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Melissa McIvor

Editor-in-Chief,

GLOBIS Insights
Mel has over 10 years of experience editing, translating, and teaching corporate English at some of the top global companies in Japan, including Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., Shiseido, and Warner Bros. Japan. She's also provided language services to leading university professors, award-winning scientists, and world-renowned performers. She joined GLOBIS in 2018 and is currently editor-in-chief of GLOBIS Insights.

Mel holds a BA in international relations from the University of West Florida, as well as a copyediting certification from the University of California San Diego.
Career Success
AUG 16, 2019

This Is Marketing: Seth Godin’s Best Seller Teaches Us How to See and Be Seen

Seth Godin’s best-selling book This Is Marketing presents a new way to approach marketing for a future of transformation.

McDonald’s Japan Plays Pokémon GO for Business: A Model for How Small Teams Can Leverage Emerging Technologies for Wild Success

McDonald’s Japan raked in huge profits from the Pokemon GO craze by having the foresight to understand the potential of IoT marketing gamification.

Career Success
AUG 2, 2019

Springfield Confidential: What The Simpsons Can Teach Us about Business Longevity, Adaptability, and the Global Market

As the longest-running American sitcom in history, The Simpsons is a treasure trove of business knowledge, from marketing to team management.

Career Success
MAY 3, 2019

3 Great Reads for Your Golden Week: Personal Growth Edition

Golden Week is slipping byーdon’t waste the chance to read some great books! Here are a few fantastic non-business reads from the Insights staff.

Career Success
APR 30, 2019

3 Great Reads for Your Golden Week: Business Edition

Whether you’re with or without plans this Golden Week, the GLOBIS Insights staff has compiled some of our favorite business books to keep you company.

MBA Essentials
APR 26, 2019

Educated: What an Ex-Survivalist’s Memoir Can Teach Us about Critical Thinking

Tara Westover’s powerful memoir works as a perfect example how business concepts such as critical thinking can enlighten us to personal growth and transformation.

Career Success
APR 12, 2019

Is Japan’s New Era Name a Reflection of the Country’s Personal Mission?

Is Reiwa a reflection of the Japanese government’s personal mission?