Multi-cultural Management: Chris Smit and Peter van der Lende of Culture Matter
Part 1: Creating a multinational corporate culture and Open vs. top-down communication styles

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Summary: Episode 42 – Part 1
How do you meld people from different nationalities into one corporate culture? How accurate are stereotypes by which we all initially judge? How can people from hostile countries work together in one company? Which countries generally have open vs. top-down communication styles …. except when they don’t? How do you get people from collectivist cultures to communicate in more open cultures? Chris Smit and Peter van der Lende…

Producing International Documentaries: Marion Renk-Rosenthal of Renk-Rosenthal Media Production
Part 3: Product placement, Advertising, and Tour groups’ cultural challenges

Summary: Episode 41 – Part 3
Part Three of our three-part series with Marion Renk-Rosenthal. Marion explains how she navigates the politics of both state-run and private media companies. There are different rules to follow, and there are pros and cons for both. The world is changing, and the younger generation has a different mindset. Marion explains how the world of documentary filmmaking is changing…

Producing International Documentaries: Marion Renk-Rosenthal of Renk-Rosenthal Media Production
Part 2: Latin America, the Philippines, Relationships and Taboo Subjects

Marion Renk-Rosenthal

Summary: Episode 40 – Part 2
Documentaries are a tool to change the world, but certain rules must be followed. Some countries have taboo subjects that could lead to legal ramifications. Choosing a topic is a large part of the process as is whether a budget for security is included. Marion explains the do’s and don’ts of working in Latin America, Poland, and the Philippines as well as subjects and filming methods that appeal to Europeans vs. Americans…

Producing International Documentaries: Marion Renk-Rosenthal of Renk-Rosenthal Media Production
Part 1: Four countries’ business and social practices.

Marion Renk-Rosenthal

Summary: Episode 39 – Part 1
Documentaries are a tool to change the world. Marion tells the story of Corky, an Orca from British Columbia, and the discovery of long-buried historical site, the Lost White City in Honduras. As she creates these documentaries, she navigates the rules of private and state-run media. She also explores social, business and cultural norms in the US, the UK, France, Germany and Luxembourg, with critical do’s and don’ts in each country…

Africa Transformations and Opportunities: Dr. Komi Klu of EMIGROUP
Part 3: When fees are not bribes. Etiquette. Marketing to the masses.

Dr. Komi Klu

Summary: Episode 38 – Part 3
Where can foreign investors earn 10x the ROI than in the US and have immediate access to 400 million people in one part alone? A. Africa, the “virgin territory,” is ripe for all kinds of investments. Dr. Komi Klu, President of EMIGROUP [Emerging Markets Invest Group] which operates in 30 markets, presents little-known opportunities…

Africa Transformations and Opportunities: Dr. Komi Klu of EMIGROUP
Part 2: US/China perceptions. Electricity. Shifting into finished products.

Dr. Komi Klu

Summary: Episode 37 – Part 2
Where can foreign investors earn 10x the ROI than in the US and have immediate access to 400 million people in one part alone? A. Africa, the “virgin territory,” is ripe for all kinds of investments. Dr. Komi Klu, President of EMIGROUP [Emerging Markets Invest Group] which operates in 30 markets, presents little-known opportunities…

Africa Transformations and Opportunities: Dr. Komi Klu of EMIGROUP
Part 1: Overlooked Advantages. Online registrations. Refuting requests for bribes.

Dr. Komi Klu

Summary: Episode 36 – Part 1
Where can foreign investors earn 10x the ROI than in the US and have immediate access to 400 million people in one part alone? A. Africa, the “virgin territory,” is ripe for all kinds of investments. Dr. Komi Klu, President of EMIGROUP [Emerging Markets Invest Group] which operates in 30 markets, presents little-known opportunities…

German vs. US Communication Styles: Dr. Ellen Moran of Leadership Dialogues

Summary: Episode 35
Cultural communication assumptions can short-circuit or advance business deals. St. Louis-based Dr. Ellen Moran demonstrates how German vs. American assumptions differ and how to integrate questions, statements and listening that forward the action in both directions. The same methods can be applied when interacting…

LinkedIn methods for overseas market entry: Matt Rocco of Mojo Global

Summary: Episode 34
Using Linked In technology as a sales-generation tool normally works the same worldwide. Except where it doesn’t. Matt Rocco, VP of Sales at Mojo Global, describes market-entry issues involving Canada and the UAE, and reasons why this kind of technology is not as readily accepted in other countries.

How to Grow a Hi-tech Business in Southern Asia: Adrian Kingwell of Mezzo Labs

Summary: Episode 33
Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Adrian Kingwell, CEO of the analytics firm Mezzo Labs in London, speaks about the many fascinating issues of building a business in Asia. These include China’s absorbing HK, the impact on staffing, and international companies’ exodus from the territory. While he says…