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Topics covered: * What is Uncertainty Avoidance? * What is Individualism? * What is Masculinity? * What is Power Distance? 104: Conflict in Different Cultures; the Next Element with Nate Regier https://culturematters.com/104-conflict-in-different-cultures-the-next-element-with-nate-regier/ Mon, 25 Jun 2018 22:03:10 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7594 https://culturematters.com/104-conflict-in-different-cultures-the-next-element-with-nate-regier/#respond https://culturematters.com/104-conflict-in-different-cultures-the-next-element-with-nate-regier/feed/ 0 Nate Regier, Ph.D., is CEO and co-founding owner of Next Element, a global leadership training and certification firm specializing in communication and conflict skills. He’s an expert in social-emotional intelligence and leadership, positive conflict, neuropsychology, and group dynamics. Regier is a co-developer of Next Element’s Leading Out of Drama® training and coaching system, an LOD® master trainer, and Process Communication Model® certifying master trainer. He is the co-author of Beyond Drama: Transcending Energy Vampires, and his just-released second book, Conflict Without Casualties: A Field Guide for Leading with Compassionate Accountability. He’s an enthusiastic dad and husband Nate Regier, Ph.D., is CEO and co-founding owner of Next Element, a global leadership training and certification firm specializing in communication and conflict skills. He’s an expert in social-emotional intelligence and leadership, positive conflict, Nate Regier, Ph.D., is CEO and co-founding owner of Next Element, a global leadership training and certification firm specializing in communication and conflict skills. He’s an expert in social-emotional intelligence and leadership, positive conflict, neuropsychology, and group dynamics. Regier is a co-developer of Next Element’s Leading Out of Drama® training and coaching system, an LOD® master trainer, and Process Communication Model® certifying master trainer. He is the co-author of Beyond Drama: Transcending Energy Vampires, and his just-released second book, Conflict Without Casualties: A Field Guide for Leading with Compassionate Accountability. He’s an enthusiastic dad and husband Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 47:35 103: Ferry den Hoed on Textile and Culture https://culturematters.com/103-ferry-den-hoed-on-textile-and-culture/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 22:03:58 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7562 https://culturematters.com/103-ferry-den-hoed-on-textile-and-culture/#respond https://culturematters.com/103-ferry-den-hoed-on-textile-and-culture/feed/ 0 Ferry is a non-food retailer from the Netherlands. In his position as president for the Foreign Trade Association (now called Amfori) he was part of the success of the growing community of BSCI . BSCI is the leading platform for social compliance in the world. He decided to start helping retailers and brands with the implementation of social compliance systems and founded the consulting company CoComply in Brussels. Ferry is a non-food retailer from the Netherlands. In his position as president for the Foreign Trade Association (now called Amfori) he was part of the success of the growing community of BSCI . BSCI is the leading platform for social compliance in th... Ferry is a non-food retailer from the Netherlands. In his position as president for the Foreign Trade Association (now called Amfori) he was part of the success of the growing community of BSCI . BSCI is the leading platform for social compliance in the world. He decided to start helping retailers and brands with the implementation of social compliance systems and founded the consulting company CoComply in Brussels. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 47:35 102: Exchange Programs and Cultural Education for Students with Kea Hoppe https://culturematters.com/102-exchange-programs-and-cultural-education-for-students-with-kea-hoppe/ Mon, 28 May 2018 22:03:43 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7514 https://culturematters.com/102-exchange-programs-and-cultural-education-for-students-with-kea-hoppe/#respond https://culturematters.com/102-exchange-programs-and-cultural-education-for-students-with-kea-hoppe/feed/ 0 Kea is currently the director of the European umbrella organization of Youth For Understanding and responsible for positioning YFU as an expert in intercultural education, creating partnerships and advancing the organization strategically. Youth For Understanding (YFU) is a volunteer-based global non-profit community driven by the passion of people, consisting of 55+ member organizations across six continents. As a leader in intercultural exchange and educational programs for more than 60 years, YFU has impacted more than 270.000 students – and their host families, schools and networks – and more than 70.000 volunteers. Kea is currently the director of the European umbrella organization of Youth For Understanding and responsible for positioning YFU as an expert in intercultural education, creating partnerships and advancing the organization strategically. Kea is currently the director of the European umbrella organization of Youth For Understanding and responsible for positioning YFU as an expert in intercultural education, creating partnerships and advancing the organization strategically. Youth For Understanding (YFU) is a volunteer-based global non-profit community driven by the passion of people, consisting of 55+ member organizations across six continents. As a leader in intercultural exchange and educational programs for more than 60 years, YFU has impacted more than 270.000 students – and their host families, schools and networks – and more than 70.000 volunteers. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 47:35 101: From Sales Award Winner to World Traveler with Matt Javit https://culturematters.com/101-from-sales-award-winner-to-world-traveler-with-matt-javit/ Mon, 14 May 2018 22:03:37 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7475 https://culturematters.com/101-from-sales-award-winner-to-world-traveler-with-matt-javit/#respond https://culturematters.com/101-from-sales-award-winner-to-world-traveler-with-matt-javit/feed/ 0 Matt Javit was a five-time sales award winner with the international Technology Consulting company that he spent 9 incredible years with but then he left it all behind in February of 2017, along with his vast work network, volunteer efforts, and friends & family, to follow his love of travel with his wife. Matt Javit was a five-time sales award winner with the international Technology Consulting company that he spent 9 incredible years with but then he left it all behind in February of 2017, along with his vast work network, volunteer efforts, Matt Javit was a five-time sales award winner with the international Technology Consulting company that he spent 9 incredible years with but then he left it all behind in February of 2017, along with his vast work network, volunteer efforts, and friends & family, to follow his love of travel with his wife. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 47:35 100: A Culture With Purpose with Alexandria Agresta https://culturematters.com/100-a-culture-with-purpose-with-alexandria-agresta/ Mon, 30 Apr 2018 22:03:05 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7468 https://culturematters.com/100-a-culture-with-purpose-with-alexandria-agresta/#respond https://culturematters.com/100-a-culture-with-purpose-with-alexandria-agresta/feed/ 0 Alexandria believes in creating purposeful communities where people feel a sense of belonging and are empowered to create a real human connection. Alexandria’s why led her to become an advocate for incorporating the human element back into modern business practices. Her leadership and teachings on these principles have earned her recognition by top leaders within Central Florida, and now she's expanding to the West Coast. Alexandria believes in creating purposeful communities where people feel a sense of belonging and are empowered to create a real human connection. - Alexandria’s why led her to become an advocate for incorporating the human element back into modern bu... Alexandria believes in creating purposeful communities where people feel a sense of belonging and are empowered to create a real human connection.<br /> <br /> Alexandria’s why led her to become an advocate for incorporating the human element back into modern business practices.<br /> <br /> Her leadership and teachings on these principles have earned her recognition by top leaders within Central Florida, and now she's expanding to the West Coast. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 42:23 099: Working With a Virtual Assistant from the Philippines https://culturematters.com/099-working-with-a-virtual-assistant-from-the-philippines/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:03:07 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7454 https://culturematters.com/099-working-with-a-virtual-assistant-from-the-philippines/#respond https://culturematters.com/099-working-with-a-virtual-assistant-from-the-philippines/feed/ 0 Nathan Hirsch is a 28-year-old serial entrepreneur who is an expert in hiring online and building eCommerce businesses.   He co-founded his first eCommerce company out of his dorm room in 2009 drop shipping products on Amazon.com and built it to sell over $25 million worth of product over 5 years. While scaling, Nathan discovered the power of outsourcing and ended up building a remote army of freelancers. Nathan Hirsch is a 28-year-old serial entrepreneur who is an expert in hiring online and building eCommerce businesses.   He co-founded his first eCommerce company out of his dorm room in 2009 drop shipping products on Amazon. Nathan Hirsch is a 28-year-old serial entrepreneur who is an expert in hiring online and building eCommerce businesses.<br />  <br /> He co-founded his first eCommerce company out of his dorm room in 2009 drop shipping products on Amazon.com and built it to sell over $25 million worth of product over 5 years.<br /> While scaling, Nathan discovered the power of outsourcing and ended up building a remote army of freelancers. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 47:35 098: Justin Locke Talks About Orchestras, Stupidity, and Rich and Poor in America https://culturematters.com/098-justin-locke-talks-about-orchestras-stupidity-and-rich-and-poor-in-america/ Mon, 02 Apr 2018 22:03:51 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7407 https://culturematters.com/098-justin-locke-talks-about-orchestras-stupidity-and-rich-and-poor-in-america/#respond https://culturematters.com/098-justin-locke-talks-about-orchestras-stupidity-and-rich-and-poor-in-america/feed/ 0 Justin Locke spent 18 years playing bass with the Boston Pops, and gradually transformed into an author, playwright, and speaker. He has written several books that seem appropriate for this podcast. His first book, "Real Men Don't Rehearse", gives an inside look into major orchestra culture. Justin Locke spent 18 years playing bass with the Boston Pops, and gradually transformed into an author, playwright, and speaker. - He has written several books that seem appropriate for this podcast. - His first book, "Real Men Don't Rehearse", Justin Locke spent 18 years playing bass with the Boston Pops, and gradually transformed into an author, playwright, and speaker.<br /> <br /> He has written several books that seem appropriate for this podcast.<br /> <br /> His first book, "Real Men Don't Rehearse", gives an inside look into major orchestra culture. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 47:35 097: Abandoned Places with Henk van Rensbergen https://culturematters.com/abandoned-places-with-henk-van-rensbergen/ Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:03:30 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7368 https://culturematters.com/abandoned-places-with-henk-van-rensbergen/#respond https://culturematters.com/abandoned-places-with-henk-van-rensbergen/feed/ 0 Henk bought his first camera when he was 16 years old with which he started taking pictures of empty factories and forgotten castles. Now he flies around the world as Captain on a Boeing 787. While his crew is relaxing at the local swimming pool, he ventures out to desolated city palaces, overgrown industrial factories or rusted war vessels. Henk bought his first camera when he was 16 years old with which he started taking pictures of empty factories and forgotten castles. - Now he flies around the world as Captain on a Boeing 787. - While his crew is relaxing at the local swimming pool,... Henk bought his first camera when he was 16 years old with which he started taking pictures of empty factories and forgotten castles.<br /> <br /> Now he flies around the world as Captain on a Boeing 787.<br /> <br /> While his crew is relaxing at the local swimming pool, he ventures out to desolated city palaces, overgrown industrial factories or rusted war vessels. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 42:32 096: Claiming Back Your Cultural Identity with Dr. Alain Krapl https://culturematters.com/096-claiming-back-your-cultural-identity-with-dr-alain-krapl/ Mon, 05 Mar 2018 23:03:53 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7318 https://culturematters.com/096-claiming-back-your-cultural-identity-with-dr-alain-krapl/#respond https://culturematters.com/096-claiming-back-your-cultural-identity-with-dr-alain-krapl/feed/ 0 Dr. Alain Krapl is an Associate Professor of Finance and Director of the International Business Program at the Haile/US Bank College of Business. He earned a B.A. and M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Connecticut. His teaching interests include international finance, financial management, and derivatives securities. Dr. Alain Krapl is an Associate Professor of Finance and Director of the International Business Program at the Haile/US Bank College of Business. - He earned a B.A. and M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Ph.D. Dr. Alain Krapl is an Associate Professor of Finance and Director of the International Business Program at the Haile/US Bank College of Business.<br /> <br /> He earned a B.A. and M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Connecticut.<br /> <br /> His teaching interests include international finance, financial management, and derivatives securities. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 45:03 095: Full Circle Sailing Across the World with Monique and Paul https://culturematters.com/095-full-circle-sailing-across-the-world-with-monique-and-paul/ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:03:35 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7299 https://culturematters.com/095-full-circle-sailing-across-the-world-with-monique-and-paul/#respond https://culturematters.com/095-full-circle-sailing-across-the-world-with-monique-and-paul/feed/ 0 Full Circle Sailing with Monique and Paul van der Linden Monique and Paul have been cruizing the globe in their Full Circle Sailing boat since 2011. They have been around the world and are planning to keep on doing this for at least two years (at the time of this writing). Paul is an ex-marketeer and has been sailing longer than Monique. Monique is an ex-stewardess who was looking for someone to go sailing with. They found each other and off they went. With their Full Circle Sailing business, they sometimes take guests for a stretch. Full Circle Sailing with Monique and Paul van der Linden - Monique and Paul have been cruizing the globe in their Full Circle Sailing boat since 2011. - They have been around the world and are planning to keep on doing this for at least two years (at... Full Circle Sailing with Monique and Paul van der Linden<br /> <br /> Monique and Paul have been cruizing the globe in their Full Circle Sailing boat since 2011.<br /> <br /> They have been around the world and are planning to keep on doing this for at least two years (at the time of this writing).<br /> <br /> Paul is an ex-marketeer and has been sailing longer than Monique.<br /> <br /> Monique is an ex-stewardess who was looking for someone to go sailing with.<br /> <br /> They found each other and off they went.<br /> <br /> With their Full Circle Sailing business, they sometimes take guests for a stretch. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 4:07 094: Learning a Language and Cultural Differences with Jesse Abing https://culturematters.com/094-learning-a-language-and-cultural-differences-with-jesse-abing/ Mon, 05 Feb 2018 23:03:49 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7290 Jesse is the Chief Learning Officer at Lingo Live and oversees the development of the company's learning program and coaching community. Focused on situated approaches to learner development, his learning program design leverages meaningful relationships, real-world contexts and behavior change models for optimal impact. His primary mission aims to empower people with the confidence and knowledgeable skills to participate fully and authentically in a target community. Jesse is the Chief Learning Officer at Lingo Live and oversees the development of the company's learning program and coaching community. - Focused on situated approaches to learner development, his learning program design leverages meaningful relation... Jesse is the Chief Learning Officer at Lingo Live and oversees the development of the company's learning program and coaching community.<br /> <br /> Focused on situated approaches to learner development, his learning program design leverages meaningful relationships, real-world contexts and behavior change models for optimal impact.<br /> <br /> His primary mission aims to empower people with the confidence and knowledgeable skills to participate fully and authentically in a target community. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 41:29 093: Mastering American Business Culture with Andy Molinsky https://culturematters.com/093-mastering-american-business-culture-with-andy-molinsky/ Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:03:44 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7241 Andy Molinsky is the author of two books - Global Dexterity and Reach - and is a professor of international management and organizational behavior at Brandeis University in the US. He writes regularly for Harvard Business Review, Inc.com, and Psychology Today and is the creator of the new online course Mastering American Business Culture. Andy Molinsky is the author of two books - Global Dexterity and Reach - and is a professor of international management and organizational behavior at Brandeis University in the US. He writes regularly for Harvard Business Review, Inc.com, Andy Molinsky is the author of two books - Global Dexterity and Reach - and is a professor of international management and organizational behavior at Brandeis University in the US. He writes regularly for Harvard Business Review, Inc.com, and Psychology Today and is the creator of the new online course Mastering American Business Culture. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 41:26 092: Cultural Differences in Astronomy with Dylan Bollen https://culturematters.com/092-cultural-differences-in-astronomy-with-dylan-bollen/ Mon, 08 Jan 2018 23:03:50 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7236 Dylan Bollen, a Ph.D. student in astronomy and astrophysics at KU Leuven University in Belgium, and Macquarie University, in Sydney Australia Dylan Bollen, a Ph.D. student in astronomy and astrophysics at KU Leuven University in Belgium, and Macquarie University, in Sydney Australia Dylan Bollen, a Ph.D. student in astronomy and astrophysics at KU Leuven University in Belgium, and Macquarie University, in Sydney Australia Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 31:27 091: Exceptional Leadership with Ron Carucci https://culturematters.com/091-exceptional-leadership-with-ron-carucci/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:03:15 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7222 Ron Carucci is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries. In addition to being a regular contributor to HBR and Forbes, and has been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, BusinessInsider, MSNBC, Inc, Business Week, Smart Business, and thought leaders. He is the best selling author of 8 books, including the Amazon #1 Rising to Power, the Journey of Exceptional Executive. Ron Carucci is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries. - In addition to being a regular contributor to HBR and Forbes, Ron Carucci is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries.<br /> <br /> In addition to being a regular contributor to HBR and Forbes, and has been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, BusinessInsider, MSNBC, Inc, Business Week, Smart Business, and thought leaders.<br /> <br /> He is the best selling author of 8 books, including the Amazon #1 Rising to Power, the Journey of Exceptional Executive. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 39:38 090: Aging and Staying Young as Possible in Different Cultures with Andrea Maier https://culturematters.com/090-aging-and-staying-young-as-possible-in-different-cultures-with-andrea-maier/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 23:03:43 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7204 Prof. Dr. Dr. Andrea Maier, Professor of General Medicine and Aged Care also connected to The University of Melbourne, Australia, where she is Divisional Director of Medicine and Community Care. Then there is The Royal Melbourne Hospital where she is Professor of Ageing. And if that wasn't enough she also has a chair at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Prof. Dr. Dr. Andrea Maier, Professor of General Medicine and Aged Care also connected to The University of Melbourne, Australia, where she is Divisional Director of Medicine and Community Care. - Then there is The Royal Melbourne Hospital where she i... Prof. Dr. Dr. Andrea Maier, Professor of General Medicine and Aged Care also connected to The University of Melbourne, Australia, where she is Divisional Director of Medicine and Community Care.<br /> <br /> Then there is The Royal Melbourne Hospital where she is Professor of Ageing.<br /> <br /> And if that wasn't enough she also has a chair at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 39:23 089: Learning a Language and Learning a Culture with Tyler Muse https://culturematters.com/089-learning-a-language-and-learning-a-culture-with-tyler-muse/ Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:03:37 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7182 Tyler Muse is the Founder and CEO of Lingo Live, a language learning company he started in 2012 after learning Spanish with a woman in Guatemala, over Skype. Today, Lingo Live helps thousands of working professionals throughout the globe express their authentic voice and communicate more effectively in their jobs through highly-personal one-on-one English communication training. Lingo Live’s mission is to encourage meaningful human connections through learning. Tyler Muse is the Founder and CEO of Lingo Live, a language learning company he started in 2012 after learning Spanish with a woman in Guatemala, over Skype. Today, Lingo Live helps thousands of working professionals throughout the globe express their ... Tyler Muse is the Founder and CEO of Lingo Live, a language learning company he started in 2012 after learning Spanish with a woman in Guatemala, over Skype. Today, Lingo Live helps thousands of working professionals throughout the globe express their authentic voice and communicate more effectively in their jobs through highly-personal one-on-one English communication training. Lingo Live’s mission is to encourage meaningful human connections through learning. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 38:36 088: Reality Based Leadership with Cy Wakeman https://culturematters.com/088-reality-based-leadership-with-cy-wakeman/ Mon, 30 Oct 2017 23:03:50 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7071 Cy Wakeman is a dynamic international keynote speaker, business consultant, New York Times bestselling author, and global thought leader with over 25 years experience cultivating a revolutionary new approach to leadership. Her newest and most anticipated book, No Ego. Cy Wakeman is a dynamic international keynote speaker, business consultant, New York Times bestselling author, and global thought leader with over 25 years experience cultivating a revolutionary new approach to leadership. Cy Wakeman is a dynamic international keynote speaker, business consultant, New York Times bestselling author, and global thought leader with over 25 years experience cultivating a revolutionary new approach to leadership. Her newest and most anticipated book, No Ego. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 11:17 087: International Sports, Rivalry, and Culture with Joe Cobbs https://culturematters.com/087-international-sports-rivalry-and-culture-with-joe-cobbs/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:03:34 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7013 Joe Cobbs is Associate Professor of Sports Business at Northern Kentucky University, and co-founder of KnowRivalry.com. Research, teaching, and industry engagement in the Department of Marketing, Sports Business, and Construction Management. Specialties include team rivalry, international sponsorship, and the business of Formula One racing. Joe Cobbs is Associate Professor of Sports Business at Northern Kentucky University, and co-founder of KnowRivalry.com. - Research, teaching, and industry engagement in the Department of Marketing, Sports Business, and Construction Management. - Joe Cobbs is Associate Professor of Sports Business at Northern Kentucky University, and co-founder of KnowRivalry.com.<br /> <br /> Research, teaching, and industry engagement in the Department of Marketing, Sports Business, and Construction Management.<br /> <br /> Specialties include team rivalry, international sponsorship, and the business of Formula One racing. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 42:55 086: Cultural Psychiatry, the Taliban and ISIS with Neil Aggarwal https://culturematters.com/086-cultural-psychiatry-the-taliban-and-isis-with-neil-aggarwal/ Mon, 02 Oct 2017 22:03:45 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7032 Neil Krishan Aggarwal is a cultural psychiatrist. He is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University, member of the university's Committee on Global Thought, and Fellow with the Truman National Security Project. His research focuses on conceptions of culture and psychology in clinical and forensic mental health settings. Neil Krishan Aggarwal is a cultural psychiatrist. - He is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University, member of the university's Committee on Global Thought, and Fellow with the Truman National Security Project. - Neil Krishan Aggarwal is a cultural psychiatrist.<br /> <br /> He is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University, member of the university's Committee on Global Thought, and Fellow with the Truman National Security Project.<br /> <br /> His research focuses on conceptions of culture and psychology in clinical and forensic mental health settings. