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Why knowing Spanish isn’t good enough to be successful in Latin America [The Culture Guy Podcast]

5/27/2018
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Adjusting to cultural differences between Spain and the Spanish-speaking parts of the Americas Spanish is the world’s second most common language with more than 400 million native speakers. Comparable to English it has been a lingua franca for centuries and you’ll find people on five continents whose first language is Spanish. This linguistic commonality, however, does not translate into cultural ... Read More The post Why knowing Spanish isn’t good enough to be successful in Latin...

Duration:00:32:45

Why the Japanese concept of Nemawashi affects leadership in a Western context [The Culture Guy Podcast]

3/30/2018
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Working with professionals from Japan, Mexico, and the USA For three decades Jack Parsons worked for a Japanese car manufacturer who is building vehicles in the United States. In fact, Honda was the first automaker from Japan which established a production subsidiary in the U.S. In his functions at Honda Jack was responsible for training and supporting his company’s network ... Read More The post Why the Japanese concept of Nemawashi affects leadership in a Western context [The Culture...

Duration:00:32:38

Combining Czech, Japanese, and U.S. Influences to Boost Global Business [The Culture Guy Podcast]

2/16/2018
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From Third Culture Kid to International Business Etiquette Expert She lived abroad as a child and as an adult; she studied, worked, and traveled to more than 70 countries on 7 continents; she speaks French and Czech. Today Sharon Schweitzer has built a career around understanding cultural differences and the tremendous role they play in building strong and successful international business ... Read More The post Combining Czech, Japanese, and U.S. Influences to Boost Global Business [The...

Duration:00:35:56

How a Corporate Hack became a Global HR Leader [The Culture Guy Podcast]

1/17/2018
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Four countries, four cultures, four MBA universities Throughout his almost 20-year corporate career Matt Burns has had the opportunity of working for companies with operations around the world. Currently, he is in what he describes “the midst of a mid-career renaissance,” as he is completing an International Executive MBA program at four universities in four countries. This academic globe-trotting is serving ... Read More The post How a Corporate Hack became a Global HR Leader [The...

Duration:00:31:25

Why your perceptions of Iran are probably wrong [The Culture Guy Podcast]

12/1/2017
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Three countries in seven years For many Western expats the list of destinations for an overseas work assignment often include countries among the developed economies as well as the leading powers among the developing nations. So living in Australia and Indonesia might not be considered unusual for a student and young professional from Germany. However, relocating to Iran – a ... Read More The post Why your perceptions of Iran are probably wrong [The Culture Guy Podcast] appeared first on...

Duration:00:35:38

Why failure is no fiasco and rather feedback [The Culture Guy Podcast]

10/21/2017
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Rachel Smets shares her confidence hacks for moving abroad On this episode Rachel Smets, author of “Awaken Your Confidence,” shares her experiences of moving abroad and living in different countries. Born and raised in Belgium, she currently resides in the Netherlands. She left home in her mid-20s and moved to Spain where she landed her first job abroad. Over the years, Rachel has lived in ... Read More The post Why failure is no fiasco and rather feedback [The Culture Guy Podcast]...

Duration:00:31:42

How do we respond to hatred and bigotry? [The Culture Guy Podcast]

8/13/2017
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An attempt to digest the Charlottesville riots and the rise of violent hate groups in the United States This episode begins with a different song, as it covers different terrain. I recorded it on August 13, 2017 under the fresh impression of the white supremacist “protests” in Charlottesville, VA (USA). You’ll notice that I am struggling to find the right words. ... Read More The post How do we respond to hatred and bigotry? [The Culture Guy Podcast] appeared first on The Culture Mastery.

Duration:00:27:07

Mastering a mixed marriage in Indonesia [The Culture Guy Podcast]

8/4/2017
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Silke Irmscher talks about transitioning from Saxony to Java On this episode Silke Irmscher, founder of Culturenergy, tells her story of how she left Germany and fell in love with Indonesia and, in fact, found love on the island of Java. Silke has been living in Indonesia for more than 15 years and together with her husband, Ri Yanto, she ... Read More The post Mastering a mixed marriage in Indonesia [The Culture Guy Podcast] appeared first on The Culture Mastery.

Duration:00:35:21

No need to force cultural agility upon others [The Culture Guy Podcast]

5/22/2017
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Marie Gervais talks about Nabil from Nottingham and being allergic to rice in Japan On this episode Marie Gervais, the CEO of Shift Management, Inc. in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada), shares how she learned that people can be plotted on a continuum of cultural rigidity. Sometimes people’s positions on this continuum changes over the course of a lifetime, but sometimes it does ... Read More The post No need to force cultural agility upon others [The Culture Guy Podcast] appeared first on The...

Duration:00:31:13

When moving within the U.S. feels like going from Morocco to Finland [The Culture Guy Podcast]

3/30/2017
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Melissa Hahn shares how the question of identity can shape a relationship between partners from different cultures. She also describes how the geographical distance within one country can equal that of the opposite ends of a continent. Born and raised in Arizona, Melissa has had many opportunities to travel and live abroad and to experience other cultures. However, the first time ... Read More The post When moving within the U.S. feels like going from Morocco to Finland [The Culture Guy...

