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Cultural Matters in International Business.

When you're working internationally, you will encounter cultural differences. Dealing with those differences in a culturally competent way can be de deciding factor between success and failure.

Chris Smit and Peter van der Lende will discuss business topics that will make you more culturally competent while conducting your business.

Cultural Differences & Cultural Diversity in International Business Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences | Diversity Expert & Peter van der Lende: leading business developer

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Cultural Matters in International Business.

When you're working internationally, you will encounter cultural differences. Dealing with those differences in a culturally competent way can be de deciding factor between success and failure.

Chris Smit and Peter van der Lende will discuss business topics that will make you more culturally competent while conducting your business.

    148: Doing Business in the US; Why the US is Sometimes Ahead & Sometimes Behind

    148: Doing Business in the US; Why the US is Sometimes Ahead & Sometimes Behind

    How to Do Business in the USWhy the US Is Sometimes Ahead and Sometimes BehindIn this podcast of early December 2020, we talk about recent developments and how different cultures/countries are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic."Sometimes the USA is ahead of the rest of the world, and sometimes they're behind".Why is it that the US constructed an ultra-modern interstate system in the 1950s, but then let it deteriorate to a point where billions of dollars are needed to bring it back to a decent state? A similar observation applies to other infrastructures, such as airports. At the same time, why is it that companies like Amazon, Google and Apple are so far ahead with industry leading technology?We'll take a look at the COVID-19 pandemic and show how the cultural dynamics surrounding the pandemic are similar to the above mentioned observation of "being ahead and behind." We'll look at this from an international business perspective and add a theoretical framework for the audience to better understand what to expect when doing business with the US.Get Culturally Competent when Doing Business in the USThe main message of this podcast is that if you want to do business with the USA, you will encounter the dynamics of "ahead and behind". To be successful in doing business in the US, you'll need to get culturally competent, even if you're from a comparable culture like the UK! You need to understand how Americans think and work and, of course, how your own culture might impact. Your business success will depend on it!Want to Listen More?Go here to find out more









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    Build your Cultural Competence, listen to interesting stories, learn about the cultural pitfalls and how to avoid them, get the Global perspective here at the Culture Matters podcast on International Business.

    We help you understand Cultural Diversity better by interviewing real people with real experiences.

    Every episode there is an interview with a prominent guest, who will tell his or her story and share international experiences. Helping you develop your cultural competence. Welcome to this culture podcast and management podcast.









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    • 30 min
    147: Culture Matters in International Business

    147: Culture Matters in International Business

    The Culture Matters in International Business Podcast

    A new Format for this Podcast

    Your Hosts:

    Chris Smit

    Peter van der Lende



    "Understanding cultural differences can be the descisive factor in success or failure in International Business"



    In this short introduction podcast, we explain the new set-up of our podcast: We'll take a look at the impact that cultural differences have on doing International Business.

    Some topics that you can expect are:



    * Why the US is Sometimes Ahead and Sometimes Behind (Airport Tech.) 

    * Direct and Unfiltered Feedback: The Problem (Dutch) 

    * North versus South (America, The Predictability Dimension) 

    * Trial and Error or Engineering (German versus American) 

    * Fair Warning or Caricaturing (The Undutchables)? 

    * Do as The Romans Do (but not in Italy – KLM and Alitalia) 

    * The Costliest International Failures 

    * Let Me Summarize (Please Don’t), North European vs South European 

    * The Far East is Not Far if You’re There (something on Asia) 

    * Something related to fake news? 

    * The rudest people on earth (Dutch, Russian) 

    * The most polite … 





    * What dominates: Company culture or National culture? 

    * How does personality relate to one’s national culture? 

    * Can you get “rid” of your national culture (e.g., when you live in another country)? 

    * The “superiority notion” when it comes to you and the “other” culture. 

    * Unexpected cultural correlations: the use of deodorant, gambling/lottery/scratch cards. 

    * How marketing is not culturally neutral (e.g., selling a Volvo station car in the US versus Sweden) 

    * Humor in different cultures and what you maybe should not do (e.g., being/going over the top being Dutch) 

    * Project management in different countries/cultures. 

    * How to manage multi-cultural virtual teams? 

    * What about the fifth dimension of Hofstede’s model (and why rename some other dimensions)? 

    * Assessments - including cultural preference or cultural competence - value-adding or hocus pocus. 

    * Covid-19 (and other non-related health issues) and cultural differences.



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    * LinkedIn Peter: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petervanderlende/

    * LinkedIn Chris: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smitchris/

    * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultureMattersHQ

    * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/culture.matters_/





    Or watch this podcast on our YouTube channel: https://culturematters.com/youtube

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    Build your Cultural Competence, listen to interesting stories, learn about the cultural pitfalls and how to avoid them, get the Global perspective here at the Culture Matters podcast on International Business.

    We help you understand Cultural Diversity better by interviewing real people with real experiences.