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 40:30 085: Protocol, Etiquette, and Cultural Diversity by Jean Paul Wyers https://culturematters.com/085-protocol-etiquette-and-cultural-diversity-by-jean-paul-wyers/ Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:03:16 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6995 Jean Paul Wyers is the founder and director of Protocolbureau, an organization based in The Hague, the Netherlands. Most people associate protocol with etiquette and Royalty, but the official definition of protocol is "how meetings with officials should be organized". In a modern translation, the method of protocol is also used by Protocolbureau to manage meetings and events with VIP’s, large clients and other important stakeholders. Protocolbureau supports organizations at official occasions and in less formal situations such as networking events, fashion shows, and even dance events. 084: The Link Between Language and Culture with Peter Alexander Kerkhof Jean Paul Wyers is the founder and director of Protocolbureau, an organization based in The Hague, the Netherlands.<br /> <br /> Most people associate protocol with etiquette and Royalty, but the official definition of protocol is "how meetings with officials should be organized".<br /> <br /> In a modern translation, the method of protocol is also used by Protocolbureau to manage meetings and events with VIP’s, large clients and other important stakeholders.<br /> <br /> Protocolbureau supports organizations at official occasions and in less formal situations such as networking events, fashion shows, and even dance events. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 40:30 084: The Link Between Language and Culture with Peter Alexander Kerkhof https://culturematters.com/084-the-link-between-language-and-culture-with-peter-alexander-kerkhof/ Mon, 04 Sep 2017 22:03:06 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6976 Peter Alexander Kerkhof's academic position is research fellow at the Linguistics Department of Ghent University, Belgium. Peter Alexander is a historical linguist and philologist of the Old Germanic, Old Romance and Old Celtic languages. "History is the product of our invented past." 084: The Link Between Language and Culture with Peter Alexander Kerkhof Peter Alexander Kerkhof's academic position is research fellow at the Linguistics Department of Ghent University, Belgium. Peter Alexander is a historical linguist and philologist of the Old Germanic, Old Romance and Old Celtic languages.<br /> <br /> "History is the product of our invented past." Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 40:30 Culture Matters Summer 2017 https://culturematters.com/culture-matters-summer-2017/ Fri, 14 Jul 2017 22:03:41 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=7049 It's that time of the year again: Summer + Holidays. That means that for the months July and August there will be no posts on the Culture Matters website. I wish you a fantastic Summer and look forward to seeing you back in September! It's that time of the year again: Summer + Holidays. That means that for the months July and August there will be no posts on the Culture Matters website. I wish you a fantastic Summer and look forward to seeing you back in September! It's that time of the year again: Summer + Holidays.<br /> That means that for the months July and August there will be no posts on the Culture Matters website.<br /> I wish you a fantastic Summer and look forward to seeing you back in September! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 4:29 083: Wedding Planners and Culture. What Do They Have to Do With Each Other? Deborah Moody Explains https://culturematters.com/083-wedding-planners-and-culture-what-do-they-have-to-do-with-each-other-deborah-moody-explains/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:03:52 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6959 Deborah Moody is Executive Director of the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants or ACPWC. The ACPWC offers training and certification courses for wedding and event planners. They also have a membership association which provides continuing education and support for wedding professionals. Her tips to become more culturally competent are: Take the time to do (some) research. So when you come to a new destination or meet new people you know something about that culture. Not all, but something. Be open to new experiences. Realize that new cultures can enrich you. If you can, Travel. Even if it is only within your own country. Set out to make a friend where you go. Deborah Moody is Executive Director of the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants or ACPWC. - The ACPWC offers training and certification courses for wedding and event planners. - They also have a membership association which provi... Deborah Moody is Executive Director of the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants or ACPWC.<br /> <br /> The ACPWC offers training and certification courses for wedding and event planners.<br /> <br /> They also have a membership association which provides continuing education and support for wedding professionals.<br /> <br /> Her tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Take the time to do (some) research. So when you come to a new destination or meet new people you know something about that culture. Not all, but something.<br /> Be open to new experiences. Realize that new cultures can enrich you.<br /> If you can, Travel. Even if it is only within your own country. Set out to make a friend where you go. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 40:30 082: Lonely Planet and Brand Communication in Different Cultures with Laura Lindsay https://culturematters.com/082-lonely-planet-and-brand-communication-in-different-cultures-with-laura-lindsay/ Mon, 12 Jun 2017 22:03:16 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6920 Laura Lindsay is Director of Global Communications at Lonely Planet; an avid traveler she has worked in the travel industry for almost a decade interspersed with visiting over 40 countries. Currently looking after Lonely Planet’s brand communications; Laura is responsible for Lonely Planet’s reputation in the media, profiles of the company’s spokespeople and internal company communication. Most recently, driving the company’s story of transformation from guidebook publisher to multimedia brand. Laura also manages the company’s largest brand campaign, Best in Travel. Be curious. Being curious about your new surroundings, the people, the food is the best way to experience different cultures. Engage with the local people. Go to that man around the corner. Talk to the waiter. Share stories and expertise. Don't always focus on the negative. The food you didn't like, the way you were treated. Although bad experience stories seem to be interesting to tell at birthdays, remembering the good things is really more enjoyable. Laura Lindsay is Director of Global Communications at Lonely Planet; an avid traveler she has worked in the travel industry for almost a decade interspersed with visiting over 40 countries. - Currently looking after Lonely Planet’s brand communication... Laura Lindsay is Director of Global Communications at Lonely Planet; an avid traveler she has worked in the travel industry for almost a decade interspersed with visiting over 40 countries.<br /> <br /> Currently looking after Lonely Planet’s brand communications; Laura is responsible for Lonely Planet’s reputation in the media, profiles of the company’s spokespeople and internal company communication.<br /> <br /> Most recently, driving the company’s story of transformation from guidebook publisher to multimedia brand.<br /> <br /> Laura also manages the company’s largest brand campaign, Best in Travel.<br /> <br /> Be curious. Being curious about your new surroundings, the people, the food is the best way to experience different cultures.<br /> Engage with the local people. Go to that man around the corner. Talk to the waiter. Share stories and expertise.<br /> Don't always focus on the negative. The food you didn't like, the way you were treated. Although bad experience stories seem to be interesting to tell at birthdays, remembering the good things is really more enjoyable. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 40:30 081: Commercial Aviation and Cultural Differences; Ask The Pilot (Patrick Smith) https://culturematters.com/081-commercial-aviation-and-cultural-differences-ask-the-pilot-patrick-smith/ Mon, 29 May 2017 22:03:42 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6890 Ask the Pilot: Patrick Smith Patrick Smith is an airline pilot and the host of www.askthepilot.com. His book is COCKPIT CONFIDENTIAL: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. His tips to become more culturally aware are: Be patient. Patience is a virtue. And this is even truer when you're dealing with different cultures. Be open minded. Ask yourself "what if..." (they were right). Be humble towards the other culture. Let the experience and what is happening around you come to you. Rather than imposing your own thoughts on them. Ask the Pilot: Patrick Smith - Patrick Smith is an airline pilot and the host of www.askthepilot.com. His book is COCKPIT CONFIDENTIAL: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. - Ask the Pilot: Patrick Smith<br /> <br /> Patrick Smith is an airline pilot and the host of www.askthepilot.com. His book is COCKPIT CONFIDENTIAL: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.<br /> <br /> His tips to become more culturally aware are:<br /> <br /> Be patient. Patience is a virtue. And this is even truer when you're dealing with different cultures.<br /> Be open minded. Ask yourself "what if..." (they were right).<br /> Be humble towards the other culture. Let the experience and what is happening around you come to you. Rather than imposing your own thoughts on them. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 40:30 080: The Textile Industry and Culture with Imran Rath https://culturematters.com/080-the-textile-industry-and-culture-with-imran-rath/ Tue, 16 May 2017 10:00:01 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6849 The Textile Industry and Culture with Imran Rath Imran Rath is from Pakistan. He has been living in Belgium since 2005 and is Running a Global Sourcing company in Belgium Since 2005, before that he was living in New York. His tips to become more culturally aware are: When you go and visit a country that you've never visited before make sure to read-up on where you're going. Read something about the history, the differences between North and South, East and West. Take out a map. Make sure that you somewhat understand, from a geographical standpoint, where you will be going. The Textile Industry and Culture with Imran Rath - Imran Rath is from Pakistan. He has been living in Belgium since 2005 and is Running a Global Sourcing company in Belgium Since 2005, before that he was living in New York. - The Textile Industry and Culture with Imran Rath<br /> <br /> Imran Rath is from Pakistan. He has been living in Belgium since 2005 and is Running a Global Sourcing company in Belgium Since 2005, before that he was living in New York.<br /> <br /> His tips to become more culturally aware are:<br /> <br /> When you go and visit a country that you've never visited before make sure to read-up on where you're going. Read something about the history, the differences between North and South, East and West.<br /> Take out a map. Make sure that you somewhat understand, from a geographical standpoint, where you will be going. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 36:35 079: How to Make Your Organization GREAT with Shane Green https://culturematters.com/079-how-to-make-your-organization-great-with-shane-green/ Mon, 01 May 2017 22:03:46 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6725 How to make your organization GREAT, with Shane Green Shane Green, A world-renowned keynote speaker, author of Culture Hacker, and television personality, Shane Green is a business magnate who consults global Fortune 500 leaders on customer experience and organizational culture. Shane draws upon his foundation at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and works in multiple industries to transform your employees’ mindset, experience, and habits to improve customer experience, employee retention, and organizational performance. As a catalyst for the modern service economy, Shane Green and his team inspire companies and their people to move beyond the mundane and out of status quo so they want to exceed the expectations of their internal and external customers. His tips to become more culturally aware are: If your organization has values (and yes, it has values), make sure those values carry meaning to the people working in your organization. And you know what? Fresh them up while you're at it. You'll be surprised how much that will mean to them. Select the right people for your organization. Both for your sake and for their sake. It will take more time, but in the end, it will get you the right people on board and will save you a ton of money avoiding hiring the wrong type of people. What does the first day of work look like for someone new in your organization? Make it an experience rather than a procedure they need to go through. Make them :) at the end of the day. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Email: shane@shgreen.com Get the book Culture Hacker here How to make your organization GREAT, with Shane Green - Shane Green, A world-renowned keynote speaker, author of Culture Hacker, and television personality, Shane Green is a business magnate who consults global Fortune 500 leaders on customer experien... How to make your organization GREAT, with Shane Green<br /> <br /> Shane Green, A world-renowned keynote speaker, author of Culture Hacker, and television personality, Shane Green is a business magnate who consults global Fortune 500 leaders on customer experience and organizational culture.<br /> <br /> Shane draws upon his foundation at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and works in multiple industries to transform your employees’ mindset, experience, and habits to improve customer experience, employee retention, and organizational performance.<br /> <br /> As a catalyst for the modern service economy, Shane Green and his team inspire companies and their people to move beyond the mundane and out of status quo so they want to exceed the expectations of their internal and external customers.<br /> <br /> His tips to become more culturally aware are:<br /> <br /> If your organization has values (and yes, it has values), make sure those values carry meaning to the people working in your organization. And you know what? Fresh them up while you're at it. You'll be surprised how much that will mean to them.<br /> Select the right people for your organization. Both for your sake and for their sake. It will take more time, but in the end, it will get you the right people on board and will save you a ton of money avoiding hiring the wrong type of people.<br /> What does the first day of work look like for someone new in your organization? Make it an experience rather than a procedure they need to go through. Make them :) at the end of the day.<br /> Interview Links<br /> <br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Email: shane@shgreen.com<br /> Get the book Culture Hacker here Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 36:53 078: America Deconstructed with Chai Sohan https://culturematters.com/078-america-deconstructed-with-chai-sohan/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:03:20 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6708 In light of recent times and all the debate about immigrants and refugees around the world, Shaima joined forces with Chaithanya to put forth the stories of immigrants from different backgrounds that have called America home. Her purpose in doing so is to paint a different picture of immigrants and refugees by displaying their side of the stories and the struggles of starting from nothing. In light of recent times and all the debate about immigrants and refugees around the world, Shaima joined forces with Chaithanya to put forth the stories of immigrants from different backgrounds that have called America home. In light of recent times and all the debate about immigrants and refugees around the world, Shaima joined forces with Chaithanya to put forth the stories of immigrants from different backgrounds that have called America home. Her purpose in doing so is to paint a different picture of immigrants and refugees by displaying their side of the stories and the struggles of starting from nothing. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 40:33 077: Traveling Through the Americas with the “Dream-Life” Family https://culturematters.com/077-traveling-through-the-americas-with-the-dream-life-family/ Mon, 03 Apr 2017 22:03:38 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6615 Stefan and his "Dream-Life" family Full-time daddy who travels with the family for many years around the world. Author, blogger, and part of a family that live their dream! Worked 13 years for an international bank in the IT department and headed several multi-cultural teams and projects. His tips to become more culturally aware are: Be very aware of your intention when you deal with other cultures. Don't be shy. If you approach other people with a smile you'll be OK. Go to a Cultural Awareness workshop or course. Period. We're all human beings; don't think in terms of "high-cost employees" and "low-cost employees". This creates a wrong kind of inequality thinking Stefan and his "Dream-Life" family - Full-time daddy who travels with the family for many years around the world. - Author, blogger, and part of a family that live their dream! - Worked 13 years for an international bank in the IT department and hea... Stefan and his "Dream-Life" family<br /> <br /> Full-time daddy who travels with the family for many years around the world.<br /> <br /> Author, blogger, and part of a family that live their dream!<br /> <br /> Worked 13 years for an international bank in the IT department and headed several multi-cultural teams and projects.<br /> <br /> His tips to become more culturally aware are:<br /> <br /> Be very aware of your intention when you deal with other cultures. Don't be shy. If you approach other people with a smile you'll be OK.<br /> Go to a Cultural Awareness workshop or course. Period.<br /> We're all human beings; don't think in terms of "high-cost employees" and "low-cost employees". This creates a wrong kind of inequality thinking Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 43:49 076: The Spanish Dude; Jordan Ellington https://culturematters.com/072-the-spanish-dude-with-jordan-ellington/ Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:03:26 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6388 Jordan is a traveler. And he's spent many of his years in Latin America and Spain. He passes his days perfecting his Spanish, eating fun food, and talking to the people. Never about culture. But always about culture. Jordan is a traveler. And he's spent many of his years in Latin America and Spain. He passes his days perfecting his Spanish, eating fun food, and talking to the people. Never about culture. But always about culture. Jordan is a traveler. And he's spent many of his years in Latin America and Spain. He passes his days perfecting his Spanish, eating fun food, and talking to the people. Never about culture. But always about culture. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 40:49 075: Lonely Planet Writer Lucas Vidgen on Travel and Culture https://culturematters.com/075-lonely-planet-writer-lucas-vidgen-on-travel-and-culture/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 23:03:38 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6586 Lucas has been writing guidebooks for Lonely Planet since 2002, mostly specializing in Latin America.He lived in Guatemala for over 10 years, publishing a magazine and working with local NGOs. He is now based in Melbourne, Australia. Lucas has been writing guidebooks for Lonely Planet since 2002, mostly specializing in Latin America.He lived in Guatemala for over 10 years, publishing a magazine and working with local NGOs. He is now based in Melbourne, Australia. Lucas has been writing guidebooks for Lonely Planet since 2002, mostly specializing in Latin America.He lived in Guatemala for over 10 years, publishing a magazine and working with local NGOs. He is now based in Melbourne, Australia. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 074: What a Bumper Sticker Tells You About American Culture with Alan Rose https://culturematters.com/074-what-a-bumper-sticker-tells-you-about-american-culture-with-alan-rose/ Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:03:09 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6483 Dr. Alan Rose is Professor emeritus of University of Idaho. Born within the sound of bow bells, he has lived in France for three years and spends three months every year in Paris. Dr. Alan Rose is Professor emeritus of University of Idaho. Born within the sound of bow bells, he has lived in France for three years and spends three months every year in Paris. Dr. Alan Rose is Professor emeritus of University of Idaho. Born within the sound of bow bells, he has lived in France for three years and spends three months every year in Paris. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 36:29 073: Perception and Deception by Joe Lurie https://culturematters.com/073-perception-and-deception-by-joe-lurie/ Mon, 06 Feb 2017 23:03:03 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6466 Joe Lurie, Author of the Award Winning, Perception, And Deception, A Mind-Opening Journey Across Cultures, is Executive Director Emeritus of UC Berkeley's International House where he served for two decades. Currently a cross-cultural communications, speaker and university lecturer, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya and directed academic programs abroad in Ghana, France, and Kenya for the School for International Training. Joe Lurie, Author of the Award Winning, Perception, And Deception, A Mind-Opening Journey Across Cultures, is Executive Director Emeritus of UC Berkeley's International House where he served for two decades. Currently a cross-cultural communications, Joe Lurie, Author of the Award Winning, Perception, And Deception, A Mind-Opening Journey Across Cultures, is Executive Director Emeritus of UC Berkeley's International House where he served for two decades. Currently a cross-cultural communications, speaker and university lecturer, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya and directed academic programs abroad in Ghana, France, and Kenya for the School for International Training. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 40:48 072: History in the Eyes of Culture with Joseph Amato https://culturematters.com/072-history-in-the-eyes-of-culture-with-joseph-amato/ Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:03:22 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6475 Joe Amato began teaching at Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) in Marshall, Minnesota where he was a founder and chair of the History Department. He taught a range of courses in European intellectual and cultural history with a particular interest in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, German, Italian, and French histories and European rural life, as well as taught ethics and introductory social science courses. Joe has given countless lectures and talks on a variety of subjects in the region, throughout the state, Midwest, and at national conferences. Reading and speaking a variety of European languages—Italian, French, Russian, Spanish, and German (and some Biblical Greek) He is widely traveled in Western Europe from the British Isles and the Netherlands to southern Italy, Greece, and Sicily. Joe Amato began teaching at Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) in Marshall, Minnesota where he was a founder and chair of the History Department. He taught a range of courses in European intellectual and cultural history with a particular inte... Joe Amato began teaching at Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) in Marshall, Minnesota where he was a founder and chair of the History Department. He taught a range of courses in European intellectual and cultural history with a particular interest in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, German, Italian, and French histories and European rural life, as well as taught ethics and introductory social science courses. Joe has given countless lectures and talks on a variety of subjects in the region, throughout the state, Midwest, and at national conferences. Reading and speaking a variety of European languages—Italian, French, Russian, Spanish, and German (and some Biblical Greek)<br /> He is widely traveled in Western Europe from the British Isles and the Netherlands to southern Italy, Greece, and Sicily. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 071: Working With Virtual Teams with Jelle Mattelaer https://culturematters.com/071-working-with-virtual-teams-with-jelle-mattelaer/ Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:03:32 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6240 Jelle is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for people, cultures, technology, design, and food. With his company Zeropoint he works with virtual teams from Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Together with his colleague Bart van Loon, he has been dealing with virtual teams for the last 7 years. Jelle is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for people, cultures, technology, design, and food. With his company Zeropoint he works with virtual teams from Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Together with his colleague Bart van Loon, Jelle is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for people, cultures, technology, design, and food. With his company Zeropoint he works with virtual teams from Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Together with his colleague Bart van Loon, he has been dealing with virtual teams for the last 7 years. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 2016 Year-End Podcast and Videocast https://culturematters.com/2016-year-end-podcast-and-videocast/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 23:03:15 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6405 Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 13:43 070: Travelling the World After Selling Everything You Have with Palle Bo https://culturematters.com/070-travelling-the-world-after-selling-everything-you-have-with-palle-bo/ Mon, 12 Dec 2016 23:03:07 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6212 Palle is a Danish podcaster and radio journalist traveling to every country in the world. Palle is a Danish podcaster and radio journalist traveling to every country in the world. Palle is a Danish podcaster and radio journalist traveling to every country in the world. