Mickey

Rakuten CEO Mikitani makes a point of speaking directly to employees around the world, answering their questions and explaining the reasons behind major company decisions, a practice critical to generating – and maintaining – buy-in.

Getting your team on board

After the publication of her book on the language of global success, Harvard Business School professor Tsedal Neeley came to visit us at Rakuten Crimson House ...
The imaginary audience: The next time you find yourself in a difficult situation, try this exercise: Imagine you are an objective third party, watching the story play out on TV.

The imaginary audience in times of crisis

The next time you find yourself in a difficult situation, try this exercise: Imagine you are an objective third party, watching the story play out on TV. Sit...
Hiroshi Mikitani answers audience questions: I recently asked a question on LinkedIn: “What would you like to know about me or Rakuten?” It was humbling to have received so many responses.

The big questions you wanted to ask

I’ve always enjoyed engaging with people on LinkedIn so recently I was very excited and grateful to see that I’m now directly connected on this platform with ov...