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    146: Theresa Sigillito Hollema on Working with Virtual Teams Globally

    146: Theresa Sigillito Hollema on Working with Virtual Teams Globally

    Theresa Sigillito HollemaAbout This Week's Guest Theresa Sigillito HollemaTheresa is an American who left her home country more than 20 years ago and has been living in Europe ever since, mainly in the Netherlands.She is an expert on virtual working.She has traveled the globe working with clients and now works with them virtually.Her work includes leadership development programs, team coaching, workshops, and speaking engagements.Most recently she has added "author" to her titles as she has written the book Virtual Teams Across Cultures: Create Successful Teams Around the World."Look within the team, between the team and outside the team"* Within the team: focus on the cultural diversity* Between locations: focus on cultural stereotypes* Outside the team: each person is in a different location, which in turn influences the team as wellLinks mentioned in this episode are:* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theresa-sigillito-hollema-27b226/* Website: https://www.interact-global.net/* Theresa Sigillito Hollema's book: https://www.interact-global.net/book/Culture Matters









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    Build your Cultural Competence, listen to interesting stories, learn about the cultural pitfalls and how to avoid them, get the Global perspective here at the Culture Matters podcast on International Business.

    We help you understand Cultural Diversity better by interviewing real people with real experiences.

    Every episode there is an interview with a prominent guest, who will tell his or her story and share international experiences. Helping you develop your cultural competence. Welcome to this culture podcast and management podcast.









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    145: International Business Development Podcast

    145: International Business Development Podcast

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    What Can You Expect During this Webinar on International Business Development?

    * How to go about international Business Development and/or expansion.

    * Why it is important to pay attention to Cultural Differences when working internationally.

    * How you can save time & money by combining the above.

    * Concrete tips & tricks that you can apply immediately to your business.

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    Build your Cultural Competence, listen to interesting stories, learn about the cultural pitfalls and how to avoid them, get the Global perspective here at the Culture Matters podcast on International Business.

    We help you understand Cultural Diversity better by interviewing real people with real experiences.

    Every episode there is an interview with a prominent guest, who will tell his or her story and share international experiences. Helping you develop your cultural competence. Welcome to this culture podcast and management podcast.









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    144: Bart De Pau On the Shocking Dutch

    144: Bart De Pau On the Shocking Dutch

    Bart De Pau

    About This Week's Guest Bart De Pau

    Bart De Pau was born to a Dutch father and a Belgian mother and grew up in Zeeland (the province that is famous for its massive sea defenses).

    He set up a Summer/Winter School: intensive Dutch courses with accommodation.

    Some years ago, He started to video interviews with the students of the Summer/Winter School in front of a blue background. When foreigners share their experiences, other foreigners can benefit from them.

    That was the idea... but it appeared that Dutch people liked to watch foreigners talking about their language and culture even more. Result: 4-5 million views per month on YouTube and Facebook combined.



    "The biggest shock to non-Dutch is the Dutch directness"





    * Listen to what others say. Don't just be able to hear what they say, but actually listen.

    * Explore the differences between you as an expat and your Dutch host; what's the perspective of both parties?

    * Talking about language: Learn it!



    Links mentioned in this episode are:



    * Just go to Google.com and type in: Learn Dutch

    * Or go directly to his website: https://www.learndutch.org/



    Culture Matters









    You Can Also Listen to the Culture Podcast and Management Podcast

    Build your Cultural Competence, listen to interesting stories, learn about the cultural pitfalls and how to avoid them, get the Global perspective here at the Culture Matters podcast on International Business.

    We help you understand Cultural Diversity better by interviewing real people with real experiences.

    Every episode there is an interview with a prominent guest, who will tell his or her story and share international experiences. Helping you develop your cultural competence. Welcome to this culture podcast and management podcast.









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    The Culture Matters Culture Podcast. Available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio







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    Enjoy this FREE culture podcast!

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    • 43 min
    143 Chris Smit on Cultural Differences, Coaching, and Workshops

    143 Chris Smit on Cultural Differences, Coaching, and Workshops

    Chris Smit

    About This Week's Guest Chris Smit

    For once I've got myself on my own podcast...

    Well, actually I was being interviewed by Jonathan Westover.

    And this podcast was first published on the Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast.

    We talk about the importance of cultural awareness when you're working internationally.



    "Cultural Differences are real and they really do matter. Culture Matters"



    Links mentioned in this episode are:



    * The original podcast can be found here.



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    You Can Also Listen to the Culture Podcast and Management Podcast

    Build your Cultural Competence, listen to interesting stories, learn about the cultural pitfalls and how to avoid them, get the Global perspective here at the Culture Matters podcast on International Business.

    We help you understand Cultural Diversity better by interviewing real people with real experiences.

    Every episode there is an interview with a prominent guest, who will tell his or her story and share international experiences. Helping you develop your cultural competence. Welcome to this culture podcast and management podcast.









    To Subscribe to this Management Podcast, Click here.









    The Culture Matters Culture Podcast. Available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio







    Click here to get the podcast on Spotify







    Talk to your Amazon Alexa and listen to the Podcast









    If you have a minute, please leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes by clicking here. It will help the visibility and the ranking of this culture podcast on iTunes immensely! A BIG THANK YOU!

    Enjoy this FREE culture podcast!

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