Description:Ã‚Â Oki Matsumoto, chief executive officer of online trader Monex Group Inc. and a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. partner, has a solution to JapanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s stagnant domestic economy: Learn Ã¢â‚¬Å“globish.Ã¢â‚¬Â Matsumoto holds regular parties at the Tokyo-based company where employees must speak globish, or global English, a language for non-native speakers using basic grammar and a vocabulary of 1,500 words.
Questions for discussion:
- Is it necessary for all business people to speak English, regardless of where they originate?
- How should companies encourage cultural and second language learning among its management personnel?
- What advantages are there for businesses whose managers can interact comfortably with other business people in languages other than their own?