Leadership

By practicing mindfulness leaders are likely to be more successful.

5 tips for being a more mindful leader

No matter your age or stage, when it comes to the workplace, everyone leads. From managing the morning meeting to running a company of thousands, strong leaders...
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Proud to get in step on LGBT equality

Recently, Japan has been making progress on the issue of LGBT equality. Shibuya and Setagaya Wards in Tokyo along with the regional cities of Takarazuka (Hyogo ...
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Hiroshi Mikitani on Global Expansion

  Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani on global expansion and how Viber and Ebates fit into the future of the Rakuten ecosystem. From his appearance onstage i...
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Vision 2020: Rakuten

As Rakuten recently announced financial results for 2015, we also launched Vision 2020, a new mid-term strategy map for the future. Let me set out the key point...
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Teamwork tips from two great orchestras

No other piece of music has had the lasting impact of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Recently, the Tokyo Philharmonic and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestras perform...
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What is next for an entrepreneur?

This is a guest post written by Jacinto Roca, Founder and CEO of Wuaki.tv (third from the left in the picture above). I am honored that recently I have been ...