Welcome to my Resources Page where you will find access to all the FREE information on this website concerning: CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION, CULTURAL DIVERSITY, INTERCULTURAL DIFFERENCES and lots more.
This page will take you on a journey around the world with just a click of your mouse! Find helpful advice and hints on many aspects helpful for the international manager or traveller, especially with business in mind. You can find out about humour, body language, learn the origins of Feng Shui, discover how to create a cross-culturally friendly website, and much more.
- Doing Business Around the World
This section gives you a brief cultural overview of specific regions of the world, and Top Tips for over 60 countries, along with their holiday dates and festivities.
- About Cross-Culture
This section consists of articles which giving meaning to the term Cross Culture and how it links to our everyday lives. It talks about Edward T. Hall and how he taught us to observe the silent language. Also, how a lack of knowledge makes people afraid of what is different. Is there a clash of civilisations? Understand the term ‘intangible cultural heritage‘.
- Cost of Getting Things Wrong
Large company or small, you are not immune from making mistakes in international trade. Here you will find examples of things that have gone wrong for you to avoid – like Marks & Spencer – the really costly ones.
- Cross-Cultural Communication
Serious stuff – fun stuff – you’ll find it here. In particular: negotiations, humour, translations, presenting internationally, how people from different cultures read facial expressions differently
- Cross-Cultural Differences
Did you know that happiness is a cross-cultural concept? Different cultures have different perceptions. There ARE cultural differences in perceived attractiveness between sexes. Learn how Copyright doesn’t travel.
- Cultural Diversity
Issues about cultural diversity – is cultural diversity our biggest asset? Is it today’s business reality? And other items relevant to this topic.
- Cultural Intelligence
In this section you will find an explanation of cultural intelligence, ideas on leadership and examples of culturally intelligent people
- Culture Shock & Stuff
Here you will find articles and advice relating to the theme of Culture Shock including the ’10 culture shock principles for working internationally’ that you should be aware of.
- Culture is Heartware
Here you will learn what culture is and why we should be sensitive to cultural differences.
- International Business
This is devoted to business themes – how to do it better; what should be avoided; which is the world’s most trusted profession and why we shouldn’t ignore expat spouses and partners; 10 tips on creating a crosss-cultural website
- Links and Other Interesting Stuff
Here you will find links to other resources or items or references I have come across which are interesting and related to the theme of this website – including how to get your own multicultural flag.
- Marketing Blunders
- Multi-Cultural Marketing
Learn about cross cultural differences in marketing practices and find an interesting article on whether free promotional gifts are universally acceptable or not.
- Social Practices
Cross cultural commication IS social practices. Find articles here on some of the nations who have taken a stand about certain issues – ‘Why do the French speak out about the burqa? – Or other relevant topics – segregation of sexes at a British wedding.
- Something Missing in Translation
Find here some translation bloomers which will make you laugh.
- Working Internationally
Working practices, Virtual teams, leadership, tips on how to be successful when working on the international stage and more.