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Yoshito Hori

GLOBIS University

Managing Partner,
GLOBIS Capital Partners
Mr. Hori is the president and founder of GLOBIS University, Japan’s No. 1 MBA. He is also the founder and managing partner of GLOBIS Capital Partners, one of Japan’s leading venture capital firms. Committed to sparking positive change in society, he founded the G1 Summit, a Japanese version of the World Economic Forum; launched the KIBOW Foundation to support rebuilding after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami; and acquired once-bankrupted Ibaraki Robots, a basketball team in his hometown of Mito. He is an avid swimmer and enjoys spending time with his family, especially his five sons.
Global Japan
JAN 30, 2020

5 Big Takeaways from the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos

Discussions at the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) centered on two major topics: climate change and stakeholder capitalism.

MBA Essentials
JUN 11, 2019

The Pyramid: A Not-So-Ancient Secret to Thinking Smart

Everyone can think, but not everyone can think critically. Learn how to master a key critical thinking tool for success in any area of life.

Global Japan
OCT 17, 2018

G1 Global Conference 2018 Photo Essay

The 8th G1 Global Conference was held on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the GLOBIS Tokyo campus.  Participants came from around the globe…

Tech & Innovation
JUL 10, 2018

The Future of Knowledge Sharing with Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo

Quora Founder and CEO Adam D’Angelo is joined in a dialogue by GLOBIS President Yoshito Hori to discuss sharing knowledge…

Global Japan
MAR 15, 2018

G1 Is Changing Japan with 100 Actions

Sometimes, it takes an outsider to put real political change into action.

Career Success
FEB 1, 2018

Voices from a Mountaintop: How Davos Sees 2018 Playing Out

GLOBIS founder Yoshito Hori’s report from the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos

Career Success
JAN 18, 2018

How to Build Leaders: Frank Feedback and Empathy with the Forum Method

Want to become a more effective leader with self-motivated employees? Try the forum method.

Career Success
DEC 28, 2017

For a Happy 2018, Make Your Own Annual Curriculum

When a new academic year starts at school or college, students get presented with a curriculum of mandatory and elective…

Career Success
DEC 14, 2017

Steve Jobs, Zen and Design Thinking

Even as a young man, Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder, was fascinated by Eastern philosophies and religions, including Zen. When…

Career Success
DEC 5, 2017

How to Be a Social Media Superhero: My Lessons from 4 Years on LinkedIn

GLOBIS founder Yoshito Hori shares his experiences of trial and error to making a social media article go viral.