John C Beck is currently the Dean of Globis University, one of Japan's top ranked business schools (he leads both the Japanese and the English-language sides of the school) where he is developing new programs in creativity and innovation. He is also a Visiting Professor at IMD (Switzerland) and IPADE (Mexico). Beck is President of North Star Leadership Group and Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Monitor Group. Formerly, he was the Director of International Research at Accenture and served as the Senior Strategic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Cambodia during that country's early democratization. He received a BA from Harvard in East Asian Studies and a Harvard PhD in Organizational Behavior.