Duration:00:46:10

The secret of mastering a mixed-culture marriage [The Culture Guy Podcast]

2/18/2017
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Carmen Ring explains why tolerance will only get you through the first year of an intercultural relationship Born in Ploiești, Romania – at a time when the Iron Curtain was still closed and her country was governed under the dictatorship rule of Nicolae Ceaușescu – Carmen now lives in New York State with her American husband and their toddler son. ... Read More The post The secret of mastering a mixed-culture marriage [The Culture Guy Podcast] appeared first on The Culture Mastery.

Duration:00:33:23

How to become a cultural chameleon [The Culture Guy Podcast]

2/3/2017
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On this episode Pellegrino Riccardi explains how he reconciles his three cultural backgrounds Born in the UK to parents who came from Avellino in Southern Italy, and raised in a bicultural family in Bath – an English city which first experienced visitors from ancient Rome as early as AD 60 – Pellegrino now lives in Norway with his Norwegian wife ... Read More The post How to become a cultural chameleon [The Culture Guy Podcast] appeared first on The Culture Mastery.

Duration:00:31:54

Cosmopolitans, let’s keep reaching out! [The Culture Guy Podcast]

1/21/2017
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The Culture Guy pontificates about cosmopolitans, the signs of the times, and how four agreements will help you stand for who you are. We have been seeing a rise of nationalist, protectionist, or xenophobic tendencies across the world. The Culture Guy Podcast takes a look at the dilemma this creates for some of us. For those who live and work across cultural ... Read More The post Cosmopolitans, let’s keep reaching out! [The Culture Guy Podcast] appeared first on The Culture Mastery.

Duration:00:21:30

What executives, doctors, lawyers, students, teachers, baristas, and goat farmers have in common [The Culture Guy Podcast]

1/5/2017
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Getting outside of your comfort zone is easier with the tips in Andy Molinsky’s new book, Reach Exactly a year after he first appeared as a guest on The Culture Guy Podcast, Andy Molinsky is back. In this first episode of 2017 Andy talks about his latest book, Reach: A New Strategy to help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone. Often, ... Read More The post What executives, doctors, lawyers, students, teachers, baristas, and goat farmers have in common [The Culture Guy Podcast] appeared...

Duration:00:29:42

How lawyers can cross cultures with ease [The Culture Guy Podcast]

12/16/2016
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Why international attorneys need to learn about intercultural communication Jeri Weber is an attorney-at-law and an intercultural consultant for legal professionals. She was born and raised in the U.S. Midwest, spent time in Asia as an exchange student and has lived and worked in China, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. On this episode Jeri highlights the fact that most ... Read More The post How lawyers can cross cultures with ease [The Culture Guy Podcast] appeared...

Duration:00:31:07

Why this NRI thinks “I will” beats IQ [The Culture Guy Podcast]

11/28/2016
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Why Mitch Patel thinks skills can be taught and not attitude Mitul “Mitch” Patel is the founder and CEO of Vision Hospitality Group, Inc., which will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year. Mitch is the son of immigrants from India – his father came to California from a village in Gujarat with $8 in his pocket. Today Mitch leads an ... Read More The post Why this NRI thinks “I will” beats IQ [The Culture Guy Podcast] appeared first on The Culture Mastery.

Duration:00:42:31

How a global traveler discovered the B.A.N.K. code [The Culture Guy Podcast]

11/13/2016
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Cheri Tree is the founder and CEO of B.A.N.K.code, a company which developed a unique personality-based sales training approach. On this episode she shares the story how her nomad upbringing lead her to crack personality codes. Coming from a U.S. military family, Cheri traveled a lot during her childhood and when she was a student. Now, as an adult, she ... Read More The post How a global traveler discovered the B.A.N.K. code [The Culture Guy Podcast] appeared first on The Culture Mastery.

Duration:00:28:47

What are you doing with your hands? [The Culture Guy Podcast]

10/29/2016
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When people communicate they don’t only use their words, they always include parts of their body to convey their message. Depending on where in the world we are from, we use our hands, our heads, and the rest of our bodies differently. You’ll find hundreds of infographics on the internet highlighting how some gestures work in certain cultures but would ... Read More The post What are you doing with your hands? [The Culture Guy Podcast] appeared first on The Culture Mastery.

Duration:00:39:18

Let’s talk about sex(ism), baby! [The Culture Guy Podcast]

10/17/2016
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During this episode I’ll be talking about sex. In a clean and mature way. It is still a podcast around the topic of sex – and about sexism. Let me be really clear: sexism will hurt your business. And sometimes you will encounter it coming from angles you weren’t expecting. I recently wrote a piece about this topic on our ... Read More The post Let’s talk about sex(ism), baby! [The Culture Guy Podcast] appeared first on The Culture Mastery.

Duration:00:24:58

How to build cross-cultural rapport by leaving your food comfort zone [The Culture Guy Podcast]

10/3/2016
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When he moved within the United States, from Maryland to Arkansas, Michael Spencer realized that some of the stories about the U.S. South are sometimes more than just stereotypes. Or, as he found out, Southerners like their tea sweet. Which meant that rapport building in the Ozarks is different than at the Chesapeake Bay. Then his company offered him an ... Read More The post How to build cross-cultural rapport by leaving your food comfort zone [The Culture Guy Podcast] appeared first on...

Duration:00:32:03