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Cultural Differences & Cultural Diversity in International Business

Culture Matters when you’re working Internationally. International Business requires Cultural Competence. That’s what we’ll talk about during these podcasts.

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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."History is the product of our invented past."

40mins

4 Sep 2017

Rank #1

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005: Bob Grol on Dutch Directness in Singapore and Beyond

SummaryIn this episode I Interview Bob Grol.Bob is a born and raised Dutch-man. He currently runs his own organisation called FYPS (For Your Professional Solution).Learn from Bob in what way, and how and why the Dutch are as direct as they are. And why that is interpreted by Asians as very rude.Also Bob shares plenty of personal stories.Build Your Cultural CompetenceIn 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.LinksYou can reach Bob Grol in a couple of ways: LinkedIn FYPS (For Your Professional Solution) Email: bobgrol@fyps.nlHow To Get In Touch With Culture MattersI'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmitFinallyThank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast.I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast!

25mins

28 Mar 2013

Rank #2

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088: Reality Based Leadership with Cy Wakeman

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.

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130: International Negotiations with Jan Potgieter

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25 Nov 2019

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135: Lisa Fain on Inclusion and Diversity

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100: A Culture With Purpose with Alexandria Agresta

Alexandria believes in creating purposeful communities where people feel a sense of belonging and are empowered to create a real human connection.Alexandria’s why led her to become an advocate for incorporating the human element back into modern business practices.Her leadership and teachings on these principles have earned her recognition by top leaders within Central Florida, and now she's expanding to the West Coast.

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123: Dr. Lynette Louise on Autism and Cultural Differences

How culturally neutral (or not) do different cultures deal with brain disfunctions? Find out what Dr. Lynette Louise has to say about this.

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17 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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111: Tigit Motorbikes in Vietnam with Jon Pepper

Jon Pepper from Tigit Motorbikes in Vietnam. He's an up and coming entrepreneur. From a game server business at 15 years old. Hostel business in Vietnam at 22 years old and now Tigit Motorbikes at 29 years old. Tigit Motorbikes has 3 main offices across Vietnam. Self-funded from $200 and the purchase of 1 motorbike to what is now a million dollar business with over 350 motorbikes.

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3 Dec 2018

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094: Learning a Language and Cultural Differences with Jesse Abing

Jesse is the Chief Learning Officer at Lingo Live and oversees the development of the company's learning program and coaching community.Focused on situated approaches to learner development, his learning program design leverages meaningful relationships, real-world contexts and behavior change models for optimal impact.His primary mission aims to empower people with the confidence and knowledgeable skills to participate fully and authentically in a target community.

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5 Feb 2018

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104: Conflict in Different Cultures; the Next Element with Nate Regier

Nate Regier, Ph.D., is CEO and co-founding owner of Next Element, a global leadership training and certification firm specializing in communication and conflict skills. He’s an expert in social-emotional intelligence and leadership, positive conflict, neuropsychology, and group dynamics. Regier is a co-developer of Next Element’s Leading Out of Drama® training and coaching system, an LOD® master trainer, and Process Communication Model® certifying master trainer. He is the co-author of Beyond Drama: Transcending Energy Vampires, and his just-released second book, Conflict Without Casualties: A Field Guide for Leading with Compassionate Accountability. He’s an enthusiastic dad and husband

47mins

25 Jun 2018

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097: Abandoned Places with Henk van Rensbergen

Henk bought his first camera when he was 16 years old with which he started taking pictures of empty factories and forgotten castles.Now he flies around the world as Captain on a Boeing 787.While his crew is relaxing at the local swimming pool, he ventures out to desolated city palaces, overgrown industrial factories or rusted war vessels.

42mins

19 Mar 2018

Rank #11

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126: Rebecca D. Costa on the Future of the Future

Rebecca D. Costa is an American sociobiologist and futurist. She is the preeminent global expert on the subject of “fast adaptation” and recipient of the prestigious Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Award. Her career spans four decades of working with founders, key executives and venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Costa’s first book, The Watchman’s Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse, was an international bestseller. Her follow‐on book, titled On the Verge was introduced in 2017 to critical acclaim, shooting to the top of Amazon’s #1 New Business Releases. Costa’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, SF Chronicle, The Guardian, and other leading publications.

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30 Sep 2019

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006: John Alexander on Hard Consensus and Soft Consensus

SummaryIn 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 CompetenceIn 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.LinksYou can reach John in the following ways: Email: john@johnalexander.se His personal website: http://www.johnalexander.se/How To Get In Touch With Culture MattersI'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voice mail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmitFinallyThank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast.I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast!

38mins

22 Apr 2013

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115: Expats, Culture & Money with Mikkel Thorup

In this Culture Matters podcast on international business we talk with Mikkel Thorup, we talk about expats, culture and money...

43mins

11 Mar 2019

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139: The Arab Business Code with Judith Hornok

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20 May 2020

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098: Justin Locke Talks About Orchestras, Stupidity, and Rich and Poor in America

Justin Locke spent 18 years playing bass with the Boston Pops, and gradually transformed into an author, playwright, and speaker.He has written several books that seem appropriate for this podcast.His first book, "Real Men Don't Rehearse", gives an inside look into major orchestra culture.

47mins

2 Apr 2018

Rank #16

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091: Exceptional Leadership with Ron Carucci

Ron Carucci is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries.In addition to being a regular contributor to HBR and Forbes, and has been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, BusinessInsider, MSNBC, Inc, Business Week, Smart Business, and thought leaders.He is the best selling author of 8 books, including the Amazon #1 Rising to Power, the Journey of Exceptional Executive.

39mins

11 Dec 2017

Rank #17

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082: Lonely Planet and Brand Communication in Different Cultures with Laura Lindsay

Laura Lindsay is Director of Global Communications at Lonely Planet; an avid traveler she has worked in the travel industry for almost a decade interspersed with visiting over 40 countries.Currently looking after Lonely Planet’s brand communications; Laura is responsible for Lonely Planet’s reputation in the media, profiles of the company’s spokespeople and internal company communication.Most recently, driving the company’s story of transformation from guidebook publisher to multimedia brand.Laura also manages the company’s largest brand campaign, Best in Travel.Be curious. Being curious about your new surroundings, the people, the food is the best way to experience different cultures.Engage with the local people. Go to that man around the corner. Talk to the waiter. Share stories and expertise.Don't always focus on the negative. The food you didn't like, the way you were treated. Although bad experience stories seem to be interesting to tell at birthdays, remembering the good things is really more enjoyable.

40mins

12 Jun 2017

Rank #18

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013: Giampaolo Viglia on Culture and Consumer Behavior

SummaryProfessor 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 OverconfidenceIn the amazingly interesting interview we talk about cultural difference when it comes to Choosing a car How a website needs to be different across different cultures What hotels and airlines can learn from cultural differences and Giampaolo's studies How price dynamics work across different cultures And much more...Build Your Cultural CompetenceIn 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.LinksYou can reach Giampaolo the following way:Email: Giampaolo.viglia@gmail.comHow To Get In Touch With Culture MattersI'd love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this: Via this website: Just use the “Ask Your Question” tab on the right of the screen and leave a voicemail Email me at chris.smit@culturematters.com Send me a Tweet: @chrissmitFinallyThank you so much for taking the time to read this far, maybe even listen to my Podcast.I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast!

47mins

3 Sep 2014

Rank #19

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112 Dr. Carlos Coria Sanchez on Doing Business in Mexico

Dr Carlos Coria Sanchez talks about how to do business in Mexico and Latin America in a successful way. Listen to this podcast...

29mins

28 Jan 2019

Rank #20