Blockchain is one of the most captivating technologies out there. Learn what it is and how to make use of its opportunities in this short online course.
The 7-38-55 Rule, developed by Albert Mehrabian, suggests that effective communication relies less on the words we choose than on our tone of our voice, appearance, and body language. Learn how to put this theory to use for better communication in business.
Your time and resources are limited. Efficiency means learning to prioritize. The Pareto principle (also called the 80-20 rule) can help you identify the best way to use your time for maximum results.
Country Analysis Framework
Overseas expansion requires careful planning. The Country Analysis Framework can help you look beyond an industry-level analysis and reframe your view based on performance, strategy, and context. Try this short course to learn how it works.
The SECI model illustrates how knowledge is created and shared. Learn how to put it to use for best practices, and how the Japanese concept of “ba” fits in to broaden your perspective.
Johari Window Model
The Johari Window Model is a self-awareness framework that helps you better understand . . . you. Learn how its four quadrants can help you identify gaps between how you see yourself, and how others see you.
Wondering if you should continue an investment or look for something new? Sunk costs can have a powerful psychological impact on decision-making. Learn how to recognize them to ensure rational decisions.
CAGE Distance Framework
Want to expand overseas? The CAGE distance framework can help ensure you're constructing a solid global strategy in four areas: cultural, administrative, economic, and geographic. Learn how to leverage useful differences between countries, identify potential obstacles, and achieve global business success.
Groupthink refers to group pressure and the perception of consensus which together lead to ill-formed decisions—or even unnecessary risks. Learn to identify the warning signs of groupthink and apply countermeasures in this online course.
Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
Solving problems with the best results means using two types of thinking: deductive and inductive reasoning. In this online course, learn to form a broad premise, make observations, and form conclusions from different perspectives.
Critical Thinking: Hypothesis-Driven Thinking
Anyone can come up with a good idea. The real challenge is putting that idea into action. In this online course, explore how to form compelling, testable hypotheses and bring ideas to life in your own organization.
Critical Thinking: Structured Reasoning
Even a few simple techniques for logical decision making and persuasion can vastly improve your skills as a leader. Explore how critical thinking can help you evaluate complex business problems, reduce bias, and devise effective solutions.
Critical Thinking: Problem-Solving
Problem-solving is a central business skill, and yet it's the one many people struggle with most. This course will show you how to apply critical thinking techniques to common business examples, avoid misunderstandings, and get at the root of any problem.
How to Dream
Join globally renowned author and Columbia Business School professor Dr. Sheena Iyengar as she explains how to approach your dreams with a new perspective. Learn to reflect on what you long to accomplish and what stands in your way.
Logical thinking is at the heart of confident, persuasive decisions. This course will equip you with a five-point approach to more becoming a more logical thinker. Learn to classify ideas and distinguish fact from opinion.
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
Can startup models from Hollywood and Silicon Valley succeed anywhere? Phil Libin, cofounder and CEO of startup incubator All Turtles, explains how AI can solve everyday problems to bring products to market.
Women Empowerment: Lessons from Cartier
How can women overcome gender inequality and reach their leadership goals? Cartier Japan CEO June Miyachi shares her secret in this special course from GLOBIS Unlimited.
Marketing: Reaching Your Target
Every company works hard to get its products into the hands of customers. Are you doing everything you can to compete? In this course, you’ll find a winning formula to turn a product idea into real sales. Follow along through the fundamentals of the marketing mix and see how companies successfully bring products to market.
Seeing good products into the hands of customers is no easy task. The marketing mix can help. It's a collection of strategies and tactics companies utilize to get customers to purchase their products or services, and is an essential part of the overall marketing process.
The Principles of Negotiation
With the proper skills and attitude, anyone can become a successful negotiator. But first, you'll need to learn the basics to prepare for, assess, and respond to offers for the best results. GLOBIS Unlimited can help.
Negotiation: Creating Value
Want to create more shared value between yourself and your negotiation opponent? Discover how cognitive bias affects the judgment of others. Try this course from GLOBIS Unlimited to master the value of negotiation.
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?
Career anchors are based on your values, desires, motivations, and abilities. They are the immovable parts of your professional self-image that guide you throughout your career journey.
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
AI is changing the way companies operate. How do you structure teams to increase efficiency?
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.
Using the MECE principle can help ensure you categorize without gaps or overlaps. Check out this course from GLOBIS Unlimited for a practical demonstration of how it works!
