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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 & Marketing, Cultural Differences & Cultural Diversity.

We help you understand Cultural Differences & 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.

Cultural Differences & Cultural Diversity in International Business Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences & Diversity Expert

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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 & Marketing, Cultural Differences & Cultural Diversity.

We help you understand Cultural Differences & 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.

    141: Peter Kozodoy on How Honesty Can Help Your Business

    141: Peter Kozodoy on How Honesty Can Help Your Business

    Peter Kozodoy

    About This Week's Guest Peter Kozodoy

    Peter Kozodoy is a TEDx speaker, author of Honest to Greatness: How Today's Greatest Leaders Use Brutal Honesty to Achieve Massive Success, and serial entrepreneur, currently serving as the CEO of Stradeso and the Partner/Chief Strategy Officer of GEM Advertising.

    Peter’s largest business has appeared on the Inc

    5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America, and his articles on business, leadership, and entrepreneurship have appeared in Inc., Forbes, The Huffington Post, and more.

    He holds a BA in Economics from Brandeis University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.



    "Tackle the sensitive items first before you start negotiating."



    His tips on becoming more culturally competent are:



    Understand what bothers you; study your own psychology and be the Bigger Person.

    Try to be honest when you're observing others (think of body language and voice intonation).

    Try as best as you can and not succumb to e.g. Social Media interpretations and news items; do your own research.



    Links mentioned in this episode are:



    Website: https://peterkozodoy.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterkozodoy/



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    140: Melissa Lamson on Inclusion and Diversity

    140: Melissa Lamson on Inclusion and Diversity

    Melissa LamsonAbout This Week's Guest Melissa LamsonMelissa Lamson, CEO of Lamson Consulting, works with successful leaders to refine their professional skills and create inclusive workplaces.She knows that when leaders present the best version of themselves, individuals, teams, and the organization wins. Melissa has a Masters in Intercultural Relations.She founded companies in Europe and the US, has clients and projects in over 40 countries, and has authored 6 books.Melissa works side-by-side with a global list of C-level executives.Throughout her career, she has helped build strong leadership cultures, developed manager and leadership learning programs from the ground up, and acquired first-hand knowledge of several leading industries, including the latest advancements in AI."Automated skills like people skills will become more important."Her tips on becoming more culturally competent are:Before you go and interact with a new culture, do some Googling; there's a lot of info out there.Don't shy away from folks in your company who have a different background.See if you can develop your emotional intelligence.Links mentioned in this episode are:Website: https://lamsonconsulting.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissalamson/Culture Matters 









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    139: The Arab Business Code with Judith Hornok

    139: The Arab Business Code with Judith Hornok

    Judith Hornok

    About This Week's Guest Judith Hornok

    Judith Hornok is THE DECODER.

    She studies the “special codes” of individuals and groups worldwide.

    Over fifteen years she has researched the social-emotional mindset of the Arab people in the Gulf.

    During her studies, she identified the negative, aggressive forms of emotions and feelings and realized quickly how much influence social-emotional behavior has on day-to-day life in business as well as personal relationships.

    She calls them THE EMOTIONAL HINDERERS and has given these characters names such as The Paralyzing Fear and The Relentless Judgement.

    Her passion for Decoding led her to work on two books. In her latest book, THE ARAB BUSINESS CODE, she explores “the codes” of Arab business people. During the interview, we talk more about these codes...



    "Social-emotional behavior have a bit influence on personal relationships."



    Her tips on becoming more culturally competent are:



    Act from the inside to the outside

    Commit; with yourself first, then with your partner.

    Try to keep a balance with your actions towards other people's reactions.



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    Website: https://www.judithhornok.com/en/

    The Arab Business Code



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    138: Beer and Culture with Allan Heida

    138: Beer and Culture with Allan Heida

    AllanHeida

    About This Week's Guest Allan Heida

    Allan Heida is a Craft Beer nerd and guide.

