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Topics covered: * What is Uncertainty Avoidance? * What is Individualism? * What is Masculinity? * What is Power Distance? 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 https://culturematters.com/091-exceptional-leadership-with-ron-carucci/#respond https://culturematters.com/091-exceptional-leadership-with-ron-carucci/feed/ 0 <p>Ron Carucci is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>He is the best selling author of 8 books, including the Amazon #1 Rising to Power, the Journey of Exceptional Executive.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/091-exceptional-leadership-with-ron-carucci/">091: Exceptional Leadership with Ron Carucci</a></p> 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 https://culturematters.com/090-aging-and-staying-young-as-possible-in-different-cultures-with-andrea-maier/#respond https://culturematters.com/090-aging-and-staying-young-as-possible-in-different-cultures-with-andrea-maier/feed/ 0 <p>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.</p> <p>Then there is The Royal Melbourne Hospital where she is Professor of Ageing.</p> <p>And if that wasn't enough she also has a chair at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/090-aging-and-staying-young-as-possible-in-different-cultures-with-andrea-maier/">090: Aging and Staying Young as Possible in Different Cultures with Andrea Maier</a></p> 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 https://culturematters.com/089-learning-a-language-and-learning-a-culture-with-tyler-muse/#respond https://culturematters.com/089-learning-a-language-and-learning-a-culture-with-tyler-muse/feed/ 0 <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/089-learning-a-language-and-learning-a-culture-with-tyler-muse/">089: Learning a Language and Learning a Culture with Tyler Muse</a></p> 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 https://culturematters.com/088-reality-based-leadership-with-cy-wakeman/#respond https://culturematters.com/088-reality-based-leadership-with-cy-wakeman/feed/ 0 <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/088-reality-based-leadership-with-cy-wakeman/">088: Reality Based Leadership with Cy Wakeman</a></p> 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 https://culturematters.com/087-international-sports-rivalry-and-culture-with-joe-cobbs/#respond https://culturematters.com/087-international-sports-rivalry-and-culture-with-joe-cobbs/feed/ 0 <p>Joe Cobbs is Associate Professor of Sports Business at Northern Kentucky University, and co-founder of KnowRivalry.com.</p> <p>Research, teaching, and industry engagement in the Department of Marketing, Sports Business, and Construction Management.</p> <p>Specialties include team rivalry, international sponsorship, and the business of Formula One racing.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/087-international-sports-rivalry-and-culture-with-joe-cobbs/">087: International Sports, Rivalry, and Culture with Joe Cobbs</a></p> 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 https://culturematters.com/086-cultural-psychiatry-the-taliban-and-isis-with-neil-aggarwal/#respond https://culturematters.com/086-cultural-psychiatry-the-taliban-and-isis-with-neil-aggarwal/feed/ 0 <p>Neil Krishan Aggarwal is a cultural psychiatrist.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>His research focuses on conceptions of culture and psychology in clinical and forensic mental health settings.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/086-cultural-psychiatry-the-taliban-and-isis-with-neil-aggarwal/">086: Cultural Psychiatry, the Taliban and ISIS with Neil Aggarwal</a></p> 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 https://culturematters.com/085-protocol-etiquette-and-cultural-diversity-by-jean-paul-wyers/#respond https://culturematters.com/085-protocol-etiquette-and-cultural-diversity-by-jean-paul-wyers/feed/ 0 <p>Jean Paul Wyers is the founder and director of Protocolbureau, an organization based in The Hague, the Netherlands.</p> <p>Most people associate protocol with etiquette and Royalty, but the official definition of protocol is "how meetings with officials should be organized".</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Protocolbureau supports organizations at official occasions and in less formal situations such as networking events, fashion shows, and even dance events.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/085-protocol-etiquette-and-cultural-diversity-by-jean-paul-wyers/">085: Protocol, Etiquette, and Cultural Diversity by Jean Paul Wyers</a></p> 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 https://culturematters.com/084-the-link-between-language-and-culture-with-peter-alexander-kerkhof/#respond https://culturematters.com/084-the-link-between-language-and-culture-with-peter-alexander-kerkhof/feed/ 0 <p>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.</p> <p>"History is the product of our invented past."</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/084-the-link-between-language-and-culture-with-peter-alexander-kerkhof/">084: The Link Between Language and Culture with Peter Alexander Kerkhof</a></p> 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 https://culturematters.com/culture-matters-summer-2017/#respond https://culturematters.com/culture-matters-summer-2017/feed/ 0 <p>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! </p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/culture-matters-summer-2017/">Culture Matters Summer 2017</a></p> 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 https://culturematters.com/083-wedding-planners-and-culture-what-do-they-have-to-do-with-each-other-deborah-moody-explains/#respond https://culturematters.com/083-wedding-planners-and-culture-what-do-they-have-to-do-with-each-other-deborah-moody-explains/feed/ 0 <p>Deborah Moody is Executive Director of the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants or ACPWC.</p> <p>The ACPWC offers training and certification courses for wedding and event planners.