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In my home country of Australia, there is a famous type of candy called “Minties”. The company that produces Minties has a long-running advertising campaign that presents comical situations with the caption “It’s moments like these.” The catchphrase has become part of the Australian language. In short, when life serves you a curveball, take a break and enjoy some Minties.   Read More >>

Written By: morunda | Posted in: Active Advising, Your career

I attended a wedding in Hiroshima recently and one of the guests asked me about my line of business in Tokyo. “Executive search for the Pharmaceutical Industry”, I replied. “So basically you steal people from one company and place them in another,” he said very smugly.   Read More >>

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“Leadership is taken, not given,” a Novartis director revealed recently. It is one thing to bestow the title of director, CEO or president, he said, but quite another to be a leader who people will follow. “Would you want to be led by someone like you?” he asked.   Read More >>

Written By: morunda | Posted in: Active Advising, Your career

On Christmas Day 2015, twenty-four-year-old Ms. Matsuri Takahashi, a graduate of the University of Tokyo and employee of advertising giant Dentsu, tragically leapt to her death from a company dormitory in Tokyo. The cause of death was “karoshi” or death from overwork. She had clocked 105 overtime hours in October 2015. When I asked a marketing manager from a leading Japanese Pharmaceutical company her thoughts, she replied, “The Dentsu news was very shocking not because of the overtime or suicide, but because the authorities finally decided to do something about it.” The tragedy of Ms. Takahashi’s death lead to the nation's first white paper on karoshi, endorsed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet in October 2016.   Read More >>

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In my home country of Australia, there is a famous type of candy called “Minties”. The company that produces M

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I attended a wedding in Hiroshima recently and one of the guests asked me about my line of business in Tokyo. “Ex

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“Leadership is taken, not given,” a Novartis director revealed recently. It is one thing to bestow the title of

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On Christmas Day 2015, twenty-four-year-old Ms. Matsuri Takahashi, a graduate of the University of Tokyo and employ

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An American Pharma company had spent many months and millions of yen retaining one of the world’s leading recruit

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It was a cold and windy December night in 2002 when I met a sales director from Pfizer at my office in Aoyama, Toky

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