July 2016 | By Samiksha Chaudhuri 

"Dare to go as far as your thoughts lead"

An inspirational Indian leader of the 19th century provides modern managers with food for thought and stimulating management guidelines of a different type.read more...

February 2016 | By Amita Jagannath 

Do as the locals do: Seven must-do tips for Bangalore

A long time ago, in a forgotten era, a weary traveler on a horseback trudged along a path in southern India, looking for comfort and food. The road was barren and lonely until he came across an old lady with kind eyes, who looked like she had a morsel or two on her. Being of a generous nature, she gave a handful of boiled beans to the statesman, who is credited to have named the place that we now...read more...

September 2015 | By Tetsuzo Nakamura 

Enabling smooth translations from Japanese into English

Major cultural and linguistic differences hamper translation of Japanese documents into English and other European languages. But in every challenge lies an opportunity. Improving Japanese documents to facilitate translation offers a unique insight into the distinct characteristics of these diverse languages. read more...

July 2015 | By Elena Groznaya 

Creating effective presentations for a global audience

Who wouldn’t enjoy a joke at the beginning of a presentation to ease you into the topic – however complex it might be? Well, there are actually a few cultures that would prefer to stick to facts and figures. So, how can you adjust your presentation to appeal to an international audience?read more...

April 2015 | By Oliver Friese 

Heading north

Sweden is known for its music industry, its engineering products and – more recently – for its video gaming industry. If you are heading north for your next business trip, consider these cultural insights.read more...

December 2014 | By Neomi Happ 

The Asian challenge: Don't lose face

Many companies are developing contacts with Asia. Even technical writers often work with customers or team members there. If employees have little understanding of cultural customs and conventions, a project is threatened to fail, possibly due to very trivial reasons.read more...

September 2014 | By Oliver Friese 

Preparing yourself for your first business trip to China

Your ticket has been booked and you are ready for your first journey to the Far East. Here are some tips that will help you avoid major pitfalls and get the most from your Chinese adventure.read more...