</p> <p>They also have a membership association which provides continuing education and support for wedding professionals.</p> <p>Her tips to become more culturally competent are:</p> <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/083-wedding-planners-and-culture-what-do-they-have-to-do-with-each-other-deborah-moody-explains/">083: Wedding Planners and Culture. What Do They Have to Do With Each Other? Deborah Moody Explains</a></p> 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 <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Most recently, driving the company’s story of transformation from guidebook publisher to multimedia brand.</p> <p>Laura also manages the company’s largest brand campaign, Best in Travel.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/082-lonely-planet-and-brand-communication-in-different-cultures-with-laura-lindsay/">082: Lonely Planet and Brand Communication in Different Cultures with Laura Lindsay</a></p> 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... 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 <p>Ask the Pilot: Patrick Smith</p> <p>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.</p> <p>His tips to become more culturally aware are:</p> <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/081-commercial-aviation-and-cultural-differences-ask-the-pilot-patrick-smith/">081: Commercial Aviation and Cultural Differences; Ask The Pilot (Patrick Smith)</a></p> 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. - 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 <p>The Textile Industry and Culture with Imran Rath</p> <p>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.</p> <p>His tips to become more culturally aware are:</p> <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/080-the-textile-industry-and-culture-with-imran-rath/">080: The Textile Industry and Culture with Imran Rath</a></p> 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. - 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 <p>How to make your organization GREAT, with Shane Green</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>His tips to become more culturally aware are:</p> <p>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</p> <p>Links that are mentioned in this episode:</p> <p>Email: shane@shgreen.com<br /> Get the book Culture Hacker here</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/079-how-to-make-your-organization-great-with-shane-green/">079: How to Make Your Organization GREAT with Shane Green</a></p> 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... 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 <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/078-america-deconstructed-with-chai-sohan/">078: America Deconstructed with Chai Sohan</a></p> 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. 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 <p>Stefan and his "Dream-Life" family</p> <p>Full-time daddy who travels with the family for many years around the world.</p> <p>Author, blogger, and part of a family that live their dream!</p> <p>Worked 13 years for an international bank in the IT department and headed several multi-cultural teams and projects.</p> <p>His tips to become more culturally aware are:</p> <p>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</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/077-traveling-through-the-americas-with-the-dream-life-family/">077: Traveling Through the Americas with the “Dream-Life” Family</a></p> 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... 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 <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/072-the-spanish-dude-with-jordan-ellington/">076: The Spanish Dude; Jordan Ellington</a></p> 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 <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/075-lonely-planet-writer-lucas-vidgen-on-travel-and-culture/">075: Lonely Planet Writer Lucas Vidgen on Travel and Culture</a></p> 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 <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/074-what-a-bumper-sticker-tells-you-about-american-culture-with-alan-rose/">074: What a Bumper Sticker Tells You About American Culture with Alan Rose</a></p> 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 <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/073-perception-and-deception-by-joe-lurie/">073: Perception and Deception by Joe Lurie</a></p> 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, 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 <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/072-history-in-the-eyes-of-culture-with-joseph-amato/">072: History in the Eyes of Culture with Joseph Amato</a></p> 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... 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 <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/071-working-with-virtual-teams-with-jelle-mattelaer/">071: Working With Virtual Teams with Jelle Mattelaer</a></p> 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, 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 <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/2016-year-end-podcast-and-videocast/">2016 Year-End Podcast and Videocast</a></p> 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 <p>Palle is a Danish podcaster and radio journalist traveling to every country in the world.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/070-travelling-the-world-after-selling-everything-you-have-with-palle-bo/">070: Travelling the World After Selling Everything You Have with Palle Bo</a></p> 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 <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/069-france-and-the-french-a-danish-perspective-with-mathilde-bruun-larsen/">069: France and the French; A Danish Perspective with Mathilde Bruun Larsen</a></p> 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... 