How to Run a Business Across Borders

Kobo’s president and Chief Creative Officer Michael Tamblyn spends a third of his time travelling. What his office looks like

 
Written by Kristene Quan

As president and chief content officer of Kobo, Michael Tamblyn is committed to reshaping the global book business. After the company was acquired by Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten in 2011, Kobo’s offices got a whole lot more international.

With the e-reading service’s operations in 15 other countries and its parent company in Tokyo, Tamblyn guesses he spends one-third of his time travelling outside the headquarters in Toronto’s Liberty Village. He showed us how he prepares for a busy travel schedule while still carving out time for a juicy read.

(Photos by Raina + Wilson)

This article is from the March 2015 issue of Canadian BusinessSubscribe now!

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