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Yoshito Hori

President,
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.
Career Success
DEC 5, 2017

How to be a Social Media Superhero: My Lessons from 4 Years on LinkedIn

Once upon a time, it was only possible to post articles on LinkedIn by invitation. Back in June 2013, I…

Career Success
NOV 16, 2017

To Enjoy Life, Follow These 3 Easy Rules

For the last year and 10 months, I’ve been writing a weekly column every Friday for the Nikkei, Japan’s equivalent…

Career Success
NOV 15, 2017

Dialogue with Min. Yoshimasa Hayashi: Technology, Education, “Fun” and Japan’s future

Yoshimasa Hayashi, appointed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, is joined…

Career Success
OCT 26, 2017

5 Good Things Entrepreneurs Can (and Can’t) Do

Recently I was asked to make a speech to 250 entrepreneurs at the annual general meeting of the Tokyo branch…

Career Success
OCT 3, 2017

What is Life’s Greatest Pleasure?

“A genius at enjoying myself.”  That’s one description I give when I’m asked to provide a short self-profile for social…

Career Success
SEP 7, 2017

Leadership Lessons from Julius Caesar: Invest in Your Education and Network

Everyone has heard of Bill Gates, Jack Welch and Richard Branson. They’re among the most successful business leaders of our…

Career Success
AUG 24, 2017

JUST STOP IT! Good time management means deciding what NOT to do.

I run multiple businesses, from a business school and VC firm to an NGO and a pro-basketball team. Oh, and…

Career Success
JUL 14, 2017

Leaders need “narrative intelligence” to communicate their own story.

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe is currently in the news for all the wrong reasons. Abe has been in power for…

Career Success
JUN 29, 2017

Good leaders don’t need any extra motivation.

“How do you motivate yourself?” I get asked this question a lot, probably because I appear busy: I run a business…

Global Japan
JUN 1, 2017

3 Steps to Better Cross-Cultural Communication

Yoshito Hori shares his 3-step secret to better cross-cultural communication.