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 069: France and the French; A Danish Perspective with Mathilde Bruun Larsen https://culturematters.com/069-france-and-the-french-a-danish-perspective-with-mathilde-bruun-larsen/ Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:03:54 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6151 Mathilde is a 24-year old Master’s student at Copenhagen Business School within the field of business, language, and culture. She is currently doing an internship in Paris for a company that provides business assistance to Danish companies in France and helps Danish companies overcome the cultural barriers that exist between the two countries. Mathilde is a 24-year old Master’s student at Copenhagen Business School within the field of business, language, and culture. She is currently doing an internship in Paris for a company that provides business assistance to Danish companies in France an... Mathilde is a 24-year old Master’s student at Copenhagen Business School within the field of business, language, and culture. She is currently doing an internship in Paris for a company that provides business assistance to Danish companies in France and helps Danish companies overcome the cultural barriers that exist between the two countries. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 068: The Truth About Nigeria with Odinaka Lavender Ekweremadu https://culturematters.com/068-the-truth-about-nigeria-with-odinaka-lavender-ekweremadu/ Mon, 14 Nov 2016 23:03:25 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=6076 Odi (his calling name) just completed his Master degree program at Anglia Ruskin University, Uk, Cambridge, where he took a class in Intercultural Communication to help him realize his dream to make Nigeria a better country. Odi (his calling name) just completed his Master degree program at Anglia Ruskin University, Uk, Cambridge, where he took a class in Intercultural Communication to help him realize his dream to make Nigeria a better country. Odi (his calling name) just completed his Master degree program at Anglia Ruskin University, Uk, Cambridge, where he took a class in Intercultural Communication to help him realize his dream to make Nigeria a better country. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 32:07 067: Doing Business in Russia Part II; With Natasha Aksenova https://culturematters.com/067-doing-business-in-russia-part-ii-with-natasha-aksenova/ Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:03:44 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=5931 Natasha Aksenova is specializing on doing business in Russia and communicating effectively with Russians. She has been exposed to different cultures, studies, and work-wise, for the last 16 years, having lived and worked across the world, in Russia, the US, Germany, and in the UK. Natasha gained her practical business experience, having worked in media industries for over 11 years. Natasha’s work included acting as a mediator between Russian, Kazakh, Ukrainian and English teams, bridging any possible gaps, identifying and resolving issues and problems and, ultimately, making projects happen. Now she consults on doing business in Russia from the communications perspective and is a published author of a series of articles about doing business in Russia. Natasha Aksenova is specializing on doing business in Russia and communicating effectively with Russians. She has been exposed to different cultures, studies, and work-wise, for the last 16 years, having lived and worked across the world, in Russia, Natasha Aksenova is specializing on doing business in Russia and communicating effectively with Russians. She has been exposed to different cultures, studies, and work-wise, for the last 16 years, having lived and worked across the world, in Russia, the US, Germany, and in the UK. Natasha gained her practical business experience, having worked in media industries for over 11 years. Natasha’s work included acting as a mediator between Russian, Kazakh, Ukrainian and English teams, bridging any possible gaps, identifying and resolving issues and problems and, ultimately, making projects happen. Now she consults on doing business in Russia from the communications perspective and is a published author of a series of articles about doing business in Russia. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 46:17 066: How Do You Visit ALL Countries in the World Before You’re 28 Years Old? With Henrik Jeppesen https://culturematters.com/066-how-do-you-visit-all-countries-in-the-world-before-youre-28-years-old-with-henrik-jeppesen/ Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:19:23 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=5925 Henrik Jeppesen visited every country in the world just before his 28th birthday. Henrik Jeppesen visited every country in the world just before his 28th birthday. Henrik Jeppesen visited every country in the world just before his 28th birthday. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 39:54 065: Inclusive Talent Management with Stephen Frost https://culturematters.com/065-inclusive-talent-management-with-stephen-frost/ Mon, 03 Oct 2016 22:03:03 +0000 https://culturematters.com/?p=5918 Stephen Frost is Head of Diversity and Inclusion for KPMG UK. He served as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2007-2012. He was educated as a Hertford College Scholar at Oxford University and a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University. He also teaches inclusive leadership at Harvard Business School and an extended class at Sciences Po in Paris. He advises several organizations and governments worldwide and is the author of the book The Inclusion Imperative. Stephen Frost is Head of Diversity and Inclusion for KPMG UK. He served as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2007-2012. He was educated as a Hertford College Scholar at Oxford University and a Fulbrig... Stephen Frost is Head of Diversity and Inclusion for KPMG UK. He served as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2007-2012. He was educated as a Hertford College Scholar at Oxford University and a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University. He also teaches inclusive leadership at Harvard Business School and an extended class at Sciences Po in Paris. He advises several organizations and governments worldwide and is the author of the book The Inclusion Imperative. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 39:19 064: What to do as an Expat in a New Country with Audrey Mezas https://culturematters.com/064-what-to-do-as-an-expat-in-a-new-country-with-audrey-mezas/ Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:03:28 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5867 Audrey Mezas is the Dutch owner of Expat in Amsterdam. She is an Expat/Executive Personal Assistant to athletes, professors, families, international entrepreneurs and business executives. The difference between Audrey and say a relocation company is that she delivers "tailor-made personal" service for each of her clients and accompanying them almost everywhere they need to be. Audrey also trains teams in Executive Excellence and has moved 17 times and lived on four continents. Audrey is the "Expat in Amsterdam." Audrey Mezas is the Dutch owner of Expat in Amsterdam. She is an Expat/Executive Personal Assistant to athletes, professors, families, international entrepreneurs and business executives. The difference between Audrey and say a relocation company is th... Audrey Mezas is the Dutch owner of Expat in Amsterdam. She is an Expat/Executive Personal Assistant to athletes, professors, families, international entrepreneurs and business executives. The difference between Audrey and say a relocation company is that she delivers "tailor-made personal" service for each of her clients and accompanying them almost everywhere they need to be. Audrey also trains teams in Executive Excellence and has moved 17 times and lived on four continents. Audrey is the "Expat in Amsterdam." Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 12:15 063: What You Should Know About International Law & Culture https://culturematters.com/063-what-you-should-know-about-international-law-culture/ Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:03:32 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5864 Jeri Weber, a US American lawyer knows about the demands of the legal profession and working with other cultures. She spent the first 18
 years of life viewing the world through her US perspective. Jeri Weber, a US American lawyer knows about the demands of the legal profession and working with other cultures. She spent the first 18
 years of life viewing the world through her US perspective. Jeri Weber, a US American lawyer knows about the demands of the legal profession and working with other cultures. She spent the first 18
 years of life viewing the world through her US perspective. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 062: Insourcing from Pakistan and Sri Lanka by Bart van Loon https://culturematters.com/062-insourcing-from-pakistan-and-sri-lanka-by-bart-van-loon/ Mon, 06 Jun 2016 22:03:16 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5852 About This Week's Guest Bart van Loon After volunteering for the United Nations in the aftermath of the Kashmir Earthquake in 2005, Bart realized the potential of the South Asian labor market in Europe. Ever since he is building long lasting professional relationships between companies and employees spanning the globe. His tips to become more culturally competent are: Always realize that when it comes to communication that this is a shared responsibility. It is a 50% sender and a 50% receiver thing. Don't stereotype when you're dealing with individuals. When you're dealing with one person, you're not dealing with the "average" person from that culture. So be careful with this. Have patience when you're dealing with someone from another culture. Take for instance the English language (or for that matter any language that two people share to communicate): The first time a Brit will speak to someone from Pakistan, (s)he might face some difficulty in understanding. But give it some time and before you know it you won't even hear the differences in accents. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Bart's personal website: http://bbbart.be Email: bart@zeropoint.hr Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Bart van Loon - After volunteering for the United Nations in the aftermath of the Kashmir Earthquake in 2005, Bart realized the potential of the South Asian labor market in Europe. - About This Week's Guest<br /> Bart van Loon<br /> <br /> After volunteering for the United Nations in the aftermath of the Kashmir Earthquake in 2005, Bart realized the potential of the South Asian labor market in Europe.<br /> <br /> Ever since he is building long lasting professional relationships between companies and employees spanning the globe.<br /> <br /> His tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Always realize that when it comes to communication that this is a shared responsibility. It is a 50% sender and a 50% receiver thing.<br /> Don't stereotype when you're dealing with individuals. When you're dealing with one person, you're not dealing with the "average" person from that culture. So be careful with this.<br /> Have patience when you're dealing with someone from another culture. Take for instance the English language (or for that matter any language that two people share to communicate): The first time a Brit will speak to someone from Pakistan, (s)he might face some difficulty in understanding. But give it some time and before you know it you won't even hear the differences in accents.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Bart's personal website: http://bbbart.be<br /> Email: bart@zeropoint.hr<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 061: How to Effectively Work With Remote Teams with Hugo Messer https://culturematters.com/061-how-to-effectively-work-with-remote-teams-with-hugo-messer/ Mon, 23 May 2016 22:03:22 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5839 About This Week's Guest Hugo Messer Hugo Messer has been building and managing teams around the world for over 10 years. His passion is to enable people that are spread across cultures, geography and time zones to cooperate. Whether it’s offshoring or nearshoring, he knows what it takes to make a global collaboration work. His 6 tips to become more culturally competent are: Focus on creating one team or one partnership. Invest time in this and try to get away from an "us versus them feeling". Take time to think about how you will work remotely. Do this before you actually start executing and working. When you're developing software, use an iterative framework like Scrum. Make the process incremental. You need people with empathy on location in order to find was to get across the cultural hurdles. Use daily "standup" meetings. Get together (virtually) every day for 5 to 10 minutes in order to re-align where everyone is. This way you can truly build a remote virtual team. It is crucial that everyone in the team is on the same page. They should all be aligned with each other. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: To get all the ebooks that Hugo wrote: http://ekipa.co/ebooks Email: hugo@ekipa.com An earlier podcast with Lisette Sutherland on how to work with virtual teams Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Hugo Messer - Hugo Messer has been building and managing teams around the world for over 10 years. - His passion is to enable people that are spread across cultures, geography and time zones to cooperate. - About This Week's Guest<br /> Hugo Messer<br /> <br /> Hugo Messer has been building and managing teams around the world for over 10 years.<br /> <br /> His passion is to enable people that are spread across cultures, geography and time zones to cooperate.<br /> <br /> Whether it’s offshoring or nearshoring, he knows what it takes to make a global collaboration work.<br /> <br /> His 6 tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Focus on creating one team or one partnership. Invest time in this and try to get away from an "us versus them feeling".<br /> Take time to think about how you will work remotely. Do this before you actually start executing and working.<br /> When you're developing software, use an iterative framework like Scrum. Make the process incremental.<br /> You need people with empathy on location in order to find was to get across the cultural hurdles.<br /> Use daily "standup" meetings. Get together (virtually) every day for 5 to 10 minutes in order to re-align where everyone is. This way you can truly build a remote virtual team.<br /> It is crucial that everyone in the team is on the same page. They should all be aligned with each other.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> To get all the ebooks that Hugo wrote: http://ekipa.co/ebooks<br /> Email: hugo@ekipa.com<br /> An earlier podcast with Lisette Sutherland on how to work with virtual teams<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 060: Everything About Russian Culture You Did Not Know by Jeroen Ketting https://culturematters.com/060-everything-about-russian-culture-you-did-not-know-by-jeroen-ketting/ Mon, 09 May 2016 22:03:19 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5816 About This Week's Guest Jeroen Ketting Jeroen Ketting is a Dutch business advisor, author, and speaker who has helped hundreds of companies succeed in the challenging Russian market. His thought leadership and contributions to the public debate have made him a sought-after expert on Russia for both governments and media. His thought leadership and contributions to the public debate have made him a sought-after expert on Russia for both governments and media.Ketting's extensive Russian network, experience and practical advice are invaluable for companies looking to do business in Russia Ketting's extensive Russian network, experience and practical advice are invaluable for companies looking to do business in Russia. His 3 (plus a bonus) tips to become more culturally competent are: Only deal with Russia if you enjoy dealing with Russians in Russia. Look at the country and it's people as a glass being half full, rather than half empty. You'll be more effective and efficient if you leave your own viewpoints behind, but with that, you don't have to become Russian (you can't and you won't). You play soccer/football with soccer/football rules. You don't play soccer/football with rugby rules. Play "the game" like the game should be played in the country that you're playing it. Make sure you get introduced to Russia. Business cards alone won't do it. Understand what you're getting yourself into. Follow a course, get a workshop, get some coaching, read a book. Start before you're even in Russia with this. (Bonus) Try to understand and accept (the Russians); don't be judgemental. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Simply Google "Ketting Russia" This will bring you the website: http://www.thelighthousegroup.ru/gb/ Otherwise, get in touch with me and I will give you the details of Jeroen. Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Jeroen Ketting - Jeroen Ketting is a Dutch business advisor, author, and speaker who has helped hundreds of companies succeed in the challenging Russian market. - His thought leadership and contributions to the public debate ... About This Week's Guest<br /> Jeroen Ketting<br /> <br /> Jeroen Ketting is a Dutch business advisor, author, and speaker who has helped hundreds of companies succeed in the challenging Russian market.<br /> <br /> His thought leadership and contributions to the public debate have made him a sought-after expert on Russia for both governments and media.<br /> <br /> His thought leadership and contributions to the public debate have made him a sought-after expert on Russia for both governments and media.Ketting's extensive Russian network, experience and practical advice are invaluable for companies looking to do business in Russia<br /> <br /> Ketting's extensive Russian network, experience and practical advice are invaluable for companies looking to do business in Russia.<br /> <br /> His 3 (plus a bonus) tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Only deal with Russia if you enjoy dealing with Russians in Russia. Look at the country and it's people as a glass being half full, rather than half empty.<br /> You'll be more effective and efficient if you leave your own viewpoints behind, but with that, you don't have to become Russian (you can't and you won't). You play soccer/football with soccer/football rules. You don't play soccer/football with rugby rules. Play "the game" like the game should be played in the country that you're playing it.<br /> Make sure you get introduced to Russia. Business cards alone won't do it. Understand what you're getting yourself into. Follow a course, get a workshop, get some coaching, read a book. Start before you're even in Russia with this.<br /> (Bonus) Try to understand and accept (the Russians); don't be judgemental.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Simply Google "Ketting Russia" This will bring you the website: http://www.thelighthousegroup.ru/gb/<br /> Otherwise, get in touch with me and I will give you the details of Jeroen.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 39:56 059: Silicon Valley and Startups. The Inside Story; Bjoern Lasse Herrmann https://culturematters.com/059-silicon-valley-and-startups-the-inside-story-bjoern-lasse-herrmann/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:03:10 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5671 About This Week's Guest Bjoern Lasse Herrmann Bjoern was born in Germany, and has become a recognized entrepreneur and expert on data products for businesses, performance benchmarking and business ecosystems.Most recently his team & Most recently his team & he set out to decrease the massive failure rate of businesses by transforming the business world from instinct driven to data driven. The first product Compass.co (no M!) now serves thousands of E-Commerce businesses around the world. His tip to become more culturally competent (there's only one) is: Be really interested in the other culture. In other words, don't be interesting, but be interested. Open up and engage with the other culture(s) you're working with. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bjoernlasse Twitter: https://twitter.com/bjoernlasse Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Bjoern Lasse Herrmann - Bjoern was born in Germany, and has become a recognized entrepreneur and expert on data products for businesses, performance benchmarking and business ecosystems.Most recently his team & - About This Week's Guest<br /> Bjoern Lasse Herrmann<br /> <br /> Bjoern was born in Germany, and has become a recognized entrepreneur and expert on data products for businesses, performance benchmarking and business ecosystems.Most recently his team &<br /> <br /> Most recently his team & he set out to decrease the massive failure rate of businesses by transforming the business world from instinct driven to data driven.<br /> <br /> The first product Compass.co (no M!) now serves thousands of E-Commerce businesses around the world.<br /> <br /> His tip to become more culturally competent (there's only one) is:<br /> <br /> Be really interested in the other culture. In other words, don't be interesting, but be interested. Open up and engage with the other culture(s) you're working with.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bjoernlasse<br /> Twitter: https://twitter.com/bjoernlasse<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 47:02 058: Here’s the Most UPBEAT News From Iraq; Paul MacAlindin https://culturematters.com/058-heres-the-most-upbeat-news-from-iraq-paul-macalindin/ Mon, 11 Apr 2016 22:03:59 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5661 About This Week's Guest Paul MacAlindin Paul MacAlindin is an internationally renowned conductor and author of "UPBEAT: the story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq". He led the orchestra from 2008- 2014 in Iraq, France, Germany and Britain, solving enormous hurdles of culture, language and education along the way. The National Youth Orchestra of Iraq is by far the most challenging and rich intercultural experience of his career. UPBEAT is out on August the 18th 2016. His three tips to become more culturally competent are: Know yourself culturally. Realize that you're the fish in your own bowl and that you might not know enough about your own culture. If you do this, you can realize that you're different than the other person but you can still work together. If you can, learn another one or two languages. Although not easy, it helps tremendously in overcoming cultural differences. Learn to laugh at yourself. Remember, when it's about culture, it's not about them. It is about you! Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: LinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/in/conductor Twitter: @paulmacalindin Email: macalindin@hotmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/macalindin/ Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Paul MacAlindin - Paul MacAlindin is an internationally renowned conductor and author of "UPBEAT: the story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq". - He led the orchestra from 2008- 2014 in Iraq, France, About This Week's Guest<br /> Paul MacAlindin<br /> <br /> Paul MacAlindin is an internationally renowned conductor and author of "UPBEAT: the story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq".<br /> <br /> He led the orchestra from 2008- 2014 in Iraq, France, Germany and Britain, solving enormous hurdles of culture, language and education along the way.<br /> <br /> The National Youth Orchestra of Iraq is by far the most challenging and rich intercultural experience of his career. UPBEAT is out on August the 18th 2016.<br /> <br /> His three tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Know yourself culturally. Realize that you're the fish in your own bowl and that you might not know enough about your own culture. If you do this, you can realize that you're different than the other person but you can still work together.<br /> If you can, learn another one or two languages. Although not easy, it helps tremendously in overcoming cultural differences.<br /> Learn to laugh at yourself. Remember, when it's about culture, it's not about them. It is about you!<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> LinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/in/conductor<br /> Twitter: @paulmacalindin<br /> Email: macalindin@hotmail.com<br /> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/macalindin/<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 44:41 057: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business; Professor Erin Meyer https://culturematters.com/057-breaking-through-the-invisible-boundaries-of-global-business-professor-erin-meyer/ Mon, 28 Mar 2016 22:03:52 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5341 About This Week's Guest Professor Erin Meyer Erin Meyer is a professor and INSEAD, one of the top international business schools and the author of the best-selling book “The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business”. She is here to speak with us today about how national cultural differences impact day to day interaction. Her three tips to become more culturally competent are: Learn as much as you can about the culture(s) you work with. When you work with more than one culture also make sure that you understand the relative differences. In other words, how does one culture perceive the others and vice versa. Be humble; Humility is everything. Make no mistake, every culture has one or more benefits. By being humble, you might discover just what it is. Be curious. Even if you have lots and lots of experience and if you think "You Get It". You can always learn more. ABC=Always Be Curious. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Website: http://erinmeyer.com Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Professor Erin Meyer - Erin Meyer is a professor and INSEAD, one of the top international business schools and the author of the best-selling book “The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business”... About This Week's Guest<br /> Professor Erin Meyer<br /> <br /> Erin Meyer is a professor and INSEAD, one of the top international business schools and the author of the best-selling book “The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business”.<br /> <br /> She is here to speak with us today about how national cultural differences impact day to day interaction.<br /> <br /> Her three tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Learn as much as you can about the culture(s) you work with. When you work with more than one culture also make sure that you understand the relative differences. In other words, how does one culture perceive the others and vice versa.<br /> Be humble; Humility is everything. Make no mistake, every culture has one or more benefits. By being humble, you might discover just what it is.<br /> Be curious. Even if you have lots and lots of experience and if you think "You Get It". You can always learn more. ABC=Always Be Curious.