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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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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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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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16 Questions on EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT and TASK COMPLETION in the Other Culture

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT and TASK COMPLETION in the Other Culture When it comes to EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT and TASK COMPLETION, is your Other-Culture business successful? To develop a winning workforce that produces, here are 16 questions that businesses and managers can consider! … Continue reading

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Part 2: The Synapse of Cold-Call Immigrant-Contacting

Calling on an Immigrant: A Snapshot It’s not my ideal plan, it’s not my ideal scenario. I am standing at the door. It’s our fourth door. The first lady wasn’t too talkative. She was from Kenya, young, a baby in … Continue reading

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PART 1 – Why Immigrants Terrorize Us

Immigrants Terrorize Us I moved into an urban ethnic neighborhood. I moved there by choice, as a white American – into a London neighborhood where the population was 1st and 2nd generation Pakistani, Indian, Somali, Afghan and others – over … Continue reading

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Leadership in an Other Culture

Ernest Grundling on “EDGE” What does “edge” look like in a non-Western context? In the previous blog, I proposed that we are prone to underestimating differences. In this video (4 minutes), Grundling suggests that “age,” “relationship,” and “social structure” in … Continue reading

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