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Yoshito Hori

GLOBIS University

Managing Partner,
GLOBIS Capital Partners
Mr. Hori is the president and founder of GLOBIS University, Japan’s No. 1 MBA. He is also the founder and managing partner of GLOBIS Capital Partners, one of Japan’s leading venture capital firms. Committed to sparking positive change in society, he founded the G1 Summit, a Japanese version of the World Economic Forum; launched the KIBOW Foundation to support rebuilding after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami; and acquired once-bankrupted Ibaraki Robots, a basketball team in his hometown of Mito. He is an avid swimmer and enjoys spending time with his family, especially his five sons.
MBA Essentials
JUN 11, 2019

The Pyramid: A Not-So-Ancient Secret to Thinking Smart

Everyone can think, but not everyone can think critically. Learn how to master a key critical thinking tool for success in any area of life.

MBA Essentials
MAY 28, 2019

4 Secrets to Building Brand Presence

Yoshito Hori, president of GLOBIS University and managing partner of GLOBIS Capital Partners, shares his perspective on branding.

Tech & Innovation
JAN 29, 2019

A Dialogue with iRobot’s Colin Angle

iRobot co-founder and CEO Colin Angle sits down with GLOBIS president Yoshito Hori to discuss entrepreneurial ups and downs on…

Global Japan
OCT 17, 2018

G1 Global Conference 2018 Photo Essay

The 8th G1 Global Conference was held on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the GLOBIS Tokyo campus.  Participants came from around the globe…

Tech & Innovation
JUL 10, 2018

The Future of Knowledge Sharing with Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo

Quora Founder and CEO Adam D’Angelo is joined in a dialogue by GLOBIS President Yoshito Hori to discuss sharing knoweldge…

Global Japan
MAR 15, 2018

G1 Is Changing Japan with 100 Actions

Thought leaders have created a clear agenda to invigorate Japan.

Career Success
FEB 1, 2018

Voices from a mountaintop: This is how Davos sees 2018 playing out.

What a lot of difference a year can make! When I attended the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2017,…

Career Success
JAN 18, 2018

How to Build Leaders: Frank Feedback and Empathy

What’s the best way for me to keep my employees motivated? It’s an issue I’ve been thinking about ever since…

Career Success
DEC 28, 2017

For a Happy 2018, Make Your Own Annual Curriculum

When a new academic year starts at school or college, students get presented with a curriculum of mandatory and elective…

Career Success
DEC 14, 2017

Steve Jobs, Zen and Design Thinking

Even as a young man, Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder, was fascinated by Eastern philosophies and religions, including Zen. When…