June 2008 | By Tom Edwards 

Holidays for every occasion

At the time I’m writing this column, it’s that “happy” time in the United States between the Thanksgiving holiday in late November (the fourth Thursday of the month) and the impending Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Well, the “happy” part is debatable, as this period has become characterized by the absolute chaos of shopping, the challenges of winter travel and the “holiday crunch”...read more...

June 2008 | By Dr. Elena Groznaya and Pranjali Bandhu 

Challenging and being challenged: Westerners’ encounter with the Indian culture

Historically India attracted a lot of Western attention due to its different and complex culture, its spiritual philosophy and rich natural resources. Obviously, this attraction had both positive and negative effects. However, during the many centuries of colonization the country tried to safeguard its unique cultures and value systems. Nowadays, India as a country with a booming economy and a...read more...

April 2007 | By Nathan Brown 

Introducing more customer friendly services

If you have been living in a Western European or North American country and successfully carrying on business there, you might think that there should be nothing difficult about doing the same in the Czech Republic. However, before venturing into one of the former communist countries to try your hand at business there, you need to be aware that due to historical and cultural differences, it is...read more...

February 2007 | By Alfredo Spagna 

Go North! A mature market for mature companies

The Nordic countries Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway have a common feature: their flourishing economies all need professional technical communication and translation services. Here are a few characteristics to consider before breaking into new markets. read more...

February 2007 | By Elke Schulz 

Time is money – understanding US business culture

The US, the world’s third largest country both in size and population, is a multicultural mosaic of 300 million people of mixed race and heritage. Yet, despite this ethnic and cultural diversity the US still exhibits a distinct business culture. If you are planning business ventures in the US, a basic understanding of this business culture is essential to your success. Here are some insights that...read more...