W. Tanner Kirk
W. Tanner Kirk
Head of Content, GLOBIS Insights

Mr. Kirk began his career as a professional cook in his home city of Philadelphia, but after moving to Tokyo, he decided to put down the pan and pick up a pen. He joined GLOBIS Corporation in 2021 and worked for two years as an editor of GLOBIS Insights. In 2023 he began working as Head of Content.

His writing on food, culture, gaming, and business has been published across the web and in print, including The Japan Times, Japan Cheapo, Tokyo Weekender, and GLOBIS Insights.

He holds a BA in communication studies with a focus in journalism from Temple University, Japan Campus.

Gamification at Work Can Be Fun (Until Someone Gets Hurt)

Gamification at work is a novel strategy to keep employees engaged. But without careful implementation, gamification often causes more harm than good.
Gamification at work is a novel strategy to keep employees engaged. But without careful implementation, gamification often causes more harm than good.

Nemawashi: Mastering Japanese Shadow Meetings

Learn how to navigate the Japanese process of 'nemawashi', the shadow meetings that need to happen before pitching your big idea.
Learn how to navigate the Japanese process of 'nemawashi', the shadow meetings that need to happen before pitching your big idea.

The Marketing Miracle Behind KFC in Japan for Christmas

KFC's unique marketing strategy made it a Christmas staple in Japan.
KFC's unique marketing strategy made it a Christmas staple in Japan.

The Ultimate Guide to Working in Japan

Navigate working in Japan with our guide to Japanese work culture. Understand Japanese business culture and learn to thrive.
Navigate working in Japan with our guide to Japanese work culture. Understand Japanese business culture and learn to thrive.

Create an Employee Development Plan in 3 Steps

An employee development plan is a document that ensures your employees training and development continues throughout their career.
An employee development plan is a document that ensures your employees training and development continues throughout their career.

Want to Avoid Screen Apnea? Don’t Hold Your Breath.

Are you breathing right now? No seriously, are you actually...
Are you breathing right now? No seriously, are you actually...

Integrative Negotiation: A Necessary Compromise

Integrative negotiation will bridge solutions and create mutual gains for everyone involved.
Integrative negotiation will bridge solutions and create mutual gains for everyone involved.

3 of the Best Books on Sustainability For Business

These 3 books will transform your view on sustainability for business.
These 3 books will transform your view on sustainability for business.