様々な分野でグローバルに活躍する「普通の人々」が体験を語り、次世代の普通の人々のお役に立てればと思っているサイトです。

日本在住歴約40年のRon McFarlandと外資系勤務が長い齋藤信幸が、それぞれの海外体験を語ります。

Ron's Adventure World: Globalization: A history of openness

2020-09-26 15:57:02 | グローバル人材育成
さて、お約束通り今回からは、「The Open Organization」で有名なRed HatのブログにRonさんが寄稿しているエッセイなどを紹介いたします。

Red Hatは、企業向けオープンソース・ソリューションのプロバイダーとして世界をリードするソフトウエアの会社で、高性能な Linux、クラウド、コンテナ、および Kubernetes テクノロジーを提供しています。

本題に入る前に改めてRon McFarlandを紹介します。

Ron McFarland has been working in Japan for over 40 years, and he's spent more than 30 of them in international sales, sales management training, and expanding sales worldwide for Isuzu Motors. He's worked in or been to more than 80 countries. Over the past 14 years, Ron has established distributors in the United States and throughout Europe for a Tokyo-headquartered, Japanese hardware cutting tool manufacturer. More recently, he's begun giving seminars in Japanese to small Japanese companies wishing to expand both their exports and overseas investments. Also, he has been involved in supporting foreign companies interested in entering the Japanese market. You can find him on LinkedIn.

では、本題に入ります。初回のテーマは、「Globalization: A history of openness ~ The history of our interconnected world is also a history of our willingness to open up」。
1300ワードの記事ですが、3~4回程度に分けて掲載します。一気読みしたい方は、下記をクリック。では・・・・・

https://opensource.com/open-organization/20/7/globalization-history-open

In my career conducting international business, I traveled to more than 80 countries worldwide. I was always struck by how strongly regions of the world are connected, and I began studying the forces of globalization as a result.

Several books on this subject were critical to this research. But the one I'd like to highlight here is World 3.0: Global Prosperity and How to Achieve It by Pankaj Ghemawat. This book first taught me how little the global community is connected—but also how far it has come compared to the past. During Prof. Ghemawat's research, he worked with DHL and ultimately helped develop the DHL Global Connectedness Index, which tracks how well the global community is interacting in four key measurements: trade, investment, telecommunication, and travel/migration. From that work, I developed and delivered a presentation on global connectedness, which stressed that the world should increase its scores on those four measurements of globalization, as they are directly linked to food supply, health, security, pollution, jobs and other global benefits.

In this article series, I'll present my research from that period, then explain how we might think about the intersection of globalization and open organization principles around the world today. When people use terms like "globalization" and "global connectedness," in most cases what they really mean is "building coordinated communities to provide goods/service globally and address global issues." Open organization principles are applicable here—but in this context, on a global scale.

But before I can explain that interconnection, I'll first need to outline Prof. Ghemawat's criteria. In this article, I'll do that, with a special emphasis on the way open organization principles are critical to all of them.



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Global Interaction & Understanding - A Personal Journey : No.51 Biz Trip サウジアラビア

2020-09-20 10:57:35 | Ron's Life Story
Ronさんが訪問した国々の紹介は今回が最後です。

Ronさんは、70年代に日本語とビジネスを学び、80年代に実践を通してビジネスプロフェッショナルへと成長。

トレーニングスキルはより洗練され、グローバルビジネスに必要な知識とスキルも卓越したものになりました。

振り返ってみると私も5年遅れくらいでRonさんの跡を追っているような気がします。

米国のビジョナリーとして有名でパーソナルコンピューターの父とも言われたアラン・カーティス・ケイは、「未来を予測する最良の方法は、自分で作り上げることだ」と語っています。

これは、製品やサービスについて述べたものですが、人生も同じではないでしょうか。

会社に身を任すのではなく、自分で人生をデザインし、地道に努力して進めていく。

Ronさんの人生の中にも、それを感じます。

Saudi Arabia

This time to Saudi Arabia I had a good chance to see Jeddah. I think it is the nicest city in the Kingdom (The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).





