Category Archives: BAM Intercultural

7 More Sources towards Commonsense in the Other Culture

This is the second in a multi-part series on selected SOURCES to inform crossing into Other Cultures. Here are a few more “book-sources.” A BOOK THAT MAKES SENSE OF CULTURES Stewart, Edward C. and Milton J. Bennett. American Cultural Patterns: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. … Continue reading

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What Business Needs to Know about Commonsense in Other Culture Workplaces: SELECTED BEST SOURCES

Here are some Best Sources about Commonsense in Other Culture Workplaces. THE GAP. I’ve been reading on this subject for a couple years. Seems to me there are few if any sources that directly address this subject as related to … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Actuated Cultural Knowledge

Actuated Cultural Knowledge We’re live in 4-3-2-1 . . . “When Jesus returns, will he be a Capitalist!?” There was a pause and I looked over at Justin, wondering whether to feel pity or to laugh. The 45-year-old Muslim man looked … Continue reading

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The Lean Start-Up Door to Commonsense in the Other Culture

How is Lean Startup process like engaging in an Other culture? If you know “Lean Startup,” that sense of process should open the door to Other-culture commonsense. This blog entry is aimed at helping you have commonsense in an Other … Continue reading

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Peas in the Cultural Pod: Businesses and Churches

Whether at Home or in the Other culture, the peas of business and church are lodged in the pod of culture. The other day my wife and I were asked for our help to solve a “church conflict issue” in … Continue reading

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16 Problems with BAM in Other Cultures

We are about to destroy the Earth with (what we think is) “Western Capitalism sent from God.” A false integration of business and spirituality because the integration is American-style. Self-exportation: Terrence is an ace marketer for a major US Flooring Company and … Continue reading

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The Integrated Tamale Fruit Company in Ghana

The following paragraphs are from this month’s Harvard Business Review. As we consider BAM, we might learn from this pattern of business. How might something similar might be done on a smaller scale?  *********************** Consider the Integrated Tamale Fruit Company (ITFC), … Continue reading

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