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Melissa McIvor

Editor-in-Chief,

GLOBIS Insights
Ms. McIvor has over ten years of experience as an editor, translator, and language consultant at some of the top global companies in Japan, including Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., Shiseido, and Warner Bros. Japan. She has also provided English consultation services to leading university professors, award-winning scientists, and world-renowned performers. In 2019, she was a presenter at the Japan Writers Conference. She joined GLOBIS in 2018 and is currently editor-in-chief of GLOBIS Insights.

She holds a BA in international relations from the University of West Florida, as well as a copyediting certification from the University of California San Diego.
Tech & Innovation
SEP 22, 2020

What’s in a Google Doodle? Leveraging Art for UX Success

Google Doodles: the innovative secret to a user experience that delights and engages across all demographics and cultures. How are they conceived and designed? And how do Doodlers ensure cross-cultural sensitivity?

Tech & Innovation
SEP 11, 2020

IBM’s COVID-19 Strategy: A Corporate Culture of Agility, Technology, and Clarity

What’s left of corporate culture when COVID-19 scatters employees away from the office? IBM shares how its core values are tested for agility and growth in these trying times.

Global Japan
SEP 1, 2020

The COVID-19 World of Toyota Kaizen: Discard, Replace, or Continue

In a changing COVID-19 environment, here’s what Toyota is doing to safeguard employees, corporate culture, and the manufacturing industry.

MBA Essentials
AUG 28, 2020

The Critical Communication Quiz: Are You Equipped for a Fairer Future?

Creating a fairer future starts with better communication today. Critical thinking is the gateway to better communication. Do you know your stuff? Test your knowledge with this quiz!

Global Japan
AUG 25, 2020

Utopia for Realists: Rutger Bregman’s Better Future Is One of Basic Income

Rutger Bregman’s Utopia for Realists shows a way forward for society, a solution to poverty, and a better life for us all. The first step? Basic income.

Tech & Innovation
AUG 14, 2020

How One Woman Is Promoting Digitalization and Diversity for a New Age of Marketing

What can marketers do when they find themselves stuck in a company that resists the digital revolution? Read about how one woman transformed her company from the inside out.

MBA Essentials
JUL 31, 2020

The Quick and Painless Insights MBA Quiz, Part 1: Do You Know Your Stuff?

Think you know the ins and outs of business basics? Test your knowledge with this MBA quiz from GLOBIS Insights to find out!

Global Japan
JUL 17, 2020

Bursting the Bubble for Women, Equality, and AI in the Japanese Workplace

The Japanese workplace is infamous for its male dominance, but millennials and AI may bring the winds of change.

Career Success
JUL 14, 2020

What It Takes: Female Entrepreneurs Aren’t the Only Victims of Tired Stereotypes

Stereotypes in the world of business don’t just set back female entrepreneurs. They also work against men and investors.

Career Success
JUL 7, 2020

Goodbye Micromanagement, Hello Leadership: The New Balance of Power with Remote Work

Sick of micromanagers? Their reign may be at an end in a post-COVID-19 world of remote work.