Be honest: When you picture an engineer, do you see a man or a woman?
STEM careers—jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math—have come to be seen as male-dominated fields. It’s easy to imagine that this is simply because women are, overall, fighting for a foothold in industries across the board. The lack of gender equality in computer science isn’t exactly a unique phenomenon across industries. But the truth is, women used to be big in computer science. There was a time when most computer science jobs were held by women.
So what happened to all the female coders? How did we lose the gender equality in computer science?
To answer that, we spoke with Yan Fan, cofounder and COO of the Tokyo-based coding bootcamp Code Chrysalis. Fan breaks down the history of how gender equality in computer science became what it is today, how coding bootcamps like hers are fighting to support more female coders and women going into computer science, and how we can raise interest in computer science among young girls.
The hurdles are high, but the benefit in innovation, thought diversity, and technological solutions to problems the world over are well worth the effort for better diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Starting a Business
Yan Fan shares what she learned about startup culture in Silicon Valley and why she chose Tokyo to launch her coding bootcamp Code Chrysalis.
How did coding become so male dominated?
The earliest software engineers were women. And it only became male dominated when, I think, people realized how much power software engineers had. How important and complex that role was. And so, increasingly, as more men entered the industry, there were all kinds of gatekeeping tactics that happened.
I think another part of—I wouldn’t say a huge role, but it definitely played a role—was the introduction of personal computers. They were marketed to men. They were marketed, in particular, to boys because you could play games on these computers. So a big part of the marketing was to get boys interested in computers, so they would play games. That sort of just alienated the girls. So starting around the mid-1980s, actually, you saw the percentage of women in computer science programs go down, whereas the percentage of women in all the other, in almost all the other fields, like law medicine, other sciences, etc.—those actually kept going up.
So starting from the 1980s, we really saw a big decline in the number of women going into computer science.
Why is it important for women to be involved in tech?
Our world, our future, is dominated by technology. And that technology is typically just created by men. And so, you know, a lot of times we don’t know what we’re missing if we don’t have all the voices in the room. And I want to think about the possibilities that could arise if we get more diversity making these decisions, figuring out how we can use tech to enrich our lives rather than control our lives. And I would like women to be a larger part of that discussion.
I don’t think all women need to be software engineers in order to be part of that discussion. But I think simple confidence in their abilities—computer literacy, the ability to speak up—that’s, I think, really important.
The extra burdens women face often act as career obstacles. Is an AI-driven working style the solution?
How is Code Chrysalis empowering women engineers?
We do several things. One is visibility: creating that visibility for the people who are already in the industry who are women, trying to give them a voice. We also do specific, individual reach outs, and that, I think, comes from making sure our marketing is more representative—making sure that on our website, we also have pictures of women. Because we find that with just these small improvements, they can really give girls and other women a little bit more confidence to do stuff.
Another thing that we do, and we’ve done in the past—we’ve done scholarships for single moms, for women, and then also for other minorities like LGBTQ. And I think just having these scholarships there really motivates people to come out from the woodwork and apply for our program.
How can companies encourage women in tech?
What it needs to be is a consistent effort. So, a consistent effort to have events that target women. Make sure that our panels are well represented. Make sure that our website and our marketing materials have women. Make sure that we’re doing reach out and engagement with the community. All of that has to be a consistent effort.
Even with the consistency that we’ve had, it hasn’t been an upward trajectory. I think people can kind of be a little frustrated or disappointed when they see that. But for us, we’re looking at the bigger picture. Things will go up, things will go down, but we are seeing an upward trend, and that makes a huge difference.
How can we make STEM more attractive to young girls?
I think one thing that we should get rid of is the boys and girls sections in the toy stores. Because oftentimes you’ll see that in the boys section they’ll have toys that are more about careers and career building. So you’ll see, like, the construction sets or like, the cool puzzles and things like that there. And in the girls section, it’s usually dolls, dress up, things like that.
And I feel like, you know, that’s not just bad for girls, but it’s also bad for boys. Because I think it teaches boys that they can only be one thing and it teaches girls that they can only be one thing.
Also, being really aware of the packaging that we have. Who is on the packaging? What are the colors? How is it marketed? Kids are just so perceptive. They pick up on the smallest things. And I think we have to be aware of that and acknowledge that. And also think about how that might affect them as they grow up.