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Amazing cloud formation hanging over Mount Fuji in Japan.

Publishers bring native ads to their comment sections

Native advertising, the ad format du jour, has been an effective way for publishers to make money, ostensibly without interfering with the reader …

Digital Advertising

Do You Totally Suck at Networking?

"It's all about who you know."<p>We've all heard that cliché, Hollywood phrase more times than we can count. Well, it's true... it <i>is</i> about who you know. But that's only half of it. It's more about who you know and have a strong relationship with.<p>If you are a start-up, networking is one of the most …

At the Beijing Museum

Tucked away among rocks, Halong Bay, Vietnam (Thank you for the over 53,000 views!)

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

Stop Trying to Control People or Make Them Happy

Whether you’ve heard of them or not, two gurus from the early 20th century still dominate management thinking and practice — to our detriment. It has been more than 100 years since Frederick Taylor, an American engineer working in the steel business, published his seminal work on the principles of …

In China, Go for Broke or Accept that Less Is More

China is changing more rapidly than ever, but has your China strategy adapted yet? In the aftermath of the US financial crisis in 2008, companies from North America and Europe rushed into China, seeking to grow both sales and profits. However, with China’s growth slowing over the past two years, …

To Grow Your Business, Be a Cultural Anthropologist

When we study a certain species of animal, how do we know how they behave? We watch them. And we watch them closely. We don’t just observe them a few …

When to Speak Up, When to Shut Up

The norms of conducting international business are increasingly becoming standardised. But the behaviour of those around you is fed by cultural …

Business School

Cultural Differences in Business

With a career in IT, it’s easy to work in any big city around the globe. These seven cities are fully embracing the digital revolution, providing …

Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study

Robert Proctor doesn't think ignorance is bliss. He thinks that what you don't know can hurt you. And that there's more ignorance around than there used to be, and that its purveyors have gotten much better at filling our heads with nonsense.<p>Proctor, a professor of the history of science at …

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Global Player?

Competition for sought after international roles is getting more and more intensive. As organisations evolve to compete in an evolving and …

Croakey

The importance of developing culturally competent health professionals and services was explored at Congress Lowitja in Melbourne recently.<p><b>Marie</b> …

Cultural Training Vietnam: Effective Business Strategies

When working with the Vietnamese it is important to remember that there are essentially two Vietnams. The North is dominated by the capital, Hanoi, …

Cultural Training China: Effective Negotiation Skills

How can we adapt our cultural work styles to manage more effectively when doing business in China? Working successfully with China means …

Cultural Training Philippines: Multicultural Leadership

Learning how to approach certain tasks as a foreign manager in the Philippines with greater cultural sensitivity and skill will help you get the job …

Working Effectively Across Cultures: Operator and Supplier Interactions

<b>By Sean Dubberke</b><p>Imagine the following scenario where a customer on an adventure tour in Myanmar asks about the evening’s accommodation and plans for …

How Do Cultural Differences Affect Communication

Culture plays a vital role in the way of communication. So we are giving here some brief discusses how do cultural differences affect …

Intercultural communication: Business networking and cultural behavior patterns

Business networking is a socioeconomic activity by which groups of business people recognize, create, or act upon business opportunities. It allows …

25 Fascinating Charts Of Negotiation Styles Around The World

Language is only the most obvious part of the global communication gap. Different cultures also have distinct approaches to communication during …

Cross Cultural Communication Tips for Effective

Workplace experts say that a surprising number of the problems that personnel managers juggle on a daily basis stem from miscommunication. Whether …

Simple Tips for Cross-Cultural Communication via the Internet

The Internet has opened the door for cross-cultural communication. Where the United States was once isolated because of its size and location, you …