    He loves to educate people on Craft Beer and the culture that surrounds it.

    He has been into craft beer on the amateur and professional level, having worked behind the bar and now as a podcaster.



    "Oh, do I miss my Michelada..."



    His tips on becoming more culturally competent are:



    Order a local beer in different places that you're visiting.

    Learn to say "I'm sorry" in different languages. It's very helpful!

    Do a bit of research before you go to a country you've never been to.



    Links mentioned in this episode are:



    Website: http://althebrewer.com/

    Email: althebrewer@gmail.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/althebrewer/



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    Chris has spoken at hundreds of events to thousands of people on the subject of Cultural Diversity & Cultural Competence.

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    “Very Interactive and Engaging”

    “In little time he knew how to get the audience inspired and connected to his story”

    “His ability to make large groups of participants quickly and adequately aware of the huge impact of cultural differences is excellent”...

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    137: L. H. Draken on the Corona Virus and using Fiction and Story to understand China and other cultures

    137: L. H. Draken on the Corona Virus and using Fiction and Story to understand China and other cultures

    Lawrence Draken

    About This Week's Guest Lawrence Draken

    Lawrence Draken published "The Year of the Rabid Dragon" in November 2018, a medical mystery set in Beijing, China.

    The story wound around political intrigue, cover-ups, secret interrogations, but most of all, the potential for scientists in a culture with drastically different ethics, to use new technology like CRISPR and virology for nefarious means.

    Draken writes not just crime stories, but about current events, politics, and the daily drama within China that is nearly impossible to understand from the outside.

    She lived with her husband in Beijing for nearly five years.

    Her book is as much a study on the culture and mindset of China as it is a medical thriller.



    "In Germany people value their individual rights highly (as they do in the US; In China the 'Group' forms the functional core and you first do what the authorities tell you and when you do that you will have your individual freedom."



    Her tips on becoming more culturally competent are:



    Leave your home country; if you can, take a sabbatical year or two. Get yourself confronted with different situations that you don't understand (and learn from them).

    If/when you come in contact with someone new, try not to pass judgment but try to learn first about what is going on.

    Be open to the experience that you might undergo and realize that what you possibly expected to happen or be, might not be what you will experience.



    Links mentioned in this episode are:



    Website: https://www.lhdraken.com/

    Email: lh@lhdraken.com



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    136: Lawrence Draken on the Coronavirus in China, Germany, and the USA

    136: Lawrence Draken on the Coronavirus in China, Germany, and the USA

    Lawrence Draken

    About This Week's Guest Lawrence Draken

    Lawrence Draken is an author and small business owner.

    Her latest book, “The Year of the Rabid Dragon” is a medical-thriller based in Beijing, China, centered around a virus that is spread through the civilian population of China’s capitol.

    Draken lived and worked in Beijing for nearly five years, first doing research in high energy physics, then working on a strategy and engineering team with a German auto company.

    While living and working in China, Draken was struck by the distance between the headlines of what people hear on the news about China, and the picture of China she formed living there and interacting in the daily drama of the city.

    Writing became a way for her to share the bigger picture of how China works as a country with people who aren’t able to live overseas themselves.

    Her book is as much a study on the culture and mindset of China as it is a medical thriller.



    "In Germany people value their individual rights highly (as they do in the US; In China the 'Group' forms the functional core and you first do what the authorities tell you and when you do that you will have your individual freedom."



    Her tips on becoming more culturally competent are:



    Leave your home country; if you can, take a sabatical year or two. Get yourself confronted with different situations that you don't understand (and learn from them).

    If/when you come in contact with someone new, try not to pass judgement but try to learn first about what is going on.

    Be open to the experience that you might undergo and realize that what you possibly expected to happen or be, might not be what you will experience.



    Links mentioned in this episode are:



    Website: https://www.lhdraken.com/

    Email: lh@lhdraken.com



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