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 <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/068-the-truth-about-nigeria-with-odinaka-lavender-ekweremadu/">068: The Truth About Nigeria with Odinaka Lavender Ekweremadu</a></p> 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 <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/067-doing-business-in-russia-part-ii-with-natasha-aksenova/">067: Doing Business in Russia Part II; With Natasha Aksenova</a></p> 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, 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 <p>Henrik Jeppesen visited every country in the world just before his 28th birthday.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/066-how-do-you-visit-all-countries-in-the-world-before-youre-28-years-old-with-henrik-jeppesen/">066: How Do You Visit ALL Countries in the World Before You’re 28 Years Old? With Henrik Jeppesen</a></p> 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 <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/065-inclusive-talent-management-with-stephen-frost/">065: Inclusive Talent Management with Stephen Frost</a></p> 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... 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 <p>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."</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/064-what-to-do-as-an-expat-in-a-new-country-with-audrey-mezas/">064: What to do as an Expat in a New Country with Audrey Mezas</a></p> 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... 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 <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/063-what-you-should-know-about-international-law-culture/">063: What You Should Know About International Law & Culture</a></p> 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/062-insourcing-from-pakistan-and-sri-lanka-by-bart-van-loon/">062: Insourcing from Pakistan and Sri Lanka by Bart van Loon</a></p> 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 profession... 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/061-how-to-effectively-work-with-remote-teams-with-hugo-messer/">061: How to Effectively Work With Remote Teams with Hugo Messer</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/060-everything-about-russian-culture-you-did-not-know-by-jeroen-ketting/">060: Everything About Russian Culture You Did Not Know by Jeroen Ketting</a></p> 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 ma... 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/059-silicon-valley-and-startups-the-inside-story-bjoern-lasse-herrmann/">059: Silicon Valley and Startups. The Inside Story; Bjoern Lasse Herrmann</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/058-heres-the-most-upbeat-news-from-iraq-paul-macalindin/">058: Here’s the Most UPBEAT News From Iraq; Paul MacAlindin</a></p> 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, 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/057-breaking-through-the-invisible-boundaries-of-global-business-professor-erin-meyer/">057: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business; Professor Erin Meyer</a></p> 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”. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/056-how-salsa-can-create-a-culture-alfredo-behrens/">056: How Samba Can Create a Culture; Alfredo Behrens</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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, […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/055-how-to-work-with-virtual-teams-across-the-world-lisette-sutherland/">055: How to Work With Virtual Teams Across the World; Lisette Sutherland</a></p> 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... 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/054-what-startups-are-facing-internationally-trajan-king/">054: What Startups are Facing Internationally; Trajan King</a></p> 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 e... 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/053-dont-mention-the-word-culture-when-you-talk-about-culture-tim-kuppler/">053: Don’t Mention the Word Culture When You Talk About Culture; Tim Kuppler</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/052-how-to-do-business-in-china-the-five-best-tips-by-jeanne-boden/">052: How to do Business in China; The Five Best Tips by Jeanne Boden</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/051-whats-it-like-to-be-a-third-culture-kid-tck-tayo-rockson/">051: What’s it Like to be a Third Culture Kid (TCK); Tayo Rockson</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/050-how-to-become-a-cultural-relativist-sundae-bean/">050: How to become a Cultural Relativist; Sundae Bean</a></p> 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 l... 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 <p>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, […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/049-how-working-for-a-european-committee-can-be-combined-with-being-a-sailor-anna-maria-darmanin/">049: How Working for a European Committee can be Combined with being a Sailor; Anna Maria Darmanin</a></p> 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... 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 <p>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. His three tips to become more culturally competent are: Learn how you’re being perceived by others. Other […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/048-cultural-differences-isnt-about-them-its-about-you-pellegrino-riccardi/">048: Cultural Differences isn’t About Them; It’s About You; Pellegrino Riccardi</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/047-why-doing-business-is-never-about-the-price/">047: Why Doing Business is Never About the Price</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/046-why-culture-plays-a-role-in-sports/">046: Why Culture Plays a Role in Sports; Susan Salzbrenner</a></p> 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, 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 <p>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. […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/045-what-comes-first-culture-or-personality/">045: What Comes First? Culture or Personality?