How did the old warehouse company become like a startup firm, churning out new businesses one after another? We ask the CEO of Warehouse Terrada.

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Warehouse Terrada, Tennozu Isle in Shinagawa, Tokyo.

The original article “Time is value” is a part of the WORK MILL with Forbes JAPAN Issue 3 — The Age of Post-Innovation ©WORK MILL, published on October 2, 2018

We ask Yoshihisa Nakano, the CEO of Warehouse Terrada and the central figure of its reformation.

Over the past few years, remarkable changes have been made around the boardwalk Enormous graffiti art, shops, and restaurants housed in renovated warehouses… It’s almost like you’re in Brooklyn’s warehouse district. The company behind the area’s development is Warehouse TERRADA, established in 1950.

says Yoshihisa…


Mr. Kakuno, who was sent to San Francisco from Ito En to sell green tea, was at a loss. The market for unsweetened green tea was limited.

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Kenichi Kakuno

The original article “BE THE NEW STANDARD” is a part of the WORK MILL with Forbes JAPAN Issue 3 — The Age of Post-Innovation ©WORK MILL, published on October 2, 2018

ITO EN

A green tea maker founded in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1966. They introduced the world’s first canned green tea in 1985, and the first plastic bottle green tea in 1990. The group’s total revenue is 494.7 billion yen (as of April 2018).

Kenichi Kakuno, who was sent to San Francisco from Ito En to sell
green tea, was at a loss. …


For society, this sort of connectivity between ideas and the environment is important. We must link business and design.

Business and Design
Business and Design
VIGGA

The original article “Fusion of Business and Design” is a part of the WORK MILL with Forbes JAPAN Issue 2 -The Danish way ©WORK MILL

KADK (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts), the largest and oldest design school in Denmark, is located in a corner of a residential area facing a canal in the east of central Copenhagen. “Since its founding in 1754, KADK has graduated architects and designers who help sustain our society,” says the principal, Lene Dammand Lund. From streetscapes to traffic signs, everything in this country is so beautifully designed. The reason is because the values of…


Random notes for next-generation leaders, from David Storkholm, director of the Creative Leadership program operated worldwide by Kaospilot.

Creative Leadership
Creative Leadership
Creative Leadership

The original article “Leading myself, the team and the outcome” is a part of the WORK MILL with Forbes JAPAN Issue 2 -The Danish way ©WORK MILL

Leading myself, the team, and the outcome

  1. What’s Creative Leadership?
  2. Trust and Communication
  3. Team Leader’s Role
  4. Me, Team, and Outcome
  5. Be yourself
  6. Making Common Genius: Relying on a single genius is boring
  7. Contradictions of Leaders: The sense of balance to create results
  8. Creative Aikido: Aikido for creators
  9. Leadership in the Future: how Leadership is changing


The wave of social contribution has reached the food industry as well. Gung Ho! is the 1st BCorp-certified restaurant group in China.

Business B corp China
Business B corp China
Gung Ho!

The original article “Pizza with Purpose” is a part of the WORK MILL with Forbes JAPAN Issue 3 — The Age of Post-Innovation ©WORK MILL

“’ PIZZA WITH PURPOSE,’ that’s our mission.” So states Jade Gray, the
co-founder of Gung Ho!

Gung Ho! acquired B Corp certification in 2017. Gray and John O’Loghlen, both New Zealanders, opened this eco-friendly pizzeria in Beijing inspired by their homeland, an environmentally responsible nation abounding with nature. They offer a range of whole-wheat, gluten-free, and low carb crusts, and they use select organic and fair-trade ingredients. The straws for their soft drinks are steel…


Young, highly receptive people create the world of Pinterest. The secret behind the company loved by its workers lied in the knit culture.

Pinterest ‘s people
Pinterest ‘s people
Pinterest‘s people

The original article “PINTEREST” is a part of the WORK MILL with Forbes JAPAN Issue 4 -loved company©WORK MILL, published on April 11, 2019

A structure of interweaving diversity

The redevelopment of the SOMA area of San Francisco has been underway these last few years and is quickly turning it into a fresh new industrial area. This is where the Pinterest office is located, along with other…


How can employee satisfaction be increased for the growth of a company? Greetings: the key to enhancing engagement?

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The original article “Greetings: the key to enhancing engagement” is a part of the WORK MILL with Forbes JAPAN Issue 4 -loved company©WORK MILL, published on April 11, 2019

Ryuji Nakatake, a “coach for coaches” who hosts corporate coaching sessions, explains.

Slogans for becoming a company that is loved by its employees have become progressively popular these past few years. More courses are being held on raising employee satisfaction. However, merely twenty years ago, prioritizing customer satisfaction over employee satisfaction was mainstream. A major factor behind this transformation is the change in the industrial structure. The products and services that…


Many unicorn companies are popping up across the US. Here are 18 high-flying D2C companies to watch out for.

D2C companies
D2C companies

The original article “D2C COMPANIES LIST” is a part of the WORK MILL with Forbes JAPAN Issue 4 -loved company©WORK MILL, published on April 11, 2019

D2C COMPANIES LIST :


What are the working styles for businesspeople in the “world’s happiest country?” We asked two of Denmark’s biggest companies about their work values.

Work style of Ørsted
Work style of Ørsted
Vice President Jakob Askou Boss.

The original article “Danish work-style reform” is a part of the WORKMILL with Forbes JAPAN Issue 2 -The Danish way ©WORKMILL

The more you work, the more you achieve. This Japanese-style way of thinking is outdated. Looking at the average annual working hours per person, Denmark works about 300 hours less than Japan. The law stipulates that a working week is 37 hours. Yet, the per-capita nominal GDP rankings put Japan at 22nd while Denmark stands higher at 9th. What can Japan learn from Denmark?. Jon Holst-Christensen, HR Director of LEO Pharma that sells products in over 100 countries worldwide…


From a specialty store retailer of private label apparel to “info-SPA.” How Uniqlo’s manufacturing and work style change in Ariake?

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Uniqlo’s workplace

The workplace, which was designed to allow people to connect more, is pretty much an open space where even the meeting rooms have glass walls. Employers can see each other even when they are in meetings.

The original article “Forefront of WORKPLACE UNIQLO” is a part of the WORK MILL with Forbes JAPAN Issue 2 -The Danish way ©WORK MILL

Uniqlo’s “concurrent work” strategy to make work faster by working in small teams. With antique furniture placed here and there, the atmosphere resembles a stylish bookstore. This is what is called the Reading Room, located inside Uniqlo’s new Ariake office…

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