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Website: http://erinmeyer.com<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 35:39 056: How Samba Can Create a Culture; Alfredo Behrens https://culturematters.com/056-how-salsa-can-create-a-culture-alfredo-behrens/ Mon, 14 Mar 2016 23:03:38 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5236 About This Week's Guest Alfredo Behrens Alfredo strongly believes in drawing management lessons from indigenous organizations to increase the efficacy of teamwork. He offers a Brazilian Carnival Parade training module to this effect. Alfredo holds a Ph.D. degree awarded by the University of Cambridge, he already lectured at Princeton University and London Business School. He currently lectures with Harvard Business School Publishing and FIA Business School in São Paulo. Alfredo collaborates with environments such as the Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times. He authored over 30 articles besides several books, like "Culture and Management in the America"s, published by Stanford University Press, 2009. His three tips to become more culturally competent are: Self-awareness. How well do you know yourself in relationship to the other(s)? See foreign films. It will give you an overview of life in a different culture. And it's cost effective as well! If you can, travel. But don't go for the all inclusive package deals. Instead, make sure you go out and speak to the local people. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Email: 0800Alfredo@gmail.com Website: http://alfredobehrens.com Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Alfredo Behrens - Alfredo strongly believes in drawing management lessons from indigenous organizations to increase the efficacy of teamwork. - He offers a Brazilian Carnival Parade training module to this effect. - About This Week's Guest<br /> Alfredo Behrens<br /> <br /> Alfredo strongly believes in drawing management lessons from indigenous organizations to increase the efficacy of teamwork.<br /> <br /> He offers a Brazilian Carnival Parade training module to this effect.<br /> <br /> Alfredo holds a Ph.D. degree awarded by the University of Cambridge, he already lectured at Princeton University and London Business School.<br /> <br /> He currently lectures with Harvard Business School Publishing and FIA Business School in São Paulo.<br /> <br /> Alfredo collaborates with environments such as the Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times.<br /> <br /> He authored over 30 articles besides several books, like "Culture and Management in the America"s, published by Stanford University Press, 2009.<br /> <br /> His three tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Self-awareness. How well do you know yourself in relationship to the other(s)?<br /> See foreign films. It will give you an overview of life in a different culture. And it's cost effective as well!<br /> If you can, travel. But don't go for the all inclusive package deals. Instead, make sure you go out and speak to the local people.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Email: 0800Alfredo@gmail.com<br /> Website: http://alfredobehrens.com<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 41:32 055: How to Work With Virtual Teams Across the World; Lisette Sutherland https://culturematters.com/055-how-to-work-with-virtual-teams-across-the-world-lisette-sutherland/ Mon, 29 Feb 2016 23:03:24 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5223 About This Week's Guest Lisette Sutherland Lisette is the Director at CollaborationSuperpowers.com, a company that helps teams work together from anywhere. She is also a Funder of Happy Melly, a company helping to globalize companies that are improving the lives of knowledge workers. With over 10 years experience with web-based collaboration tools and online community management, her goal is to get the best people working together regardless of location. Her three tips to become more culturally competent are: Slow down. Ask what you don't know. Although you might not know what you don't know (a blind spot) still ask questions and more questions. When working virtually, you can create a Holiday Calendar. Holidays are important in every country and this way you can find out more about the other culture by asking why the holiday is and how it is celebrated. Create a "Personal Map"; like a mind map, but then you put your name in the middle. Around your name, you write things about yourself. But you don't explain it yourself, you let your virtual team members ask what they see. This is a great way to get to know each other and do virtual team building. Create a virtual water cooler or  "Kitty talk" (this is explained in the podcast). This means that you simply pick a time when you all meet online and just chat. Not about work per se. This can be about everything. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Twitter: @lightling Website: http://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com/ Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Lisette Sutherland - Lisette is the Director at CollaborationSuperpowers.com, a company that helps teams work together from anywhere. - She is also a Funder of Happy Melly, a company helping to globalize companies that are im... About This Week's Guest<br /> Lisette Sutherland<br /> <br /> Lisette is the Director at CollaborationSuperpowers.com, a company that helps teams work together from anywhere.<br /> <br /> She is also a Funder of Happy Melly, a company helping to globalize companies that are improving the lives of knowledge workers.<br /> <br /> With over 10 years experience with web-based collaboration tools and online community management, her goal is to get the best people working together regardless of location.<br /> <br /> Her three tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Slow down. Ask what you don't know. Although you might not know what you don't know (a blind spot) still ask questions and more questions. When working virtually, you can create a Holiday Calendar. Holidays are important in every country and this way you can find out more about the other culture by asking why the holiday is and how it is celebrated.<br /> Create a "Personal Map"; like a mind map, but then you put your name in the middle. Around your name, you write things about yourself. But you don't explain it yourself, you let your virtual team members ask what they see. This is a great way to get to know each other and do virtual team building.<br /> Create a virtual water cooler or  "Kitty talk" (this is explained in the podcast). This means that you simply pick a time when you all meet online and just chat. Not about work per se. This can be about everything.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Twitter: @lightling<br /> Website: http://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com/<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 42:48 054: What Startups are Facing Internationally; Trajan King https://culturematters.com/054-what-startups-are-facing-internationally-trajan-king/ Mon, 15 Feb 2016 23:03:10 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5218 About This Week's Guest Trajan King Trajan has worked and lived in 6 countries, speaks a handful of languages and works for clients worldwide.He's consulted for Apple, Adobe, Yahoo!, eBay, IBM and others.  He currently runs a membership community for entrepreneurs, InvincibleStartup.com. After starting over 15 companies, running a couple of multi-million dollar companies, working on both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, he helps companies worldwide grow and earn more money. He's consulted for Apple, Adobe, Yahoo!, eBay, IBM and others.He currently runs a membership community for entrepreneurs, InvincibleStartup.com. After starting over 15 companies, running a couple of multi-million dollar companies, working on both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, he helps companies worldwide grow and earn more money. He currently runs a membership community for entrepreneurs, InvincibleStartup.com.After starting over 15 companies, running a couple of multi-million dollar companies, working on both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, he helps companies worldwide grow and earn more money. After starting over 15 companies, running a couple of multi-million dollar companies, working on both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, he helps companies worldwide grow and earn more money. His three tips to become more culturally competent are: Meet people from different cultures and take an interest in them. See what you can learn from them first. Don't just watch the news and make your judgement from this. Watch different sources of news, watch a YouTube video on the culture, open an English newspaper site from that specific country. Learn a bit of the language. It shows respect and even if you get it wrong people will appreciate you for it. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Twitter: @trajanking Website: http://inviciblestartup.com Do's and Don'ts in International business Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Trajan King - Trajan has worked and lived in 6 countries, speaks a handful of languages and works for clients worldwide.He's consulted for Apple, Adobe, Yahoo!, eBay, IBM and others. About This Week's Guest<br /> Trajan King<br /> <br /> Trajan has worked and lived in 6 countries, speaks a handful of languages and works for clients worldwide.He's consulted for Apple, Adobe, Yahoo!, eBay, IBM and others.  He currently runs a membership community for entrepreneurs, InvincibleStartup.com. After starting over 15 companies, running a couple of multi-million dollar companies, working on both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, he helps companies worldwide grow and earn more money.<br /> <br /> He's consulted for Apple, Adobe, Yahoo!, eBay, IBM and others.He currently runs a membership community for entrepreneurs, InvincibleStartup.com. After starting over 15 companies, running a couple of multi-million dollar companies, working on both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, he helps companies worldwide grow and earn more money.<br /> <br /> He currently runs a membership community for entrepreneurs, InvincibleStartup.com.After starting over 15 companies, running a couple of multi-million dollar companies, working on both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, he helps companies worldwide grow and earn more money.<br /> <br /> After starting over 15 companies, running a couple of multi-million dollar companies, working on both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, he helps companies worldwide grow and earn more money.<br /> <br /> His three tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Meet people from different cultures and take an interest in them. See what you can learn from them first.<br /> Don't just watch the news and make your judgement from this. Watch different sources of news, watch a YouTube video on the culture, open an English newspaper site from that specific country.<br /> Learn a bit of the language. It shows respect and even if you get it wrong people will appreciate you for it.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Twitter: @trajanking<br /> Website: http://inviciblestartup.com<br /> Do's and Don'ts in International business<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 35:58 053: Don’t Mention the Word Culture When You Talk About Culture; Tim Kuppler https://culturematters.com/053-dont-mention-the-word-culture-when-you-talk-about-culture-tim-kuppler/ Mon, 01 Feb 2016 23:03:09 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5210 About This Week's Guest Tim Kuppler Tim is the Director of Culture & Organization Development with Human Synergistics. He also founded CultureUniversity.com which features insights from top culture experts. He led major performance and culture transformations regionally and globally as an automotive supplier executive so he has loads of practical experience.  He now collaborates with many culture experts and focuses on driving meaningful change in the world through culture awareness, education, and action. His three tips to become more culturally competent are: Understand Culture Fundamentals from the top expert in the world. Commit to a personal and organisational learning journey. If you're changing your organisational culture it is not a one-time effort. You have to connect your first initiatives to either a top problem, challenge or goal. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Email: http://www.cultureuniversity.com/contact-us/ Website: http://cultureuniversity.com Human Synergistics Website: www.HumanSynergistics.com Human Synergistics Blog: www.ConstructiveCulture.com Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Tim Kuppler - Tim is the Director of Culture & Organization Development with Human Synergistics. He also founded CultureUniversity.com which features insights from top culture experts. About This Week's Guest<br /> Tim Kuppler<br /> <br /> Tim is the Director of Culture & Organization Development with Human Synergistics. He also founded CultureUniversity.com which features insights from top culture experts. He led major performance and culture transformations regionally and globally as an automotive supplier executive so he has loads of practical experience.  He now collaborates with many culture experts and focuses on driving meaningful change in the world through culture awareness, education, and action.<br /> <br /> His three tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Understand Culture Fundamentals from the top expert in the world.<br /> Commit to a personal and organisational learning journey. If you're changing your organisational culture it is not a one-time effort.<br /> You have to connect your first initiatives to either a top problem, challenge or goal.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Email: http://www.cultureuniversity.com/contact-us/<br /> Website: http://cultureuniversity.com<br /> Human Synergistics Website: www.HumanSynergistics.com<br /> Human Synergistics Blog: www.ConstructiveCulture.com<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 32:08 052: How to do Business in China; The Five Best Tips by Jeanne Boden https://culturematters.com/052-how-to-do-business-in-china-the-five-best-tips-by-jeanne-boden/ Mon, 18 Jan 2016 23:03:01 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5203 About This Week's Guest Jeanne Boden Jeanne Boden is Managing Director at ChinaConduct, a company specializing in training and coaching European, Chinese, and people from around the globe in EU-China cooperation and communication. As a Belgian/European Jeanne Boden holds a PhD. in Oriental Languages and Cultures. She spent many years in China studying, conducting research and working in many contexts and positions all over China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan. Her five! tips to become more culturally competent are: Become aware of the difference between your culture and the Chinese culture; although you should realize that there is no magic wand to do this. Study not only the culture but also the context where your business will take place. Who are the people? Where do they come from? What is the company like? The region that you're doing business... etc. Experience the culture. Here and there. Know the reality. Not only working long distance but also when you're there. Go out and get lost and learn and enjoy that experience. Don't be naive about the other culture. It is not that you should either admire or deny it. Cultural differences are always "grey". Connect to people, both when you're there and also when they are here. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Website: http://chinaconduct.com Email: info@chinaconduct.com Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Jeanne Boden - Jeanne Boden is Managing Director at ChinaConduct, a company specializing in training and coaching European, Chinese, and people from around the globe in EU-China cooperation and communication. - About This Week's Guest<br /> Jeanne Boden<br /> <br /> Jeanne Boden is Managing Director at ChinaConduct, a company specializing in training and coaching European, Chinese, and people from around the globe in EU-China cooperation and communication.<br /> <br /> As a Belgian/European Jeanne Boden holds a PhD. in Oriental Languages and Cultures.<br /> <br /> She spent many years in China studying, conducting research and working in many contexts and positions all over China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan.<br /> <br /> Her five! tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Become aware of the difference between your culture and the Chinese culture; although you should realize that there is no magic wand to do this.<br /> Study not only the culture but also the context where your business will take place. Who are the people? Where do they come from? What is the company like? The region that you're doing business... etc.<br /> Experience the culture. Here and there. Know the reality. Not only working long distance but also when you're there. Go out and get lost and learn and enjoy that experience.<br /> Don't be naive about the other culture. It is not that you should either admire or deny it. Cultural differences are always "grey".<br /> Connect to people, both when you're there and also when they are here.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Website: http://chinaconduct.com<br /> Email: info@chinaconduct.com<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 46:33 051: What’s it Like to be a Third Culture Kid (TCK); Tayo Rockson https://culturematters.com/051-whats-it-like-to-be-a-third-culture-kid-tck-tayo-rockson/ Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:03:34 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5145 About This Week's Guest Tayo Rockson The CEO of UYD Media and host of the As Told By Nomads podcast. His three tips to become more culturally competent are: Be curious. Explore what is out there. Explore what you don't know or think you don't know. Travel. By travelling you expand your world like nothing else can. He also suggests to get lost on purpose. This way you will meet and interact with people you otherwise would have never met. Be open minded. Tayo thinks it is dangerous to think that your way of thinking and judging is the only and absolute way. There are other ways as well. For sure. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Email:  tayorockson@uydmag.com Website: http://www.uydmedia.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/tayorockson Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Tayo Rockson - The CEO of UYD Media and host of the As Told By Nomads podcast. - His three tips to become more culturally competent are: Be curious. Explore what is out there. About This Week's Guest<br /> Tayo Rockson<br /> <br /> The CEO of UYD Media and host of the As Told By Nomads podcast.<br /> <br /> His three tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Be curious. Explore what is out there. Explore what you don't know or think you don't know.<br /> Travel. By travelling you expand your world like nothing else can. He also suggests to get lost on purpose. This way you will meet and interact with people you otherwise would have never met.<br /> Be open minded. Tayo thinks it is dangerous to think that your way of thinking and judging is the only and absolute way. There are other ways as well. For sure.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Email:  tayorockson@uydmag.com<br /> Website: http://www.uydmedia.com<br /> Twitter: http://twitter.com/tayorockson<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 39:27 050: How to become a Cultural Relativist; Sundae Bean https://culturematters.com/050-how-to-become-a-cultural-relativist-sundae-bean/ Mon, 21 Dec 2015 23:03:04 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5174 About This Week's Guest Sundae Bean Sundae Bean is an executive coach, intercultural specialist and trainer. She supports organizations by helping their employees and the accompanying families live well and work successfully across cultures – without losing their sense of adventure. She is American by birth, Swiss by marriage and an expat in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso by choice. Her three tips to become more culturally competent are: Understand what your own cultural values are. You need to understand them first in order to make sense of what the "other" is doing. Get curious about the other culture(s). Ask yourself if it is really true what you think, feel, see, and/or experience? Make sure you are well balanced. What I mean with this is that you need to be physically healthy and well rested, because experiencing intense cultural differences can take not only a mental toll, but also a physical toll. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Website: http://sundaebean.com/ Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Sundae Bean - Sundae Bean is an executive coach, intercultural specialist and trainer. - She supports organizations by helping their employees and the accompanying families live well and work successfully across cultures – wi... About This Week's Guest<br /> Sundae Bean<br /> <br /> Sundae Bean is an executive coach, intercultural specialist and trainer.<br /> <br /> She supports organizations by helping their employees and the accompanying families live well and work successfully across cultures – without losing their sense of adventure.<br /> <br /> She is American by birth, Swiss by marriage and an expat in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso by choice.<br /> <br /> <br /> Her three tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Understand what your own cultural values are. You need to understand them first in order to make sense of what the "other" is doing.<br /> Get curious about the other culture(s). Ask yourself if it is really true what you think, feel, see, and/or experience?<br /> Make sure you are well balanced. What I mean with this is that you need to be physically healthy and well rested, because experiencing intense cultural differences can take not only a mental toll, but also a physical toll.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Website: http://sundaebean.com/<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 43:07 049: How Working for a European Committee can be Combined with being a Sailor; Anna Maria Darmanin https://culturematters.com/049-how-working-for-a-european-committee-can-be-combined-with-being-a-sailor-anna-maria-darmanin/ Tue, 08 Dec 2015 13:51:38 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5157 About This Week's Guest Anna Maria Darmanin Anna Maria is an entrepreneur, a policy adviser, a sailor, a University lecturer where she teaches Intercultural Communication. A Maltese, who lives in different places at different times of the year: Belgium, Canary Islands, Sicily, and Malta. Her three tips to become more culturally competent are: Listen, listen, listen; and this is more than hearing. What is the other saying? Do you truly understand what the other actually means? If not, ask. Be more aware of your own culture. Your own culture colours how you see the others. As the Chinese saying goes: "When you and I look at the same river, we both see a different one". Respect the differences you face when communicating interculturally. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Anna Maria Darmanin Anna Maria is an entrepreneur, a policy adviser, a sailor, a University lecturer where she teaches Intercultural Communication. - A Maltese, who lives in different places at different times of the year... About This Week's Guest<br /> Anna Maria Darmanin<br /> <br /> <br /> Anna Maria is an entrepreneur, a policy adviser, a sailor, a University lecturer where she teaches Intercultural Communication.<br /> <br /> A Maltese, who lives in different places at different times of the year: Belgium, Canary Islands, Sicily, and Malta.<br /> <br /> Her three tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Listen, listen, listen; and this is more than hearing. What is the other saying? Do you truly understand what the other actually means? If not, ask.<br /> Be more aware of your own culture. Your own culture colours how you see the others. As the Chinese saying goes: "When you and I look at the same river, we both see a different one".<br /> Respect the differences you face when communicating interculturally.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> LinkedIn<br /> Twitter<br /> Facebook<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 44:09 048: Cultural Differences isn’t About Them; It’s About You; Pellegrino Riccardi https://culturematters.com/048-cultural-differences-isnt-about-them-its-about-you-pellegrino-riccardi/ Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:03:36 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5070 About This Week's Guest Pellegrino Riccardi Pellegrino Riccardi is a Cross-Cultural Expert, Keynote Speaker, People-Watcher. In this interview he hits the nail right on the head: Cultural Differences isn't about them (the others), but it is about YOU. As soon as you understand that your cultural battle is half won. His three tips to become more culturally competent are: Learn how you're being perceived by others. Other people and other cultures. Be open to that feedback; solicit it even. Learn about people's positive intentions. Everyone, no matter what they do, has a positive intention with what they do. Consider what you're willing to change about yourself in order to become more culturally competent. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: There are no real links discussed here; If you want to get in touch with Pellegrino Riccardi, you simply Google "Pellegrino Norway" and you'll find him. Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Pellegrino Riccardi Pellegrino Riccardi is a Cross-Cultural Expert, Keynote Speaker, People-Watcher. - In this interview he hits the nail right on the head: Cultural Differences isn't about them (the others), About This Week's Guest<br /> Pellegrino Riccardi<br /> Pellegrino Riccardi is a Cross-Cultural Expert, Keynote Speaker, People-Watcher.<br /> <br /> In this interview he hits the nail right on the head: Cultural Differences isn't about them (the others), but it is about YOU. As soon as you understand that your cultural battle is half won.<br /> <br /> His three tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Learn how you're being perceived by others. Other people and other cultures. Be open to that feedback; solicit it even.<br /> Learn about people's positive intentions. Everyone, no matter what they do, has a positive intention with what they do.<br /> Consider what you're willing to change about yourself in order to become more culturally competent.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> There are no real links discussed here; If you want to get in touch with Pellegrino Riccardi, you simply Google "Pellegrino Norway" and you'll find him.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 33:55 047: Why Doing Business is Never About the Price https://culturematters.com/047-why-doing-business-is-never-about-the-price/ Mon, 16 Nov 2015 23:08:06 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5065 Why Doing Business is Never About the Price Possibly a bold statement, but I still believe it is true: doing business is hardly ever about the price. It is much more about emotions and... about people, or the perception that we have of other people. Listen to the podcast and let me know what you think. Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Why Doing Business is Never About the Price Possibly a bold statement, but I still believe it is true: doing business is hardly ever about the price. It is much more about emotions and... about people, or the perception that we have of other people. Why Doing Business is Never About the Price<br /> Possibly a bold statement, but I still believe it is true: doing business is hardly ever about the price. It is much more about emotions and... about people, or the perception that we have of other people.<br /> <br /> Listen to the podcast and let me know what you think.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 15:23 046: Why Culture Plays a Role in Sports; Susan Salzbrenner https://culturematters.com/046-why-culture-plays-a-role-in-sports/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 23:08:19 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5055 About This Week's Guest Susan Salzbrenner Susan Salzbrenner supports multicultural teams, professional athletes, and leaders of today and tomorrow to navigate diverse cultural contexts. She is an organizational psychologist, consultant, and trainer, focusing on diversity & inclusion, cultural intelligence, and international talent development. She's lived in 6 countries on four continents, has learned (and failed at) many languages, and played a bit of basketball along the way. Her three tips for becoming more culturally competent follow the acronym FIT F: Find new perspectives. Observe stuff that is new to you; actively lookout for new and unfamiliar things I: Integrate what you have found into your own live and personality T: Trust the process; don't be impatient. It will happen but might need its time. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Twitter: @fitaxcultures Website: http://fitacrosscultures.com The book Play Abroad 1-0-1 Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Susan Salzbrenner - Susan Salzbrenner supports multicultural teams, professional athletes, and leaders of today and tomorrow to navigate diverse cultural contexts. - She is an organizational psychologist, consultant, About This Week's Guest<br /> Susan Salzbrenner<br /> <br /> Susan Salzbrenner supports multicultural teams, professional athletes, and leaders of today and tomorrow to navigate diverse cultural contexts.<br /> <br /> She is an organizational psychologist, consultant, and trainer, focusing on diversity & inclusion, cultural intelligence, and international talent development.<br /> <br /> She's lived in 6 countries on four continents, has learned (and failed at) many languages, and played a bit of basketball along the way.<br /> <br /> Her three tips for becoming more culturally competent follow the acronym FIT<br /> <br /> F: Find new perspectives. Observe stuff that is new to you; actively lookout for new and unfamiliar things<br /> I: Integrate what you have found into your own live and personality<br /> T: Trust the process; don't be impatient. It will happen but might need its time.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Twitter: @fitaxcultures<br /> Website: http://fitacrosscultures.com<br /> The book Play Abroad 1-0-1<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 42:35 045: What Comes First? Culture or Personality? https://culturematters.com/045-what-comes-first-culture-or-personality/ Mon, 02 Nov 2015 23:07:18 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5022 How Culture and Personality are Intertwined Culture and personality. Where do they fit? How are they mixed together? Is there overlap? Which one dominates? In this short podcast, I'll give you my, non-academic, view on this very interesting topic. I'm curious to hear your feedback, so please do not hesitate to drop me a line. Thank you!   Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! How Culture and Personality are Intertwined Culture and personality. Where do they fit? How are they mixed together? Is there overlap? Which one dominates? - In this short podcast, I'll give you my, non-academic, view on this very interesting topic. How Culture and Personality are Intertwined<br /> Culture and personality. Where do they fit? How are they mixed together? Is there overlap? Which one dominates?<br /> <br /> In this short podcast, I'll give you my, non-academic, view on this very interesting topic.<br /> <br /> I'm curious to hear your feedback, so please do not hesitate to drop me a line.<br /> <br /> Thank you!<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 15:07 044: Why Culture is a Major Success Factor to M&A’s; Thomas Kessler https://culturematters.com/044-why-culture-is-a-major-success-factor-to-m-thomas-kessler/ Mon, 26 Oct 2015 23:07:10 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5015 About This Week's Guest Thomas Kessler Thomas Kessler is Partner and Managing Director of Global PMI Partners and draws on 20 years experience in Mergers & Acquisitions and particularly in Post Merger Integration. The importance of culture in transactions is one of the essential success factors. Thomas looks at culture beyond being a success factor. In his experience culture should be a key decision factor when acquiring. He will present his view how companies can incorporate culture during strategic selection and due diligence to ensure they are considering the impact of culture integration in the purchase decision. His three tips for becoming more culturally competent are: Be open and listen actively. Take not of the others' organisation culture; What do you see? What do people talk about? What do they celebrate? etc. Realize that culture is a major success factor when it comes to M&A's. There are plenty success stories (mentioned in the interview), but unfortunately also many failures. Have people on board in your organisation that act as "champions"; so other people can see what they do, how they act and in this way identify themselves with the desired (new) culture. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Email:thomas@gpmip.com Telephone: +49 172 255 9788 Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Thomas Kessler - Thomas Kessler is Partner and Managing Director of Global PMI Partners and draws on 20 years experience in Mergers & Acquisitions and particularly in Post Merger Integration. About This Week's Guest<br /> Thomas Kessler<br /> <br /> Thomas Kessler is Partner and Managing Director of Global PMI Partners and draws on 20 years experience in Mergers & Acquisitions and particularly in Post Merger Integration. The importance of culture in transactions is one of the essential success factors.<br /> <br /> Thomas looks at culture beyond being a success factor. In his experience culture should be a key decision factor when acquiring.<br /> <br /> He will present his view how companies can incorporate culture during strategic selection and due diligence to ensure they are considering the impact of culture integration in the purchase decision.<br /> <br /> His three tips for becoming more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Be open and listen actively. Take not of the others' organisation culture; What do you see? What do people talk about? What do they celebrate? etc.<br /> Realize that culture is a major success factor when it comes to M&A's. There are plenty success stories (mentioned in the interview), but unfortunately also many failures.<br /> Have people on board in your organisation that act as "champions"; so other people can see what they do, how they act and in this way identify themselves with the desired (new) culture.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Email:thomas@gpmip.com<br /> Telephone: +49 172 255 9788<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 42:48 043: How to Explain Culture to Kids https://culturematters.com/043-how-to-explain-culture-to-kids/ Mon, 19 Oct 2015 22:03:31 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=5009 How to Explain Culture to Kids Kids are no adults. With this I'm not telling you anything new. Most of the work I do is with adults. In fact, all of the work I do is with adults. Except for this one time I had the opportunity to work with Children. I was asked to explain the concept of cultural differences to a group of children ages 6 to 16, from several European countries. I can tell you, it was quite a challenge. But it was a real nice challenge to take up. I learned several things that I will address in this podcast. So have a listen to this podcast where I share my ideas and wrap up with some tips for you if ever you're working with kids and need to explain culture or any other abstract concept. Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! How to Explain Culture to Kids Kids are no adults. With this I'm not telling you anything new. - Most of the work I do is with adults. In fact, all of the work I do is with adults. Except for this one time I had the opportunity to work with Children.... How to Explain Culture to Kids<br /> Kids are no adults. With this I'm not telling you anything new.<br /> <br /> Most of the work I do is with adults. In fact, all of the work I do is with adults. Except for this one time I had the opportunity to work with Children. I was asked to explain the concept of cultural differences to a group of children ages 6 to 16, from several European countries. I can tell you, it was quite a challenge. But it was a real nice challenge to take up.<br /> <br /> I learned several things that I will address in this podcast. So have a listen to this podcast where I share my ideas and wrap up with some tips for you if ever you're working with kids and need to explain culture or any other abstract concept.<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 22:05 042: Why do Global Mergers and Acquisitions Fail? Christophe Van Gampelaere https://culturematters.com/042-why-do-global-mergers-and-acquisitions-fail-christophe-van-gampelaere/ Mon, 12 Oct 2015 22:03:48 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4990 About This Week's Guest Christophe Van Gampelaere Christophe is the Belgian partner at Global PMI Partners, the only global consultancy focused exclusively on international merger integrations and carve-outs. His three tips for becoming more culturally competent are: Read. Read books from Geert Hofstede Erin Meyer and others when it comes to culture (see the links below). In other words, educate yourself. Know where you are yourself when it comes to cultural difference. Institutionalize culture in the M&A pre-deal negotiations. When you're communicating with different cultures, after the M&A deal has been signed, take into account that different cultures communicate differently and that you should do too. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Website: http://gpmip.com Books by professor Geert Hofstede Books by Erin Meyer Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Week's Guest Christophe Van Gampelaere - Christophe is the Belgian partner at Global PMI Partners, the only global consultancy focused exclusively on international merger integrations and carve-outs. - About This Week's Guest<br /> Christophe Van Gampelaere<br /> <br /> Christophe is the Belgian partner at Global PMI Partners, the only global consultancy focused exclusively on international merger integrations and carve-outs.<br /> <br /> His three tips for becoming more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Read. Read books from Geert Hofstede Erin Meyer and others when it comes to culture (see the links below). In other words, educate yourself. Know where you are yourself when it comes to cultural difference.<br /> Institutionalize culture in the M&A pre-deal negotiations.<br /> When you're communicating with different cultures, after the M&A deal has been signed, take into account that different cultures communicate differently and that you should do too.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Website: http://gpmip.com<br /> Books by professor Geert Hofstede<br /> Books by Erin Meyer<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 45:22 041: How to Work with a Virtual Assistant; Cultural Differences https://culturematters.com/041-how-to-work-with-a-virtual-assistant-cultural-differences/ Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:03:03 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4967 How to Work with a Virtual Assistant; Cultural Differences Working with a Virtual Assitant (VA) from a different culture is not always easy. In this podcast, I talk about my own experience and how you can benefit from this as well. Overcoming the Cultural differences is usually the biggest hurdle to take when it comes to working with a VA. It's not Powerpoint or Dropbox or any other technical platforms that will make or break your relationship with a VA. It's the cultural differences that will. Pay attention to those and things will run smooth. If you don't things could get a lot rougher. Links in this episode: The Four Hour Work Week Other books on working with VA's How to work with a virtual assistant Sunder P talks about Get Friday and International VA's [Podcast] Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! How to Work with a Virtual Assistant; Cultural Differences Working with a Virtual Assitant (VA) from a different culture is not always easy. In this podcast, I talk about my own experience and how you can benefit from this as well. How to Work with a Virtual Assistant; Cultural Differences<br /> Working with a Virtual Assitant (VA) from a different culture is not always easy. In this podcast, I talk about my own experience and how you can benefit from this as well. Overcoming the Cultural differences is usually the biggest hurdle to take when it comes to working with a VA.<br /> <br /> It's not Powerpoint or Dropbox or any other technical platforms that will make or break your relationship with a VA. It's the cultural differences that will. Pay attention to those and things will run smooth. If you don't things could get a lot rougher.<br /> <br /> Links in this episode:<br /> <br /> The Four Hour Work Week<br /> Other books on working with VA's<br /> How to work with a virtual assistant<br /> Sunder P talks about Get Friday and International VA's [Podcast]<br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 24:06 040: How Democracy is not the Same the World Over; Julie Fisher https://culturematters.com/040-how-democracy-is-not-the-same-the-world-over-julie-fisher/ Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:03:52 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4960 About This Weeks Guest Julie Fisher With a doctorate from Johns Hopkins, Julie Fisher Melton has been a consultant on micro-enterprise and on partnerships between northern and southern NGOs  to Save the Children, Technoserve, and many other organizations. She taught World Population at the Yale Forestry School and comparative politics  plus The Politics of Third World Development at Connecticut College. Most recently she spent ten years as a Program Officer at the Kettering Foundation. Her numerous publications include three books about indigenous NGOs:  The Road from Rio: Sustainable Development and the Nongovernmental Movement in the Third World,  Non-governments: NGOs and the Political Development of the Third World and Importing Democracy: The Role of NGOs in South Africa, Tajikistan, and Argentina. Her tips for becoming more culturally competent are: Travel Read up on your guest country Develop ties with local foreign organizations Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/julie-fisher-melton-ph-d/1b/b33/a7 Twitter: @importdemocracy Website: http://www.importingdemocracy.org/ Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Julie Fisher - With a doctorate from Johns Hopkins, Julie Fisher Melton has been a consultant on micro-enterprise and on partnerships between northern and southern NGOs  to Save the Children, Technoserve, About This Weeks Guest<br /> Julie Fisher<br /> <br /> With a doctorate from Johns Hopkins, Julie Fisher Melton has been a consultant on micro-enterprise and on partnerships between northern and southern NGOs  to Save the Children, Technoserve, and many other organizations.<br /> <br /> She taught World Population at the Yale Forestry School and comparative politics  plus The Politics of Third World Development at Connecticut College.<br /> <br /> Most recently she spent ten years as a Program Officer at the Kettering Foundation.<br /> <br /> Her numerous publications include three books about indigenous NGOs:  The Road from Rio: Sustainable Development and the Nongovernmental Movement in the Third World,  Non-governments: NGOs and the Political Development of the Third World and Importing Democracy: The Role of NGOs in South Africa, Tajikistan, and Argentina.<br /> <br /> Her tips for becoming more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Travel<br /> Read up on your guest country<br /> Develop ties with local foreign organizations<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/julie-fisher-melton-ph-d/1b/b33/a7<br /> Twitter: @importdemocracy<br /> Website: http://www.importingdemocracy.org/<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 39:29 039: What are the Do’s and Don’ts in International Business https://culturematters.com/039-what-are-the-dos-and-donts-in-international-business/ Mon, 21 Sep 2015 22:03:48 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4931 Do's and Don'ts in International Business I get the question pretty every time I give a workshop or lecture: "Can you give us some do's and don'ts  on how to do this or that?". When this question gets asked, I always warn people that do's and don'ts are very contextual; what works in one context doesn't work in another one. So, always be very careful when it comes to applying do's and don'ts you have heard or read about. I'm curious to hear about your experiences when it comes to intercultural do's and don'ts. Please leave your comments at the bottom of this post. Thanks! Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Do's and Don'ts in International Business I get the question pretty every time I give a workshop or lecture: "Can you give us some do's and don'ts  on how to do this or that?". - When this question gets asked, Do's and Don'ts in International Business<br /> I get the question pretty every time I give a workshop or lecture: "Can you give us some do's and don'ts  on how to do this or that?".<br /> <br /> When this question gets asked, I always warn people that do's and don'ts are very contextual; what works in one context doesn't work in another one. So, always be very careful when it comes to applying do's and don'ts you have heard or read about.<br /> <br /> I'm curious to hear about your experiences when it comes to intercultural do's and don'ts. Please leave your comments at the bottom of this post. Thanks!<br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 15:48 038: How Culture Plays a Role in the EU and the Empowerment of Women; Madi Sharma https://culturematters.com/038-how-culture-plays-a-role-in-the-eu-and-the-empowerment-of-women-madi-sharma/ Mon, 14 Sep 2015 22:03:12 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4603 About This Weeks Guest Madi Sharma Madi Sharma is an entrepreneur and a social capitalist. She's a member of the European Economic and Social Committee, and living her life with one strict motto No Excuses! Her tips to become more culturally competent are: Say "Thank You". These simple words show a great deal of empathy and interest for what happens around you. In addition this leads to a show of respect to the person you're addressing. Understand things from the other person's perspective. If the other person or yourself say "No" to whatever, try to find out what's behind this "No". There is always a deeper meaning. Understanding the deeper meaning will help you understand the other culture better (and your own). Value diversity. Don't be afraid of it, but see the added value in cultural differences. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Website: http://madisharma.org Email: madi@madisharma.com Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Madi Sharma - Madi Sharma is an entrepreneur and a social capitalist. She's a member of the European Economic and Social Committee, and living her life with one strict motto No Excuses! - About This Weeks Guest<br /> Madi Sharma<br /> <br /> Madi Sharma is an entrepreneur and a social capitalist. She's a member of the European Economic and Social Committee, and living her life with one strict motto No Excuses!<br /> <br /> Her tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Say "Thank You". These simple words show a great deal of empathy and interest for what happens around you. In addition this leads to a show of respect to the person you're addressing.<br /> Understand things from the other person's perspective. If the other person or yourself say "No" to whatever, try to find out what's behind this "No". There is always a deeper meaning. Understanding the deeper meaning will help you understand the other culture better (and your own).<br /> Value diversity. Don't be afraid of it, but see the added value in cultural differences.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Website: http://madisharma.org<br /> Email: madi@madisharma.com<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 40:15 037: Why Company Culture Matters [Podcast] https://culturematters.com/037-why-company-culture-matters-podcast/ Mon, 07 Sep 2015 22:03:46 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4784 Why Company Culture Matters [Podcast] Why does company culture matter? because it can make or break your organization and your success. When I talk about "company culture", for me it is the same as corporate or organizational culture, so I'll use them interchangeably. Every organization has a company culture. Even 1-person organizations. Difference Between National Culture and Organizational Culture National culture talks about the values a nation, country or culture has. Organizational culture does not (!) talk about values, but rather "how things are being done here". Which is significantly different than values. The 7S Model The 7S Model (pictured) clearly explains the essence of what influences a company culture; with "Shared Vision" in the middle representing the corporate culture. How to Change a Company Culture Contrary to National culture, company culture can be changed. How? Start with the slow variables (purple) Know your starting point Choose the path of least resistance Podcast Links Here are the links mentioned in this podcast: NYT article on Amazon's corporate culture Article on Why Company Culture Matters Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Why Company Culture Matters [Podcast] Why does company culture matter? because it can make or break your organization and your success. When I talk about "company culture", for me it is the same as corporate or organizational culture, Why Company Culture Matters [Podcast]<br /> Why does company culture matter? because it can make or break your organization and your success.<br /> When I talk about "company culture", for me it is the same as corporate or organizational culture, so I'll use them interchangeably.<br /> Every organization has a company culture. Even 1-person organizations.<br /> <br /> Difference Between National Culture and Organizational Culture<br /> National culture talks about the values a nation, country or culture has.<br /> Organizational culture does not (!) talk about values, but rather "how things are being done here". Which is significantly different than values.<br /> The 7S Model<br /> The 7S Model (pictured) clearly explains the essence of what influences a company culture; with "Shared Vision" in the middle representing the corporate culture.<br /> <br /> How to Change a Company Culture<br /> Contrary to National culture, company culture can be changed. How?<br /> <br /> <br /> Start with the slow variables (purple)<br /> Know your starting point<br /> Choose the path of least resistance<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Podcast Links<br /> Here are the links mentioned in this podcast:<br /> <br /> NYT article on Amazon's corporate culture<br /> Article on Why Company Culture Matters<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 22:28 036: Vanessa Shaw; How Technology Has a Human Side https://culturematters.com/036-how-technology-has-a-human-side-vanessa-shaw/ Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:03:13 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4558 About This Weeks Guest Vanessa Shaw Vanessa Shaw is an experienced consultant, trainer and active speaker at leadership conferences. She is a work futurist on a mission to help organizations and teams collaborate virtually in a way that builds trust and fosters innovation so that they can impact positive change in their work. Vanessa helps clients to navigate the digital revolution by implementing the right technology for their team. She then helps them to create virtually team environments that bring to life the human side of tech. She has a Bachelor's in Communications from the University of California, Santa Cruz. And graduated top 10% national honors. During her career, she has facilitated projects in the US, Latin America, Europe and SE Asia with multinationals, non-profits, the United Nations Economic and Social Council, White House, and over 50 universities. Originally from the Silicon Valley, Vanessa Shaw has lived abroad since 2011, currently enjoying Barcelona.   You can find her on twitter and the web at Human Side of Tech. Her tips to become more culturally competent are: Be resilient. When something is happening in an intercultural setting, that you don't like or don't understand, be able to get up and start over. Be creative when you're dealing with people Smile :) Better yet, laugh! What's the funny side of what just happened? Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Website: http://humansideoftech.org Email: vanessa@humansideoftech.org Twitter: http://twitter.com/humansideoftech Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Vanessa Shaw Vanessa Shaw is an experienced consultant, trainer and active speaker at leadership conferences. - She is a work futurist on a mission to help organizations and teams collaborate virtually in a way that builds tru... About This Weeks Guest<br /> Vanessa Shaw<br /> Vanessa Shaw is an experienced consultant, trainer and active speaker at leadership conferences.<br /> <br /> She is a work futurist on a mission to help organizations and teams collaborate virtually in a way that builds trust and fosters innovation so that they can impact positive change in their work.<br /> <br /> Vanessa helps clients to navigate the digital revolution by implementing the right technology for their team.<br /> <br /> She then helps them to create virtually team environments that bring to life the human side of tech.<br /> <br /> She has a Bachelor's in Communications from the University of California, Santa Cruz. And graduated top 10% national honors.<br /> <br /> During her career, she has facilitated projects in the US, Latin America, Europe and SE Asia with multinationals, non-profits, the United Nations Economic and Social Council, White House, and over 50 universities.<br /> <br /> Originally from the Silicon Valley, Vanessa Shaw has lived abroad since 2011, currently enjoying Barcelona.   You can find her on twitter and the web at Human Side of Tech.