An Investor’s Lesson to Entrepreneurs￼
Business has the power to impact society for the better. But that doesn't mean entrepreneurs can't go wrong—and investors know that. Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Doug Mellinger shares some tips for realizing meaningful change.
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.
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!
“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
This old adage may be well-intentioned, but it certainly wasn’t written with a healthy work-life balance in mind. After a long, stressful day at work, it’s important to unwind by doing something that you enjoy. But when your career and your passion are one and the same, disconnecting may prove difficult.
While the recent remote work boom has provided many professionals with a great deal of flexibility, it has also brought challenges—namely, how or when to walk away at the end of the day. In a recent survey conducted by Groupon, 60% of respondents listed a lack of boundaries between their work and home lives as the reason for a poor work-life balance.
No matter how much you love what you do, maintaining that boundary and finding an outlet that’s separate from your job is essential to having a healthy work-life balance. This may be easier said than done, but it can be done. Journalist and diversity consultant Olivier Fabre shares his advice on how to tune out at the end of the day and focus on what matters.
“[Cut] out and just leaving everything for a while. [Pay] attention to yourself and your friends and family. I think that’s very important.”Olivier Fabre
Is having a career plan important?
I think having a career plan is important because I wish I had one!
I literally was privileged to be able to find a job relatively right away after college, then moved to another job that I was more interested in after two or three years. I stayed in it for twenty-five years because I actually enjoyed it. I liked my work. I liked the company I worked for. But then, you don’t realize you’ve been there too long until it’s too late. And you need to have a plan B for everything, even if it’s just looking out for yourself or other jobs that may be important.
Even [when] a company [is] really the best fit, maybe you want to try something else. Challenge yourself to something else. It’s easy to be stuck in a company for very long because you’ve made very good friends and it’s a very good fit for you. You’re passionate about the work, and that’s great if you’re in charge of everything. But if you’re not, then you probably want to look to move on.
Eventually, just to follow, make sure you’re in charge of your career and the company—or rather, [that] somebody else is not.
Is work-life balance still important with passion projects?
I think it is. I think it is. It’s very easy to get completely absorbed by your job and ignore everything else. And at the end of the day, once your passion is over or has moved on or you’ve reached your goal, then you realize you have nothing else left around. Then it becomes difficult to catch up.
When I edit or I do something, I end up editing for hours and hours and I forget the time to eat, to go out, run, and whatnot. And I’ve got to force myself to stop and take a break and go out. And I actually try to walk at least an hour every day, even the middle of the day, because I can. Because I’m no longer in an office. And just to take that break and make sure I take care of myself and if I need to take care of other people at the time, then do that, as well.
How can I avoid burnout?
Seriously, burnout is very—people need to take it seriously. I did not take burnout seriously enough. Even when I was younger, I thought I was young, I could play hard, work hard, and get everything done at the same time. And then your body just doesn’t allow you to do that anymore. Keeping yourself healthy, at least exercising once in a while. And also just ensuring that you’re switched off once in a while.
When I left my previous job, which was always keeping on top of the news, the first thing I did was turn off every notification for every news app I had. And it was so relaxing. And I realized that just that flow of information gets you on edge. And even if you’re somebody like me, who knows that the news is the news and it’s part of your work, it still stresses you out. And it really is a major factor to burnout, I think.
Cutting out and just leaving everything for a while. Paying attention to yourself, and your friends and family. I think that’s very important.