Pick up sales training in Saudi Arabia

The way it turned out, the 1970’s was a time for me to learn basic language skills and business concepts. The 1980’s was a time of business professionalism and expertise that I could call my own. The Japanese language skills were coming together, and I was been rewarded both professionally and privately. The sales skills were advancing. The training skills were being refined, and the international understanding and management know-how had become first-class. The growth in that period paved the way right into year 2000 and beyond.

I was in high gear in those years of achieving my global goals and dreams for life, and it would be just the beginning of my journey.

次回からは、Ronさんが「The Open Organization」で有名なRed Hutのブログに寄稿しているエッセイなどを紹介いたします。

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Global Interaction & Understanding - A Personal Journey : No.50 Biz Trip キプロス

2020-09-12 17:49:10 | Ron's Life Story
新型コロナウイルス感染予防対策として在宅勤務(週2~3日)が始まって6か月になりました。

往復3時間の通勤時間がなくなり、読書や調査・研究に使える時間が増えたのは良いことです。

一方、ネットで繋がっているとはいえ、友人・知人とのネットワークが弱ってきています。

という訳で、最近は事務所に出るときは夜、友人・知人と食事をすることにしています。

今週行ったのは銀座コリドー街にある「イスタンブール」というトルコ料理店。ケバブも旨いですが前菜が秀逸。





さて、本日はそのトルコの南、地中海に浮かぶキプロス共和国。トラックビジネスは、マーケットの裾野が広い。

私がいたHDD業界と半導体業界もすそ野は広いほうですが、キプロスまでは及びません。

では、キプロス、お楽しみください。

Cyprus キプロス共和国(英語読みではサイプラス)

In June of 1988, I traveled with a General Motors executive who spent his career in Buick. He was very helpful in not only setting up training programs, but taught me a lot about sales training. We traveled to UAE, then to Cyprus and finally to Saudi Arabia to give training on a pickup truck. On many occasions we role-played together having me be the salesman and him the customer. That was a lot of fun, for both the participants and the two of us.

Cyprus was at that time a divided country with Turkey occupying the northern half of the island. The island has a long history with England, Greece and Turkey. I think it was caught up in the many Turk-Greek wars through history. Today, the Greek Cypriot territory is mainly a tourist economy.





Pick up sales role-playing in Cyprus, June 1988

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Global Interaction & Understanding - A Personal Journey : No.49 Biz Trip 香港

2020-09-06 10:39:00 | Ron's Life Story
現在、香港は中国の一部ですが、元はイギリスの植民地。カナダ、イギリスなどへの留学や移住も多く、英語も堪能。
日本人よりもはるかにグローバルビジネススキルは高く、グローバルビジネスの常識が通じるので、仕事は大変やりやすいところです。
しかし、このところは民主化運動への締め付けが厳しくなり、事業の継続性、優秀な人材の確保等にリスクを感じます。

1988年当時、香港はいすゞにとって大きなマーケットの一つでした。中国という巨大マーケットの玄関でもありました。

Hong Kong was one of the big markets for Isuzu Motors. They had a very high commercial vehicle market share there. Also, the distributor there had a division, which sold into China. Interestingly, vehicles on the road in Hong Kong were very different than those in China. Hong Kong was right-hand drive. China was left-hand drive. Hong Kong’s emission laws were very strict. China’s were not. Now, with Hong Kong being part of China, the two should be coming closer and closer all the time hopefully for the betterment of both.

香港の営業はスキルレベルが高く、車の機能以外に教える必要はなかったとのこと。
With the stress of living in such a small place, the salesmen in Hong Kong are very professional and aggressive. There was very little I could teach them about salesmanship. I could only teach them the features of the vehicles, which was my greatest success there. Other than that, they didn’t need me.





Heavy-duty truck training in Hong Kong, March 1988

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