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The Globalization of Time: The Anatomy of the Time-Warp in International Business

O'Brien Browne | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Time is as richly complex as culture itself. For task-oriented people, such as the Swiss, time might be seen as linear -- rigid, plannable, organized into blocks, systematic.

When Things Get Bubbly: The Etiquette of Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 12.22.2015 | Taste
Sharon Schweitzer

Champagne and sparkling wine are beverages that evoke thoughts of celebration, success, luxury, love and romance. During the holidays, these pleasant associations are even stronger, especially since these beverages have different levels of sweetness.

Global Experience as a Necessary Learning Context

Audrey J. Murrell | Posted 12.02.2015 | College
Audrey J. Murrell

It is important that we focus our attention on the need for meaningful and integrated experiences that are an extension of the learning environment. This is what adequately prepares students for what lies ahead, both locally and globally.

What India Can Teach Us About Running Multinational Companies

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo, Ajay Banga of MasterCard, and Shantanu Narayen of Adobe Systems. These are all leaders of U.S. multinational companies worth several billion dollars.

Keeping Stakeholders Safe at Global Events

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Emerging markets, innovative technology and the desire to learn from each are driving the continued growth of global events and conferences.

The New Global Leader, Part XI: Karin van Auwera, Strengthening Cross-Cultural Bridges

O'Brien Browne | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Karin van der Auwera's life and career epitomizes our intricately connected globalized world. Of mixed Serbian and German descent, she has lived, worked and studied throughout the USA and Europe.

Linguistic Business Coaching: Shortcut From Fear of Speaking to Linguistic Self-confidence

Anna-Jane Niznikowska | Posted 10.12.2015 | Impact
Anna-Jane Niznikowska

I have recently gone to a networking event at the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in London. As a Communication Consultant who helps non-native English speakers communicate more confidently in international business, I thought I had to walk the talk and speak Portuguese.

Culture Shocked? The Best Tactic to Take When Doing Business Overseas.

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

I am a TCK. TCK stands for Third Culture Kid, a person who spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents' culture, according to American sociologist David C. Pollock.

New Trade Deals and State-owned Companies

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

The United States is likely to raise these concerns in future agreements such as the Bilateral Investment Treaty, which it was negotiating with China before discussions between the two countries were put on hold.

Poker-Face Meets Volcano: Invisible Force Fields and the Clash of Emotions in International Business

O'Brien Browne | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A significant yet under-researched area in intercultural business communication is the impact of our emotions on our business partners.

3 Counterintuitive Paths for Charting a Course to Global Expansion

Josh Lowenthal | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Josh Lowenthal

Even if you have a massive U.S. consumer base and the world's best data analytics, you simply cannot expect consumers or businesses in new global markets to see or use your offering in the exact same way.

5 Misconceptions About Doing Business in Emerging Markets

Kosta Petrov | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Kosta Petrov

What still fascinates me is people's reaction when I tell them about the countries that we work with. I am convinced that some of them, no matter what I say, still think that I am a spy for some secret organization, which would be really exciting, but is far away from the truth.

5 International Business Tips for Entrepreneurs and Other Brave Souls

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
R.F. Hemphill

As the world continues to move to be more and better connected, being a part of that "globalization" is probably inevitable. Those who do best will be those who get ahead of the curve.

Stan & Deliver: Why Hip-Hop Fans Hate Talking Nas

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Shane Paul Neil

Nas fans, by and large, are very similar to Knick fans. They rally around a past champion who put a city on his back at a time when she was an underdog fighting to reclaim prominence.

Different Is the New Normal: Perspectives From China-US Travel

Pilar Stella | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Pilar Stella

The trip reminded me of my upbringing and the unique insights and lessons that our differences, and cross-border perspectives bring.

Male Business Leaders Need to Support Women's Empowerment

Elizabeth Broderick | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Elizabeth Broderick

The Women's Empowerment Principles, a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact and UN Women, are premised on the fact that women's full participation in economic life is essential to build strong economies and establish more stable and just societies.

Is It a Crime Doing Business in Crimea?

Andre Bourque | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

Just two years ago, National Geographic featured the country of Crimea in its 2013 Best Trips report. All that changed last year. Russia sent troops into Crimea in early 2014. Regardless, the position of the United States is clear -- stay away from Crimea.

Mastering the Art of Indirect Language for Global Business Success: The Soft Sandwich

O'Brien Browne | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Sandwiches are delightful creations: they have nice soft slices on the top and bottom, and something substantial in the middle. For international businesspeople, however, communication sandwiches can be a great source of confusion, misinterpretation, misunderstanding and even conflict.

Cheating the Chinese

Ryan McMunn | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Ryan McMunn

The idea that "they speak English, so I don't need to learn Mandarin" is a losing position. Learn Mandarin, as importantly learn the culture. If you do this, your business wins big.

America Inc. Needs Attitude Adjustment to Reach Full Potential Abroad

Ryan McMunn | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Ryan McMunn

With the US economy finally growing at a faster pace globalization has also accelerated. As international trade continues to grow, America Inc. must s...

The Expat Adventure: Entrepreneurs' Lessons Learned From Year One In the U.S.

PJ Bouten | Posted 07.25.2014 | Small Business
PJ Bouten

For entrepreneurs preparing to venture into the U.S., here are valuable and unexpected lessons we learned in year one.

The Best Businesses For The World In 2014, According To B Lab

Fast Company | Posted 03.20.2014 | World

The ranks of businesses that are certified B Corps are growing quickly. In 2012, when B Lab released its first annual “Best Businesses for the World...

11 Israeli Startups Making it in the U.S.

Zev Gotkin | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Zev Gotkin

Lately, the U.S. has seen a surge in Israeli tech startups experiencing wild success by bringing their companies to American soil. Let's look at a few standout ones.

How to Adapt for Tomorrow's Jobs: An Open Letter to My Niece and Nephew

Uri Dadush | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Uri Dadush

Where will tomorrow's good jobs be? Knowing where the jobs will be only takes you so far. What skills you will need to be marketable, able to adapt and happy?

Starting A Business Overseas

Azeem Khan | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Azeem Khan

Expanding your business overseas is likely easier than you think, provided you think about the most important things when starting out.