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

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.

Servant Leadership

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.

Conflict Management

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.

Marketing Mix

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.

Confirmation Bias

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

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.

Career Anchors

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?

Pyramid Structure

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.

Technovate Thinking

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.

Logic Tree

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.

MECE Principle

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!

It feels like just yesterday that GLOBIS Insights launched, and yet here we are five years later! Today, we celebrate a half decade of creating content to inspire you on your career journey. Whether you’re just testing the water in your first job or looking to ramp up your kokorzoashi mid-career, we’re here to help professionals of all levels grow, adapt, and never stop learning.

“I think success is something you decide. It’s not something society decides.”

Yoshito Hori, Founder & President of GLOBIS University

2016: GLOBIS Insights is born!

Yoshito Hori founded GLOBIS in 1992, and though it would be many years before GLOBIS Insights came into being, his unique, self-empowerment view of business and society is at the core of our mission. Success often feels like something that’s out of our hands, but if you never stop learning, you take control of your future.

As Victor Lindal said at a GLOBIS seminar in our inaugural year way back in 2016, “The future is in your hands. But it comes from you having a picture of what it is.”

How do you start drawing that picture? By empowering yourself through education, whether it’s online courses, a full-time MBA, or GLOBIS Insights.

“I find that you don’t learn so much by talking. You learn by listening.”

Richard McCormack, Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic & International Studies

2017 – 2019: We try, we adapt, we grow!

It goes without saying that much has changed during our brief five-year history. We partnered with the G1 Institute to help spread knowledge and create a better Japan. We brought in the voices of GLOBIS University students and alumni. And we began to look beyond Japan, even beyond Asia, to the global stage.

Making an impact out there in the big, wide world meant adapting to change and embracing new ideas. It meant we had to never stop learning if we hoped to empower future business leaders for a changing world.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion was a big part of that, even before the term went from diversity to D&I to DEI. Perhaps Rui Matsukawa, member of Japan’s House of Representatives, best iterated the global need at a past G1 Global Conference: “Unless you have a mixture of people—different cultures, different ideas, different ages—you don’t get good ideas.”

Some of the most influential voices in our growing network, from brain scientist Ken Mogi to IDEO partner Tom Kelley, emphasized that soft skills are necessary to achieve a better world for business and society: communication, goal-setting, and empathy, among others.

“We have problems with the environment, we have problems with aging, we have problems with the medical system. The role of business is to address these problems.”

Dr. Robert Alan Feldman, Senior Advisor of Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities

2020: The year when everything changed—for everyone.

COVID-19 dramatically shifted the way the world approached education, business, and . . . everything else. The “never stop learning” mantra became more critical than ever. GLOBIS University rallied to put Technovate into action, moving all classes online in order to keep students safe while they pursued their studies. Meanwhile, GLOBIS Insights shifted into high gear. We had new questions to answer for business leaders striving to move forward in a scary new reality.

How do you manage people in a world of remote work?

How do you set a strategy in the most uncertain social, political, and economical environment of our time?

How do you never stop learning when career advancement seems inevitably stalled?

To answer these questions and more, we shared stories of companies pivoting their business strategies, innovating management, and embracing new realities in the age of COVID-19. But we also kept our eye on the prize we started with, publishing basic frameworks to help you advance from the ground up.

“You should absolutely never settle into a job or career just because you feel it’s too late or you’re too old to change.”

Francis Fung, Career Mindset Coach at Sloane

2021: Welcome to the future of work!

GLOBIS Insights has evolved in some incredible ways over the years, all thanks to our incredible network of contributors, followers, viewers, and readers. From notable G1 speakers such as economist Jesper Koll and Japanese politician Taro Kono to intimate, one-on-one interviews with expert GLOBIS University faculty, our goal of providing valuable content to help future business leaders work with purpose and live with impact has never changed.

Whether you’ve been with us from the beginning or just recently discovered GLOBIS Insights, we’re so happy you’re here. Keep following us here and on social media for more daily insights. Together, let’s make a pact to never stop learning!

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