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Darren Menabney

Partner Faculty, GLOBIS University

Global Employee Engagement Lead, Ricoh Company Ltd.
Darren leads initiatives to build stronger teams, create a global corporate culture, and boost collaboration among Ricoh Co. Ltd.’s 95,000 employees in over 65 countries. As partner faculty at GLOBIS, he teaches Business Presentation, Critical Thinking, and Building Virtual Teams to international MBA students. He also teaches Storytelling and Design Thinking with IDEO U; writes online for Fast Company and Forbes on storytelling, presentation skills, and global team building; and has been a TEDx speaker.

Prior to moving to Tokyo in 2011 to study at GLOBIS, Darren spent over 20 years in Toronto working for the Canadian federal government. His career there encompassed diplomacy, business development, and building public-private-academia partnerships in the Canadian innovation ecosystem.

Darren has a BSc in astronomy and physics from the University of Toronto and an MBA from GLOBIS.
MBA Essentials
APR 11, 2017

Using AI to Help MBA Students Talk Like TED

The students implicitly trusted the AI’s feedback.

Tech & Innovation
JAN 10, 2017

Storytelling Trumps AI

What you CAN do that robots cannot (yet).

Tech & Innovation
NOV 29, 2016

Can AI Help Us Create Better Presentations?

Recently I was told that a TEDx talk I gave was inspiring, courageous, beautiful, funny, but a little unconvincing. Good feedback overall,…

Global Japan
NOV 15, 2016

Cracking the Coconut: Stretch Your Behavior to Work Globally

Japan is like a coconut.  I don’t just mean it’s hard to “crack” the language and Tokyo’s subway map—although that can…

Career Success
OCT 12, 2016

How to Not Get Eaten by Lions

I’d like to talk to you about your fear of being eaten by lions, and how to overcome that fear.

Global Japan
SEP 1, 2016

Surviving and Thriving in the Japanese Workplace

Popular lecturer Darren Menabney shares his experience working in corporate Japan!

Career Success
JUN 30, 2016

To become a better leader, become a better presenter

Nobody is born as a great presenter, but anybody can become one. – by Darren Menabney

Global Japan
APR 16, 2012

MBA students talk about Japan 1/3

UC Berkeley’s Haas MBA students from the USA and GLOBIS MBA students in Japan gathered to think and discuss about “3.11 and MBA students in Japan.”