</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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. […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/044-why-culture-is-a-major-success-factor-to-m-thomas-kessler/">044: Why Culture is a Major Success Factor to M&A’s; Thomas Kessler</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/043-how-to-explain-culture-to-kids/">043: How to Explain Culture to Kids</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/042-why-do-global-mergers-and-acquisitions-fail-christophe-van-gampelaere/">042: Why do Global Mergers and Acquisitions Fail? Christophe Van Gampelaere</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/041-how-to-work-with-a-virtual-assistant-cultural-differences/">041: How to Work with a Virtual Assistant; Cultural Differences</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/040-how-democracy-is-not-the-same-the-world-over-julie-fisher/">040: How Democracy is not the Same the World Over; Julie Fisher</a></p> 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, 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/039-what-are-the-dos-and-donts-in-international-business/">039: What are the Do’s and Don’ts in International Business</a></p> 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, 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/038-how-culture-plays-a-role-in-the-eu-and-the-empowerment-of-women-madi-sharma/">038: How Culture Plays a Role in the EU and the Empowerment of Women; Madi Sharma</a></p> 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! 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/037-why-company-culture-matters-podcast/">037: Why Company Culture Matters [Podcast]</a></p> 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, Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 22:28 036: How Technology Has a Human Side; Vanessa Shaw 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 <p>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 with their work. Vanessa helps […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/036-how-technology-has-a-human-side-vanessa-shaw/">036: How Technology Has a Human Side; Vanessa Shaw</a></p> 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 an... 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 <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/culture-matters-summer-2015/">Culture Matters Summer 2015</a></p> 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 <p>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. […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/uncertainty-avoidance-in-international-business/">Uncertainty Avoidance in International Business</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/035-how-cultural-differences-play-a-role-in-the-operating-room-of-a-hospital-professor-alex-mottrie/">035: How Cultural Differences Play a Role in the Operating Room of a Hospital; Professor Alex Mottrie</a></p> 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 Robo... 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/033-what-are-the-most-important-cultural-differences-in-india-neil-miller/">033: What are the Most Important Cultural Differences in India? Neil Miller</a></p> 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 expe... 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 <p>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, […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/032-why-web-design-is-not-culturally-neutral-sabina-idler/">032: Why Web Design is Not Culturally Neutral; Sabina Idler</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/031-united-nations-sigrid-kaag-talking-about-cultural-differences/">031: United Nations Sigrid Kaag Talking About Cultural Differences</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/030-sunder-p-talks-about-get-friday-and-international-virtual-assistance/">030: Sunder P Talks About Get Friday and International Virtual Assistance</a></p> 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, 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 <p>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. […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/029-timothy-j-bridgman-with-a-focus-on-poland/">029: Timothy J. Bridgman with a Focus on Poland</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/028-amanda-workman-your-cultural-concierge/">028: Amanda Workman Your Cultural Concierge</a></p> 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 p... 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/027-teresa-knapp-on-working-and-hosting-exchange-students/">027: Teresa Knapp on Working and Hosting Exchange Students</a></p> 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 co... Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 38:14 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/author-of-the-book-global-dexterity-professor-andy-molinsky-on-cultural-differences/">Author of the Book Global Dexterity; Professor Andy Molinsky on Cultural Differences</a></p> 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“. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/025-kiran-beersing-vasquez-gives-a-student-perspective-on-culture/">025: Kiran Beersing-Vasquez Gives a Student Perspective on Culture</a></p> 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, 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/24-stephen-frost-on-diversity-inclusion/">24: Stephen Frost on Diversity & Inclusion</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/022-alexander-mcnabb-takes-an-expat-view-on-life-in-dubai/">023: Alexander McNabb Takes an Expat View on life in Dubai</a></p> 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 a... 