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Gil Chavez

Senior Advisor,
Kyodo PR

President and Founder,
BC Consulting

GLOBIS Faculty
As a communications professional and educator, Mr. Chavez has worked with many of the top brands in the Asia Pacific region, improving executive performance in media interviews, press conferences, and investor relations presentations.
He has spent more than 20 years in Japan working in international business, as managing director of Hill & Knowlton and in corporate and marketing communications at IBM Asia Pacific. He has been a professor of public relations and advertising at California Polytechnic State University. He was also a competitive market analyst for the consulting division of Nortel Networks. Before coming to Japan, he worked in public relations and as a reporter and editor in the United States.
He holds a BA from Colorado College and an MS in mass communications from the University of Kansas.
Career Success
APR 9, 2015

The Secret to Teaching: Focus on the Peak, Not the Precipice

There are usually two sources of teaching failures – by Gil Chavez

Career Success
NOV 18, 2013

Go Ahead and Laugh: What the Best and Truest Leaders Have to Offer

You’ll find that the best, the true leaders, will be the ones who start the laughing. –Gil Chavez

Career Success
JUL 29, 2013

Driving on the Sidewalk: Straying from the Path of Accepted Practices

How do we develop the instinct to go against conventional wisdom?

MBA Essentials
APR 5, 2013

Critical Thinking Is Rethinking

Dear Team, 1) There is no right answer. There are only better ones. Remember, “A cup’s usefulness is in its emptiness.” You…

MBA Essentials
DEC 17, 2012

Encouraging Dissent

Occam’s razor is a principle urging one to select from among competing hypotheses that which makes the fewest assumptions and thereby offers the simplest explanation of the effect.(by Wikipedia) — Gil Chavez, GLOBIS’ Critical Thinking lecturer shares his findings and thoughts from classroom discussions and his observations.

MBA Essentials
NOV 7, 2012

Nine Things Students Taught Me

Occam’s razor is a principle urging one to select from among competing hypotheses that which makes the fewest assumptions and thereby offers the simplest explanation of the effect.(by Wikipedia) — Gil Chavez, GLOBIS’ Critical Thinking lecturer shares his findings and thoughts from classroom discussions and his observations.

MBA Essentials
SEP 27, 2012

Fool’s Narrative

Occam’s razor is a principle urging one to select from among competing hypotheses that which makes the fewest assumptions and thereby offers the simplest explanation of the effect.(by Wikipedia) — Gil Chavez, GLOBIS’ Critical Thinking lecturer shares his findings and thoughts from classroom discussions and his observations.

MBA Essentials
JUL 3, 2012

Erroneous Assumptions

One of the first things we learn in critical thinking is how uncritical we are of our own assumptions.