<br /> <br /> Her tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Be resilient. When something is happening in an intercultural setting, that you don't like or don't understand, be able to get up and start over.<br /> Be creative when you're dealing with people<br /> Smile :) Better yet, laugh! What's the funny side of what just happened?<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Website: http://humansideoftech.org<br /> Email: vanessa@humansideoftech.org<br /> Twitter: http://twitter.com/humansideoftech<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 38:16 Culture Matters Summer 2015 https://culturematters.com/culture-matters-summer-2015/ Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:08:27 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4721 Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 6:28 Uncertainty Avoidance in International Business https://culturematters.com/uncertainty-avoidance-in-international-business/ Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:03:13 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4621 Uncertainty Avoidance in International Business The Hidden Cultural Dimension You Need to Understand When Doing Business Overseas This podcast is something different from the regular Interview podcasts that I do. I wanted to pay more attention to Hofstede's fourth and most difficult dimension: Uncertainty Avoidance. Time and again explaining this dimension is difficult to do. A lot of people link it only to official rules. But that is not enough. Uncertainty Avoidance covers a whole lot more. Listen to this podcast and find out what else is linked to this complex cultural dimension. If you want to learn more, why not get the complete book on Uncertainty Avoidance. Exclusively available on Kindle by Amazon. Click here to get it now. Uncertainty Avoidance Links Some links on this website that also cover aspects of Uncertainty Avoidance: What is Uncertainty Avoidance Examples of Uncertainty Avoidance Uncertainty Avoidance in the Netherlands and Belgium Compared Uncertainty Avoidance, the United States and the Credit Crisis Uncertainty Avoidance in Venezuela Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Uncertainty Avoidance in International Business The Hidden Cultural Dimension You Need to Understand When Doing Business Overseas This podcast is something different from the regular Interview podcasts that I do. - Uncertainty Avoidance in International Business<br /> The Hidden Cultural Dimension You Need to Understand When Doing Business Overseas<br /> This podcast is something different from the regular Interview podcasts that I do.<br /> <br /> I wanted to pay more attention to Hofstede's fourth and most difficult dimension: Uncertainty Avoidance.<br /> <br /> Time and again explaining this dimension is difficult to do.<br /> <br /> A lot of people link it only to official rules. But that is not enough. Uncertainty Avoidance covers a whole lot more.<br /> <br /> Listen to this podcast and find out what else is linked to this complex cultural dimension.<br /> <br /> If you want to learn more, why not get the complete book on Uncertainty Avoidance. Exclusively available on Kindle by Amazon. Click here to get it now.<br /> <br /> <br /> Uncertainty Avoidance Links<br /> Some links on this website that also cover aspects of Uncertainty Avoidance:<br /> <br /> What is Uncertainty Avoidance<br /> Examples of Uncertainty Avoidance<br /> Uncertainty Avoidance in the Netherlands and Belgium Compared<br /> Uncertainty Avoidance, the United States and the Credit Crisis<br /> Uncertainty Avoidance in Venezuela<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 20:30 035: How Cultural Differences Play a Role in the Operating Room of a Hospital; Professor Alex Mottrie https://culturematters.com/035-how-cultural-differences-play-a-role-in-the-operating-room-of-a-hospital-professor-alex-mottrie/ Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:03:28 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4519 About This Weeks Guest Professor Dr. Alexandre Mottrie Prof. Dr. Alexandre Mottrie is Head of the Urological Department of the OLV Hospital Aalst in Belgium. He is also President of the European Robotic Urology Section and the worldwide Society of Robotic Surgeons. Finally he is CEO of the OLV Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Institute (ORSI). His tips to become more culturally competent are: Next to being professional, try to be social as well. Although sometimes difficult to do, be as open as you can to other cultures, their way of life, etc. Speaking an extra language here and there really helps bridging the culture gap. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Website: http://www.alexmottrie.com/ Email: a.mottrie@telenet.be Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Professor Dr. Alexandre Mottrie - Prof. Dr. Alexandre Mottrie is Head of the Urological Department of the OLV Hospital Aalst in Belgium. He is also President of the European Robotic Urology Section and the worldwide Society of ... About This Weeks Guest<br /> Professor Dr. Alexandre Mottrie<br /> <br /> Prof. Dr. Alexandre Mottrie is Head of the Urological Department of the OLV Hospital Aalst in Belgium. He is also President of the European Robotic Urology Section and the worldwide Society of Robotic Surgeons. Finally he is CEO of the OLV Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Institute (ORSI).<br /> <br /> His tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Next to being professional, try to be social as well.<br /> Although sometimes difficult to do, be as open as you can to other cultures, their way of life, etc.<br /> Speaking an extra language here and there really helps bridging the culture gap.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Website: http://www.alexmottrie.com/<br /> Email: a.mottrie@telenet.be<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 32:04 033: What are the Most Important Cultural Differences in India? Neil Miller https://culturematters.com/033-what-are-the-most-important-cultural-differences-in-india-neil-miller/ Mon, 08 Jun 2015 22:03:54 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4478 About This Weeks Guest Neil Miller Neil moved to Chennai in January 2010 with his wife and four suitcases.  He prepared by reading a lot of good books and meeting a lot of knowledgeable people.  However, nothing could have prepared him for what he experienced trying to start his own business and then working with a mid-sized family-owned Indian company. Every time that he thought India would finally get the best of him, he was able to add a layer of his understanding of India. His goal is to provide the most useful, helpful, insightful, and accurate information available on India. His 3 tips to become more culturally competent are: Ask "Why" if there something happening around you that you don't understand. Even if what you see, hear or experience looks or sounds weird, don't hesitate to ask what is going on. Dive deep(er) into the local culture if you're staying for more than a year in another place. Don't only stick to the expat circles and/or the lunches in five star hotels. Meet local people, get into their homes and eat food together. Consider that someone else's culture might be better than yours in their country. E.g. Leadership in India is more paternalistic. Americans can look at this and judge this negatively. But in a country like India, this style of management can be very functional. Be humble that their ways of working work for them. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Website: http://learningindia.in Website: http://madrasmediamarketing.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/neilandindia Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Neil Miller - Neil moved to Chennai in January 2010 with his wife and four suitcases.  He prepared by reading a lot of good books and meeting a lot of knowledgeable people.  However, About This Weeks Guest<br /> Neil Miller<br /> <br /> Neil moved to Chennai in January 2010 with his wife and four suitcases.  He prepared by reading a lot of good books and meeting a lot of knowledgeable people.  However, nothing could have prepared him for what he experienced trying to start his own business and then working with a mid-sized family-owned Indian company. Every time that he thought India would finally get the best of him, he was able to add a layer of his understanding of India. His goal is to provide the most useful, helpful, insightful, and accurate information available on India.<br /> <br /> His 3 tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Ask "Why" if there something happening around you that you don't understand. Even if what you see, hear or experience looks or sounds weird, don't hesitate to ask what is going on.<br /> Dive deep(er) into the local culture if you're staying for more than a year in another place. Don't only stick to the expat circles and/or the lunches in five star hotels. Meet local people, get into their homes and eat food together.<br /> Consider that someone else's culture might be better than yours in their country. E.g. Leadership in India is more paternalistic. Americans can look at this and judge this negatively. But in a country like India, this style of management can be very functional. Be humble that their ways of working work for them.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Website: http://learningindia.in<br /> Website: http://madrasmediamarketing.com<br /> Twitter: http://twitter.com/neilandindia<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 42:05 032: Why Web Design is Not Culturally Neutral; Sabina Idler https://culturematters.com/032-why-web-design-is-not-culturally-neutral-sabina-idler/ Mon, 25 May 2015 22:03:51 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4490 About This Weeks Guest Sabina Idler Sabina Idler is Founder, UX researcher and Interaction designer at UXkids. She is passionate about designing and improving interactive media for all ages. Sabina grew up in the south of Germany. Since then she has lived in the US and traveled through Australia and New Zealand before in 2010, her passion for kids and media brought her to Amsterdam. Her 3 tips to become more culturally competent are: Don't judge other cultures. Just see them as being different, and not better or worse. Be curious. Whenever you're wondering about something that you don't understand, ask what you're seeing, or experiencing. Or simply ask what others are doing? Be open to travel, and don't stick to the common paths. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Email: sabina@uxkids.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/SabinaIdler How To Design For A Cross-Cultural User Experience (part 1/2): http://blog.usabilla.com/designing-for-a-cross-cultural-user-experience-part1/ How To Design For A Cross-Cultural User Experience http://blog.usabilla.com/designing-for-a-cross-cultural-user-experience-part2/ LinkedIn Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Sabina Idler - Sabina Idler is Founder, UX researcher and Interaction designer at UXkids. She is passionate about designing and improving interactive media for all ages. Sabina grew up in the south of Germany. About This Weeks Guest<br /> Sabina Idler<br /> <br /> Sabina Idler is Founder, UX researcher and Interaction designer at UXkids. She is passionate about designing and improving interactive media for all ages. Sabina grew up in the south of Germany. Since then she has lived in the US and traveled through Australia and New Zealand before in 2010, her passion for kids and media brought her to Amsterdam.<br /> <br /> Her 3 tips to become more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Don't judge other cultures. Just see them as being different, and not better or worse.<br /> Be curious. Whenever you're wondering about something that you don't understand, ask what you're seeing, or experiencing. Or simply ask what others are doing?<br /> Be open to travel, and don't stick to the common paths.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Email: sabina@uxkids.com<br /> Twitter: http://twitter.com/SabinaIdler<br /> How To Design For A Cross-Cultural User Experience (part 1/2): http://blog.usabilla.com/designing-for-a-cross-cultural-user-experience-part1/<br /> How To Design For A Cross-Cultural User Experience http://blog.usabilla.com/designing-for-a-cross-cultural-user-experience-part2/<br /> LinkedIn<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 41:45 031: United Nations Sigrid Kaag Talking About Cultural Differences https://culturematters.com/031-united-nations-sigrid-kaag-talking-about-cultural-differences/ Mon, 11 May 2015 22:03:04 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4470 About This Weeks Guest Ms Sigrid Kaag is the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon. In this episode she talks about her experience working for the UN, and her intercultural experience throughout her impressive career.         Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Wikipedia Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigrid_Kaag Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Ms Sigrid Kaag is the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon. - In this episode she talks about her experience working for the UN, and her intercultural experience throughout her impressive career.   -   - About This Weeks Guest<br /> <br /> <br /> Ms Sigrid Kaag is the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon.<br /> <br /> In this episode she talks about her experience working for the UN, and her intercultural experience throughout her impressive career.<br /> <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Wikipedia Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigrid_Kaag<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 23:55 030: Sunder P Talks About Get Friday and International Virtual Assistance https://culturematters.com/030-sunder-p-talks-about-get-friday-and-international-virtual-assistance/ Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:09:11 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4452 About This Weeks Guest Sunder P is the Managing Director & CEO of TTK Services Pvt. Ltd., a TTK group company focused on providing technology enabled consumer services. He is responsible for business strategy and the overall profitability of the firm, overseeing three divisions with distinct business models, operations in 6 cities in India, and a staff strength of more than 300 employees. He has been involved in conceiving and building innovative services in the outsourcing market, leveraging technology and specifically the consumer Internet for the last 12 years. One of those division is called "GetFriday". Get Friday is  the largest player in the organized Virtual Assistant (VA) Services market globally. It provides 24/7 VA services to individual and small business clients in more than 50 countries across the world, spanning 4 timezones. Get Friday has been featured on numerous world media and renowned publications across the globe for their service innovation. The list includes the NY Times, WSJ, CNN, ABC GMA, CBS News, The Times (London),The Guardian (UK), Sydney Morning Herald, Der Spiegel and many more. His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are: Acknowledge, accept, and respect that there are cultural differences Be empathetic towards the other person Be respectful to what the other person brings to the table in terms of who he or she is Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Website: http://getfriday.com Website: http://getfridayace.com (for premium service and bigger organizations) Email: support@getfriday.com Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below). How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Sunder P is the Managing Director & CEO of TTK Services Pvt. Ltd., a TTK group company focused on providing technology enabled consumer services. - He is responsible for business strategy and the overall profitability of th... About This Weeks Guest<br /> <br /> <br /> Sunder P is the Managing Director & CEO of TTK Services Pvt. Ltd., a TTK group company focused on providing technology enabled consumer services.<br /> <br /> He is responsible for business strategy and the overall profitability of the firm, overseeing three divisions with distinct business models, operations in 6 cities in India, and a staff strength of more than 300 employees.<br /> <br /> He has been involved in conceiving and building innovative services in the outsourcing market, leveraging technology and specifically the consumer Internet for the last 12 years.<br /> <br /> One of those division is called "GetFriday". Get Friday is  the largest player in the organized Virtual Assistant (VA) Services market globally. It provides 24/7 VA services to individual and small business clients in more than 50 countries across the world, spanning 4 timezones. Get Friday has been featured on numerous world media and renowned publications across the globe for their service innovation. The list includes the NY Times, WSJ, CNN, ABC GMA, CBS News, The Times (London),The Guardian (UK), Sydney Morning Herald, Der Spiegel and many more.<br /> <br /> His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Acknowledge, accept, and respect that there are cultural differences<br /> Be empathetic towards the other person<br /> Be respectful to what the other person brings to the table in terms of who he or she is<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Website: http://getfriday.com<br /> Website: http://getfridayace.com (for premium service and bigger organizations)<br /> Email: support@getfriday.com<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes or Stitcher, Click here, or here (or click any of the images below).<br /> <br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 43:19 029: Timothy J. Bridgman with a Focus on Poland https://culturematters.com/029-timothy-j-bridgman-with-a-focus-on-poland/ Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:03:32 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4378 About This Weeks Guest Timothy J. Bridgman Timothy was born in UK, lived in Poland on/off since 1999, went to Poland to try to become Poland's first world fusion music DJ, then over the same period became lecturer at University of Lodz. Left employment at University of Lodz in 2012 to retrain as an Interculturalist. He now specialise in intercultural training for domestic international careers in Poland. Tim has extensive experience helping graduates prepare to enter into careers for SSC/BPOs in Poland. His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are: Film: Bogowie (2014) – Dir. Łukasz Palkowski (Imdb link) Music: Moizm (2013) - Tomasz Makowiecki (Wikipedia link) Book: Positively Disappointed: Business Across Cultures in Poland (2015) – Timothy J. Bridgman (Book) Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Website: http://www.szkolenia-lodz.com/intercultural-training/ Linkedin: pl.linkedin.com/in/timothyjbridgman/ Email: tjb@szkolenia-lodz.com Ebook Download: Positively Disappointed: Business Across Cultures in Poland (2015) – Timothy J. Bridgman Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Timothy J. Bridgman - Timothy was born in UK, lived in Poland on/off since 1999, went to Poland to try to become Poland's first world fusion music DJ, then over the same period became lecturer at University of Lodz. About This Weeks Guest<br /> <br /> <br /> Timothy J. Bridgman<br /> <br /> Timothy was born in UK, lived in Poland on/off since 1999, went to Poland to try to become Poland's first world fusion music DJ, then over the same period became lecturer at University of Lodz. Left employment at University of Lodz in 2012 to retrain as an Interculturalist. He now specialise in intercultural training for domestic international careers in Poland. Tim has extensive experience helping graduates prepare to enter into careers for SSC/BPOs in Poland.<br /> <br /> His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Film: Bogowie (2014) – Dir. Łukasz Palkowski (Imdb link)<br /> Music: Moizm (2013) - Tomasz Makowiecki (Wikipedia link)<br /> Book: Positively Disappointed: Business Across Cultures in Poland (2015) – Timothy J. Bridgman (Book)<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Website: http://www.szkolenia-lodz.com/intercultural-training/<br /> Linkedin: pl.linkedin.com/in/timothyjbridgman/<br /> Email: tjb@szkolenia-lodz.com<br /> Ebook Download: Positively Disappointed: Business Across Cultures in Poland (2015) – Timothy J. Bridgman<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 34:49 028: Amanda Workman Your Cultural Concierge https://culturematters.com/028-amanda-workman-your-cultural-concierge/ Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:03:10 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4348 About This Weeks Guest Amanda Workman Amanda grew up in Eastern Africa, lived and worked in Hong Kong, and has traveled and worked throughout Eastern and Southern Africa, India, China and Western Europe.  This lifetime of experiences have given her a passion for people and cultures and as a result as helped to develop a unique perspective on Global competency, cross-cultural nuances and training internationally.  When she is not finding new adventures by spending weekends in Paris, riding elephants in Thailand, or listening to lions roar on safari in Africa - Amanda can be found in Dallas, TX spending time with her friends, her pets, and dreaming of her next adventure. Her 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are: Look around you. Simply stop and look around you without being busy all the time. Look at what is right, rather than what you could fix, make better, or improve. Listen to what is being said; without the intention to respond necessarily. "Love" the other person. The other person is human too. Ask yourself: What can I learn from them? Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Website: http://cultural-concierge.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/CulturalSage LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/amandawworkman Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Amanda Workman - Amanda grew up in Eastern Africa, lived and worked in Hong Kong, and has traveled and worked throughout Eastern and Southern Africa, India, China and Western Europe. About This Weeks Guest<br /> <br /> <br /> Amanda Workman<br /> <br /> Amanda grew up in Eastern Africa, lived and worked in Hong Kong, and has traveled and worked throughout Eastern and Southern Africa, India, China and Western Europe.  This lifetime of experiences have given her a passion for people and cultures and as a result as helped to develop a unique perspective on Global competency, cross-cultural nuances and training internationally.  When she is not finding new adventures by spending weekends in Paris, riding elephants in Thailand, or listening to lions roar on safari in Africa - Amanda can be found in Dallas, TX spending time with her friends, her pets, and dreaming of her next adventure.<br /> <br /> Her 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Look around you. Simply stop and look around you without being busy all the time. Look at what is right, rather than what you could fix, make better, or improve.<br /> Listen to what is being said; without the intention to respond necessarily.<br /> "Love" the other person. The other person is human too. Ask yourself: What can I learn from them?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Website: http://cultural-concierge.com<br /> Twitter: http://twitter.com/CulturalSage<br /> LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/amandawworkman<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 44:23 027: Teresa Knapp on Working and Hosting Exchange Students https://culturematters.com/027-teresa-knapp-on-working-and-hosting-exchange-students/ Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:03:02 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4298 About This Weeks Guest Teresa Knapp Teresa Knapp is the Director of Program Development for International Student Exchange. She has been in the field of student exchange for 25 years. Her 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are: Get rid of common sense; what works and sounds like common sense in your own country and culture will probably not work in an other culture. Be open to communicating, and make sure you are truly listening. Be willing to learn, and to see through the eyes of the other culture. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Email: teresa@iseusa.org Phone: 844-556-6688 Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Teresa Knapp - Teresa Knapp is the Director of Program Development for International Student Exchange. She has been in the field of student exchange for 25 years. - Her 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are: About This Weeks Guest<br /> <br /> <br /> Teresa Knapp<br /> <br /> Teresa Knapp is the Director of Program Development for International Student Exchange. She has been in the field of student exchange for 25 years.<br /> <br /> Her 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Get rid of common sense; what works and sounds like common sense in your own country and culture will probably not work in an other culture.<br /> Be open to communicating, and make sure you are truly listening.<br /> Be willing to learn, and to see through the eyes of the other culture.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Email: teresa@iseusa.org<br /> Phone: 844-556-6688<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 38:14 026: Author of the Book Global Dexterity; Professor Andy Molinsky on Cultural Differences https://culturematters.com/author-of-the-book-global-dexterity-professor-andy-molinsky-on-cultural-differences/ Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:03:28 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4293 About This Weeks Guest Andy Molinsky Andy Molinsky is a professor of organizational behavior at Brandeis University's International Business School and the author of the award winning Harvard Business Review Press book "Global Dexterity".  He also blogs regularly about culture, cultural adaptation, and organizational psychology for Harvard Business Review. His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are: Try your best to understand your own culture first. Try to have the courage to step outside of your comfort zone. Usually the "real world" is more "emotional", which is not always easy for us. Read the book Global Dexterity. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/andy-molinsky/a/a73/bb3/en Twitter: http://twitter.com/andymolinsky Email: molinsky@brandeis.edu The Book Global Dexterity (affiliate link) Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Andy Molinsky - Andy Molinsky is a professor of organizational behavior at Brandeis University's International Business School and the author of the award winning Harvard Business Review Press book "Global Dexterity". About This Weeks Guest<br /> Andy Molinsky<br /> <br /> Andy Molinsky is a professor of organizational behavior at Brandeis University's International Business School and the author of the award winning Harvard Business Review Press book "Global Dexterity".  He also blogs regularly about culture, cultural adaptation, and organizational psychology for Harvard Business Review.