Tagged: Germany

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Cultural Difference ABC’s: Formality, Focus

Today, we’re going to delve into the „f“ word. Two, even: formality and focus. I’ll even throw in a bonus third, if the censors don’t stop me: foreign languages. I’m really pushing the envelope...

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Business ABC’s: Communication

This post comes courtesy of the letter “C”, as in “communication”. When it comes to business between Germans and Americans, it is often this very topic that makes or breaks the relationship, which is...

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From Benefits to Brainstorming: Business ABC’s

Howdy, and welcome to the Thank-Goodness-It’s-Spring (on the calendar, anyway) edition  of Intercultural Reflections I will continue A,B,C-ing my way through the American business landscape…today’s blog comes courtesy of the letter „B“, as in…...

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Business ABC’s in the USA: At-Will Employment

Well, Howdy! Welcome to the 2018 re-boot-aroo of your friendly neighborhood Intercultural Reflections Blog! After some reflections of my own, I’ve decided to A-B-C- our way through the customs and peculiarities of doing business...

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The Right to Rejuvenate

Micronesia. Tonga. Kiribati. Marshall Islands. Nauru. Palau. The United States of America. These countries all belong in a group together, but for what? No, they don’t all enjoy year-round tropical beach weather. Just ask...

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The Language of the Holidays

Tis the season of festive lights, warm spiced wine and Christmas markets galore. In an earlier post, I sketched out a typical holiday celebration here in the land of three Christmas days (well, two-and-a-half)....