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Melissa McIvor

Editor-in-Chief,

GLOBIS Insights
Ms. McIvor has over ten 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 has 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.

She 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.
Tech & Innovation
MAR 19, 2020

How COVID-19 Is Digitizing Education in the Blink of an Eye

COVID-19 has forced kids and adults into quarantine…and it’s spurring a digital education revolution.

Career Success
MAR 17, 2020

Books in the Time of Coronavirus: What to Read During Self-Quarantine

Every morning for months, we’ve woken up to news of borders shutting down, restrictions on goods, stock market hits, and…

Career Success
MAR 9, 2020

Work Wife: How Women Are Transforming the Business World for a New Age of Success

The innovative dynamic of female business partners is hailing a transformation of the business world.

Career Success
FEB 27, 2020

From the Ground Up: The Story of a Starbucks CEO Bringing His Personal Mission to Life

What does it take to build a great company? Former Starbucks chairman and CEO Howard Schultz makes a strong case for social impact.

Tech & Innovation
JAN 24, 2020

What Art Can Teach Us about Innovation

Does innovation have a time and a place? Are some people fundamentally better at it than others? Japanese artists at the G1 Global conference weigh in on where innovation is falling short of its potential in business.

MBA Essentials
OCT 11, 2019

A Need Only Tapioca Can Fill: Japan’s Latest Food Craze through the Eyes of Maslow’s Hierarchy

Tapioca in Japan has enjoyed three big booms of popularity in as many decades. How have new technology and social trends changed the customer needs being met?

Career Success
OCT 4, 2019

The Magic Words to Boost Your Communication, Critical Thinking, and Impact

Phil M. Jones’s book Exactly What to Say has the magic words to help you connect with your audience on an emotional level.

Tech & Innovation
SEP 13, 2019

Facebook’s Libra: Virtual Currency Cure or Global Fintech Poison?

Facebook’s foray into the virtual currency market has been a topic of heated debate. But why? What makes Libra different from virtual currencies already on the market?

MBA Essentials
AUG 23, 2019

The Story behind Slack’s Direct Listing Decision

The messaging app Slack went public in summer 2019 through a direct listing…why not an IPO? What are the benefits and drawbacks of different types of listings, particularly for startups?

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.