Tag Archives: culture

The Wisdom Broom: Dust, Clutter and Insight!


In China, New Year’s Day is celebrated twice! Once according to the Gregorian calendar (in Chinese called 元旦 yuán dàn) and once according to the lunar calendar (春节 chūn jié) which this year begins on January 28th. On both occasions, however, it is the tradition to sweep the house. This ritual did not come out […]

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Type and Culture

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I didn’t learn about cultural differences until after arriving to live and work in my fifth country. Sure, Riding the Waves of Culture* was mandatory reading during my HR studies, and while the words resonated and sounded fascinating at the time, they didn’t actually make sense until I actually lived them. People from different countries […]

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Cultural Education

A friend recently gave me a book to read called “Half the Sky – Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” written by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn, the first married couple to win the Pulitzer Prize for journalism. Over 254 gut-wrenching and inspiring pages, “Half the Sky” provides historical, political, and cultural insight about, […]

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