Business Lessons

Business-Do, is a detailed look at my guiding principles, offering specific instructions, stories, and techniques to help anyone realize dreams and achieve lasting success.

Business-Do: A Blueprint for Success

Business-Do by Hiroshi "Mickey" Mikitani is available now in eBook and from March 7 in hardcover. How can you realize your dreams? It takes more than passio...
Fans walk with soccer legend Thierry Henry after forming the world's largest FC Barcelona Jersey on July 22, 2017 in New York City to celebrate the kick-off of the team's US Tour.

New possibilities at Sun Valley and beyond

I was in New York City in July and was delighted to see people from all walks of life wearing FC Barcelona shirts bearing the Rakuten brand. With the launch of ...
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...
How to achieve mindfulness at work? Asian businesswoman sitting on table and meditating.

Tips for bringing mindfulness to the workplace

Practitioners have been reaping the benefits of “mindfulness” for more than 2,500 years, but only now is the corporate world catching on to its merits. The prac...
The secret to mid-career success

The secret to mid-career success

Advice to the young is plentiful. What about advice for those in mid-career? October marks the start of the second half of the financial year in Japan, and just...