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Elizabeth Hackford is looking for FINANCE MANAGER (Medical Devices Co)

Japan ¥10,000,000 ~ ¥15,000,000

A European medical devices company seeks an experienced FP&A Manager to lead their team in Tokyo. Dynamic CEO and exciting career prospects.

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Elizabeth Hackford is looking for Accountant / Senior Accountant (Insurance)

Tokyo ¥8,000,000 ~ ¥10,000,000

A leading international insurance organization serving customers in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. Multiple accounting roles open..

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Elizabeth Hackford is looking for Accounting Manager (Healthcare)

Tokyo ¥10,000,000 ~ ¥12,500,000

A dynamic US pharmaceutical and healthcare company with strong presence in Japan, and steady pipeline.

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INSEAD’s Blue Ocean Leadership Series:

November 20th, 2014

Part 1: From Blue Ocean Strategy to Blue Ocean Leadership
Part 2: The Four Pillars of Blue Ocean Leadership
Part 3: How to see your current leadership reality
Part 4: Part 4: How to Develop and Select Your New Leadership Profiles
Part 5: How to Institutionalise Your New Blue Ocean Leadership Practices


Doing Business in Japan

November 18th, 2014

BY Casual American-style attire is still uncommon in the Japanese business place. You should dress appropriately for the occasion when meeting your counterparts on business. When sitting down to a business meeting with your Asian counterparts, the seating arrangement will be determined by the status of the participants. Do not just sit anywhere [...]


How business fails ‘The Reality Test’

October 11th, 2014

I’ve just read a great book. The author of The Reality Test is Robert Rowland Smith, a former Oxford don. The text is written painstakingly clearly, but does not sacrifice intellectual depth. Perhaps due to his academic background, Smith doesn’t shout his message and prescribe rules. Rather, he asks a number [...]