Yearly Archives: 2015

Differences in cultural values impact your business

I was recently invited to speak at my local business club about the impact of culture on business. Because I work in Germany the focus of my presentation was “Working with Germans: Why the World is impressed and stressed by the Germans”. If you are interested in receiving a copy of my presentation, please let me know. My main message was this: As the world is globalising and we all...
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What is culture?

There is this famous commencement speech by David Foster Wallace titled “This Is Water”. He starts it with this story: "There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says "Morning, boys. How's the water?" And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one...
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Four rules for effective communication in global workplace

Being able to communicate with clarity and precision is in great demand these days. Our world has become loud, hectic and impatient and only those of us who are good communicators are able to cut through with their messages. This situation gets complicated by the fact that we live and work in a rapidly globalising world where business communication flows in English. And even though...
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