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Karl O’Callaghan

Founder and CEO,
kaigai.world

GLOBIS Faculty
Mr. O'Callaghan was born in the UK, spent time teaching in France and Russia, and came to Japan in 1997. He joined Oxford University Press in Tokyo in 2004 as a consultative salesman and worked his way up to managing the Osaka sales office, then marketing manager.

While studying for his MBA at GLOBIS, he learned to apply rigid frameworks to his planning and thinking, which raised his game as a marketer and manager. In 2014, he became head of marketing and operations for UK trade and investment across all sectors. Since October 2015, he has been teaching Essentials of Marketing at Strategy at GLOBIS. In early 2016, he moved to Hyogo Prefecture in western Japan and started his own market entry consultancy to help Japanese SMEs market and sell overseas.
Global Japan
AUG 18, 2020

The Future Holds More Unemployment, and Our Only Defense Is Universal Basic Income

Coronavirus is just a preview for the effects of unemployment from automation. Only one economic mechanism can keep society from crumbling: UBI.

Global Japan
JUN 26, 2020

The Fiscal Fight to Save the Economy: How Governments Are Keeping Businesses Alive

Lockdowns may “flatten the curve,” but how are governments across the world ensuring they don’t flatten the economy?

Global Japan
JUN 5, 2020

Coronavirus Reactions by Region: Is the Grass Greener in the Next Country Over?

Each country has reacted to coronavirus in its own way. Were some reactions better than others?

Global Japan
MAY 12, 2020

From a Glorious Past to an Uncertain Future: The Story of British Steel

The strange tale of how British Steel fell into non-British hands is one of national pride, industry transformation, and shifting consumer demand.

Global Japan
NOV 29, 2019

The Streaming Wars: Is Disney Too Late?

Is Disney’s entry into digital streaming too late to pose a threat to the big players?

Career Success
APR 29, 2018

Can Game of Thrones Help You at Business?

GLOBIS Faculty and Alumnus Karl O’Callaghan shares his unusual business book recommendation for Golden Week. Maybe you’re reading them already! Game…

IBM Watson and Ed-tech: Utilizing AI to Nurture Future Leaders

How are management education and AI tied together? How should we go about making use of AI to nurture workplace talent?

MBA Essentials
FEB 15, 2018

Getting Good with Numbers: How to Pick the Perfect Graph for Your Message

GLOBIS Faculty Kenichi Suzuki shares some tips on how to utilize numbers for more effective communication in business.

MBA Essentials
FEB 7, 2018

Getting Good with Numbers: Adrift in Data? Trust Your Eyes!

GLOBIS Faculty Kenichi Suzuki shares some tips on how to utilize numbers for more effective communication in business.

MBA Essentials
JAN 31, 2018

Getting Good with Numbers: What Is the Price of Love? 

GLOBIS Faculty Kenichi Suzuki shares some tips on how to utilize numbers for more effective communication in business.