<br /> <br /> His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Try your best to understand your own culture first.<br /> Try to have the courage to step outside of your comfort zone. Usually the "real world" is more "emotional", which is not always easy for us.<br /> Read the book Global Dexterity.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/andy-molinsky/a/a73/bb3/en<br /> Twitter: http://twitter.com/andymolinsky<br /> Email: molinsky@brandeis.edu<br /> The Book Global Dexterity (affiliate link)<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast!<br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 37:32 025: Kiran Beersing-Vasquez Gives a Student Perspective on Culture https://culturematters.com/025-kiran-beersing-vasquez-gives-a-student-perspective-on-culture/ Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:03:47 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4240 About This Weeks Guest Kiran Beersing-Vasquez A 20-year-old student of mixed background. Born in the UK and moved to Belgium at age 9.  Attended an international school in Brussels, which had 9 different language sections, and students from all over the world with similarly mixed origins. Now back in the UK and on his Year in Industry, in a Mechanical Engineering degree. Mother and Father originate from Guatemala and Mauritius respectively. His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are: Take as much interest as you can, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Approach things from a neutral perspective as much as possible. It's OK to be ignorant, as long as you try to understand the other culture. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/kiran-beersing-vasquez/69/406/128 Twitter: http://twitter.com/kiranbv94 Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Kiran Beersing-Vasquez - A 20-year-old student of mixed background. Born in the UK and moved to Belgium at age 9.  Attended an international school in Brussels, which had 9 different language sections, About This Weeks Guest<br /> Kiran Beersing-Vasquez<br /> <br /> A 20-year-old student of mixed background. Born in the UK and moved to Belgium at age 9.  Attended an international school in Brussels, which had 9 different language sections, and students from all over the world with similarly mixed origins. Now back in the UK and on his Year in Industry, in a Mechanical Engineering degree. Mother and Father originate from Guatemala and Mauritius respectively.<br /> <br /> His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Take as much interest as you can, and don't be afraid to ask questions.<br /> Approach things from a neutral perspective as much as possible.<br /> It's OK to be ignorant, as long as you try to understand the other culture.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/kiran-beersing-vasquez/69/406/128<br /> Twitter: http://twitter.com/kiranbv94<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast!<br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 32:28 24: Stephen Frost on Diversity & Inclusion https://culturematters.com/24-stephen-frost-on-diversity-inclusion/ Wed, 04 Feb 2015 23:02:46 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4184 About This Weeks Guest Stephen Frost Stephen Frost is Head of Diversity and Inclusion for KPMG UK. He served as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2007-2012. He was educated as a Hertford College Scholar at Oxford University and a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University. He also teaches inclusive leadership at Harvard Business School and an extended class at Sciences Po in Paris. He advises several organisations and governments worldwide and is author of the book The Inclusion Imperative. His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are: Listen (also make sure you listen to people that are usually quiet); we don't have all the answers, and if you listen, you hear more. Take Risks: many people are too afraid to take the plunge. Simply do what you intend to do. Relax "into it"; meaning that you sometimes need to go with the flow and see what happens. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Website: http://frostincluded.com Email: stephen@frostincluded.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/frostincluded LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/stephenjamesfrost Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Stephen Frost - Stephen Frost is Head of Diversity and Inclusion for KPMG UK. He served as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2007-2012. About This Weeks Guest<br /> Stephen Frost<br /> <br /> Stephen Frost is Head of Diversity and Inclusion for KPMG UK. He served as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2007-2012. He was educated as a Hertford College Scholar at Oxford University and a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University. He also teaches inclusive leadership at Harvard Business School and an extended class at Sciences Po in Paris. He advises several organisations and governments worldwide and is author of the book The Inclusion Imperative.<br /> <br /> His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Listen (also make sure you listen to people that are usually quiet); we don't have all the answers, and if you listen, you hear more.<br /> Take Risks: many people are too afraid to take the plunge. Simply do what you intend to do.<br /> Relax "into it"; meaning that you sometimes need to go with the flow and see what happens.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Website: http://frostincluded.com<br /> Email: stephen@frostincluded.com<br /> Twitter: https://twitter.com/frostincluded<br /> LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/stephenjamesfrost<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast!<br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 37:04 023: Alexander McNabb Takes an Expat View on life in Dubai https://culturematters.com/022-alexander-mcnabb-takes-an-expat-view-on-life-in-dubai/ Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:03:32 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4110 About This Weeks Guest Alexander McNabb Alexander McNabb is a publishing, digital media and communications consultant based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In his spare time he writes thriller novels. His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are: Live with the local people Eat with the local people (so, if possible, avoid the big restaurants and chains) Socialize with the local people Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: http://twitter.com/AlexanderMcNabb  Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.   How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.   How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Alexander McNabb - Alexander McNabb is a publishing, digital media and communications consultant based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In his spare time he writes thriller novels. - About This Weeks Guest<br /> Alexander McNabb<br /> <br /> Alexander McNabb is a publishing, digital media and communications consultant based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In his spare time he writes thriller novels.<br /> <br /> His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Live with the local people<br /> Eat with the local people (so, if possible, avoid the big restaurants and chains)<br /> Socialize with the local people<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> http://twitter.com/AlexanderMcNabb <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> <br />  <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast!<br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> <br />  <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 34:17 021: Alfredo Roach on Project Management and Cultural Differences https://culturematters.com/021-alfredo-roach-on-project-management-and-cultural-differences/ Wed, 07 Jan 2015 23:03:23 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4096 About This Weeks Guest Alfredo Roach Alfredo is a program and project management professional, and seasoned civil engineer with fifteen years of combined design, construction and contract management experience. His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are: You need to get infected with education about what's going on in the world. Make your project management more mature; Ask yourself what your cultural maturity level is. You need to plan for culture as much as you need to plan other technical aspects of project management. Humanize project management; Make it part of your routing & plan for being flexible when executing a project. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Email: alfredo@acrobisa.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/alfredocecilio LinkedIn: http://pa.linkedin.com/in/alfredocecilio Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.   How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.   How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Alfredo Roach - Alfredo is a program and project management professional, and seasoned civil engineer with fifteen years of combined design, construction and contract management experience. - About This Weeks Guest<br /> Alfredo Roach<br /> <br /> Alfredo is a program and project management professional, and seasoned civil engineer with fifteen years of combined design, construction and contract management experience.<br /> <br /> His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> You need to get infected with education about what's going on in the world.<br /> Make your project management more mature; Ask yourself what your cultural maturity level is. You need to plan for culture as much as you need to plan other technical aspects of project management.<br /> Humanize project management; Make it part of your routing & plan for being flexible when executing a project.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Email: alfredo@acrobisa.com<br /> Twitter: http://twitter.com/alfredocecilio<br /> LinkedIn: http://pa.linkedin.com/in/alfredocecilio<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> <br />  <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast!<br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> <br />  <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 45:39 Holiday Season Message https://culturematters.com/holiday-season-message/ Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:03:05 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4137 I wanted to take this opportunity to say Thank You for your support in 2014. I hope 2015 will even be better!   Well, it’s nothing very special: Try to be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book now and then, get some walking in, and try to live in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations.  - Monthy Python’s ‘The meaning of life’ -     I wanted to take this opportunity to say Thank You for your support in 2014. I hope 2015 will even be better!   Well, it’s nothing very special: - Try to be nice to people, - avoid eating fat, - read a good book now and then, - I wanted to take this opportunity to say Thank You for your support in 2014.<br /> I hope 2015 will even be better!<br />  <br /> Well, it’s nothing very special:<br /> <br /> Try to be nice to people,<br /> <br /> avoid eating fat,<br /> <br /> read a good book now and then,<br /> <br /> get some walking in,<br /> <br /> and try to live in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations.<br /> <br />  - Monthy Python’s ‘The meaning of life’ -<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> <br />   Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 6:49 020: International Travel With the Whole Family; Meet the Benders https://culturematters.com/020-international-travel-with-the-whole-family-meet-the-benders/ Wed, 10 Dec 2014 23:03:07 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4081 About This Weeks Guest Josh & Erin from travelwithbender.com have been travelling with their two children since May 2012. It’s an open-ended, unplanned, round-the-world trip discovering amazing places for families. They have stayed in hostels and 5 star luxury resorts, travelled on scooters and cruise liners, danced with leprechauns and cuddled tigers. Nothing is out of bounds or out of reach for this remarkable Australian family. Their 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are: Make sure you learn a handful of words in the local language. Just a couple is enough. It shows that you care and that you're trying. Do try the local food. If you can, try some street food. Otherwise do a bit of research. On their website you can find a great post about getting local food in New Orleans. Hang out with the locals. The Benders do this at the playgrounds where their kids play. Even if you don't speak the language you will get to know the local culture better. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Email: erin@travelwithbender.com Website: http://travelwithbender.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/TravelwiTBender (notice that the H is missing!) Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.   How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.   How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Josh & Erin from travelwithbender.com have been travelling with their two children since May 2012. - It’s an open-ended, unplanned, round-the-world trip discovering amazing places for families. - About This Weeks Guest<br /> Josh & Erin from travelwithbender.com have been travelling with their two children since May 2012.<br /> <br /> It’s an open-ended, unplanned, round-the-world trip discovering amazing places for families.<br /> <br /> They have stayed in hostels and 5 star luxury resorts, travelled on scooters and cruise liners, danced with leprechauns and cuddled tigers.<br /> <br /> Nothing is out of bounds or out of reach for this remarkable Australian family.<br /> <br /> Their 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Make sure you learn a handful of words in the local language. Just a couple is enough. It shows that you care and that you're trying.<br /> Do try the local food. If you can, try some street food. Otherwise do a bit of research. On their website you can find a great post about getting local food in New Orleans.<br /> Hang out with the locals. The Benders do this at the playgrounds where their kids play. Even if you don't speak the language you will get to know the local culture better.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Email: erin@travelwithbender.com<br /> Website: http://travelwithbender.com<br /> Twitter: http://twitter.com/TravelwiTBender (notice that the H is missing!)<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> <br />  <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast!<br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> <br />  <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 37:51 019: Intercultural Project Management Explained by Karen Smits https://culturematters.com/019-intercultural-project-management-explained-by-karen-smits/ Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:03:38 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=4043 About This Weeks Guest Karen Smits is an international expert on Organizational Anthropology. She finished her Ph.D. in Social Sciences on cross-cultural collaboration in mega projects, for which she had the opportunity to gather data in the Panama Canal Expansion Program. Her Ph.D. thesis titled Cross Culture Work receives a lot of attention in the project management community, and beyond. Based in São Paulo, Brazil, Karen is active as a Business Culture Consultant in the Latin America region. She supports companies and employees in developing cross-cultural collaboration, organizational change and growth initiatives. She is often invited to speak about her research outcomes and facilitates workshops on culture and collaboration in the work place. Her 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are: Have an Open Mind; Know your own culture and be able to understand the "other" culture. Adapt & Adjust; Or go with the flow. If someone is late for a meeting don't get (too) upset. Language; be aware that not everyone can express themselves in a foreign language as well as you might be able to do. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Email: karen@crossculturework.com Website: http://crossculturework.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/Karen_Smits LinkedIn: br.linkedin.com/in/ksmits Karen's Book (Cross Culture Work: Practices of Collaboration in the Panama Canal Expansion Program) is available here: www.exedrabooks.com/libro/cross-culture-work_47711 Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.   How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.   How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest Karen Smits is an international expert on Organizational Anthropology. - She finished her Ph.D. in Social Sciences on cross-cultural collaboration in mega projects, for which she had the opportunity to gather data in the Panama... About This Weeks Guest<br /> Karen Smits is an international expert on Organizational Anthropology.<br /> <br /> She finished her Ph.D. in Social Sciences on cross-cultural collaboration in mega projects, for which she had the opportunity to gather data in the Panama Canal Expansion Program.<br /> <br /> Her Ph.D. thesis titled Cross Culture Work receives a lot of attention in the project management community, and beyond.<br /> <br /> Based in São Paulo, Brazil, Karen is active as a Business Culture Consultant in the Latin America region.<br /> <br /> She supports companies and employees in developing cross-cultural collaboration, organizational change and growth initiatives.<br /> <br /> She is often invited to speak about her research outcomes and facilitates workshops on culture and collaboration in the work place.<br /> <br /> <br /> Her 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Have an Open Mind; Know your own culture and be able to understand the "other" culture.<br /> Adapt & Adjust; Or go with the flow. If someone is late for a meeting don't get (too) upset.<br /> Language; be aware that not everyone can express themselves in a foreign language as well as you might be able to do.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Email: karen@crossculturework.com<br /> Website: http://crossculturework.com<br /> Twitter: http://twitter.com/Karen_Smits<br /> LinkedIn: br.linkedin.com/in/ksmits<br /> Karen's Book (Cross Culture Work: Practices of Collaboration in the Panama Canal Expansion Program) is available here: www.exedrabooks.com/libro/cross-culture-work_47711<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> <br />  <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast!<br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> <br />  <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 38:44 018: NBA Sports Legend John Amaechi on Sports, Business and Culture https://culturematters.com/018-nba-sports-legend-john-amaechi-on-sports-business-and-culture/ Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:03:34 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=3992 About This Weeks Guest John Amaechi is a psychologist, New York Times bestselling author and former NBA basketball player. All this united in one person? Yes! and with 6' 4" he not only physically stands tall, but also when it comes to his view on sports, business and other international matters. His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are: Be mindful towards other cultures Approach different cultures with a Benevolent Ignorance The previous point combined with an "I would like to get to know you" attitude Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Website: http://www.johnamaechi.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/JohnAmaechi Website: http://beijinglegacyblog.com/Welcome.html Website: http://amaechiperformance.com Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.   How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! About This Weeks Guest - John Amaechi is a psychologist, New York Times bestselling author and former NBA basketball player. All this united in one person? Yes! and with 6' 4" he not only physically stands tall, About This Weeks Guest<br /> <br /> John Amaechi is a psychologist, New York Times bestselling author and former NBA basketball player. All this united in one person? Yes! and with 6' 4" he not only physically stands tall, but also when it comes to his view on sports, business and other international matters.<br /> <br /> His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Be mindful towards other cultures<br /> Approach different cultures with a Benevolent Ignorance<br /> The previous point combined with an "I would like to get to know you" attitude<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Website: http://www.johnamaechi.com/<br /> Twitter: http://twitter.com/JohnAmaechi<br /> Website: http://beijinglegacyblog.com/Welcome.html<br /> Website: http://amaechiperformance.com<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> <br />  <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 42:39 017: Greeley Koch Executive Director of ACTE on Culture & Travel https://culturematters.com/017-greeley-koch-executive-director-of-acte-on-culture-travel/ Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:03:17 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=3987 Summary Greeley Koch is the executive director of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and a world class business traveler. A twenty-five year veteran of the travel industry, he is an advocate of passenger safety, comfort, and security, while boosting traveler productivity. Koch is also an authority on business travel investment and innovation. His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are: Do your research before you leave Go there (wherever you're going) with an open mind Be flexible towards whatever will come your way (bonus) Get out of the office (and visit a market or so) Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Website: http://acte.org Twitter: http://twitter.com/greeleykoch LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/pub/greeley-koch/6/494/758 Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.   How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Summary - Greeley Koch is the executive director of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and a world class business traveler. - A twenty-five year veteran of the travel industry, he is an advocate of passenger safety, comfort, Summary<br /> <br /> Greeley Koch is the executive director of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and a world class business traveler.<br /> <br /> A twenty-five year veteran of the travel industry, he is an advocate of passenger safety, comfort, and security, while boosting traveler productivity.<br /> <br /> Koch is also an authority on business travel investment and innovation.<br /> <br /> His 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are:<br /> <br /> Do your research before you leave<br /> Go there (wherever you're going) with an open mind<br /> Be flexible towards whatever will come your way<br /> (bonus) Get out of the office (and visit a market or so)<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Website: http://acte.org<br /> Twitter: http://twitter.com/greeleykoch<br /> LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/pub/greeley-koch/6/494/758<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> <br />  <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 40:16 016: Wytze Russchen European Lobbyist Talks About Cultural Differences in Brussels https://culturematters.com/016-wytze-russchen-european-lobbyist-talks-about-cultural-differences-in-brussels/ Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:01:58 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=3981 Summary After completing his masters in International Relations at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and two EU-related internships in Brussels, Wytze Russchen worked as political adviser to Mr. Willy De Clercq, member of the European Parliament and Belgian Minister of State. Wytze assisted mr. De Clercq in his capacity as Chairman of the European Parliament's External Trade Committee and the Legal Affairs and Internal Market Committee. He is considered one of the most influential Dutch persons in Brussels. Interview Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Email: Wytzerusschen@gmail.com Website: http://dr2.nl/russchen-consultants Twitter: http://twitter.com/wytzerusschen LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wytzerusschen Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.   How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Summary - After completing his masters in International Relations at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and two EU-related internships in Brussels, Wytze Russchen worked as political adviser to Mr. Willy De Clercq, Summary<br /> <br /> After completing his masters in International Relations at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and two EU-related internships in Brussels, Wytze Russchen worked as political adviser to Mr. Willy De Clercq, member of the European Parliament and Belgian Minister of State.<br /> <br /> Wytze assisted mr. De Clercq in his capacity as Chairman of the European Parliament's External Trade Committee and the Legal Affairs and Internal Market Committee.<br /> <br /> He is considered one of the most influential Dutch persons in Brussels.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interview Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Email: Wytzerusschen@gmail.com<br /> Website: http://dr2.nl/russchen-consultants<br /> Twitter: http://twitter.com/wytzerusschen<br /> LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wytzerusschen<br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> <br />  <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 39:56 015: Airline Consultant Peter van der Lende Talks About Cultural Differences https://culturematters.com/015-airline-consultant-peter-van-der-lende-talks-about-cultural-differences/ Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:01:42 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=3856 Summary Peter lived and worked in 8 countries across Europe, Latin America and North America. After 17 years at KLM, Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, Peter is now managing his consultancy business in the airline and travel industry from his base in Atlanta, Georgia. Peter is married to his Venezuelan wife and has three children (born in the USA, Mexico and Venezuela). The family speaks 3 languages at home; culture matters to the van der Lende family. Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. Links Links that are mentioned in this episode: Email: petervanderlende@icloud.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/petervanderlende How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Summary - Peter lived and worked in 8 countries across Europe, Latin America and North America. - After 17 years at KLM, Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, Peter is now managing his consultancy business in the airline and travel industry from hi... Summary<br /> <br /> Peter lived and worked in 8 countries across Europe, Latin America and North America.