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 <p>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; […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/021-alfredo-roach-on-project-management-and-cultural-differences/">021: Alfredo Roach on Project Management and Cultural Differences</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/holiday-season-message/">Holiday Season Message</a></p> 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, 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/020-international-travel-with-the-whole-family-meet-the-benders/">020: International Travel With the Whole Family; Meet the Benders</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/019-intercultural-project-management-explained-by-karen-smits/">019: Intercultural Project Management Explained by Karen Smits</a></p> 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 Can... 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/018-nba-sports-legend-john-amaechi-on-sports-business-and-culture/">018: NBA Sports Legend John Amaechi on Sports, Business and Culture</a></p> 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, 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/017-greeley-koch-executive-director-of-acte-on-culture-travel/">017: Greeley Koch Executive Director of ACTE on Culture & Travel</a></p> 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, 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/016-wytze-russchen-european-lobbyist-talks-about-cultural-differences-in-brussels/">016: Wytze Russchen European Lobbyist Talks About Cultural Differences in Brussels</a></p> 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, 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/015-airline-consultant-peter-van-der-lende-talks-about-cultural-differences/">015: Airline Consultant Peter van der Lende Talks About Cultural Differences</a></p> 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... 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/014-pierre-delalande-on-culture-when-operating-the-high-speed-train-service-eurostar/">014: Pierre Delalande on Culture When Operating the High Speed Train Service Eurostar</a></p> 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, 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/013-giampaolo-viglia-on-culture-and-consumer-behavior/">013: Giampaolo Viglia on Culture and Consumer Behavior</a></p> 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 a... 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 <p>In this episode I Interview Paul Wait.</p> <p>Paul wait is CEO of the Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC) which represents 80% of business travel in the United Kingdom alone</p> <p>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.</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/011-paul-wait-on-the-importance-of-culture-in-corporate-travel/">011: Paul Wait on the Importance of Culture in Corporate Travel</a></p> 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, 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/010-deva-rangarajan-on-culture-in-india-the-usa-europe-and-academic-education/">010: Deva Rangarajan on Culture in India, the USA, Europe, and Academic Education</a></p> 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... 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/009-bernard-foccroulle-on-cultural-differences-in-classical-music/">009: Bernard Foccroulle on Cultural Differences in Classical Music</a></p> 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, 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/008-tom-andriola-an-american-working-in-china/">008: Tom Andriola, an American Working in China</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/007-lulu-wang-a-chinese-writer-living-in-the-netherlands/">007: Lulu Wang a Chinese Writer Living in the Netherlands</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/006-john-alexander-on-hard-consensus-and-soft-consensus/">006: John Alexander on Hard Consensus and Soft Consensus</a></p> 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.... 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 <p>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. […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/005-bob-grol-on-dutch-directness-in-singapore-and-beyond/">005: Bob Grol on Dutch Directness in Singapore and Beyond</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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” […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/004-richard-hill-on-why-the-french-are-autistic/">004: Richard Hill on Why the French are Autistic</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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. […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/003-dorothy-dalton-on-international-talent-management/">003: Dorothy Dalton on International Talent Management</a></p> 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”. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/002-antoin-deul-on-culture-and-sustainability/">002: Antoin Deul on Culture and Sustainability</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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 […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/001-anis-bedda-on-culture-and-its-effect-on-innovation/">001: Anis Bedda on Culture and its Effect on Innovation</a></p> 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. 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 <p>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. […]</p> <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/000-culture-matters-podcast-an-introduction/">000: Culture Matters Podcast, an Introduction</a></p> 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 lot... Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean 8:10 Social Media in Different Cultures or Social Media and Culture https://culturematters.com/social-media-in-different-cultures-or-social-media-and-culture/ Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:03:52 +0000 http://culturematters.com/?p=2478 <p>See the original article here: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://culturematters.com/social-media-in-different-cultures-or-social-media-and-culture/">Social Media in Different Cultures or Social Media and Culture</a></p> Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert clean