Rakuten, our parent company, was ranked #7 on Forbes list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. Rakuten, CEO and Founder, Hiroshi Mikitani leads the company with the mentality of becoming the world’s largest e-commerce company. In many articles he is quoted speaking of his plans to “Beat Amazon.”
Forbes list of the World’s Most Innovative companies is based on how well companies leverage people, process and philosophies. When evaluating the innovation rank of people, the behavior of the leader of the company is crucial, the more disruptive the better. Rakuten Leader Hiroshi Mikitani is just that, always moving forward with aggressive globalization plans, implementing the Rakuten Way as a model for the future, and complete “Englishnization.”
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Here are a few articles as of late about Hiroshi Mikitani and his plans for Rakuten: