3 innovative ways to help Globis be “No. 1 Business School in Asia” 

In addition to seeking a job as Visiting Lecturer on “Creativity and Organization Management”, I like to propose 3 ways to help Yoshito Hori-san realize his vision of Globis being “No. 1 in Asia”.

1)    Proposed “Creative Thinking” course 

Creative ideas are the new currencies of the 21st century as creative ideas are the genesis of innovative products, services and solutions. Corporations strive to be innovative as this will provide them with competitive advantages in the global marketplace.


Why offers “Creative Thinking” course?

“Creativity and innovation skills are being recognized as skills  by the P21 Framework that separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not.  According to Adobe's 'Education, Creativity and Employability' study, there is a "strong correlation between employability and creativity" in Asia Pacific's workforce of the 21st Century.  


Creative Thinking skills will help Globis graduates better adapt to new job demands and a changing work environment. However, not many business schools offer “Creative Thinking” module as a core subject, not even the National University of Singapore which is currently ranked as the #1 business school in Asia. The proposed “Creative Thinking” course will help to differentiate Globis MBA programme from the competition and complements “Critical Thinking” subject.


Why the “Creative Thinking” course by Richard?

Richard has designed and delivered the ‘Creative Thinking’ module with the Singapore Management University (2010 to 2015). SMU was modeled after the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has attained AACSB accreditation. Richard’s ‘Creative Thinking’ materials have gone through academic rigours.

It is project-based and application-oriented. Over a period of more than 20 years, Richard has developed 5 step-by-step techniques that help participants to generate creative ideas at a snap of their fingers

See SMU students' Creativity Journals which showcased what students typically have learnt.


To support this course, resource materials include:
  • Richard has produced videos on Creative Thinking as online courseware.  


2)    Proposed Business Simulation Experience with Strategy course

Most Strategy courses are taught with the use of case studies. However, the best way to learn strategy is to experience it through business simulation.


May I propose Globis use a world-class business simulation software to complement its Strategy course. I love this business simulation software and had used it in the Open University, MBA program – Strategy module.  This software allows participants to devise their own strategy, set their own objectives and make strategic decisions. It compresses time and allows rapid and clear feedback on the decisions made.


What is noteworthy is that the software is developed based on the System Dynamic Framework. This robust framework guides participants to understand dynamic relationships of numerous decision-making variables like the conflict between serving both customers and investors, making operational decisions with long-term perspective, how to decide what limits on capital to set and much more. Not many business schools made use of Business Simulation software. Globis could be one of the 1st in Japan to use this software to enhance student learning. Richard conducts corporate workshop on Business Dynamics workshop

3)    Proposal:Use Zeros-To-Heros game as a Business Development Tool 

Richard has invented the world’s 1st Board Game on entrepreneurship, “Zeros-To-Heros” and created the “MOLI Success System”, a holistic approach which enables the innovative and enterprising power of individuals.

This boardgame has been nominated for the SINGAPORE MENSA SELECT AWARDS for its originality, dynamic game play and ability to stimulate the intellectual. It has been played by more than 3,000 participants who are Professionals, Executives, unemployed and students in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam. This game is an innovative tool that helps to unleash enterprising spirit of participants and help them discover their entrepreneurial potential.


Why use the Zeros-To-Heros game?

Playing the Zeros-To-Heros game is fun and engaging. Organizing Zeros-To-Heros game sessions is a low-cost solution to reach out to a wider audience (corporate executives, college students, unemployed executives who would otherwise not have heard of the Globis MBA programme.


Note: In the Zero-To-Heros video, there are only 3 game facilitators for 163 participants:


The game experience will help participants internalize the “MOLI Success System” which dwells on the DNAs of success entrepreneurs and get them to reflect on their True Purpose in Life.


Zeros-To-Heros Entrepreneurial Challenge

It is envisioned that Globis organizes the Zeros-To-Heros Entrepreneurial Challenge, which is a competition based on our boardgame at its target markets - colleges, corporations within the same industry, fresh graduates and unemployed executives at career fairs. etc. These events will help to make tangible the GLOBIS Difference in ‘Entrepreneurial Spirit’.


The “MOLI Success System” and the Zeros-To-Heros game  are perfectly aligned with Yoshito Hori-san’s President’s message that “GLOBIS would like to inspire you to become visionary leaders who create and innovate societies.” It is really easy to introduce game participants to Globis MBA programme, in particular the “Entrepreneurial Leadership” core subject and the Venture Creation specialized electives.


My contributions to help Globis  be “No. 1 Business School in Asia” is to propose 2 new subjects which I have expertise in and to use Zeros-To-Heros game (I have invented) as a Business Development Tool. Thank you for your kind attention. Looking forward to a favourable respond.


Yours sincerely,

Richard Mak

Website: www.RichardMak.net 

Email: mak@innovation.com.sg

Mobile: +65 9669 3600   

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