Did you see the latest edition of Wired UK? Hiroshi Mikitani, Founder and CEO of Rakuten, our parent company is the featured story of the September Issue!
Hiroshi Mikitani, known to his employees and friends as Mickey, sits down with Editor David Rowan of Wired. The two discuss his current and impending plans for continued growth and global expansion of Rakuten. The story focuses on the first merchants in Rakuten Ichiba, the concept of the social shopping, and how the Rakuten Way serves as a model to the next Japanese generation.
Here’s a blurb from Rowan’s online summary of the interview:
“Now a charismatic former banker is intending to change that. Hiroshi Mikitani has built Rakuten from an online shopping mall into a multi-billion-pound retail and finance monster that’s now on the international acqui- sition trail. It’s already bought Buy.com, Play.com, the Kobo e-reader and a chunk of Pinterest — and Mikitani’s declared mission is to be in 27 countries as soon as he can.”
Grab a copy of the Wired UK September issue and read all about the ever innovative and flourishing Hiroshi Mikitani!