Is increasing GNP really that important in the first place? How much value comes from simply having more money? I think these doubts would start to rise in everyon as a matter of course.
But where would that leave us? What’s the new paradigm that will create value beyond capitalism?
Satisfactionism for Social Impact
The first half of the twentieth century was all about military power, then the second half centered on business models of capitalism. I think that the twenty-first century, including economic models and business models, will focus on inner satisfaction.
Simply put, we are entering an age in which value will depend on more than how much money we make. We’ll learn to value an abundance of heart, the dreams and emotions we inspire in others, and the number of people we guide toward a new way of living. Perhaps this means something new, or perhaps it means a return to the value system we had before capitalism and militarism.
As someone involved in business, my greatest interest is not in how much money I can make, but in how much value I can create. How much can I share my dream with good friends? How many people are receiving a quality education from my efforts? How many people I am able to help toward bettering their lives?
For me, the network of staff and students at GLOBIS represent an immeasurable fortune.
Balancing Two Kinds of Value
Having said all that, sales and profits remain very important. Going forward, those simply won’t be the only way to measure value.
Just as there are the numerical scales for monetary profits, there should be a scale of the heart that determines how many people we are impacting for the better. These two scales must exist alongside each other, inextricably linked and balanced.
As a manager, I have a responsibility to my stakeholders to increase sales and profits. If profit does not increase, I cannot pay my staff’s salaries or produce returns for stockholders. Many people will be unhappy. This part of business is still within the framework of the capitalist paradigm.
But unless the products and services a company offers, as well as a company’s management principles, deliver a sense of psychological satisfaction, profits and turnover will not rise. Therefore, even as we maintain the capitalist framework of sales and profit, society will begin to place higher priority on a new value system.
Amid the social and economic chaos at the end of this era, I wonder how people will start to change their sense of value. The twenty-first century may become truly bountiful.