<br /> <br /> After 17 years at KLM, Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, Peter is now managing his consultancy business in the airline and travel industry from his base in Atlanta, Georgia.<br /> <br /> Peter is married to his Venezuelan wife and has three children (born in the USA, Mexico and Venezuela).<br /> <br /> The family speaks 3 languages at home; culture matters to the van der Lende family.<br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> Links<br /> Links that are mentioned in this episode:<br /> <br /> Email: petervanderlende@icloud.com<br /> LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/petervanderlende<br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 43:15 014: Pierre Delalande on Culture When Operating the High Speed Train Service Eurostar https://culturematters.com/014-pierre-delalande-on-culture-when-operating-the-high-speed-train-service-eurostar/ Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:02:32 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=3754 Summary Yet another Frenchman living in London... Pierre is head of Public Affairs within Eurostar, the high-speed train company that connects London to Brussels and Paris. During the interview Pierre talks about his experience in Canada, Brussels and now London as head of public affairs for Eurostar. He shares a number of Eurostar's business related experiences, as well as a number of personal cultural experiences. Typically when it comes to the differences between the British and the French (and what you can learn from this). Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. Links You can reach Pierre in the following ways: LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/pierredelalande How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Summary - Yet another Frenchman living in London... Pierre is head of Public Affairs within Eurostar, the high-speed train company that connects London to Brussels and Paris. - During the interview Pierre talks about his experience in Canada, Summary<br /> <br /> Yet another Frenchman living in London... Pierre is head of Public Affairs within Eurostar, the high-speed train company that connects London to Brussels and Paris.<br /> <br /> During the interview Pierre talks about his experience in Canada, Brussels and now London as head of public affairs for Eurostar.<br /> <br /> He shares a number of Eurostar's business related experiences, as well as a number of personal cultural experiences. Typically when it comes to the differences between the British and the French (and what you can learn from this).<br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> Links<br /> You can reach Pierre in the following ways:<br /> <br /> LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/pierredelalande<br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 36:11 013: Giampaolo Viglia on Culture and Consumer Behavior https://culturematters.com/013-giampaolo-viglia-on-culture-and-consumer-behavior/ Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:01:16 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=3748 Summary Professor dr. Giampaolo Viglia is a Research Fellow at University of Eastern Piedmont and Professor at Toulouse Business School. Interested in Consumer Decision Making, Pricing and Overconfidence In the amazingly interesting interview we talk about cultural difference when it comes to Choosing a car How a website needs to be different across different cultures What hotels and airlines can learn from cultural differences and Giampaolo's studies How price dynamics work across different cultures And much more... Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. Links You can reach Giampaolo the following way: Email: Giampaolo.viglia@gmail.com How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Summary - Professor dr. Giampaolo Viglia is a Research Fellow at University of Eastern Piedmont and Professor at Toulouse Business School. Interested in Consumer Decision Making, Pricing and Overconfidence - Summary<br /> <br /> Professor dr. Giampaolo Viglia is a Research Fellow at University of Eastern Piedmont and Professor at Toulouse Business School. Interested in Consumer Decision Making, Pricing and Overconfidence<br /> <br /> In the amazingly interesting interview we talk about cultural difference when it comes to<br /> <br /> Choosing a car<br /> How a website needs to be different across different cultures<br /> What hotels and airlines can learn from cultural differences and Giampaolo's studies<br /> How price dynamics work across different cultures<br /> And much more...<br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> Links<br /> You can reach Giampaolo the following way:<br /> <br /> Email: Giampaolo.viglia@gmail.com<br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 47:47 011: Paul Wait on the Importance of Culture in Corporate Travel https://culturematters.com/011-paul-wait-on-the-importance-of-culture-in-corporate-travel/ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:32:28 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=3758 In this episode I Interview Paul Wait. Paul wait is CEO of the Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC) which represents 80% of business travel in the United Kingdom alone Paul talks about his time in Scotland, his time at American Express (27 years!), and his time heading the sales teams at Virgin Atlantic. He is one of the rare top managers that really understands the strategic importance of managing and understanding cultural differences. In this episode I Interview Paul Wait. - Paul wait is CEO of the Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC) which represents 80% of business travel in the United Kingdom alone - Paul talks about his time in Scotland, In this episode I Interview Paul Wait.<br /> <br /> Paul wait is CEO of the Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC) which represents 80% of business travel in the United Kingdom alone<br /> <br /> Paul talks about his time in Scotland, his time at American Express (27 years!), and his time heading the sales teams at Virgin Atlantic. He is one of the rare top managers that really understands the strategic importance of managing and understanding cultural differences. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 32:18 010: Deva Rangarajan on Culture in India, the USA, Europe, and Academic Education https://culturematters.com/010-deva-rangarajan-on-culture-in-india-the-usa-europe-and-academic-education/ Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:03:32 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=3743 Summary In this episode I Interview Deva Rangarajan. Professor dr. Deva Rangarajan is of Indian origin and has been living in Belgium for the last 10 years. Deva Rangarajan is a professor at the Vlerick Business school and is currently in the middle of setting up a sales centre there. Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. Links You can reach Deva in the following ways: Email: deva.rangarajan@vlerick.com Website: http://www.vlerick.com/ How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Summary - In this episode I Interview Deva Rangarajan. - Professor dr. Deva Rangarajan is of Indian origin and has been living in Belgium for the last 10 years. - Deva Rangarajan is a professor at the Vlerick Business school and is currently in the ... Summary<br /> <br /> In this episode I Interview Deva Rangarajan.<br /> <br /> Professor dr. Deva Rangarajan is of Indian origin and has been living in Belgium for the last 10 years.<br /> <br /> Deva Rangarajan is a professor at the Vlerick Business school and is currently in the middle of setting up a sales centre there.<br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> Links<br /> You can reach Deva in the following ways:<br /> <br /> Email: deva.rangarajan@vlerick.com<br /> Website: http://www.vlerick.com/<br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 38:13 009: Bernard Foccroulle on Cultural Differences in Classical Music https://culturematters.com/009-bernard-foccroulle-on-cultural-differences-in-classical-music/ Wed, 21 May 2014 15:23:05 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=3251 Summary In this episode, I Interview Bernard Foccroulle. Bernard Foccroulle is General Director of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and Chairman of ENOA (European Network of Opera Academies) In this interview, we discuss Opera, and how culture also has had and still has an influence on this type of music and performance Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. Links You can reach Bernard Foccroulle in the following ways: Twitter: @enoacommunity Website: http://www.enoa-community.com/ How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Summary - In this episode, I Interview Bernard Foccroulle. - Bernard Foccroulle is General Director of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and Chairman of ENOA (European Network of Opera Academies) - In this interview, we discuss Opera, Summary<br /> <br /> In this episode, I Interview Bernard Foccroulle.<br /> <br /> Bernard Foccroulle is General Director of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and Chairman of ENOA (European Network of Opera Academies)<br /> <br /> In this interview, we discuss Opera, and how culture also has had and still has an influence on this type of music and performance<br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast, we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> Links<br /> You can reach Bernard Foccroulle in the following ways:<br /> <br /> Twitter: @enoacommunity<br /> Website: http://www.enoa-community.com/<br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 35:42 008: Tom Andriola, an American Working in China https://culturematters.com/008-tom-andriola-an-american-working-in-china/ Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:50:51 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=3116 Summary In this episode I Interview Tom Andriola. Tom Andriola is currently the General Manager of Healthcare Informatics at Philips Healthcare Greater China, a business dedicated to technology innovation, improving patient care and saving lives. He also is responsible at Philips for Informatics businesses in Latin America and India and manages a global organization of more than 600 people. He is a sought after speaker on developing technology trends in healthcare and changes happening in the world’s emerging healthcare markets. Tom has been with Philips for 10 years and held several management positions running healthcare businesses and driving business transformation programs. Prior to Philips, Tom helped start several technology businesses and spent time as a Chief Information Officer. He has engineering degrees from The George Washington University and University of South Florida and an Executive MBA from Stanford University. Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. Links You can reach Tom Andriola in the following ways: Mobile: +1 508 2654535 LinkedIn How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Summary - In this episode I Interview Tom Andriola. - Tom Andriola is currently the General Manager of Healthcare Informatics at Philips Healthcare Greater China, a business dedicated to technology innovation, Summary<br /> <br /> In this episode I Interview Tom Andriola.<br /> <br /> Tom Andriola is currently the General Manager of Healthcare Informatics at Philips Healthcare Greater China, a business dedicated to technology innovation, improving patient care and saving lives.<br /> <br /> He also is responsible at Philips for Informatics businesses in Latin America and India and manages a global organization of more than 600 people.<br /> <br /> He is a sought after speaker on developing technology trends in healthcare and changes happening in the world’s emerging healthcare markets.<br /> <br /> Tom has been with Philips for 10 years and held several management positions running healthcare businesses and driving business transformation programs.<br /> <br /> Prior to Philips, Tom helped start several technology businesses and spent time as a Chief Information Officer. He has engineering degrees from The George Washington University and University of South Florida and an Executive MBA from Stanford University.<br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> Links<br /> You can reach Tom Andriola in the following ways:<br /> <br /> Mobile: +1 508 2654535<br /> LinkedIn<br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 32:21 007: Lulu Wang a Chinese Writer Living in the Netherlands https://culturematters.com/007-lulu-wang-a-chinese-writer-living-in-the-netherlands/ Mon, 13 May 2013 09:43:14 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=3085 Summary In this episode I Interview Lulu Wang. Lulu Wang is a famous Dutch writer of Chinese origin. She has published 10 books, of which 3 are published internationally. Her first book The Lily Theater is published in 28 countries. Her tenth book is called Rainland, wo ai ni (Rainland, I love you!). Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. Links You can reach Lulu Wang in the following ways: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Website How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Summary - In this episode I Interview Lulu Wang. - Lulu Wang is a famous Dutch writer of Chinese origin. She has published 10 books, of which 3 are published internationally. - Her first book The Lily Theater is published in 28 countries. Summary<br /> <br /> In this episode I Interview Lulu Wang.<br /> <br /> Lulu Wang is a famous Dutch writer of Chinese origin. She has published 10 books, of which 3 are published internationally.<br /> <br /> Her first book The Lily Theater is published in 28 countries. Her tenth book is called Rainland, wo ai ni (Rainland, I love you!).<br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> Links<br /> You can reach Lulu Wang in the following ways:<br /> <br /> LinkedIn<br /> Twitter<br /> Facebook<br /> Website<br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 31:53 006: John Alexander on Hard Consensus and Soft Consensus https://culturematters.com/006-john-alexander-on-hard-consensus-and-soft-consensus/ Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:46:55 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=3068 Summary In this episode I Interview John Alexander. John is from Australia, but lives in Sweden. John explains the differences between Hard Consensus (Dutch) and Soft Consensus (Swedish). He also describes the differences between Australians and Brits. John shares a number of stories from his own experience. Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. Links You can reach John in the following ways: Email: john@johnalexander.se http://lagomsisu.com His personal website: http://www.johnalexander.se/ How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Summary - In this episode I Interview John Alexander. John is from Australia, but lives in Sweden. John explains the differences between Hard Consensus (Dutch) and Soft Consensus (Swedish). He also describes the differences between Australians and Bri... Summary<br /> <br /> In this episode I Interview John Alexander. John is from Australia, but lives in Sweden. John explains the differences between Hard Consensus (Dutch) and Soft Consensus (Swedish). He also describes the differences between Australians and Brits.<br /> <br /> John shares a number of stories from his own experience.<br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> Links<br /> You can reach John in the following ways:<br /> <br /> Email: john@johnalexander.se<br /> http://lagomsisu.com<br /> His personal website: http://www.johnalexander.se/<br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 38:09 005: Bob Grol on Dutch Directness in Singapore and Beyond https://culturematters.com/005-bob-grol-on-dutch-directness-in-singapore-and-beyond/ Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:58:16 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=3043 Summary In this episode I Interview Bob Grol. Bob is a born and raised Dutch-man. He currently runs his own organisation called FYPS (For Your Professional Solution). Learn from Bob in what way, and how and why the Dutch are as direct as they are. And why that is interpreted by Asians as very rude. Also Bob shares plenty of personal stories. Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. Links You can reach Bob Grol in a couple of ways: LinkedIn FYPS (For Your Professional Solution) Email: bobgrol@fyps.nl How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Summary - In this episode I Interview Bob Grol. - Bob is a born and raised Dutch-man. He currently runs his own organisation called FYPS (For Your Professional Solution). - Learn from Bob in what way, and how and why the Dutch are as direct as they ... Summary<br /> <br /> In this episode I Interview Bob Grol.<br /> <br /> Bob is a born and raised Dutch-man. He currently runs his own organisation called FYPS (For Your Professional Solution).<br /> <br /> Learn from Bob in what way, and how and why the Dutch are as direct as they are. And why that is interpreted by Asians as very rude.<br /> <br /> Also Bob shares plenty of personal stories.<br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> Links<br /> You can reach Bob Grol in a couple of ways:<br /> <br /> LinkedIn<br /> FYPS (For Your Professional Solution)<br /> Email: bobgrol@fyps.nl<br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 25:28 004: Richard Hill on Why the French are Autistic https://culturematters.com/004-richard-hill-on-why-the-french-are-autistic/ Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:11:24 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=3013 Summary In this episode I Interview Richard Hill. Richard is the author of "We Europeans" (1992), "Euromanagers & Martians", "The Art of being Belgian", "Great Britain Little England" and a number of other books. Learn how Richard explains why (he thinks) the French are an "autistic" nation (don't worry, he nuances it to "self absorbed" later in an excellent story! And why the Belgians are an unassertive and pragmatic people who have a developed way to compromise. And finally why the European Commission (EC) is not paying as much attention to cultural difference as they should. Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. Links You can reach Richard Hill in a couple of ways: Mobile phone: +32 470 305677 Landline: +32 2 343 77 26 Email: richard@minkehill.com Website: http://capital-life.be Books by Richard How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Summary In this episode I Interview Richard Hill. - Richard is the author of "We Europeans" (1992), "Euromanagers & Martians", "The Art of being Belgian", "Great Britain Little England" and a number of other books. - Summary<br /> <br /> <br /> In this episode I Interview Richard Hill.<br /> <br /> Richard is the author of "We Europeans" (1992), "Euromanagers & Martians", "The Art of being Belgian", "Great Britain Little England" and a number of other books.<br /> <br /> Learn how Richard explains why (he thinks) the French are an "autistic" nation (don't worry, he nuances it to "self absorbed" later in an excellent story!<br /> <br /> And why the Belgians are an unassertive and pragmatic people who have a developed way to compromise.<br /> <br /> And finally why the European Commission (EC) is not paying as much attention to cultural difference as they should.<br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> Links<br /> You can reach Richard Hill in a couple of ways:<br /> <br /> Mobile phone: +32 470 305677<br /> Landline: +32 2 343 77 26<br /> Email: richard@minkehill.com<br /> Website: http://capital-life.be<br /> Books by Richard<br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 46:16 003: Dorothy Dalton on International Talent Management https://culturematters.com/003-dorothy-dalton-on-international-talent-management/ Thu, 28 Feb 2013 07:32:08 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=2975 Summary In this episode I Interview Dorothy Dalton. Dorothy is an International Talent Management Strategist who connects people, organisations and opportunities. She is Co-Founder of “3Plus International”. An organization to support professional women via mentoring and coaching programs. Dorothy explains the differences in CV's in different cultures and how she instantaneously lost her Liverpool accent. Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. Links You can reach Dorothy Dalton in a couple of ways: LinkedIn: be.linkedin.com/in/dorothydalton/ 3Plus International Twitter: @DorothyDalton www.dorothydalton.com How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Summary - In this episode I Interview Dorothy Dalton. - Dorothy is an International Talent Management Strategist who connects people, organisations and opportunities. She is Co-Founder of “3Plus International”. - Summary<br /> <br /> In this episode I Interview Dorothy Dalton.<br /> <br /> Dorothy is an International Talent Management Strategist who connects people, organisations and opportunities. She is Co-Founder of “3Plus International”.<br /> <br /> An organization to support professional women via mentoring and coaching programs.<br /> <br /> Dorothy explains the differences in CV's in different cultures and how she instantaneously lost her Liverpool accent.<br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> Links<br /> You can reach Dorothy Dalton in a couple of ways:<br /> <br /> LinkedIn: be.linkedin.com/in/dorothydalton/<br /> 3Plus International<br /> Twitter: @DorothyDalton<br /> www.dorothydalton.com<br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 34:36 002: Antoin Deul on Culture and Sustainability https://culturematters.com/002-antoin-deul-on-culture-and-sustainability/ Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:09:42 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=2942 Summary In this episode I Interview Antoin Deul. Antoin (a Dutch National) is a global project manager and staff scientist who has lived in the US for 12 years and has worked, and is working on sustainability projects in many countries. Find out from Antoin why it is important to be a "Man" and to be able to drink a good amount of alcohol when doing business in China! Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. Links You can reach Antoin Deul in a couple of ways: Twitter: @antoindeul LinkedIn: http://nl.linkedin.com/pub/antoin-deul/6/57b/424 How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Summary - In this episode I Interview Antoin Deul. - Antoin (a Dutch National) is a global project manager and staff scientist who has lived in the US for 12 years and has worked, and is working on sustainability projects in many countries. - Summary<br /> <br /> In this episode I Interview Antoin Deul.<br /> <br /> Antoin (a Dutch National) is a global project manager and staff scientist who has lived in the US for 12 years and has worked, and is working on sustainability projects in many countries.<br /> <br /> Find out from Antoin why it is important to be a "Man" and to be able to drink a good amount of alcohol when doing business in China!<br /> <br /> <br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> Links<br /> You can reach Antoin Deul in a couple of ways:<br /> <br /> Twitter: @antoindeul<br /> LinkedIn: http://nl.linkedin.com/pub/antoin-deul/6/57b/424<br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 27:10 001: Anis Bedda on Culture and its Effect on Innovation https://culturematters.com/001-anis-bedda-on-culture-and-its-effect-on-innovation/ Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:08:14 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=2892 Summary In this episode I Interview Anis Bedda. Anis is an independent consultant in the areas of business development, communication and innovation related projects. A partner of Global enterprise and ex-manager at Hub Brussels. Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. Links Specific links and or resources that are mentioned in this episode are: Cultural Detective; a practical approach to cultural differences. Peace and food Peace and food… Part II You can reach Anis in a couple of ways: Email: anis.bedda@gmail.com Twitter: @anisb LinkedIn: be.linkedin.com/in/anisbedda How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Summary - In this episode I Interview Anis Bedda. - Anis is an independent consultant in the areas of business development, communication and innovation related projects. A partner of Global enterprise and ex-manager at Hub Brussels. Summary<br /> <br /> In this episode I Interview Anis Bedda.<br /> <br /> Anis is an independent consultant in the areas of business development, communication and innovation related projects. A partner of Global enterprise and ex-manager at Hub Brussels.<br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> Links<br /> Specific links and or resources that are mentioned in this episode are:<br /> <br /> Cultural Detective; a practical approach to cultural differences.<br /> Peace and food<br /> Peace and food… Part II<br /> <br /> You can reach Anis in a couple of ways:<br /> <br /> Email: anis.bedda@gmail.com<br /> Twitter: @anisb<br /> LinkedIn: be.linkedin.com/in/anisbedda<br /> <br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast! Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 40:02 000: Culture Matters Podcast, an Introduction https://culturematters.com/000-culture-matters-podcast-an-introduction/ Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:40:40 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=2877 Summary Welcome to the Culture Matters Podcast Introduction Episode. Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories. To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here. Links If there would be any links mentioned in this episode, they would be here. But since this is only an introduction session, there are no resources to mention. How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit Finally Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast. I hope you will be back for the first official episode where our guest will be Anis Bedda. Summary - Welcome to the Culture Matters Podcast Introduction Episode. Build Your Cultural Competence In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories. - Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience... Summary<br /> <br /> Welcome to the Culture Matters Podcast Introduction Episode.<br /> Build Your Cultural Competence<br /> In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.<br /> <br /> To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.<br /> Links<br /> If there would be any links mentioned in this episode, they would be here. But since this is only an introduction session, there are no resources to mention.<br /> How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters<br /> I'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:<br /> <br /> Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail<br /> Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com<br /> Send me a Tweet: @chrissmit<br /> <br /> Finally<br /> Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast.<br /> <br /> I hope you will be back for the first official episode where our guest will be Anis Bedda. Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 8:10