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3 Useful Tips to Lead a Virtual Team

3 Useful Tips to Lead a Virtual Team

Photo by Ben Duchac on Unsplash   Technology has opened exciting new doors for entrepreneurs. One such opportunity is to conduct business virtually. We can now build a company and lead it to success entirely on the internet. Whether you’re selling goods, offering services, or even blogging and streaming game videos, you can run your global business from…

International Business Management Advice From 4 Successful CEOs

Like a Boss

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash International business can be both a thrilling adventure and a ruthless trial. This is particularly true for new entrepreneurs trying to pierce into lucrative markets overseas. Your ambitions and the inspiration from the success of predecessors can drive you to realize your dreams. However, while the experiences you will gain from such…

Workplace diversity: enriching and fun

Love is color

If you’re reading this article, wherever you are, chances are that you’ve experienced diversity in the workplace. As boundaries between cultures blur, a variety of people integrates a wide spectrum of professions. This means an unprecedented amount of cultural exchange is happening all around the world. It is now your responsibility to lead an assorted,…

Brexit: Sovereignty vs. Isolation

Brexit

Photo by David Dibert on Unsplash OK, let’s do it… Let’s talk about Brexit. But let’s not talk about the pros and cons or against the dominion of the European Union. Let’s talk about the melting pot of inevitably interconnected cultures that constitute Europe. A much more interesting… and unifying topic! There is something poetic about the end…

Azerbaijan: Multiculturalism as a state policy

Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

(Photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture_of_Azerbaijan#/media/File:Flame_Towers,_Azerbaijan.png) When you hear/read the word “multiculturalism”, Azerbaijan may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet the South Caucasus nation on the border of the Caspian Sea has become one of the few countries to embrace multiculturalism as a governmental policy. The Republic of Azerbaijan lays between Russia to the north,…

Globalization, Communication, Collaboration

Globalization, communication, collaboration

Globalization and collaboration ought to be words of the same semantic field. The former cannot function properly without the latter. Globalization is based on tearing down borders and opening your world to other cultures. Collaboration is rooted in communication, without which, a healthy exchange would be impossible. Opinions on globalization can often be divided. On…

Social Media: Be Global, Get Personal

Social Media: Be Global, Get Personal

Remember the big billboards by the highways? Or perhaps the ads on TV that promised you a deal you just couldn’t refuse if you dialed their number right now? Those marketing techniques saw businesses dictate to the masses what is worth buying. However, in order to access those avenues of advertisement, companies needed a sizable…

Cultural Intelligence: Turning Conflicts Into Connections

Cultural intelligence: Real Equality Isn't Possible, If We Don't Celebrate Our Differences

Cultural differences can be a catalyst for conflict, but they don’t have to be. Globalization and the internet are blurring the physical barriers between nations and people. Despite the distance, we are now closer than we have ever been before. This proximity has opened our eyes to differences and similarities between various cultures. Rather than…

Culture and the Rise of Emerging Markets

Perspective aérienne de la ville de Shanghai, quartier général de la New Development Bank pour les nouveaux marchés.

What can happen when you launch a product abroad without cultural awareness? Ask IKEA who released a cute toy wolf whose name in Cantonese regrettably turned out to be a crude insult. With the rise of emerging markets, cultural intelligence is becoming increasingly strategic as companies expand their operations to new horizons. Since the 2nd…

2019: Long live cultural differences

The implementation of major trade agreements such as the one between Canada and the European Union (CETA), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) are a testament to a wide market opening on a global scale. The expanding variety of communication solutions, increased access to the Internet and the rapid growth of…