Michael Elchik
Michael Elchik has made a +30 year career birthing disruptive technologies from Carnegie Mellon University and commercializing them into successful products and services. Mike is the Founder, President and CEO of WeSpeke, a language platform and cultural exchange that allows anyone, anywhere at any time to teach, learn and practice languages by pairing users on complementary language interests and common life interests.

Entries by Michael Elchik

Estudar no exterior: uma preparação para o mercado de trabalho global

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 2:55 PM

Imagine dois recém-graduados em uma entrevista de emprego. Ambos os candidatos foram bem na universidade. Ambos têm habilidades semelhantes no papel. Ambos têm boas referências. Ambos têm entusiasmo. E ambos, por um semestre, participaram de um programa de intercâmbio no exterior.

Como CEO de uma rede social, com usuários...

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Study Abroad as Preparation for Joining the Global Workforce

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 3:55 PM

Imagine two college graduates interviewing for a job. Both applicants did well at school. Both have similar skills on paper. Both have good references. Both are enthusiastic. And both spent a semester on a study abroad program.

As CEO of a social network with users in over 160 countries,...

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Sobre Arianna, línguas e entendimento cultural

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 4:18 PM

Olhe ao seu redor. Vivemos em um mundo globalizado e interconectado, no qual interagimos com pessoas que falam diferentes línguas e veem a vida de perspectivas culturais únicas. Na maioria dos casos, interações bem-sucedidas dependerão de nossa capacidade de superar essas diferenças por meio de habilidades linguísticas e consciência cultural.

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Von Arianna, Sprachen und kulturellem Verständnis

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 10:45 AM

Sehen wir uns einmal um: Wir leben in einer globalisierten Welt, in der wir täglich mit Menschen zu tun haben, die andere Sprachen sprechen und deren Leben durch individuelle Kulturen geprägt sind. In den meisten Fällen hängt der Erfolg unserer Interaktionen mit anderen Menschen nicht nur von unseren sprachlichen Fähigkeiten...

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Of Arianna, Languages, and Cultural Understanding

(1) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 11:26 AM

Look around you. We live in a globalized, interconnected world in which we interact with people who speak different languages and view life through unique cultural perspectives. In most cases, success in these interactions will be based on our ability to bridge differences through language skills and cultural awareness.

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