The most common mistake in international business

Are you a good driver? Do you do a decent job at the sport you like to play? Can you determine whether a joke is a good joke? Of course, it is all relative, because even if you think that you’re not particularly good at these things, surely it has crossed your mind...

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International Business: Avoid the Hamster Wheel!

Avoid the Hamster Wheel in International business and trade culture For humans to be portrayed as hamsters in a wheel is not considered something positive. It suggests putting in effort without ever obtaining results. A waste of time. More importantly, though, it...

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Stop Making Sense in International Business

‘Stop Making Sense’ is a 1984 live concert movie and album of the American band ‘The Talking Heads’. Just by combining the name of the band with the names of the album and some of its tracks, such as ‘Burning Down the House’, enough metaphorical material is provided...

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Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast; Management, Get It Right This Time! [4-min read] I wish I had come up with this quote but unfortunately, the late Peter Drucker beat me to it. But what an excellent, simple, to the point, and oh-so-true statement. Watch this short,...

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Cultural Differences Between North and South America

Cultural Differences Between North and South America: The North is Not the South Well, of course, the north is not the south in any context, certainly not in terms of geography. In terms of doing business, none of us are really interested in geography and distance by...

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Tell me Something I don’t Know

THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION: Tell Me Something I Don’t Know As you’ve come to get familiar with my topic on culture and cultural differences within the association community, my statement is: “nothing is culturally neutral”. So is the case with learning and education:...

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Work After Corona; Will it be Different?

Work After Corona, will it be different? [4-min read] Not another article about Corona... Or maybe this one will be different; In this article, we'd like to talk about work after Corona. Will it be the same (back to "normal") or will there be a "new normal"? And above...

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